Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Converting to hydro-boost braking system on a 1990 Thunderbird Super Coupe

asked by on

I have a 1990 Thunderbird Super Coupe. The ABS accumulator is gone bad, Parts are hard to find and expensive. I've read there is a kit to convert to hydro-boost brakes but they are way more expensive. In your opinion-what should I go with?

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.

If you want to keep the car, I would convert it if I were you. You are going to be happier with that car if you want to keep it. If you are not, you can get a used one and get rid of that if you are not going to keep it. But, if you are keeping it, convert it and then you’ll get a better system anyway.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Converting to hydro-boost braking system on a 1990 Thunderbird Super Coupe

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car needs a brake sensor or brake fluid.

There are only three things that can trigger a brake light on most vehicles and four if you own a BMW. The brake light can be triggered by either low brake fluid, dysfunctional parking brake engagement (or issue with the...

Q: 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...

Q: I am looking for a long-lasting and reliable oil pump.

The best parts you can buy for the vehicle are original equipment parts that were designed to be used from the factory. General Motors vehicles mainly used ACDelco and if you cannot find any at the parts stores, you can...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.