1993 5.0 302 TBird shuts off why?


Asked by Jul 19, 2012 at 09:11 PM about the 1993 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 94 TBird shuts off when it's hot out but the temp Meter never goes to hot it get to the middle and she shuts off
when I'm sitting. Even at running temp doesnt hit the middle. But could it shut off because I may need a new
thermastat? What could be the reson for this? Oh and when she shuts off I starte her rite back i do wait a couple off
seconds before starting back up again.

Thanks for any suggestion!!

4 Answers


It's a 93 sorry for the typo.


I suspect your TFI module is faulty. Have someone look into/test this for you. Classis symptom is your car shuts off when warm nd your able to start it back up when cool. It a candy bar size module attached to the side of the distributor, has a big plug attached to it. Also could be a dirty throttle body and IAC sensor. Clean those first before replacing the module.


Thank you I will have all that checked out.


I there a way for me to test this my self or is it a hole big prosesse?

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,052 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $5,000.


Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
609 Great Deals out of 36,206 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Corvette
194 Great Deals out of 19,859 listings starting at $2,490
Used Chevrolet Camaro
413 Great Deals out of 30,520 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford F-150
2,541 Great Deals out of 193,412 listings starting at $799
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
71 Great Deals out of 4,351 listings starting at $2,950
Used Jeep Wrangler
331 Great Deals out of 16,904 listings starting at $2,999
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
64 Great Deals out of 3,007 listings starting at $4,500
Used Pontiac Firebird
12 Great Deals out of 887 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercury Cougar
190 listings
Used Ford Taurus
188 Great Deals out of 15,917 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chevrolet Impala
549 Great Deals out of 35,119 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

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.