My 1978 Thunderbird starta right up then it quits in traffic and won't start for a while. After sitting runs no prob.

10

Asked by Oct 25, 2014 at 11:00 PM about the 1978 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've replaced fuel filter, thermostat

3 Answers

90

It could be the coil getting hot. Or something in distributed if it does it again check to see if the car has fire at the plugs

116,385

You are describing a classic ignition module for those years, most likely it has a blue grommet where the wiring goes into the unit, most part stores will have this in stock, it might be a good idea to replace the distributor pickup inside the distributor at this time, especially if it has never been changed. That too should be at your local parts store.

6,375

I had the same problem on one of my 65's and I replaced the coil (which was fire hot after running) and the ignition module. Now it runs fine.

Your Answer:

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,090 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $6,498.

ZIP:

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,820
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,810
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
256 Great Deals out of 38,498 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Corvette
90 Great Deals out of 15,068 listings starting at $3,620
Used Chevrolet Camaro
240 Great Deals out of 27,310 listings starting at $2,077
Used Ford F-150
2,415 Great Deals out of 207,420 listings starting at $1,300
Used Pontiac Firebird
5 Great Deals out of 679 listings starting at $4,700
Used Dodge Challenger
146 Great Deals out of 23,904 listings starting at $7,995
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
46 Great Deals out of 3,023 listings starting at $4,930
Used Chevrolet Impala
431 Great Deals out of 25,968 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen Beetle
107 Great Deals out of 7,168 listings starting at $1,750

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
96 listings starting at $7,500
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $7,800
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 159 listings starting at $7,950
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 372 listings starting at $6,498

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.