2004 Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Ford Thunderbird
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2004 Ford Thunderbird ProblemsCheck 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.
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.
There may be an extended warranty on the ignition coils - see your Ford Dealer for more information-Thanks John B for this information!
2004 Ford Thunderbird QuestionsOEM pt. no. for MAP sensor and where it is located? (1 answer)
Where on the manifold is the sensor located?
The back light and the dimmer do not work. all gauges function properly but night driving is not possible. vehicle only has 50 340 miles
What to look for 1st,2nd,3rd?The brake pedal has gone to the floor once,I checked the fluid level,It was low,I added fluid to recommended level.No brake system failure since, but both lights remain on ???.I used a CarMD,I think the code was PO 174,
2004 Ford Thunderbird RecallsFord Recalls 2004 Taurus, Thunderbird, and Mercury Sable Models for Seat Weld Issue
Ford has recalled certain 2004 Taurus, Thunderbird, and Mercury Sable vehicles due to an inadequate weld on the front seats. In a collision, the seat may not perform as designed, which could result in injury. Dealers will replace the upper support assembly on the power seats.