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I have a 1984 Thunderbird that start ok when cold but once hot difficult to restart.

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1994 thunderbird lx rough cold starts warmed up runs fine alot of parts replaced new plugs and wires


You may have dirty fuel injectors - once the engine warms up and goes to closed-loop operation, the computer can compensate for clogged injectors to some extent. Another possibility is sticky valve lifters that work better once the oil gets hot - if this is the case you may hear a rhythmic tapping noise in the valve train at idle while the engine is cold.

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it sounds like the choke isn't closing on the carburetor when the engine is cold ( more gas, less air). normally step on gas pedal once to close choke before starting. need to find someone familiar with carburetors to help as it can be technical setting it up

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runs hot,ok, restarts hot ok
just dont start , cold, but it must because how do you get to 2hours?
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my guess, is it sometimes does start cold.
ever tune it up at the critical 60k mile service, ever, this decade?
that covers 99% bad cold starts. so , we do that first.
diagnosis is like 10x a tune up, so........ $$$$$

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Probably a head gasket. Water / antifreeze seeping into the cyllinder when it's hot/pressured up, and the plug won't fire until the water is blown out the exhaust, then it runs fine. Next time you hot start it, and it's running poorly, see if there is any white smoke coming out the exhaust.

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YES the yellow black is for the light circuit,hook it up and buy the way you can get a replacement plug for the alternator at any decent parts house.good job spotting the broken wire have a good day DB

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Ford thunderbird wont start in Cold weather


change distributor cap first and see how it goes could have a crack in it.Failing which you need to test the ignition module when its cold as sometimes a component will break down and not work when its cold ,this is very much a hands on type job so if dist cap doesnt cure it call a mobile mechanic

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