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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
22,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Ford Thunderbird fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 202013

Thunderbird

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Drive the car only about 3,000 miles or less a summer. Always garaged and in mint condition. Original owner.

This summer drove a few times with no problems. Took it out again, filled the tank and after about 10 miles it started making a popping noise. Sounded like the engine was misfiring or problem with the fuel. Problem got worst when on the highway. Put some injection cleaner in it and it seemed better. Two weeks later, again filled the tank and it did the same thing. Changed the fuel filter and still made that popping sound. Seems fuel related but not sure. Only use high test fuel. Change oil every 3,000 miles.

- , Beverly, MA, USA

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