Hey Guys and Gals,
Some of you might be aware that I just inherited a 1997 Pontiac Firebird. I just drove the car to my home today which amounted to a little over two hours worth of driving. So it seems like it is in at least decent shape. The car rode a little rough so might discuss replacing some of the suspension or something later. I was under the impression these cars rode very nice despite being an older sports car.
So anyway right now the radio and power windows are not working. The other bad news is a friend of my moms has torn off the door panels already to try and troubleshoot/resolve the problem herself. So I need to figure out what has been done already and try to troubleshoot myself. Another user already told me that I might want to look into a "body control module".
1.) I do not have a manual for this car. Should I consider purchasing one or locating one online? If so, as long as I get one for the fourth generation should it have all pertinent information?
2.) Getting ready to change the oil, which filter and oil do you guys like to run? The car has around 140,000 miles on it, should I consider high mileage oil? I was thinking of using a Mobile 1 filter but read somewhere to stick with ACDelco.
3.) Since a lot of you here have had these cars a long time, what else should I check or consider doing to this car? I have worked on cars my entire life but never owned or worked on a car as old as this one.
Also would this have been better under the "interiors" forum than here?
Edited by TheFoxRocks, 3 weeks ago.