Fiero Techincal Hints and Tips

There is a wealth of well written technical information on the internet about the Fiero. Some contain videos explaining how to accomplish a mechanical task; others have excellent photos to assist the Fiero owner with do-it-yourself repairs; and still others are simply well thought out, well written, and very detailed. Rather than try to come up with our own articles, this section simply links to the best, most informative and most detailed articles we could locate.



Credits

Not wanting to copy or duplicate either the multiple sites with tech info about Fieros, or info that is exclusive to one individual or site (or any copyrighted materials) we asked for and received permission to publish these links. Our many thanks to the following allowing us the privilege to link to their sites.

  • Michigan Fiero Club
  • Paul McKibben (Fiero Sails)
  • Ed Parks (The Fiero Factory)
  • Mr. Mike
  • Doug at the Fiero Warehouse
  • Oliver Schultz

You will note that there is a small percentage of articles that are linked to a local website. Those articles were written locally or copied (with permission) from sites or manuals that could not be linked to. Our permission is granted by the Mile High Fiero Club (in return) for others to link to those articles.

This section is constantly evolving. Thus, in the event there is a topic that a member feels we missed or would like to have information about, please forward your request and we will attempt to accommodate. Additionally, contributions will be gratefully accepted.


Accessories

Chime Unit http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/chimeunit.pdf

Cruise Control http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/cruisecontrol.pdf

Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement http://fierodomain.com/content/view/258/100/


Air Conditioning

R-12 to R-134 http://www.geocities.com/FIEROWAREHOUSE/134aconversion.html

Another R12-R134 http://home.comcast.net/~fierocave/mvac3.htm


Audio

Installation of a factory subwoofer http://www.fiero.net/txt/subinstallation.txt

Replacing a Fiero Radio (video) http://fierodomain.com/content/view/299/214/

Replacing Rear Speakers (video) http://fierodomain.com/content/view/268/214/

Replacing Seat Speakers http://www.mrmikes.com/fierospeakers.htm

Replacing tape player belt http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/tapebelt.pdf

Upgrade to a Delco CD player http://www.andylphoto.com/fiero/wiring.html


Body/Exterior

Dew Strip http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/dewstrip.pdf

Door Locks http://www.thefierofactory.com/qa86doorlock.php

Door UpperHinge Pin Replacement http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/5007/fiero_osg/door-hinge-pins.html

Electric Door Lock repair http://fierodomain.com/content/view/257/100/

Replacing sail panels (coupe) http://www.fierosails.com/howto.html

Sunroof Seal replacement http://fierodomain.com/content/view/161/100/

Taillight Lens Polishing http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/polishlense.pdf

Trunk Release http://www.thefierofactory.com/qatrunk.php


Brakes

Brake Booster Filter http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/5007/fiero_osg/brake-booster-filter.html

Emergency Brake Adjustment http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_adjust_the_parking_brake_on_a_1987_Pontiac_Fiero

Caliper Replacement http://fierodomain.com/content/view/240/100/

Replacing pads http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/5007/fiero_osg/brake-pads.html

Torquing your hub nut properly http://www2.vsm.skf.com/Files/Brochures_in_PDF/457377.pdf


Clutch

Bleeding http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaclutch.php

Replacing Clutch (See Transaxle Removal)

Replacing Clutch Fork http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaclutchfork.php

Troubleshooting http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaclutch.php


Cooling System

“Burping” http://fierodomain.com/content/view/260/100/

Fan Relay http://www.thefierofactory.com/qafanrelay.php

Water Pump replacement (V-6) http://www.thefierofactory.com/qawaterpump.php


Electrical

Charging System http://floridafieros.org/osg/diag.charging-system.html

Power Window motors http://www.kichline.com/chuck/fiero/risers/riser.htm


Engine

Checking Error Codes (video) http://fierodomain.com/content/view/266/214/

Engine Won’t Start http://fierodomain.com/content/view/210/120/

Freeze Plugs http://www.thefierofactory.com/qafreezeplug.php

Oxygen Sensor Testing Procedure http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/o2test.pdf


V-6

* Alternator Removal http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaremovealternator.php

Oil Pan Gasket Leak http://www.thefierofactory.com/qav6oilgasket.php

High Idle http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaegr.php

Spark Plug replacement http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaplugs.php

