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Pontiac Firebird (1982 - 1992)

Pontiac Firebird

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Pontiac Firebird, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Pontiac Firebird. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Pontiac Firebird can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

What's covered: 

Pontiac Firebird 1982-1992
Rear wheel drive
Series – 3rd generation
Body – Coupe
Engine –
Petrol: 2.5-litre (L4) OHV carburettored 4-cylinder
Petrol: 2.8-litre & 3.1-litre OHV Carb & EFI V6
Petrol: 5.0-litre & 5.7-litre OHV Carb & EFI V8
Transmissions: 4 & 5 speed manual (76mm, 83mm, 77mm) & 200C & 700-R4 automatic

PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: L4 (four-cylinder engine)
Chapter 2: Part B: V6 engine
Chapter 2: Part C: V8 engine
Chapter 2: Part D: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Part A: Fuel and exhaust systems: carbureted models
Chapter 4: Part B: Fuel and exhaust systems: fuel injected models
Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems
Chapter 6: Emissions control systems
Chapter 7: Manual and automatic transmission
Chapter 8: Clutch and driveline
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Cassis electrical system and wiring diagrams
Chapter 11: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 12: Body
Wiring Diagrams

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The third generation of Pontiac Firebird was released in time for the 1982 model year, at the same time as its sister car, the Chevrolet Camaro. The range comprised three models – the Firebird, the Firebird S/E and the Firebird Trans Am. Engines ranged from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder up to a 5.7-liter V8. The car was much lighter than its predecessor and significantly more aerodynamic, partly because it featured pop-up headlamps. An aircraft-style dashboard enhanced the car’s futuristic feel. Over the next few years, changes were minor, then in 1985 the car was given a bigger facelift, which included more power. In 1987 a convertible version was made available. The Firebird Mk3 continued until 1992. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Pontiac repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Pontiac Firebird repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.