1990 Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance

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

1990 Ford Thunderbird Problems

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.

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.

While steering, if you hear a clunk or a rattle, or if you experience premature tire wear, this could indicate the inner tie rod ends are loose or worn and will require replacement.

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1990 Ford Thunderbird Questions

Where is the drain plug to my radiator on my 88 t-bird, and can I use just anti freeze to feel the radiator or do I need to mix it with some water

Put in park and top wont come up, what to try next the cer is a 1964

some one didnt know how to change the ignition w/new key. so they messed up the whole housing!

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1990 Ford Thunderbird Recalls

THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.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.BATTERY TO STARTER CABLES ARE LONGER THAN SPECIFIED; EXCESSIVE CABLE LENGTH COULD CONTACT ENGINE DAMPER PULLEY.

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