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

73,055

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

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So replacing the throttle is a waste of time?

73,055

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.

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