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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Tires not rolling
It is very possible the rear drum brakes are locked up. The rear wheels would need to be removed and the drums loosened up to restore rotation. You may want enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from...
Idle speed too high
The idle speed may be elevated due a a large vacuum leak. When unmetered air has entered the engine, the vehicle may try to compensate by adding fuel. The extra air and fuel translate to an increased idle speed. Have...
Converting to hydro-boost braking system on a 1990 Thunderbird Super Coupe
It depends on what you want to do. If you want to keep the car, I would convert it to hydro-boost brakes. It's a better system. Forget about that ABS system. The old ABS systems didn't work all that well....
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...
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....
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...
Broken wheel bearing
If the bearing is broken then you may do more damage to other components if you drive it farther. The tow truck may cost less than the additional damages you may do if you drive it. It would be safer...
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...
Battery jumped, but idling, missing, goes up/down
Hi there. This happens frequently on this vehicle when there is a loss of power. I usually start by checking the fuses to make sure that none of them failed during the jump. If they are fine then I scan...
Need steps to open liner in top of convertible
Hello. There are a series of torx bolts that hold the top to its frame. These will need to be removed to take the top off. When doing so the top will typically not fit back in place as it...
Warning regarding throttle and limp home mode
Hello. This is the first sign of a bad throttle body. This is a common failure on this vehicle. When the throttle motor or position sensor fails this occurs as the computer can no longer control the throttle. Most of...
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...
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...
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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