2001 Pontiac Firebird 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90,000 miles
This car will start and run for anywhere from a minute or two, to 30 minutes, maybe longer. It will run fine, then starts losing power, and eventually dies. No check engine or any other lights ever come on. After waiting a few hours this process can be repeated, over and over. Fuel pressure seems to be low.
A possibly related problem; when I lock or unlock the doors with the remote, the headlamp doors open and close, then a terrible noise that sounds like gears stripping occurs for about 5 - 10 seconds. This also occurs when the lights are on and I turn them off.
Could the security system cause one or both problems? Is the engine problem likely the fuel pump, fuel filter or a sensor or the computer? What else could the headlamp issue be? Thanks SO much for any help!
have the same problem?
Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 8:25 PM