19th Sep 2002, 17:50

I have a 1995 Ford Thunderbird, has anyone found the problem of the vibration in the rear end of these cars? I have spent a lot of money and still can't find it! Wheels, tires, rear end over haul, axles, drive shaft, trans mount, engine mounts, trans overhaul?

10th Nov 2002, 16:16

Rear vibration in our 1995 Thunderbird LX at around 35-40 miles and hour disappeared after having the Transmission Serviced. Ford authorized serviceman said this is a common problem in these cars as well as Crown Vics when they obtain high mileage. I think it's something to do with the Torque Converter. Hope this helps.

16th Sep 2004, 18:46

I bought a 95 T-Bird LX about 4 months ago. Comfortable, more than enough horses for a daily driver, and not to mention more style and 60% less trendy than a mustang. The only problems I've found; Oddometer broken, driver side power window doesn't go up or down on it's own, but the motor does work, and a funny vibration every time @ 55mph. (and the headlights are dull as well) Other than that, I plan on owning it for quite a while. Derick Fricke

San Antonio, TX.

15th Dec 2007, 23:39

There is a very awesome product out that can make yellowed head lights look new again. Most of the time it's due to oxidation that builds up on the outer portion of the head lamps. You can get it at kragen and it works great. Sometimes it might be the interior part of the light that's bad, then you might have to replace it. I found a new pair of aftermarket ones for $90 dollars for both sides on ebay. And I know how it is with the power window (s), I had to buy about 4 switches so far since 2003, but I only paid about $20 dollars for each one at the Ford dealer. I have about 220,000 miles on mine and the only vibration I felt was when it needed the tires balanced. Once I did that it was fine.

6th May 2009, 21:25

If you have the vibration problem in the back, the car needs a new torque converter in the transmission. It's happened to me, and getting it replaced fixed it right up.

10th Jun 2010, 11:48

I have a set of 205/70 tires for my Tbird that a buddy gave me off of his 'stang. How much of an effect would this have on the handling of the car?

25th Apr 2011, 21:35

From what I understand about these cars, the driveshaft reaches a resonant frequency around 65 mph (mine does). It is something the Ford engineers knew about, and for whatever reason, just ran with. If you look on your driveshaft, there is a big balance weight... perhaps it came off. Just google Thunderbird driveshaft vibration, and you should get a good explanation.

4th Apr 2012, 23:15

If you have rear drum brakes, the drums don't fit the axle shafts correctly. They have too much clearance between the axle shaft O.D. and the drum I.D..

You will need to shim the space around the axle to align.