My car will not stay started

Asked by Jun 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM about the 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ive bought a new alternator and a new battery and also the starter is new as well. im thinking its a problem with my wires somewhere but i have no clue...

1 Answer

71,025

If your engine dies as soon as you release the ignition key, check your ignition switch. Power must pass through the switch to get to the ignition system at your engine. This is what fires the spark plugs to ignite the air/fuel mixture in your cylinders to make the engine run. HTH. -Jim

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,650
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,580
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
540 Great Deals out of 35,434 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Corvette
163 Great Deals out of 19,667 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
414 Great Deals out of 30,558 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford F-150
2,502 Great Deals out of 195,942 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercury Cougar
178 listings
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
61 Great Deals out of 3,053 listings starting at $4,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
320 Great Deals out of 17,341 listings starting at $2,999
Used Pontiac Firebird
6 Great Deals out of 769 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
70 Great Deals out of 4,375 listings starting at $2,750
Used Ford Taurus
189 Great Deals out of 15,440 listings starting at $1,850

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.