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1997 Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Ford Thunderbird

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Ford Thunderbird is between $389 and $476 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1997 Ford Thunderbird
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$433
Annual Repair Cost
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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 b...
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 composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall wa...
It I hold the brake and give it gas to the rpms go up to 2000 it doesn't seem to slip and shortly...
New door pins internal lights turn off when pins are manually pressed
Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
February 28, 2010
1997 Ford Thunderbird
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 impre...
December 11, 2009
1997 Ford Thunderbird
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! O...