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1994 Ford Thunderbird

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1994 Ford Thunderbird Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Engine misfire could be caused by worn or broken motor mounts that raise the motor on one side while the vehicle is accelerating. The stress on the engine control wiring harness can cause breaks in the injector or sensor wires, which then causes drivability concerns such as poor fuel economy and engine misfires.

1994 Ford Thunderbird Questions and Answers

hlraiser, 1994 Ford Thunderbird, 4.6L V8, Fresno, CA

how do i correct a diagnostic code P1406...DPFS is disconnected or unplugged? Please help...

nbfiore, 1994 Ford Thunderbird, 4.6L V8, Cheyenne, WY

where do I find the fuel pump relay on this car? I know where the inertia switch is and where the high current fuse is but I cant seem to find the relay?

EzyLinc, 1994 Ford Thunderbird, Lithonia, GA

What type of fuel does a 1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 engine use? It has high mileage.

roberth, 1994 Ford Thunderbird, 4.6L V8, Painesville, OH

The rear running lights, licence plate and instrument panel lights do not work. I checked all the fuses in both the power panel and fuse panels. Also I turned the car on and off several times as we...

chie31, 1994 Ford Thunderbird, Philadelphia, PA

The heater in the car isn't working, but I hear a clicking sound. I was told that it was some kind of door that needs to be fixed. Can you help?

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1994 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

We purchased this 1994 T-Bird from the original owner in 2001 and it had about 60,000 miles on it and was in beautiful condition. The engine is the 3.8 V-6, and only full synthetic oil was used in the car since new. My wife drove it until 2009 when she got a new car. At that time it had just under 100,000 miles on it. I started using it as my part time commute car for work and put another 5,000 miles on it. Over years, the car ran great, and other than routine maintenance, we had no problems. A couple of years before my wife stopped driving it, however, we noticed that it was losing coolant, but there were no apparent leaks. When we had it checked out, the mechanic flushed and pressure tested the system and indicated that there were no problems. He neglected to tell me that these cars are known for head gasket failure. A little over a year ago the check engine light started coming on intermittently, the heat stopped working and the coolant loss problem continued. I stopped driving it, and several months ago when I started it up, it begain spewing white smoke. I am told that the head gasket needs to be replaced, and I understand that this could be quite expensive, since I can't do it myself. This is unfortunate, since I really enjoyed driving this car, and this is the only major problem we have had with it.

This is the best road car next to a Cadillac. 28 MPG from the very start. Some problems over the years, but made repairs immediately (some under warranty). Have not had repeat problems. Keep it maintained better than the average person. Have every maintenance receipt since I purchased it new. I'll tally up the receipts - see what its cost me over the years.

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