1991 Firebird wont do anything when attempting to start

Asked by Feb 16, 2016 at 09:04 PM about the 1991 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Earlier today i was moving my firebird closer to my
house, and as i was braking the car shut off. I dont
know it i hit any of the wires that are above the
brake/gas. I tried to restart it and i get absolutely
no response from the key. The check engine light
or security light wont flash. My interior and exterior
lights function fine, but nothing works that requires
the key to be in the battery position.

9 Answers

5,575

Have your battery checked - it sounds like it doesn't have enough power to crank it - if it comes back as good the next step is to check your ignition switch at the bottom of the console - both are common failures

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

I dont personally think its the battery. I mean when i turn the key nothing is happening at all. The fuel pump isnt priming, no security check.

5,575

Then try the next step - you're heading the right direction but it always helps to start at the basic stuff, sometimes it surprises you

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

How can I check the ignition switch?

5,575

Check to see if you have power coming into the switch - if you do and it is not transferring thru when you turn the key it has failed. If that sounds to complicated you could just purchase a replacement as they are pretty cheap and replace it. It is most likely the culprit if the battery is good

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Do I need to replace the key too? Since it has the resistor? And since my security light isnt coming on, its not the VATS?

5,575

This component actually is not part of the key and tumbler assy - they are separate, its common for them to be confused. The only part you need to replace is electrical

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

Okay that sounds pretty easy, but is there any possibility that my foot hit a wire loose? There is a purple/white wire that i thought was the ignition wire hanging. Its grouped with a gray wire.

5,575

of course that is possible - I'd crawl down there and take a good look around

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1991 pontiac firebird will not turn over 3 answers

    1991 pontiac firebird, 3.1 liter v6. auto trans.....the car wouldnt turn over..then it started working again for a few days, now it stopped and it wont turn over.

    1991 Pontiac Firebird Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1985 Firebird starts when it wants too. 2 answers

    My neighbor has a 1985 Pontiac Firebird V6 2.8L. Sometimes it wont start. He had it in the "mom and pop" garage and they hooked it up to an analyzer but it didn't show any codes and they said they cou...

    Pontiac Firebird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1994 firebird wont start. The security light is on but i drove it one time. 2 answers

    My 1994 firebird wont start. The security light is on but it wont start. I drove it one time.

    1994 Pontiac Firebird Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1992 Firebird, NEED HELP!!! 2 answers

    I have a 1992 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L V6 that is difficult to start and when it starts it wont hold the idle. The ignition control module was tested and is good. Replaced fuel filter, ignition rotor, di...

    1992 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 87 firebird wont start 2 answers

    i have an 87 firebird with the 2.8 it runs fine if you jump start it but it will not start on its own any suggestions id appreciate the help

    1987 Pontiac Firebird STD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Firebird

Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 794 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Firebird Questions

Pontiac Firebird Experts

#1 Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Reputation 920
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 780
#3 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
279 Great Deals out of 38,301 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,490 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
179 Great Deals out of 20,807 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150
2,700 Great Deals out of 212,349 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
28 Great Deals out of 3,715 listings starting at $1,100