Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance
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Ford Thunderbird ProblemsRevised 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.
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.
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.
Ford Thunderbird QuestionsI am considering buying an 88 Turbo Coupe 5 speed,121,000 miles (1 answer)
very good condition. Body is almost perfect. Has new timing belt,water pump,plugs,fuel pump,tires. there is no info on repair pal for this vehicle as to problems... Thanks
The part I need is an arm about 6 inches or less with a silver pin on one end.
Ford Thunderbird RecallsA Crack May Develop in the Fuel Tank
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.
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.