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I am putting my 97 T-Bird together from a heater core replacement. In attaching connectors, I ran into a black male connector coming off the Ignition Lock Assembly that has a mated black female connector but just doesn't fit right. The wires are gray and gray / red.

My odometer stopped working

usually in cooler weather will crank but will not turn over alternator and battery have been replaced seems to not be getting fuel however if the ignition is turned on for maybe two or three times for about 30 seconds each time seems to work and jumping from another vehicle also seems to help

i have already replaced the t-stat 2 times and installed a new heater core. the eengine takes a long time to heat up to operating temp and once the engine reaches operating temp it blows warm from the ducts but not as warm as it should. the engine seems to warm up faster standing still at idle than it does while driving at highway speeds. the only thing that makes any sence is there is too much coolant flow around the t-stat. is there supposed to be a restriction in the by pass or has someone else ran into this?

i swaped engines in a 95 ford thunderbird 3.8 fuel injection but the coil and fuel pump are not getting any power

How much will it cost to chang from bucket seats to a bench seat? Is it possible and is a bench seat available that will
fit?

My car has a 4.6L Fuel Injected V-8. What can I do to increase the horsepower and mileage performace?
Is there something I can do that is not too costly?
....................Thanks for the Info.
.........................~John~...

had little or no pressure replaced oil pump, put oil filter on as always now so mucm pressure its blowing all the oil through the filter gasket onto the garage floor

The Letter showed up on my dash in the brake warning lite area.
I cant find any info on what it means,
Please help. If you know what it mean or where I can find the Info please tell me

how do u change the heating core????????

no codes shown. tps and iacvalve replaced with tuneup. car accelerates ok when not racing to speed. hard acceleration causes hesitation at first. maf and o2sensor not replaced. codes have shown this on my other ford. someone questioned me about the air snorkel??????????? would that be a rare problem?

my thunderbird will run for about 10 or 15 minutes an run good then its kije you just turn the motor off. you let it set for about 15 minutes an it does the same thing . I have changed every electronic part on it including the computer an also changed the wiring to the crankshaft sensor. when it does this its not firing.

where is my diagnostic plug located?

I recently purchased a 2002 ford thunderbird and have recently put the hardtop on following the manuals directions. There is a constant noise coming from the back window area, like the top is moving on the car. Is this a common noise for removable hardtops on the T-birds?

ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON WHEN ACCELERATING.THIS ISSUE JUST STARTED TODAY. SINCE JULY 2010 I HAVE SPENT CLOSE TO $4,000 TO KEEP THIS VEHICLE RUNNING. THE CAR ONLY HAS 31,000 MILES. I HAVE DEALT WITH KNOCKS, OIL LEAKES, NEW GASKETS, REPLACED THE AIR CONDITIONER AND ALL THE FLUIDS ETC. WHEN SHOULD I CALL IT QUITS? THE CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY. SHOULD I TAKE IT BACK TO THE DEALER TO CHECK OUT THE ENGINE LIGHT/OR JUST IGNORE IT? I DON'T KNOW WHO TO TRUST. I AM A WOMAN THAT IS RETIRED AND KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT ANY OF THIS. HELP

I have the dash off and the heater box exposed. I believe that the tubes from the air conditioner system is attached to a similar core to that of the heater. I cannot see how to remove the air conditioner core from the back of the heater box so that I can remove the heater box and replace the heater core in it. I don't believe I should be disconnecting the air conditioner tubes. The car is not drivable without a dash and steering wheel so it won't be going anywhere until I put it back together. I am almost there, but cannot see what else to disconnect and how to remove the box by sliding it free from the air conditioner tubes coming through the firewall. Thank you for your help. Randy Arnett (email RandyBArnett@msn.com 10/29/10 2:51 pm pt)

problem when engine is cold in the morning

what are the head bolts torque at?

how and where is the neutral switch located

engine went out so changed the engine didnt change the fly wheel or turbine because the bolts were on to tight and was imposible to take off without striping so just left the fly wheel and turbine of the new engine but now it wont move did i do something wrong added fluid but doesnt budge also when ever i turn it on the is a noice that comes from the fly wheel somewhere what should i do i am stuped

I am leaking tranny fluid from a line near the radiator

When you turn the key, the fuel pump and fan run. The motor acts like it has no fire. When the fuel pump and fan stop, the car starts right up. Sometimes it does this for 45 minutes before it will start. Why?

When is it appropriate to change the fueld filter?

I have a problem with the oil circulation on my 3.8l. The oil filter blew oil through the gasket for some reason so I replaced it. I then noticed the oil light was still coming on after refilling the oil and the engine still tapping and getting hot. I replaced the oil pump but still have the problem. Any thoughts?

my car hesitates then will die at stops if I dont give it gas at stops when it is somewhat cold still. I start it up before driving but I shouldnt have to let it idle for warm for 10 min before driving. I just had a tune up and it still is doing it, I need suggestions of what to look for

My car runs up to 30 miles per hour so I need to know if by changing the gas pump will it help?

Recently the car developed a squeaking noise at the right front part (passenger side). It is worse when turning the wheels to either direction but it also squeaks going over bumps in the road. I now think the left side is starting this also.
I looked up ball-joint but the symptoms are not the same. I love the car and would like to get it fixed. Any clues?

after moving fuse to fix heated seats (panel @ passenger feet area) the driver window works fine except when its all the way up and you open the door, it's supposed to go back up but it doesn't and if you immediately open the door again it goes down an inch again and keeps repeating this when the door is opened.

I can't find the OIL pressure gauge sending unit on my 93 Ford Thunderbird 3.8 LX.
Car has been sitting for years and after a week of driving it, the pressure gauge reads high. I just changed the oil and doesn't help.