1997 Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Thunderbird

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Problems

Check Engine Light and Engine Misfire

The valve cover gaskets may leak oil into the spark plug wells, shorting out the spark plugs, causing a misfire, and illuminating the Check Engine Light. Commonly the spark plugs and ignition coils or wires will require replacement, along with resealing the valve cover to correct this concern.

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.

Extended Warranty on Ford Ignition Coils

There may be an extended warranty on the ignition coils - see your  Ford Dealer for more information-Thanks John B for this information!

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Questions

Turned off now it don't turn over don't click nothing. Has juice in battery.Does this have a kill switch? (1 answer)

Door open light stays on (1 answer)

New door pins internal lights turn off when pins are manually pressed

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IS THEIR ANY ONE THAT WOULD PUT THE HEATET COTE IN AND HPW MUCH IT WOULD IT COST,PLEASE THE CHEAPEST PRICE, I HAVE ONLY 250.00dollars

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

Over all this is a GREAT car. My second one , I didn't really like Fords because of the old saying ( Found On Road Dead ) or ( Fix Or Repair Daily ) those are all lies..This bird is dress to impress and Power to go anywhere at anytime..
I have a 4.6 V8 with all the extras - has 100,000 miles and still like new - quiet, great ride, excellent brakes, purrs, never had a problem of any kind since 1997. Not many cars can claim that! One of the best used car buys on the market

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