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Q: 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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Q: 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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Q: 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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Q: white smoke coming from exhaust
White smoke on start up is typically due to steam clouds, that is condensation in the engine and exhaust vaporizing. Only if the white smoke doesn't go away as the engine warms up and/or if this white smoke in the...
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My car keeps cutting off when I put it in reverse and sometimes when it idles.
Hi There, Based upon what you are describing and how the car responds to load, it sounds like you may have a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is...
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How can convert my in tank fuel pump to an inline fuel pump?
The fuel pump is designed to work correctly with the entire fuel system. You have a fuel pressure and return lines. The older Fords used an inline fuel pump that would not last very long and Ford along with every...
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My car still overheats, I replaced water pump and thermostat, and now after water pump install it knocks bad
Hi there: Trying to diagnose an overheating issue remotely is incredibly difficult. However, there are three things you can do to attempt to solve this issue. First, remove the water pump, verify it's the right replacement part and reinstall with...
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How much is it for a mechanic to come out a take a look at my car
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to...
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My check engine light is on after getting into a wreck last night in my 1995 Ford Thunderbird
If the check engine light is on then the computer needs to be scanned for codes. The codes will give clues as to what is causing this to occur. It may be related to the accident or it may be...
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What should it cost to replace ac compressor, accumulator
It takes roughly 12 hours to replace the compressor and expansion valve. As you may know, the expansion valve is attached to the evaporator under the dash and thus is not readily accessible, hence the hours. If you input your...
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Just put a new carburetor, battery, starter relay, alternator, car stalls out while driving and battery dies when restarted
The battery should be load tested. Simply charging the battery or measuring voltage is not adequate. Measure charging output, too. You want to confirm that the ignition system, including for instance the ignition coil and ignition switch, are not intermittently...
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Car Ignition doesn't work. To turn it on you have to switch a box under the steering wheel that came out. I don't know how to fix
Hi there. It is possible that somebody has installed an aftermarket or bypass ignition system on this vehicle, as the standard OEM ignition lock cylinder is not configured like what you have described. It would probably be best to have...
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Ran out of gas put gas in it but not getting to carburetor maybe it's the fuel filter
You should first try to replace the fuel filter and then with fuel line disconnected test to see if the fuel pump is pumping close to 5 psi of fuel pressure and is pumping fuel. When the vehicle ran out...
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Fuel pump relay location on a 96 Ford Thunderbird.
Hi there. The fuel pump relay is located on the fuse box, the second relay on the bottom near the locking tab. The location port is C1051 for the fuel pump relay. If you need further assistance with the fuel...
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Is it safe to drive without front lower sway bar links
Hello. Driving without sway bar end links can be dangerous because as you've noticed, the vehicle will not steer correctly. Sway bar end links are meant to stabilize a vehicle when turning and at high speeds. You can have your...
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i cant find hydraulic lifter replacements on your quoting. is it an option?
If you pulled out one or more of your push rods you may have had a lifter pulled out of its hole and it would of fell onto the top of the engine block under the intake manifold. You will...
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My car will start up. But died after 30 seconds. Then it won't start again unless I wait 20 to 30 mins
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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65 Thunderbird all wheels locked.
The method to release a stuck parking brake on your model depends on where the fault is. If the cable is seized to the sheath, then the cable will have to be released (cut) within the drum brake assembly. If...
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Changed starter on 95 Ford Thunderbird. When connecting neg cable to battery, starter engages.
It is possible that the signal wire for the starter was hooked up on the same ring as the positive lead from the battery. This would cause the issue you are experiencing. I would recheck your starter connections to ensure...

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