Temp Sensors http://www.thefierofactory.com/qav6sensors.php

Valve Cover Gaskets http://www.thefierofactory.com/qavalvecovers.php


2.5l (151cid) “iron Duke”

Air Filter Oily http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaairfilteroilbath.php

Camshaft http://www.thefierofactory.com/qacamshaft.php

Fuel Injectors http://www.thefierofactory.com/qainjector.php

Head Gasket http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaheadgasket.php

High Idle http://www.thefierofactory.com/qahighidle.php

IAC http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaiacproblem.php

Glowing Exhaust Manifoldhttp://www.thefierofactory.com/qaredmanifold.php

Temp Sensors http://www.thefierofactory.com/qa4cyltempsensors.php

Timing Gear replacementhttp://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/4cyltimgear.pdf

Fuel

Fuel Gauge Inaccurate? http://fierodomain.com/content/view/300/100/

Fuel Pump http://fierodomain.com/content/view/111/100/


Heater

Heater Core replacement http://fierodomain.com/content/view/254/100/


Ignition

Distributor http://fierodomain.com/content/view/174/100/

Ignition Lock Cylinder (video) http://fierodomain.com/content/view/265/214/

Ignition Module http://fierodomain.com/content/view/233/100/

Spark Plugs http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/sparkplugs.pdf

Timing http://fierodomain.com/content/view/175/100/

Troubleshooting http://www.fieros.de/en/main.html


Interior

Replace that funky Headliner! http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/5007/fiero_osg/headliner.html


Instruments

Gauges and Gauge Pod http://fierodomain.com/content/view/293/100/

Speedometer http://www.fieros.de/en/articles/speedo.html

Tachometer Reading Too High? http://fierodomain.com/content/view/263/100/

Temp Gauge “Pegging” http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/tempgauge.pdf

Temp Gauge Testing http://fierodomain.com/content/view/259/210/


Lighting

Bulb Replacement http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/LampReplacementGuide/AutoLRG-Results.htm

Headlight Motor Repair

First Generation (video) http://fierodomain.com/content/view/264/214/

“How To” http://fierodomain.com/content/view/222/100/

Second Generation Headlight repair http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/headlightinfo.pdf

http://fierodomain.com/content/view/172/100/


Manuals

PDF Manuals - password "freebee" http://www.tjeena.se/pontiac-fiero/litterature/

Fieronews http://www.fieronews.net/fusion/downloads.php

Fiero Secrets http://www.angelfire.com/ga4/fierosecrets/

Pennocks Archive http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Archives/Archive-000001/HTML/20120111-2-110737.html


Performance

(Under Construction)


Brake Improvement and Upgrades

Converting to Grand Am brakes

Installing Braided hoses

S-10 Brake Booster

Cradle – swapping the ’88 cradle into an early chassis


Transmission Upgrades

F40 Six Speed

4T60 four speed automatic


Suspension

Ride Height

Shocks/Struts

Springs

Sway Bars

Front

Rear


Recalls and Tech Bulletins

http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/recalls.pdf


Steering

Tilt Steering Column disassemblyhttp://www.fieros.de/en/articles/steering.html


Suspension

Add a rear Sway Bar http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/swaybar.pdf

Alignment Basics http://www.meisners.net/fiero/A%20short%20course%20on%20wheel%20alignment.htm

Ball Joint Replacement Aid http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/balljtsptool.pdf

Bump Steer correction http://www.thefierofactory.com/qabumpsteer.php

Checking Shocks and Strutshttp://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/5007/fiero_osg/shocks-struts.html

Steering Column http://www.thefierofactory.com/qasteeringwobble.php

Sway Bar Bushing replacement http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/88suspension.pdf


Transmission

Getrag 262

Removal http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/5007/fiero_osg/Getrag.html

Linkage http://www.thefierofactory.com/qalinkage.php


Muncie M-17 and M-19

Shifter Adjustment http://www.fieros.de/en/main.html

Oil Soaked Flywheel http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaflywheel.php


TH-125

TCC Replacement http://www.michiganfieroclub.com/files/tccsolenoid.pdf

Removal http://www.thefierofactory.com/qa125cremoval.php

Transaxle Removal http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaeasyremoval.php


Troubleshooting Guide

http://seductiveautosports.tripod.com/fiero_troubleshooting_guide.htm


Windshield Wipers

Phantom Wipers http://www.thefierofactory.com/qaphantom.php

Washer Motor http://www.thefierofactory.com/qawasher.php