2002 Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Ford Thunderbird

2002 Ford Thunderbird Problems

Revised ignition coil available with improved water and oil sealing

Water or oil may enter into the ignition coil cover and the spark plug bore, causing a misfire and illuminating the Check Engine Light. A coil with improved water and oil sealing is available and should be installed.

Check Engine Light Due to Oil Leak in Valve Cover Gasket

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.

Battery Light Due to Damaged Alternator Wire Harness Connector

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.

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Questions

is there a extended warranty on ignition coils (2 answers)

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I was a proud owner of a 2002 Ford TBird--not now.
My car has less than 30K miles. The check engine light came on. First thought it was fuel cap - no. Light was steady and felt engine missing.
Took to dealer who explain he had experienced similar problem with same car type and it may be a coil...

HOW DO I REMOVE THE FUEL TANK ON A 2002 FORD THUNDERBIRD (2 answers)

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Recalls

Recall 02V169000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT CONTACTED THE SEAT RECLINER DURING A 35 MPH NCAP FULL-FRONTAL BARRIER IMPACT TEST.

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Reviews

I have owned 2002 t bird since it was and have had problems with a/c three times, other than that it is a very good car
I really enjoy my 2002 thunderbird but the air conditioner blows hot air blows hot air occasionally and finaly went totaly hot. The dealer tells me that a faulty vacumn type module within the dash needs to be preplaced ($1300). This is after I replaced a the compresor last year.
Beautiful Car. It is fun to drive. I am greatly disappointed with the air conditioner. They say it needs a new compressor. It has 32,000 miles on it.

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