T-bird wont start.

10

Asked by Mar 06, 2015 at 08:45 PM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed the oil in my 97 T-bird. Afterwards I cranked it up normally and let it idle up on the car ramps for about 15 minutes. It suddenly died and would not start back up. It will still try to crank but won't turn over.

3 Answers

7,685

Check all fuses under the hood to start with, fuel pump,ecm,etc.

10

Is there such a thing as putting in too much oil? My manual said my car holds 5.3 quarts. I put in 6 because my car burns oil and I have to add a quart every couple of months. I have since drained a quart back out.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
335

Yes you czn put in too much oil, it will increase the pressure in the sump and force oil up the cylinders znd MAY czuse the motor to lock or become hzrd to turn. let it drain, drain out so e oil, make sure its not too thick putting in thick oil does sometimes help but can cause other problems with the lifters etc. drain,out about two pints, run standing for 20 minutes then add the correct rems7nder oil

Your Answer

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,097 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $6,950.

ZIP:

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,640
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,550
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
744 Great Deals out of 42,177 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Corvette
242 Great Deals out of 22,068 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
418 Great Deals out of 31,676 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford F-150
2,116 Great Deals out of 181,536 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
70 Great Deals out of 4,209 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mercury Cougar
213 listings starting at $1,421
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
53 Great Deals out of 2,711 listings starting at $3,950
Used Pontiac Firebird
8 Great Deals out of 806 listings starting at $3,295
Used Chevrolet Impala
575 Great Deals out of 34,588 listings starting at $1,250
Used Jeep Wrangler
271 Great Deals out of 15,725 listings starting at $2,997
Used Jaguar XK-Series
31 Great Deals out of 650 listings starting at $3,995
Used Porsche 911
102 Great Deals out of 4,832 listings starting at $11,500

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.