Top 20 1990 Ford Thunderbird Questions & Answers


I suggest you get one of those manuals people get nowadays to do it yourself.. My brother used it to repair my car and it's totally repaired now.
he got it from. www.reliable-store.com

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foam and bubbles indicates head gasket problem
have a compression test done

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To adjust your headlights you need to turn the stud that sticks through the support of the retainer connecting your headlights to the header panel. Use a 4mm socket or wrench. Been a while since I had mine, but I seem to recall it being a rather tight area to work with.

Each headlight has 2 studs you can adjust if I remember right, Left/Right and Up/Down. The stud closer to the inner parking lights or inner high-beams adjusts your Up/Down motion. The studs closer to the outer corner signal lights adjust the left/right.

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Your coil went out. First, check elec. connection to the coil. If they are okay, try replacing the Coil. They don't cost too much.
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why would you blindly start something that you have no clue about,im not telling you what tools you need,because you need to do a little investigating and you will find out, http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=replacing+a+ignition+switch+1990+Ford+Thunderbird&FORM=HDRSC3

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What happens if you give it a little gas ? Hold the RPM's up , will it keep running then ? How does it Idle , smooth or ruff ? Does the idle seam low ?

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Hi Elikapeka . which engine is in your Thunderbird? Also Why do you want to know? is it not running?
the V6 3.8 litre firing order is:
V-6 Firing Order: 1-4-2-5-3-6
if you are having running problems and you have the big carburetor rather than injection. a good tuner guy is your expert and these guys do it by ear if they know what they are doing.

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usually under the dash, LH side of the steering wheel. Some models require removal of plastic 'kick' panel to access.

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panel is under the dash to the left of the steering colume.

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run fault codes and look for a TCM problem in the transmission

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what do you mean popping the ignition

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No . it is not normal to have to this as the Cross is bolted to the pinion flange with 2 small bolts for each side. The drive shaft will slide out of the rear of the gear box normally or if there is a flange there unbolt the 2 halves of the flange and remove it . Some diff pinions have the same arrangement depending on the make and capacity of the diff and torque requirements

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Here's a link to the head bolt torque specs.Here's the intake bolt torque.

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Generally speaking, yes.
You could drill out the lock cylinder, or remove the switch on the bottom of the steering column.
The steering wheel and shifter would still be locked.

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If the fan wont blow air at all then it is a fuse. If the fan works and the car is warm you have a clog somewhere. you could try pulling a heater hose off when the car is cold to check for flow.

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you must have a leak somewhere. Your coolant will not boil unless you have a leak. Check for leak traces of fluid the color of your anti-freeze. Your radiator cap is spring loaded and with time the spring gets weak.
Check that area for leak traces. The easiest way to check for leaks is to look at your driveway. if you have a coolant leak the fluid traces will be on the driveway. Don't mistake your air conditioner water leak as being the coolant fluid. The anti-freeze coolant has a sweet smell whereas the air conditioner fluid is just plain water being removed from the air inside of your cab.

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The flasher is located somewhere under the dash to the right of the steering column.

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The upstream O2 gets replaced every 100,000 miles

Won't run really bad if you just have a check light on
but performance won't be so good.

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