I owned a 82 t-bird, shortly, then I inherited my moms 84 t-bird, ford I will give you credit for a auto that's hard to kill, however the amount of money that has been dumped into that t-bird between my mom & myself, Ford should have just given me a new car.
I contacted Ford Motors years ago to find out if by some slight chance that there had been, maybe a possibility, that ford had a recall on it.
Hey, it's a "LEMON", deal with it. It left the assembly line a lemon. No way I will ever believe that I got the only lemon t-bird ford made.
So here it sits in front of my house, with only 95000 miles on it, automatic tran won't shift out of 1st gear.
The car use to up & die while driving it, didn't matter where I was at or if I was doing 30 or 70 mph, it would just "DIED". Never found anyone who could tell me why or what to fix, then after a few years, it stopped dying.? Go figure! So, for the worst problems I've had to constantly deal with was that "control selector for ac/heat, that thing has been changed soo many times, I finally just left the cover off that area, 2nd headache is the steering column, the switch box, that too has been a nightmare & the replacement part is crap & its too big & it keeps breaking & everything locks up.
Its been such a pleasure to own this ford car, I will never ever, ever own another ford auto. Those old sayings about ford- "Found On Roadside Dead" or "Fix Or Repair Daily", sure covers ford products for me.
Thanks ford for the 12 years of constantly costly me money & one major headache!!!
I could list every part that's been repaired or replaced on that car, but why? If you own a t-bird & it still runs & hasn't cost you your weekly check, more power to ya, as for using their replacement parts, the worst thing they ever did making 2nd products.
You can't kill it... As many problems that t-bird has managed to have, its has finally gone full circle. Some repairs are into the 2nd time around, but its those 5th & 6th timers that a part has had to be replaced, I just don't get it!!
The car had get power, good on gas, ac has crapped out 3 times now, switch box & selector for ac/heat, bought brand new every time, didn't matter, the parts still went out in s shorter time frame then the original parts.