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Cylinder eight misfiring on a '96 Ford Thunderbird
Unfortunately, there really isn't. You're getting them drenched with oil and putting the new one and it runs okay for a while. That means that it's burning oil back there. It probably has bad piston rings on number eight being...
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Transmission seems to go in low gear when braking
Check you transmission fluid level with the vehicle in park while warmed up. Add ATF F fluid if necessary. Your vehicle is also known for Idle Air Control (IAC) valve or vacuum leak issues. The IAC valve is located on...
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Could i put my thunderbird engine in a 97 toyota 4runner?
The Ford 4.6 is pretty wide and longer than the motor you have. It may not fit between the firewall and front radiator mount and still have room for a radiator and fan.
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No spark from ignition coil
Hey there, thank you for asking about your 1988 Ford Thunderbird. You need to check the ignition coil for power at the red wire with the key in the ignition in the on position. Use a test light and probe...
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Engine
To properly diagnose this, more information and testing is needed. The next time this occurs, take a look at the temperature gauge. A thermostat that sticks intermittently can cause the vehicle to overheat. The result is that the engine oil...
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My ac compressor belt doesn't grip it seized up on and off then it went up in smoken caught fire now is it the compressed itself
There are more problems here than just a seized pulley and a broken belt. You mention broke or burned plug wires and problems with spark plugs. I would recommend having a mechanic come and first check out why the belt...
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Fuel
Sounds like you have a clogged fuel filter or dirty injector ports. You may want to try putting a can of Seafoam in your gas tank and see if this will help clean your fuel system out. If you still...
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Battery wont stay charged
It appears the alternator is providing the correct charge (within range) to the battery at 12.6 volts. This also suggests that the voltage regulator is working properly. You may have a slight power draw coming from somewhere in the car....
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Car dies while driving - 1993 Ford Thunderbird
You need to check the large fuse links at the harness from the alternator to the battery. If the fuse link is blown the battery will not get charged. If you are having trouble pinpointing the problem, a local expert...
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Headlights/Tailights/Turn Sights do not work
Hi there. It appears that you are not getting the right voltage to your lights. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the multifunction switch. This is the switch that turns these off and on. I...
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A/C blows only hot air
Hello. This can be a module, but it can also be an issue within the system. I typically check the system pressures first. If the pressures are fine and are functioning right then the actuators under the dash need to...
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Engine stumbled, reduced power/speed, & warning light on
Hi there. This can be a coil or a number of other things. Since the check engine light came on the computer needs to be scanned for codes. I typically scan it first to see what is going on. From...
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No spark from the ignition coil
Unfortunately the information provided on your Ford Thunderbird is very limited and it will be difficult to provide a diagnosis at this time. There is not a direct question provided, however I can assume that your vehicle is experiencing fuel...
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My car will turn on and idle for maybe 2 minutes if I'm lucky and then shut back off
Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this on your vehicle. If it will run for a few minutes or so, then that usually means that something is shutting down such as the ignition module or the...
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Help v8 4.6l 95 tbird
Transmission fluid that is leaking onto a hot surface such as exhaust or onto the body of the transmission itself will definitely cause the fluid to turn to smoke as it is burnt. The main question is what kind of...
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Car won't start - 1996 Ford Thunderbird
Hi there. Like any other refined product, gasoline can spoil and expire, causing problems like you're experiencing with your Thunderbird. However, sometimes other mechanical issues like clogged fuel injectors, dirty throttle body or mass air flow sensor can also cause...
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How do I get my car home? My truck does not have a big enough trailer
You could get a car transport to pick up the vehicle and bring it to you. However, if the car is not running and able to drive to get it on a transport then you will most likely need to...
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Overheating nightmare!
Hi there. Proper diagnosis needs to be performed. As you already know, replacing parts without diagnosis, can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. The radiator cooling fan motor noise, sounds like something must be loose. Continued driving with overheating...
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Would it be hard to make this vehicle a daily driver?
Hello. The simple answer to this is that "Yes, this could be a daily driver. Yes, brakes and fuel system components can be replaced in your driveway or garage. Yes, quite likely the fuel tank has rust issues, as well...
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High beam indicated light
Hi there. The problem you are having with the high beam indicator, is not a turn signal switch problem. It could be, a faulty headlight dimmer switch located near the base of the steering column. It's more likely, the high...

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