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hey guys, I was just looking for pages people created on thunderbirds and ran across this. I bought my 92 SC about a month ago and I love it, hey, does the posi rear end come stock on them or is it an aftermarket add on? either way it turns heads, or it did turn heads... I almost got into an accident last week and ended up in the ditch, since then my engine's been knocking pretty bad and I'm not sure what it is, so untill i figure it out it's parked. :( but I hope to be making a lot more visits here and I just wanted to say Hi to all the members...Hi! :D
05-27-2003, 01:40 AM
Posi-trac (or Trak-Lok in Fordspeak) was standard on all SC's with the exception of the 94/95 automatic SC's which got the electronic traction control. What all is wrong with the engine? Was there any other cosmetic damage to the car? Start with the basics and you should be able to figure out what is wrong.
The only cosmetic damage is the passenger side mirror got busted off because it hit a stop sign, other than that, still looks pretty good. and now that I think of it, the car was making almost the same noise before and it turned out to be the coil, i had that replaced and it sounded fine. so I'm thinking that might have gone out again, but i dont see why it would keep burning out coils.. it sounds like it could be a pushrod or lifter maybe. it still runs, but i dont want to run it sounding like that.
05-27-2003, 05:57 PM
Without actually hearing it, it is tough to diagnose. I have heard once or twice of faulty a faulty DIS module causing the coil pack to fail. Are you getting a check engine light?
nope, no check engine light, i just remembered my tranny lines underneith the car are damaged a little, as well as my front air dam, you wouldnt see it unless you looked hard though. When I went into the ditch i got some air cause it was really steep, hit pretty hard when I landed. when i got it out it ran good for about a mile, then i started hearing this squeek, kinda like the front suspention was going out, then it escaladed into this hard knock, when i went to slow down it stalled. but like i said before other than those cosmetic things, there's no visible damage to the engine at all...maybe i just havent looked hard enough.
05-27-2003, 06:25 PM
Get that front air dam fixed if you can. It is a crucial part of the cooling system in directing air up and through the radiator.
06-10-2003, 01:27 PM
Back to the traction lock subject. I have a '95 automatic, and yes it has electronic traction control. First, can someone explain to us all how it works? Finallly, is there a way to program/modify/rig the electronic traction control to make it work like posi? Like, can you install the posi unit in the diff housing, then rig the electronics so that when you press the traction control button you have posi? When the button was not engaged, you would have normal power to one wheel for good drivability, but when you wanted to put the hammer down, you'd press the traction control button and be able to lay two black stripes. Would that not be awesome? Best of both worlds. If there is a way, I am going to do this!
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