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Delayed start I have a 1990 ford thunderbird I noticed it's taking a little extra holding of the key to get it started. Any Ideas?

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Delayde timing advance r or poor fuel delivery

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SOURCE: 1990 chevrolet 1500 pickup starts hard when cold

Most likely the coolant temperature sensor for the vehicle computer. Secondly, could be the tps sensor "throttle position sensor" not registering correctly or perhaps lots of other things but most likely the coolant temp sensor.
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SOURCE: 1997 ford thunderbird 4.6 v8

check your tranny and engine mounts.
they may be bad or going bad and will create that vibration. specially the tranny ones.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Service manual 1990 Ford T-bird Super Coupe

Try the autozone.com website and register the vehicle information. They should have an online repair manual that will be of some help to you. It doesn't cost anything and is a pretty handy resource. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the fuel pump o a 1990 ford thunderbird

The starter SOLENOID is on the starter motor. The starter RELAY is located on the left fender apron just behind the battery. (The positive (+) battery cable connects to it)

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