I have 1989 thunderbird that starts fine and dies after it is warmed up then dies there is a buzzing coming from distributor and when u shut the car off let the computer reset it starts fine then dies again

Robbie France

Asked by Robbie Dec 05, 2012 at 10:20 PM about the 1989 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Tom Demyan

Might be your TFI module that's attached to your distributor. It's the grey or black candy bar shapped box/plug on the side of the dist. Is this what's making the noise? Replacing that would fix your problem.

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Thomas Smith

Tom,is right..This is a normal occurrence,with ford products,in that time period..To fix this,permanantly,go to your local ford dealer,and ask for the module isolation harness..This allows you to install the module on the radiater support,thus allowing air-flow to keep it cool..

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