I have a 1996 Thunderbird. When I try to start it, it cranks but the engine doesn't stay running.

Asked by Nov 06, 2014 at 11:25 AM about the 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

If I start it, and hold the gas for a few minutes once it turns over, it stays running. But if it
sits for a few hours, I have the same problem again. Any ideas?

9 Answers

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did you change the spark plug and is it carbed

no I haven't. it just started last night. It was running fine. I parked the car and it sat for a few hours. I came back to start it and it starts and shuts off instantly.

7,515

have you checked the spark

no

7,515

is it carberated or fuel injected

fuel injected

7,515

check spark and fuel filter

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Is there a chance it has jumped timing? Had a Chrysler that did that and the timing belt jumped a notch but it did run rough when it happened.

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