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1997 ford thunderbird starting

Engine does not start when first tried. Radiator fan will run a couple of minutes then shuts off, engine can then be started. Happens all the time after engine is shut off whether engine is hot or cold.

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  • jason rosario Sep 29, 2013

    i been haveing the same problem for about three years now the car still runs lol but drivess me freaking insaineeeeeeee

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    car is running but when get hot fan start and engine shutt off.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    engine gets hot quickly


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Get those right, it will work!

It could be one of many things. Might have a sheared flywheel key, bad carb, bad ignition wires, points, etc.

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