1997 Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Ford Thunderbird Problems

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!

Intake Manifold May Crank Near Thermostat Resulting in Coolant Leak

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 was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.

Problem With Idle Air Bypass Valve May Cause Engine Performance Problems

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.

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1997 Ford Thunderbird Questions

Door open light stays on (1 answer)

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

Can you HELP ME (1 answer)

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

idiot light keeps telling me purge valve 1433 (2 answers)

? is should i change valve or valve and solenoid light comes on for an hour than i dont see it for days than again for an hour so on and so on

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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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