I have a 1985 ford thunderbird 2.3l turbo all the ignition system has been replaced. i drove to the gas station and shut it off went back out and it wouldn't start please help

David Marsh

Asked by Nov 17, 2013 at 06:08 PM about the 1985 Ford Thunderbird Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

Tracy Hooks

Three things to make an engine run: Spark, fuel and air. Does the ignition system have spark? (never mind that components have been replaced), is there fuel pressure? (not a spurt from the schrader valve but measured pressure - 20+ PSI) Is the timing belt turning the camshaft when cranking? I'd look at these things first - then try to figure out which component has failed.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 85 Tbird with spark and gas but won't start 3 answers

    I have a 1985 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe 2.3L. I've got spark. I've got good gas pressure. Plugs are wet. Still it won't start. I'm thinking maybe the electronics modulator on the distributor or an oxyge...

    1985 Ford Thunderbird


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is it the Fuel Filter, Fuel Pump or Wiring? 9 answers

    My 1992 T-Bird, was doing really good until I got it smog, had an o2 sensor replace and an egr sensor. Went to a Valero gas station then it started running horribly, jerking, missing, I burned out the...

    Ford Thunderbird


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Please help Transmission and starter problem 1 answer

    I have a 94 Ford Thunderbird 4.6L. The other day my wife and I went all over the place in it. When we were about to go home we went to get groceries. I ran inside with the car running. When i got ba...

    1994 Ford Thunderbird LX


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 86 thunderbird turbo coupe 15 answers

    i needs for my turbo coupe along with interior parts, but i cant find any website that have what i need so can anyone help

    1986 Ford Thunderbird


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Did Ford make a Talladega Special Thunderbird? 4 answers

    A friend and I were planning on parting out this car, but we want to find out more information about it first. It is a 1985 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe with a five speed manual transmission. It say...

    1985 Ford Thunderbird Turbo


    Shopping & Pricing

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 oldtimer37
Reputation 1,420
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,380
#3 tennisshoes
Reputation 1,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang"
720 Great Deals out of 41,399 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
426 Great Deals out of 20,259 listings starting at $3,688
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
795 Great Deals out of 38,866 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford F-150"
3,156 Great Deals out of 216,422 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class"
116 Great Deals out of 3,663 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger"
647 Great Deals out of 30,064 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Firebird"
11 Great Deals out of 890 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Impala"
931 Great Deals out of 35,797 listings starting at $700
Used Mercury Cougar"
269 listings

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 93 listings starting at $7,500
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 161 listings starting at $7,998
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 146 listings starting at $7,900
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 346 listings starting at $6,777