I have a 2004 t-bird. How necessary is power steering flush, fuel injection service and/or throttle body service? If not now, when?

Asked by May 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM about the 2004 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car has 17,000 mi, is garage-kept and is driven/handled with "kid gloves".    Dont want to waste $ on a sunday "show car" but also don't want to cause permanent damage or risk a break-down.

2 Answers

242,015

Those services sounds like you were at a dealership and they were fishing for money. Not necessary if the vehicle is running nad driving fine. I wait to do the PS flush around 80K., Use top tier fuel and no need to do the fuel injection service, and throttle body can be cleaned of carbon when there is idle issues, and at 17K miles I suspect yours is clean.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
24,615

Agreed. Usually, a PS flush isn't necessary unless the system has been contaminated or the fluid is worn out - 80K is about right. Fuel injection service - not needed - RARELY needed. Throttle Body Service/Cleaning is seldom necessary and usually only after a major service with a lot of miles accumulated. The Idea of cleaning the Throttle Body is to improve idle quality. Keep the Oil changed and the fuel fresh - check the quality of your antifreeze.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,580
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,530
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
537 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
147 Great Deals out of 20,685 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150
2,059 Great Deals out of 207,350 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
45 Great Deals out of 2,814 listings starting at $4,530
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
44 Great Deals out of 3,935 listings starting at $2,985
Used Jaguar XK-Series
39 Great Deals out of 665 listings starting at $4,585
Used Porsche Boxster
45 Great Deals out of 1,146 listings starting at $3,920
Used BMW 3 Series
945 Great Deals out of 30,260 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
592 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 144 listings starting at $7,485
2002 Ford Thunderbird Base Convertible For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 357 listings starting at $5,991

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.