1991 Ford Thunderbird - Reliability

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Base Coupe (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1991 Ford Thunderbird by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine A Common problem on this vehicle is failure of one or both Head Gaskets . Failure of theHead Gaskets applies to 3.8 Liter EFI Engine Only. Occasional problems on this vehicle is failure of the Pressure Feedback EGR (PFE) Sensor and the Idle Air Control Motor.

The cost to repair the Head Gaskets is estimated from $1500.00 - $2000.00 for parts and labor.The cost to repair the PFE Sensor is estimated at $40.00 for parts and $30.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Idle Air Control Motor is estimated at $80.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Brake Pressure Switch and the Brake Accumulator.

The cost to repair the Brake Pressure Switch is estimated at $90.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Brake Accumulator is estimated at $100.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Heating & Air Conditioning This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured.

The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-5 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $200.00-$300.00 parts and labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Starting & Charging An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Ignition Switch. Failure of the Ignition Switch may prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the Ignition Switch is estimated at $40.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Accessories An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Instrument Cluster Gauges Ground.

The cost to repair the Instrument Cluster Gauges Ground is estimated at $00.0 for parts and $130.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Overall 3 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Ford Thunderbird by Identifix

  1991 1992 1993
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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