About Ford Thunderbird
Ford Thunderbird is now a personal luxury car manufactured and marketed by Ford Motor Company from 1955 to 2005. The first Ford Thunderbird is introduced in February 1953 as the competitor to Chevrolet Corvette. Its official debut was at the 1954 Detroit Auto Show. Boast for such a long history, it also was the first individual model to earn Motor Trend's "Car of the Year" award. Up to 2005, it has been produced through eleven generations.
The tenth generation Ford Thunderbird (1989-1997) was introduced in 1988 as a 1989 model. It offered trim levels including base model, LX, high-performance Thunderbird Super Coupe (Thunderbird SC). In this generation, it got powers from 3.8 L Essex V6 engine, 3.8 L Essex Supercharged V6 engine only for Super Coupe, 4.9 L Windsor 5.0 V8 engine and 4.6 L Modular V8 engine. And available transmissions were 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmissions. The eleventh generation Ford Thunderbird (2002-2005) was very successful and garnered accolades such as Motor Trend's Car of the year and a nomination for the North American Car of the Year. But it was powered by only 3.9 L AJ35 V8 engine fitted along with a 5-speed automatic transmission.
Ford Thunderbird Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a personal luxury car, high performance and excellency are always the Ford Thunderbird's features. However, as accumulation of mileage, some problems still come for it. Here are the most common problems happened to Thunderbird:
First, suspension system failure. Ford Thunderbird drivers stated that the handling became worse and harder due to an increasingly loose steering wheel. At the meanwhile, the clunking or rattling noises came from the tire area while driving was really an agony and distraction to them. For your Thunderbird's good, once you also notice above signs, you had better check your sway bar link when replacing tires or perform suspension inspection.
Second, braking system does not work as usual. People complained that the Ford Thunderbird's brakes were noisy. And the brake pedal became more and more pulsating. When performing brakes and pressing the brake pedals, the brakes responded poorly, which is extremely dangerous for driver. If your Ford Thunderbird is experiencing the similar situation, you had better to replace the brake pads and inspect your braking system carefully.
As a matter of fact, some electrical auto parts on Ford Thunderbird are also very fragile. So electrical components such as power winder motor, cruise control switch and alternator pulley, they all need necessary maintenance. At the meanwhile, for your convenience when getting in and outside of the vehicle, the front door striker and rear door striker also need your attention.
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