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Checking the oil in a Thunderbird is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Ford have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 1997 Ford Thunderbird. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Thunderbird. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your Thunderbird is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your Thunderbird is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8
Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8