97 Pontiac Firebird V6 Not Starting
The fact that it starts occassionally suggest that the problem is an unreliable spark or a fuel issue.
Here's a list of things that might solve your problem;
Check the battery, if it's weak your engine won't roll fast enough and your spark will be weak. Take it to the auto parts store and have it checked, most stores will do it for free.
If you're using old gas that could be the whole problem.
Check all the ignition wires, a loose connection or bad wire is all it would take.
Check all the ignition parts, worn or dirty parts can cause your spark to miss or fire at the wrong time or place.
Check the spark plugs and wires, fouled or mis-gapped plugs or bad wires can cause misfires and oily wires can cause your spark to go almost anywhere.
Check the choke, if it's not operating correctly it can throw your air/fuel mixture way off.
I know this is a lot of stuff to check, I tried to be thorough but I know I left out the most expensive fixes, Stator, Coil, Distributor, ect...
I hope this helps, if so, I'd be curious to know what the problem was.
Jun 08, 2010 |
1997 Pontiac Firebird