Question about 1998 Pontiac Firebird
I had this problem last year. I bought third generation metal gears. They worked out great. The problem is definatley in those plastic/nylon gears. It is pretty common. Not really hard to change out either. Spend the extra couple bucks and get the metal gears and you shouldn't have to deal with the problem again.
Posted on Jun 14, 2010
I had to replace both headlight motors. Don't waste your time and effort with discount auto supply chains; I did and the "rebuilt" chinese piece of **** split in half. Spend the money and get one from the dealer.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
It sounds like you have a headlight motor gear problem. Most likely the nylon gear is stripped. Since only 1/2 of the gear is used it will slip over the worm gear until it catches the half that is not stripped. There is an article at http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/index.htm that addresses this with a free headlight fix article. I tried this but my gear was too far gone so I had to install a new one. If you have to go that route you will find that if you order one from your local Pontiac dealer it will run you around $300. I found a rebuilt motor at www.partsamerica.com for $93.49 and you can return the old core to your local Advance Auto Parts, Checker Auto Parts, Shuck's Auto Supply or Kragen Auto Parts and receive a $13.50 core refund.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
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