No guesses please. I have a firebird 5.7, it has a small tick to the right of engine when I'm driving. Oil pressure comes and goes. Runs hot if I gun it. No tick in neutral. Thanks

Asked by Feb 12, 2014 at 03:29 PM about the 1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

9,845

Without seeing the engine and what it's doing it's all guesses. What is your oil pressure doing. I need to know what your doing, pedal input. And what the motor is doing, approx load, RPM and oil pressure. Does it take a while for the engine to start heating up or does it heat up and tick as doon as you load the motor. To me that sounds like a rod bearing starting to go.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
9,845

The tick or knock may be the cause of the oil pressure issues or a result. If your a diy'er I would drop the pan and change out the pump. That would replace the pump and oil pressure regulator. If pressure could not be maintained with the new pump you will need to rebuild.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Firebird Questions

Pontiac Firebird Experts

#1 Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Reputation 930
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 780
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
161 Great Deals out of 32,678 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
378 Great Deals out of 46,805 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
107 Great Deals out of 20,116 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
272 listings starting at $6,335
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
13 Great Deals out of 1,406 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
507 Great Deals out of 28,961 listings starting at $995
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
20 Great Deals out of 2,852 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,236 Great Deals out of 208,513 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula For Sale
10 listings starting at $3,800
1999 Pontiac Firebird Formula For Sale
4 listings starting at $8,795
1998 Pontiac Firebird Formula For Sale
2 listings starting at $6,900