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  1. Fourth Generation Pontiac Firebird (1993 - 2002)
    I'm the happy buyer of a 2001 pontiac firebird, for $500 however the engine is shot and I have my concerns about the trany. This is my first project car I've worked on by myself. The body is in good shape no concerning rust or frame damage and the panels are excellent. I was looking for where...
  2. First Generation Pontiac Firebird (1967 - 1969)
    Hey all... So I bought my newest bird remotely with a bud's help using extensive video & other inspection. After finally personally driving it, it shifts like a truck...reeaaaaally long throws and not very streetable. Reverse also hits the inside of the console. So after my own examination...
  3. Drivetrain
    Hi All, I was hoping someone may have experience with an issue I'm having with my turbo 400 on my recently acquired 69 Firebird 400. Unfortunately I have no previous history of the car so don't know when the transmission or engine were last rebuilt. Once the transmission is hot it won't...
  4. Second Generation Pontiac Firebird (1970 - 1981)
    So I have a 301 non turbo 1980 T/A and latley ive been having some transmission issues. Sometimes it seems to work fine, sometimes a little late shift, but overall nothing too bad when driving normal. However, when i come to s stop at a light and am going slow around a turn I notice it starts to...
  5. Second Generation Pontiac Firebird (1970 - 1981)
    Hello, My automatic console shifter (which was a little loose to begin with) is not shifting into gear. The car is currently in park, and it feels like there is something broke/worn down in between the shifter and the transmission itself. The transmission itself I'm sure is fine. (rebuilt 5000...
  6. First Generation Pontiac Firebird (1967 - 1969)
    Hi, My husband started rebuilding our 1969 Firebird Convertible. He replaced the entire floor pan. Unfortunately, before he could finish the rebuild, he passed. I have finally found someone that could help me put the car back together but need some help. Does anyone have the specs on where...
  7. Drivetrain
    Hello, First off, I'm new here - this is my first post on the forum! I am restoring a 1980 firebird. I have aquired a Chevy 350 small block, and intend to swap it out for the v6 that is currently in there. I want to convert the 3-speed auto to a four on the floor standard transmission, and...
  8. Drivetrain
    Hi everybody, I'm putting the basic Transgo shift kit in my '98 and I've gotten to the point where I have to drop the trans a couple of inches to install the servo. My question is how do I do this and what tips do you guys have....Is it just a matter of supporting the trans and loosening the...
  9. Third Generation Pontiac Firebird (1982 - 1992)
    I recently purchased a 1983 Firebird in excellent condition. The only problems I have had thus far have been a small leak from which I cannot determine (no rust on undercarriage so it seems unlikely to be a rotted line somewhere) and a performance issue that I can't peg. The only way I can...
  10. Fourth Generation Pontiac Firebird (1993 - 2002)
    Hey guys, so I'm not sure if this has been discussed/resolved before but I've got a slight annoyance with my 1997 Firebird Formula. It seems whenever I'm in 1st, 2nd, and sometimes 3rd gear but particularly low RPM (>1500), there's like this rattling/grinding noise as I accelerate even a little...
  11. Drivetrain
    Problem: My car hesitates almost exactly between 3000 and 3500 RPM in 2nd gear, and rarely in 3rd gear at about the same RPM. Basic Details: I have a 3-speed automatic transmission, but the kickdown cable isn't attached and I drive it like a manual (w/o a clutch). Usually whenever I'm getting...
  12. Fourth Generation Pontiac Firebird (1993 - 2002)
    bare with me please, not used to asking for help. ok, had a 98 firebird with a 3.8 liter v6 and a 4l60e automatic transmission. keys got stolen and my bad temper screwed up the steering column trying to bypass it. that and since the car had a few problems with the body and i owned another 98...
  13. Drivetrain
    Hi guys - I am converting my 69 firebird over to a 4 speed from a TH400.. My friend has a bellhousing and flywheel froma 73 - 400 motor. He wants me to use them. I have no issues with the bellhousing, but should I be afraid of using the flywheel?? Do I need to have it resrfaced? I appreciate...
  14. All Things V6
    So as the winter months roll in i'm considering putting in a Transmission Cooler into my Firebird for next summer, mainly because of Texas heat. My question is specifically, What Trans Coolers are the best suited to the T5, and is it really worth it?
  15. Drivetrain
    Greetings to all I went over a bad bump and somehow caused my 1996 4 speed Automatic Trans AM to get stuck in 3rd gear when in Drive position. I can manually shift down to second and back to third but it shifts hard and ive lost 4th gear all together. Any guesses as to what has happened? Is it...
  16. Drivetrain
    Guys - I have a 69 that was originally a 4 speed but was converted to a TH400 by the previous owner. He also changed out the rear end to a Chevy 12 bolt 3.73 ratio. My question is whether or not I need to be concerned with the gearing of the 4 speed that I install? Would there be an advantage...
  17. First Generation Pontiac Firebird (1967 - 1969)
    something happened to my transmission today. (200-4r). driving to pick up my son from school and the transmission stopped driving. this is a quick video of the clicking sound coming from the torque converter area. transmission is in park but made noise in gear also. guess I should be happy it...
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