the emissions coming from my car smells, when my mechanic hit the catalytic convertor, he didn't hear anything. Can it still be bad, if not, what could be wrong with it.

65

Asked by Mar 13, 2012 at 07:03 PM about the 1986 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

7 Answers

725

what is the mileage? had any coolant leak into the motor recently?

65

The mileage of the car is about 63,600. I have not noticed any coolant leak.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
725

any other symptond like loss of power, exhaust color, noises from motor, loss of fluid?

65

Sometimes when i am pressing on the gas, it feels like it loses power for a couple seconds. In addition,for a 5.0 engine, i think it would a more power when going uphill.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
725

is the mileage measured in kilometers or miles? is the original reading or has the odometer lapped once already, so is the reading 163,600 or 263,600 perhaps? the vehicles from 1980's burned oil, and some even required leaded gasoline, rather than unleaded gasoline. is the exhaust black in colour? which would account for the smell. loss of power on hill climbs usually an indicator of worn cams on the camshaft. and if it is carburated, then the carb probably needs to be adjusted and cleaned. hope this helps to pinpoint the issues, but there may be more based upon the age of the vehicle.

725

usually catalytic converter is replaced around 200,000 kilometers. the catalytic converter captures larger smog and emmissions particles so that these particles are not expelled into the atmosphere. an indicator of a full catalytic is absolutely reduced power, it is even difficult to get the vehicle in first gear. the check engine or service indicator will turn on, if the vehicle is equipped with these features. and a code reader will help to read the codes that have been sent from the computer in the vehicle.

385

If your Cats are plugged up, you will usually get a rotten egg smell. Most times anyways. Have your mechanic check out the flow performance on your exhaust system.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1963 thunderbird, rebuilt engine and transmission. 390 4 barrel. runs hot! after a mechanic worked on it and replaced the carburetor, 19 answers

    we have been checking everything, when we had it at home it did not run hot. we took it to a mechanic because we could not get the idle down. he said the carburetor was bad, got another one from thund...

    1963 Ford Thunderbird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Problems with my thunderbird. 2 answers

    So I bought this thunderbird about 2 months ago. Well here's what's wrong with it. Everytime I hit the gas the engine cuts off for a second then it will start moving. Sometimes the car dies when si...

    1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fuel injectors? 8 answers

    Hello my 5L TBird vibrats a lot I did an oil change and a tune up still shakes. But have not did the injectors sense I bought the car about two years ago would this help the vibrations? And I d...

    1993 Ford Thunderbird LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Average restoration cost 28 answers

    Need to repaint the body, overhaul 312 engine and 3 speed manual w/ over drive on a '56 T-Bird. What should it cost to repaint the Body? Cost for an average engine overhaul? Rebuild the transmissi...

    1956 Ford Thunderbird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What is wrong when the car starts but there is no power? 5 answers

    It starts fine but there is no power feels lie there is a clog it backfires does not shift right I have been told a coil, catalytic convertor, exhaust leak, need help before I take it to a mechanic an...

    2004 Ford Taurus LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,106 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $6,900.

ZIP:

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 oldtimer37
oldtimer37
Reputation 1,460
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,450
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
399 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
202 Great Deals out of 20,888 listings starting at $4,993
Used Chevrolet Camaro
309 Great Deals out of 38,867 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-150
2,884 Great Deals out of 212,656 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
13 Great Deals out of 797 listings starting at $2,991
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
86 Great Deals out of 3,324 listings starting at $2,988
Used Chevrolet Impala
799 Great Deals out of 34,708 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Taurus
264 Great Deals out of 20,626 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
394 Great Deals out of 30,065 listings starting at $2,343
Used Mercury Cougar
241 listings starting at $2,495
Used BMW 3 Series
1,471 Great Deals out of 38,438 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
88 listings starting at $8,990
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
143 listings starting at $7,995
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 155 listings starting at $6,900
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 306 listings starting at $7,200