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2005 Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Thunderbird

2005 Ford Thunderbird Problems

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.

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.

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2005 Ford Thunderbird Questions

It doesn't do it all the time. Sometimes it is just fine and then it will slip. Then it will slip again.

Yesterday, going about 50 mph, pulled out to pass and engaged passing gear. Engine immediately stumbled and amber wrench warning light came on. Got home on partial power with engine stumbling badly and could not get past about 40 MPH. An hour later, problem gone. This never happened before. My T-...

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.

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2005 Ford Thunderbird Recalls

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.

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