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.
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There may be an extended warranty on the ignition coils - see your Ford Dealer for more information-Thanks John B for this information!
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.
2005 Ford Thunderbird Recalls (Recent)
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On 56 vehicles, the fuel tank may have an area with a thin wall and may crack, creating the potential for a fuel leak, fuel odor, and the Check Engine Light may come on. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge. The Ford recall number is 05S29.
2005 Ford Thunderbird Questions and Answers
I only get one temperature and that is scalding hot, regardless of what the temperature is set on. When it goes to AC it is still scalding hot. The dealer says it is the module. I want to replace i...
yes replaced the fuel pump 3 times still loss of power...what could it be?
the light was of a wrench
picture. and ion the book it said something about" throtal body and i was in a limp home mode. and to see the dealer. first time ever. 51,000 miles. Started fine la...
I have a 2005 T-bird. I had a flat tire. I tried to remove the rear tire but I could not get the tire off. I took it to the shop to see why and I am being told that it is going to cost me close ...
PCM died at 90,000 miles... Need to get this beautiful car running again so I can drive it out of the local Ford servicing dept where it has been for over 5 months.