Ford Thunderbird Problems

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Most Common 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.
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head.
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Years to Avoid
Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Ford Thunderbird years 1997, 1990, and 2003 are the most likely to experience problems.
1997 Ford Thunderbird
1990 Ford Thunderbird
2003 Ford Thunderbird
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