It won't happen unless you buy an aftermarket high performance PCM like an El-Diablo or something. There is no separate "chip." The PCM is programmed the way it's programmed by the manufacturer, and that is the way it is. I guess you may be able to buy an aftermarket "programmer," but I have seen a whole buncha car engines totally messed up by that stuff, including the aforementioned high performance PCM's. These engines are simply not made to handle the stress of performance enhancers, that is why there is protection software installed into the PCM. But I realise that some folks just have money to burn on replacing engines.
You cannot remove what it does not have. Your Buick does not have a governor. Speed is controlled by the ECU.
The engine speed governor is part of the computer programming and can not be removed.
On a 1997 Ford Thunderbird : The odometer is in the middle of the speedometer
Press the shift lever detent button then lift up sharply
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.
Ask him to please step out. ;-]
Ask him to please step out.
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
There is a simple way to get past the governor, just as your going top speed hold in your round cruise control button and it will bypass the governor.
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.
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.
AnswerIts not wise to tamper with the Governor. Simply because its illegal, however if your willing to risk it, its usually a bolt on for cars made before 1997. After that its purely a computer program. If you find an image of an engine that shows where the governor is, you can easily remove it. I too was annoyed with the 85mph top out speed.
The governor is in the pcm of the car. You can buy or borrow a powertuner to hook up to it and remove the governor (and to do other things). Or you can buy a "canned" or "tuned" pcm from different places (zzperformance.com and wbodystore.com to name two) wich have the most popular features already built in, including the governor being removed.
Ford stopped making the Thunderbird in 1997 and didn't start again until after 2000. So you don't have a 1998 Thunderbird.