My 2005 Thunderbird check engine light has been on for months. It has been to shop over and over. They have replaced the battery, changed some sort of sensor, the gas cap is tight and I filled the tank completely and also had the oil changed. They keep saying the scanner says it needs a new map sensor but they then checked with the local Ford dealer who said the car doesn't have a map sensor. What's up?

Asked by Aug 23, 2016 at 06:23 PM about the 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The details are in the question.

5 Answers

68,895

The ford dealer is correct,there is no map sensor,what the computer is reading is a bad EGR valve.

13,175

The Jaguar / Ford 3.9 uses both MAP and MAF Your vehicle is equipped with an EGR system module(new type EGR valve). This module consist of 2 MAP sensors that independently read intake manifold and exhaust pressure. Here is basically how it works. Look up the TSB if you want to understand how this works.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
68,895

Auto centric is corect,but it is biult into the egr and is not indepedant,will have to replace the EGR.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
70,875

What trouble code(s) do you have? -Jim

110

You need take the car some where else and let them check the codes and find out what code number they are coming up with. Once we have that information, we would be better to help you.

Your Answer

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,063 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $5,000.

ZIP:

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
594 Great Deals out of 36,129 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Corvette
185 Great Deals out of 19,805 listings starting at $2,490
Used Ford F-150
2,517 Great Deals out of 193,861 listings starting at $799
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
65 Great Deals out of 4,368 listings starting at $2,950
Used Jeep Wrangler
330 Great Deals out of 17,069 listings starting at $2,999
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
66 Great Deals out of 2,997 listings starting at $4,500
Used Pontiac Solstice
22 Great Deals out of 437 listings starting at $4,900
Used Porsche Boxster
57 Great Deals out of 1,197 listings starting at $3,900
Used Jaguar XK-Series
37 Great Deals out of 630 listings starting at $2,798
Used Ford Taurus
185 Great Deals out of 15,810 listings starting at $1,850
Used Lincoln Town Car
42 Great Deals out of 1,733 listings starting at $1,000

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.