1990 Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Ford Thunderbird

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1990 Ford Thunderbird Problems

Engine Stalling and/or Hesitation on Acceleration due to Faulty Idle Air Bypass Valve

If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.

Coolant Loss, Engine Overheating, White Smoke From Exhaust

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.

Battery Light Due to Damaged Alternator Connector

The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.

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1990 Ford Thunderbird Questions

how does a brake light switch keep a 1990 ford thunderbird from starting (1 answer)

starter solinoid,ignition module, replaced press brakes turn key nothing, but jumper solinoid and the car starts. why?

I am considering buying an 88 Turbo Coupe 5 speed,121,000 miles (1 answer)

very good condition. Body is almost perfect. Has new timing belt,water pump,plugs,fuel pump,tires. there is no info on repair pal for this vehicle as to problems... Thanks

Mercury L's won't start..Battery works but no juice.do I need to replace cylinde (1 answer)

I have to start car with a screwdriver. Do I need to replace something

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1990 Ford Thunderbird Recalls

Recall 96V071000
THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Recall 91V076000
THE NUTS WHICH HOLD WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR TO THE WIPER MODULE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED AND MAY LOOSEN OR COME OFF. THIS CAUSES CHANGED WIPER PATTERNS, OR THE WIPERS MAY JAM IF TWO OF THE THREE NUTS COME OFF.
Recall 90V026000
BATTERY TO STARTER CABLES ARE LONGER THAN SPECIFIED; EXCESSIVE CABLE LENGTH COULD CONTACT ENGINE DAMPER PULLEY.

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