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Upcoming NIFE Meeting on January 16th. "Fiero Idiosyncrasies" Would like your input! by Paulv
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On January 16th, 2016, NIFE will have it’s 3rd annual “Common Fiero Idiosyncrasies, what to do and how to do it” meeting. We will have a panel of Fiero “experts” who will discuss these common issues. This has been a very popular meeting in the past 2 years, since we discuss common Fiero problems and what to do to fix them, prevent them, or where to go to have them fixed. While we know that most of the forum members cannot travel this far for this meeting, if you have some specific items that have been plaguing you over the years, let us know! This meeting will streamed, so you could attend virtually! Some of the topics that we will discuss include but not limited to the following:

Front turn signal bulb stays on, will not flash
Headlight motor issues, both 84-86 and 87-88
Drooping headliners
Power issues to the radio
Erratic oil pressure gauge
Temperature gauge fluctuations
Symptoms of a bad ignition module
Cooling fan not coming on
Cigarette lighter failure
Engine cranks, will not start, what to check first
Heater core failure, signs and replacement
Power windows slow
No brake lights
Dogbone wear and replacement
Brake issues with hose failure
Taillight cover polishing
Sunroof rattling when in open position
If you have something that you would like to add to our “list”, let me know! We will be doing a live broadcast, so you will be able to attend from the comfort of your own ho

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Chime dings intermittently

Fixes other than removing/disconnecting the chime.
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Originally posted by tshark:

Chime dings intermittently

Fixes other than removing/disconnecting the chime.


Lol...the greatest mystery of them all...The Blue Dingy Thingy.
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Chime dings intermittently

Fixes other than removing/disconnecting the chime.


Don't forget throwing it as far as you can.

But the intermittent chime is alot of the time a loose e-brake switch.

Front turn signal bulb stays on, will not flash
bad bulb or bad flasher unit

Headlight motor issues, both 84-86 and 87-88
84-86 bad bushings, that caused striped gear, striped gear, bad relay, too soft of bushing replacement, dirty contacts on the relays.
87-88 bad bushings

Drooping headliners
replace it, go to an upholstery shop materiel is like $10

Power issues to the radio
bad grounds

Erratic oil pressure gauge
bad sender, prob leaks at this point

Temperature gauge fluctuations
melted connector, bad sensor

Symptoms of a bad ignition module
bucks, doesn't start, no check engine light

Cooling fan not coming on
temp switch, bad relay up front, then bad fan

Cigarette lighter failure
socket too tight and holds it too long and blows fuse, or too loose after useing a phone charger and doesn't heat up

Engine cranks, will not start, what to check first
Gas level, spark, then spray in starting fluid to see if gas is the prob.

Heater core failure, signs and replacement.
Easy, smells like anti freeze drips on passenger carpet.

Power windows slow
Dirty switches, old grease/dirt in the track, then old motor

No brake lights
Switch on the pedal

Dogbone wear and replacement
If the rubber is worn at all replace it, cheap, use a crescent wrench on the bracket to move the engine to help move to position

Brake issues with hose failure
one wheel either doesn't work of doesn't release, if it is leaking you will see it on the rim as strips

Taillight cover polishing
use Macguries Plastic-x

Sunroof rattling when in open position
worn headliner, missing plastic bushing under then handle or bent tabs

is that all of them?

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Steering wheel loose
have to hit the lock/ unlock button multiple times to lock or unlock the doors
slow power windows
power mirror switch never works
trunk remote release not working
cruise control not working - usually the soup can looses vacuum
thump when you turn the steering wheel all the way while turning
wobble while going down the road "floaty feel"
high low beams don't work
radiator fan will not turn on
trunk light is always on at shows how to turn it off
why are my manifolds glowing red after it run the car for 10-15 minutes or it finally idles down.
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Steering wheel loose
The four bolts in the column are loose

have to hit the lock/ unlock button multiple times to lock or unlock the doors
Spray WD-40 at the latch part UP into the door

slow power windows
Posted above, Dirty switches, old grease/dirt in the track, then old motor, doesn't have my relay pack installed

power mirror switch never works
dirty, full of coke-cola

trunk remote release not working
switch is broke, if it pushes up and down it is broke

cruise control not working - usually the soup can looses vacuum
the cruise vac lines are almost always falling apart with age, of the tiny wires at the lever broke

thump when you turn the steering wheel all the way while turning
Good one, I havent had to diag that yet

wobble while going down the road "floaty feel"
bad alighnment

high low beams don't work
switch misajusted on column

radiator fan will not turn on
posted above, temp switch, bad relay up front, then bad fan

trunk light is always on at shows how to turn it off
84's put a weight on the pin switch, later years put a bolt in the latch

why are my manifolds glowing red after it run the car for 10-15 minutes or it finally idles down.
EGR tube has a crack in it


I have posted the most common answers for the common problems listed.
This is kinda fun


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'87 Quad 4 H.O.
'87Blue GT 3.4L Swap Completed!!!!!!!! Boosted!!!!!!!
^^^^ Now in the Construction Zone^^^^
Las Vegas Fiero Club Parts/Sales/Service/Club
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LOL, Now, that's funny.

 
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power mirror switch never works
dirty, full of coke-cola



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voltage gauge does not show correct voltage
oil pressure never shows correct
subwoofer does not work
popping in front speakers
cant shift into park
headlights go up and down and don't stop
moisture in tail lights
thunk when putting into gear
thunk when turning left all the time
oil leaking all over the top of the engine can't find the leak
while driving "SES" light randomly turns on and off
shift light randomly turns on and off while driving

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I think most of the Fiero Idiosyncrasies that were posted are common problems for any car of their age, things just get old and wear out. They were never made to last this long, hell GM and all the other manufacturers had a habit of designing cars that were only good for a few years before major problems came up and it was easier for most people, not car people, but most people would just buy the next new one.

I think the coke in the window switches was common on the firebird and the Camaro of those years as well as many other manufacturers who had the buttons in the console. Stupid place to put them in a car with no room for a cup holder. Just to be clear my 86 IROC had that problem and yes it was coke related, now dads 85 it was BEER that was his electric window buttons downfall. and those were both brand new cars at the time.

problems that are just common to our Fiero are fewer than those, that' and others have listed what they have come across themselves. Not uncommon to have most of those problems for any car 30 years old.

But ya they are also Fiero problems so, as you were.

I think burping the Fiero was an only Fiero related problems, few other cars had the setup we do on the Fiero's.

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Fuel gauge inaccuracies

LOL, I was once told that if you haven't run out of gas in a Fiero, you don't own a Fiero.
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