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1989 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe Truely Magnificent by DKiska
 — With the introduction of the Super Coupe Ford made a statement by putting the muscle back into the Thunderbird. Muscle was lost during the fuel crisis. At 210 hp, speed sentitive steering, independent... Read More
Mine Is A 89 T-bird Supercope 3.8.v6.supercharged . by papa
 — the supercoupe was made from 89 to 95 i think 57,000 were built not half of on road today most in j yard or crushed.some are so so cars a lot are being parted out.about 1200 are beatiful cars and are ... Read More
1989 Ford Thunderbird Sc by mustangcurse
 — The car is comfortable to drive and fun. Brakes work great but expensive to fix. However, it is an easy car to work on. I still had trouble finding parts for this car. Still looking for the cruise con... Read More

1989 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1989 Ford Thunderbird

In 1989, Ford once again undertook a total redesign of the Thunderbird line.  The 1989 Ford Thunderbird was longer and lower than the preceding generation, and weighed in at roughly the same 3,600 pounds.  Nonetheless, Ford decided to drop the V8 option (why?!) which drew complaints from T-Bird loyalists who missed the muscle under the hood.

The base and LX trims were nice-looking cars, with the sleeker, swoopier styling.  Some drivers found them a little sluggish: the 3.8 liter V6 put out just 140 horsepower, which didn't live up to the TBird tradition of power and performance.

Where the '89 Thunderbird did shine, though, was in its top-of-the line coupe.  Renamed and re-engineered for 1989, the Thunderbird Super Coupe sported the supercharged 3.8 liter V-6 with intercooling, and put out a healthy 210 horsepower and 315 lb.-ft. of torque.  Fuel injection was controlled by computer (quite a cutting-edge technology in 1989).

Reviewers raved about the 1989 Thunderbird Super Coupe: in fact, it was the Motor Trend 'Car of the Year'.  Despite the good buzz around the top-end trim, overall sales of the '89 Ford Thunderbird were not what the guys in Dearborn were hoping for.

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Fuel Pump

fuel pump reset switch location

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Lindsay Roggenkamp
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In My 89 T-bird When I Hook Up The Battery The Fuel Pump Comes On And The F...

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Robbie France
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I Have 1989 Thunderbird That Starts Fine And Dies After It Is Warmed Up The...

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Madero
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1989 Ford Thunderbird Stalls And Cuts Off While Driving

I have a 1989 Ford Thunderbird Supercharged 5 speed that stalls and dies out while driving. Already had a tune up, new starter, radiator fan, new clutch, alternator, and fly wheel replaced.

235 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
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I Can Hold A Gas Rag Over The Intake And It Will Run Once Gas Is Gone It Wi...

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