Ford Thunderbird SC Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford Thunderbird SC Problems

Coolant 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.

Updated electrical ignition switch available to address fire hazard

For the 2.3L 4 Cylinder and 5.0L V8 engine, the electrical ignition switch poses a fire hazard. An updated switch is available.

Engine Stalling and/or Hesitation on Acceleration due to Faulty Idle Air Bypass Valve

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.

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Ford Thunderbird SC Questions

Pushrod... What type of lube should I use in the supercharger on my 91third sc? (1 answer)

Engine knocking after spark plug R&R ? (1 answer)

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.

why is my 1989 90 Ford Thunderbird misfiring when dirving (1 answer)

had just changed the valve cover gasket and replace the throttle with a crown victoria throttle

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Ford Thunderbird SC Reviews

i have a 92 sc rebuilt motor just couple months ago, now have 2 problems, the electric radiator fan was burned i replace and now isn't work, when i take it off the cables is burned also, normal i mean before when the ac is turn on the fan start work, now if i turn on the ac don't work the fan and start make burn smell, some body can help me? and te other problem is have a high presure on the ra...
Got it for 1000 with a bad transmission. Got a used AOD for 250.Hhead gaskets went but fix myself. still running strong.Sleeper
my 1989 thunderbird run good just 17 millas and fail.. why?

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