Question on slow start on 2000 Firebird

Asked by Jul 15, 2017 at 12:09 AM about the 2000 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2000 Firebird can take anywhere from 5 to 30 seconds to turn over once
I turn the key and I have to hold it until it starts.  Once it starts it is good for
the day, regardless of how many times I start it, but the next morning it will
do it again.
It has a new battery, so that is not the issue.
Any thoughts?

6 Answers

2,685

is there a starter relay involved ?

1,315

I would start with my spark plugs and spark plug wires maybe do a full tune up on it replace your spark plugs and spark plug wire set and I would also wonder if not your coil pack power might be reduced in some way maybe your coil packs one of them's bad but do a proper tune up and start there and see if that doesn't clean it up clean up the issue good luck.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I am not sure if the starter relay is involved. The odd thing about this is it only happens when I first start the car after it sits overnight. It starts up with no problem the rest of the day. That is what is perplexing. I took it to a electrical shop and they could not figure out anything.

1,315

Again , when's the last time you've done a complete tune up on it? It might just be the whole problem!

2,685

you'd have to trouble shoot it when the problem occurs ,does it have an alarm system ? It's like the honda we have , my son said "I didn't think that back window works " well today it decided to go up and down , go figure .

2,685

you should scan for codes even if the light ain't on , a minor fault may be to blame telling the ecm not to function , a fail safe I guess , like the guy says do a tune up,

Your Answer

Firebird

Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 886 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:

Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
    Reputation
    980
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    810
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
414 Great Deals out of 30,522 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Mustang
608 Great Deals out of 36,209 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Corvette
197 Great Deals out of 19,860 listings starting at $2,490
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
8 Great Deals out of 298 listings starting at $4,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,237 Great Deals out of 168,220 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-150
2,540 Great Deals out of 193,420 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
6 Great Deals out of 1,272 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Impala
548 Great Deals out of 35,116 listings starting at $1,250
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
24 Great Deals out of 2,726 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
337 Great Deals out of 16,909 listings starting at $2,999
Used BMW 3 Series
1,084 Great Deals out of 32,772 listings starting at $999

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.