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2003 Ford Thunderbird difficulty in getting computer parts

I have a 2003 Ford Thunderbird. It consistently has had computer issues with the transmission shifting. (Fixed twice already). Now same problem has occured but worse, and the temperature control is shot and other electronic issues. The Ford dealer said 3 computer systems have been "fried". However, since Ford sold off the Jag to Tata they are claiming they are having difficulty in getting the parts (from India). Car has been in the shop for 2 weeks - almost 3. No date or total cost yet for fixing the car. Is it that difficult? If this continues will it continue to be difficult or should I start looking at another car?

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It sounds like the dealer may be telling u a few stories. If it happened 3 times already than the TRUE PROBLEM was never found. They sound like they want u to take your car from them. I would definitely speak to management If u intend on keeping it. If u can.......start looking. Good luck & don't let the dealer take all your $

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Hi,

A couple of things you can try:

  • remove the negative battery terminal to reset your car's computer. There are some car stereos that would require a security code when the battery is removed;
  • on your next fill up, try if you can get a higher octane gas instead of your normal, say if you use to put in 91, shift temporarily to 95;
  • add a can of injector/carb cleaner in your gas tank;
  • on a long stretch, drive aggressively and hard. The idea is to clean your fuel system, combustion chamber, valves, exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, exhaust system including your EGR and O2 sensors.
If error indicator persist, trace the EGR wiring with special attention to the connectors at the ends.

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Change the fluid and filter. Take note of the condition of the old oil and filter ie. does it smell burnt? Are there any metal filings/fragments? Use only mercon ATF, no additives. If this doesn't fix it, it will need a pressure/road test. Only other thing is the vacuum modulator valve. To check it, look on the pass side of the trans towards the rear for a small vacuum actuator. You'll recognize it because it has a vacuum hose going to it and it has one bolt holding it on. Remove it with an oil drain pan handy. There is a small push rod in the hole, be careful not to lose it. Now if you somewhat clean it, you can put a short piece of vacuum hose on it, and **** on it to see if it holds vacuum. There is a spring loaded diaphram inside that you should be able to move if you **** hard enough. If it's nfg, then air will be able to flow throuh the diaphram and it won't work. Hope this helps.

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We have been experiencing same faults on a 2005 Expedition,with engine stopping and the message "Check electronic throttle". Ifirst went to AutoZone and they read the codes. They suggested replacing thethrottle sensor, which we did, but car stopped again. We had to replace thebattery in a month and this is the fix. The battery was almost 6 years old andwhen you first start your engine, it sucks too much load and gives these faultsto the computer. It never stopped since then (3 mo already). Sometimes we useto get the message 3 times a day.

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