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The video above shows how to check the belts on your 1997 Ford Thunderbird - if it gives more than a half inch when pressed, is cracked, frayed or appears shiny, you should change it (or have it changed) immediately. Worn belts in a Thunderbird are one of those things that can cause a lot of problems if ignored, while typically being fairly cheap and easy to replace. Check out our parts page for coupons on new belts for your Thunderbird!
The belts in your Thunderbird connect your engine to many of the components you use every day such as your air conditioner, battery (via the alternator), power steering and cooling system. As such, you may experience a dead battery, difficulty steering, overheating, etc. that might be due to a worn belt, not a faulty component! If your Thunderbird is one of those Fords that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.
A/C blowing hot air?1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8
Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8