Pontiac Firebird III, generation #3





Pontiac Firebird III 3

Year of production 1982 - 1992

Model: Firebird (1967 - 2002)

Wikipedia (Firebird): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Firebird

The availability and cost of gasoline (two fuel crises had occurred by this time) meant the weight and the fuel consumption of the 3rd generation had to be considered in the design. In F-body development, both the third generation Firebird and Camaro were proposed as possible front wheel drive platforms, but the idea was scrapped. The state of the art of computerized engine management was in its infancy, and as long as saving fuel was the primary objective, it was not possible to have high horsepower and torque numbers. They did manage to cut enough weight from the design so that acceleration performance would be better than the 1981 models. They also succeeded in the fuel consumption department, offering a 4-cylinder Firebird that would provide 34 miles per gallon. GM executives decided that engineering effort would best be spent on aerodynamics and chassis development. They created a modern platform, so that when engine technology advanced, they would have a well balanced package with acceleration, braking, handling, and aerodynamics. For the time being, they would have world class aerodynamics and handling, and excellent fuel economy. (Little did they know that by 1989 the fastest American car on the market would be a Firebird.)

The Firebird and Camaro were completely redesigned for the 1982 model year, with the windshield slope set at 62 degrees, (about 3 degrees steeper than anything GM had ever tried before), and for the first time, a large, glass-dominated hatchback that required no metal structure to support it. Two concealed pop-up headlights, a first on the F-Body cars, were the primary characteristic that distinguished the 3rd Gen Firebird from its both its Camaro sibling and its prior form; (a styling characteristic carried into the 4th Gen's design). In addition to being about 500 lbs (227 kg) lighter than the previous 2nd Gen design, the 3rd Generation Firebird was the most aerodynamic product GM had ever released. Wind tunnels were used to form the new F-Body platform's shape, and Pontiac took full advantage of it. The aerodynamic developments extended to the finned aluminum wheels with smooth hubcaps and a functional rear spoiler.

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Year Document Language Size Pages
1992 1992 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 21 MB 51
1992 1992 body wiring continue.pdf English 46.3 KB 1
1992 1992 body wiring.pdf English 43.7 KB 1
1991 1991 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 20.6 MB 50
1990 - 1992 1990 engine wiring.pdf English 48 KB 1
1990 1990 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 19.1 MB 45
1990 1990 bodywiring.pdf English 44.2 KB 1
1989 1989 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 22.6 MB 55
1988 1988 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 19 MB 45
1988 1988 pontiac firebird service manual.pdf English 102 MB 1 825
1987 1987 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 18.1 MB 41
1986 1986 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 19.1 MB 44
1985 1985 firebird workshop manual.pdf English 81 MB 1 766
1985 1985 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 19 MB 44
1984 1984 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 16.9 MB 41
1983 1983 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 16.9 MB 41
1982 1982 firebird parts catalogue.pdf English 15.6 MB 36

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1987 Pontiac Firebird III 3.1 (189 cui) v6

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Performance 103 kW (140 PS) . Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 3 100 ccm (189 cui), 6-cylinder, Furcate.

1986 Pontiac Firebird III 2.8 (171 cui) v6

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Fuel gasoline. 5-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 800 ccm (171 cui), 6-cylinder, Furcate, 12-valves.

1991 Pontiac Firebird III 3.1 (191 cui)

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Performance 104 kW (141 PS) . Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 3 135 ccm (191 cui), 6-cylinder.

1992 Pontiac Firebird III 3.1 (189 cui) v6

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Fuel gasoline. 3-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 3 100 ccm (189 cui), 6-cylinder, Furcate.

1991 Pontiac Firebird III 3.1 (191 cui)

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Performance 103 kW (140 PS) at 4800 rpm. Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Automatic transmission. Engine 3 135 ccm (191 cui), 6-cylinder.