1973 Firebird, new battery and altenator is good. The car will only start by jump start? Possible fix? Thanks

Asked by Oct 26, 2016 at 01:35 PM about the 1973 Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

101,585

You have a weak starter !

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
4,715

Or a weak connection at the battery terminal that you bypass when using jumper cables.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • my 68 firebird won't start sometimes 6 answers

    My '68 firebird seems to have an electrical issue. Sometimes it wont start (not even crank) , its like the battery was disconnected. The lights work though and the headlights will slightly dim when th...

    1968 Pontiac Firebird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1968 Firebird won't turnover after a trip, but will if left for an hour or so 5 answers

    I have a 1968 Firebird. It will start OK. If I then drive any distance and turn it off, I get nothing, no cranking. If I leave it alone for an hour or so, it will start again??

    1968 Pontiac Firebird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1997 firebird Starting issues 3 answers

    6 cyc, I just had it towed. Repair shop said, new alternator. I thought ok, I can save some cash - put in on my self. (really don't have cash to "save"), Anyway, they told me the battery would hav...

    1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why I can't start my 1996 pontiac firebird 6 answers

    I was given a 1996 Pontiac Firebird, 3.8, 6 cylinder. It hasn't been run in at least 5 years. I found a couple of wires that were chewed up by mice and repaired them. One of the wires was to an fu...

    1996 Pontiac Firebird Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1973 Super Beetle Won't Start -- Need Help 9 answers

    I just took my beetle (Little Greta) to a mechanic and had a new shifter put in and the brakes fixed. And I was able to master the manual transmission (yeah!)...so I can now drive her. Problem, though...

    1973 Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Pontiac Firebird Questions

Pontiac Firebird Experts

#1 Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Reputation 950
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 780
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
225 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
120 Great Deals out of 20,753 listings starting at $3,000
Used Pontiac GTO
5 Great Deals out of 452 listings starting at $6,000
Used Dodge Challenger
184 Great Deals out of 24,169 listings starting at $8,800
Used Dodge Charger
407 Great Deals out of 28,172 listings starting at $1,988
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
21 Great Deals out of 1,408 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
30 Great Deals out of 2,871 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,725 listings starting at $1,450

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 121 listings starting at $3,995
2001 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
62 listings starting at $5,995
2000 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
58 listings starting at $3,995
1999 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
54 listings starting at $6,500
1998 Pontiac Firebird For Sale
35 listings starting at $9,400

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.