97 fordthurder bird

Asked by Mar 18, 2017 at 09:24 PM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Everytime I press the gas...it will go forward but
very slow with a loud air sound?HELP!!!!

3 Answers


You have a plugged up catalytic converter. The cat needs to be changed out. It is in the exhaust system.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

So replacing the throttle is a waste of time?


Yes, if you get the vehicle warmed up to operating temperature, drive around the block, park in a dark area with the engine still running look at the catalytic converter in the exhaust. It should be glowing orange.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,011 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $6,987.


Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
325 Great Deals out of 38,826 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
106 Great Deals out of 15,821 listings starting at $4,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
266 Great Deals out of 30,432 listings starting at $4,200
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
57 Great Deals out of 3,235 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150
2,602 Great Deals out of 221,772 listings starting at $1,222
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
54 Great Deals out of 4,380 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
6 Great Deals out of 251 listings starting at $3,500
Used Porsche Boxster
29 Great Deals out of 1,186 listings starting at $4,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
5 Great Deals out of 653 listings starting at $4,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
395 Great Deals out of 27,759 listings starting at $1,499
Used Jaguar XK-Series
21 Great Deals out of 615 listings starting at $5,900
Used Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
40 Great Deals out of 1,289 listings starting at $1,492

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.