Ford Thunderbird SC Repair and Maintenance
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Ford Thunderbird SC ProblemsCoolant Loss, Engine Overheating, White Smoke From Exhaust
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 be required to confirm a crack is present.
For the 2.3L 4 Cylinder and 5.0L V8 engine, the electrical ignition switch poses a fire hazard. An updated switch is available.
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 SC QuestionsVehicle will start but dies shortly thereafter. CONTINUED (1 answer)
I spoke to my stepfather who is a master mechanic and been one for 40 years...
He is the one that has done 99% of the work on this. But unable to figure out the problem.
Crate Motor 40k
Rebuilt S/C 10k
All new Main Fuses/Regular fuses
New Fuse Boxes
New relays, Sensors, Sendin...
Engine oil sending unit shows no pressure when car is running. With key on it shows almost half. All I did was change the spark plugs and went to start it and it started knocking and I noticed no oil pressure.