1998 Pontiac Firebird Owner's Manual

1998 Pontiac Firebird owners manual
Year:
1998
Make:
Pontiac
Model:
Firebird
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
18.23 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
2
Seats and Restraint Systems
8
Seats and Seat Controls
9
Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone
15
Here Are Questions Many People Ask About Safety Belts -- and the Answers
20
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
21
Driver Position
21
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
28
Right Front Passenger Position
29
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
29
Rear Seat Passengers
35
Children
38
Child Restraints
41
Larger Children
51
Safety Belt Extender
54
Checking Your Restraint Systems
54
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
54
Features and Controls
56
Keys
57
Door Locks
59
Remote Keyless Entry System
61
Hatch
66
Theft
68
Content Theft-Deterrent System (If Equipped)
69
PASS-Key II
72
Feature Customization (If Equipped)
73
New Vehicle \Break-In\
78
Ignition Positions
79
Starting Your Engine
81
Engine Coolant Heater (Canada Only)
84
Automatic Transmission Operation
85
Manual Transmission Operation
90
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission Only)
94
Shifting Out of PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
96
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
96
Parking Over Things That Burn
97
Engine Exhaust
97
Running Your Engine While You’re Parked (Automatic Transmission)
98
Parking Brake
99
Windows
100
Tilt Steering Wheel
101
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
101
Exterior Lamps
107
Interior Lamps
110
Mirrors
112
Storage Compartments
113
Twin Lift-off Roof Panels (If Equipped)
117
Convertible Top
124
Instrument Panel
131
Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators
134
Comfort Controls and Audio Systems
146
Comfort Controls
147
Air Conditioning
148
Heating
149
Defogging and Defrosting
149
Rear Window Defogger
150
Ventilation System
151
Setting the Clock
152
AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
152
Monsoon AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
153
AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
156
Monsoon AM-FM Stereo with Compact Disc Player and Equalizer (If Equipped)
157
Trunk Mounted CD Changer (If Equipped)
159
Theft-Deterrent Feature
162
Audio Steering Wheel Controls (If Equipped)
164
Understanding Radio Reception
165
Tips About Your Audio System
165
Care of Your Cassette Tape Player
166
Care of Your Compact Discs
167
Care of Your Compact Disc Player
167
Power Antenna Mast Care
167
Your Driving and the Road
170
Defensive Driving
171
Drunken Driving
172
Control of a Vehicle
174
Braking
175
Steering
179
Off-Road Recovery
181
Passing
182
Loss of Control
183
Driving at Night
184
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
186
City Driving
189
Freeway Driving
190
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
191
Highway Hypnosis
192
Hill and Mountain Roads
192
Winter Driving
194
Loading Your Vehicle
199
Towing a Trailer
201
Problems on the Road
210
Hazard Warning Flashers
211
Jump Starting
212
Towing Your Vehicle
217
Engine Overheating
224
Cooling System
226
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator (3800 V6 Engine)
230
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator (V8 Engine Only)
233
If a Tire Goes Flat
236
Changing a Flat Tire
236
Compact Spare Tire
249
If You’re Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow
250
Service and Appearance Care
254
Service
255
Fuel
256
Fuels in Foreign Countries
258
Filling Your Tank
259
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
261
Checking Things Under the Hood
261
Engine Oil
265
Air Cleaner
271
Air Filter Replacement
272
Automatic Transmission Fluid
273
Manual Transmission Fluid
277
Hydraulic Clutch
279
Engine Coolant
280
Power Steering Fluid
284
Windshield Washer Fluid
285
Brakes
286
Battery
290
Bulb Replacement
291
Tires
297
Appearance Care
306
Care of Safety Belts
309
Cleaning Glass Surfaces
309
Cleaning the Outside of Your Vehicle
310
Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome Wheels (If Equipped)
312
Underbody Maintenance
313
Appearance Care Materials Chart
314
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
315
Electrical System
315
Replacement Bulbs
321
Capacities and Specifications
321
Air Conditioning Refrigerants
323
Maintenance Schedule
326
Your Vehicle and the Environment
327
How This Section is Organized
328
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
329
Short Trip/City Definition
330
Short Trip/City Intervals
330
Long Trip/Highway Definition
331
Long Trip/Highway Intervals
331
Part B: Owner Checks andServices
357
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
361
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
363
Part E: A Place to Maintenance Record
365
Customer Assistance Information
368
Pontiac Cares
369
What Makes Up Pontiac Cares?
370
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
370
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
372
Pontiac Roadside Assistance Program
373
Canadian Roadside Assistance
374
Pontiac Courtesy Transportation
375
GM Participation in an Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
376
Warranty Information
377
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
377
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
378
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
378
Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada
378
Index
382

FAQ about the 1998 Pontiac Firebird Manual

What contains the 1998 Firebird manual?

The Pontiac Firebird owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Pontiac to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Pontiac Firebird. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Pontiac Firebird 1998 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Pontiac Firebird, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Pontiac Firebird owners can do
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 1998 Pontiac Firebird Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Pontiac Firebird year 1998 free?

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The Pontiac Firebird (1998) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 1998 is available in English.

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