Re: 1993 thunderbird

lorilynne opined in


Assume you are saying that the lights work and dont dim while you try to crank. If so....Most likely the starter (or the solenoid on same).
Seems to favor cold weather to fail.
To start the car once... not useful as a "fix", whacking the starter with a hammer.. not hard, just solid, often results in a start, as well as confirming the problem.
you would have to crawl under, starter is at lower rear passenger side of engine next to oil pan, and exhaust pipe.
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On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 10:15:58 -0500, "lorilynne"

Try removing, cleaning and tightening the ignition wire to the starter solenoid on the starter before you do anything else. That vintage Fords had a problem with this terminal and had a TSB out on it. It has to be squeezed to release the lock tab as you remove it. Tighten it by squeezing the connector with pliers before re-connecting. Also, coat it with a good coat of silicon grease to help prevent future corrosion.
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