Consumer Review Video - 2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L V6 Convertible

Common problems and easy repairs on a 2001 Firebird

The 2001 Pontiac Firebird is an easy vehicle to maintain. The front wiper blades can be removed by prying apart their tabs and pulling them down the arm, allowing for reliable blade replacements. The transmission dipstick is easy to reach and won’t have to be pulled past other engine components. Changing the engine air filter won’t be a problem as it has very open access in the front of the engine bay.

However, the 2001 Pontiac Firebird does have its downsides, primarily with some difficult lights procedures. The top headlight housing must first be engaged with a switch on the dashboard before it can be removed using multiple tools, which does not make for reliable access. Taking out the rear bulb housing for the tail lights may be a problem, too, on account of the bulky size. The battery bracket is deep in the engine bay and difficult to reach.


Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L V6 Convertible Lights Highbeam (replace bulb)

On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L V6 Convertible Oil Check Oil Level

Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary

2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L V6 Convertible Battery Replace

Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years

2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L V6 Convertible Lights Daytime Running Light (replace bulb)

DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly

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