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1997 Ford Thunderbird Problems

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Most Common 1997 Ford Thunderbird Problems

There may be an extended warranty on the ignition coils - see your Ford Dealer for more information-Thanks John B for this information!
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...
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will b...
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0 Known 1997 Ford Thunderbird Brakes Problems

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7 Known 1997 Ford Thunderbird Engine Problems

There may be an extended warranty on the ignition coils - see your Ford Dealer for more information-Thanks John B for this information!
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...
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will b...

0 Known 1997 Ford Thunderbird Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford Thunderbird Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford Thunderbird Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford Thunderbird Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1997 Ford Thunderbird Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1997 Ford Thunderbird Problems & Complaints

There may be an extended warranty on the ignition coils - see your Ford Dealer for more information-Thanks John B for this information!
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 4.6L V8 engine used in the Ford Thunderbird from 1994-1997 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the stron...
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...
The 1996-1997 Ford Thunderbird with the optional 4.6L Modular V8 and plastic intake manifold is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifol...
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will b...
The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall wa...
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