I discovered the answer myself. The car has a lockup system if you don't step on the brake pedal before trying to move the gearshift selector.
If it is a manual trans.take the screws out holding the shift lever boot on. Slide the boot up the gearshift. there will be a bolt holding the lever on, take that out and pull on the lever. you may have to get a little rough with the lever to get it to come off once the bolt is out.
On a 1997 Ford Expedition : It may not shift into overdrive until you are travelling around 50 MPH (80 Km/H) and you will see the RPM on the tachometer drop. * If the overdrive has been SWITCHED OFF using the switch on the end of the gearshift lever, then OFF will light up near the end of the gearshift lever.
On a 1997 Ford Thunderbird : The odometer is in the middle of the speedometer
Remove your idler pulley first. it is the pulley right next to the alternator.
The 1997 Thunderbird 4.6L engine has only 1 catalytic converter.
According to the 1997 Ford Thunderbird Owner Guide : ( 18.0 U.S. gallons / 68.1 litres )
If it is a 5.0 from a 1991-93 Thunderbird/Cougar, then yes
In a 1997 Ford Thunderbird the 3.8 liter V6 engine has a timing CHAIN
1997 Ford Thunderbird 4.6L SFI 8cylThe Spark Plug Gap.054 (In thousandths of an inch)
On a 1997 Ford Thunderbird ( V6 and V8 ) 68.1 liters ( 18.0 U.S. gallons )
you might be able to just go through the back of the glovebox to get to the heater core
After you pull the inside hood release , go around to the front of the Thunderbird There is a 2nd lever under the front edge of the hood , at the center , push on the right side of the lever as you are slightly pressing down on the hood so the catch releases and then lift the hood until the supports hold it open
The 1997 Ford Thunderbird 4.6L engine was reported to have 205 HP.
on the top of the steering colomn
It is in the fuel tank.
it should be under your steering wheel you might have to remove cover under steering wheel to find it
On my 1994 Thunderbird, it's inside the left fender. I had to remove the splash shield to get to it. The 1991 is probably the same since all Thunderbirds from 1989 to 1997 used the same body platform.
Remove the tilt steering lever.Remove the steering column cover.Unplug the wire going to the switch.Now you can remove the bolts that hold the switch to the column.An instructional video of how to remove the multifunction switch on a 1993-1997 Dodge Intrepid has been included below.
The regulator for the 1997 Ford Thunderbird is bolted on the back of the alternator. While the regulator can be changed separately it is more commonly changed along with the alternator.
The 1997 Ford Thunderbird has a four bolt rear and. The rear and gear ratio is 3.23. The rear axle has a weight rating of 1600 pounds.
On the automatic console gearshift it is below the button you press to select the gear
Ford stopped making the Thunderbird in 1997 and didn't start again until after 2000. So you don't have a 1998 Thunderbird.
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