1997 Pontiac Firebird - Reliability

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Formula 2dr Hatchback (5.7L V8 6-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1997 Pontiac Firebird by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems with this vehicle are failures of the Opti-Spark Ignition System (V8 only), Fuel Pressure Regulator, Fuel Injector, Crankshaft Position Sensor (V6 only) and Canister Purge Vent Solenoid.

The cost to repair the Opti-Spark Ignition system is estimated at $461.94 for parts and $234.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Fuel Pressure Regulator is estimated at $66.63 for parts and $91.00 for labor, V6 engine and $129.73 for parts and $91.00 for labor, V8 engine. The cost to repair the Fuel Injectors is estimated at $119.58 each (total of 6) for parts and $91.00 for labor, V6 engine, and $130.84 each (total of 8) for parts and $58.50 for labor, V8 engine. The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $46.35 for parts and $91.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Canister Purge Vent Solenoid is estimated at $24.10 for parts and $45.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.
Transmission & Driveline Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Transmission Valve Body and a a Torque Converter Clutch Cycling problem that requires the Powertrain Control Module to be re-flashed. The Torque Converter Clutch Cycling can cause the customer to feel the engine is misfiring.

The cost to repair the Transmission Valve body is estimated at $482.46 for parts and $110.50 for labor. The cost to re-flash the Powertrain Control Module is estimated to be $65.00 for labor. There should be no charge for parts unless the Powertrain Control Module is replaced. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Headlamp Door Motor and the Day Time Running Lamp Module.

The cost to repair the Headlamp Door Motor is estimated at $149.65 for parts and $58.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Daytime Running Lamp Module is estimated at $95.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Pontiac Firebird by Identifix

  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Engine N/A N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A N/A
Brake N/A N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A N/A
Starting & Charging N/A N/A
Accessories N/A N/A
Overall N/A N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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