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1996 Ford Thunderbird CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Ford REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    Compressor Service -> Shaft Seal, Replace -> FS-10 & 10P13 -> Installation -> Panasonic -> Removal
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

    FS-10 & 10P13
    Removal
    • Clamp compressor in suitable support, then remove clutch hub as outlined under "Clutch Hub & Pulley, Replace."
    • Remove shaft seal felt from nose of compressor.
    • Remove snap ring as follows:
      • Insert tip of snap ring remover tool No. T89P-19623-DH, or equivalent, into one eye of the snap ring, Fig. .
      • Rotate snap ring until eye is close to compressor shaft, Fig. .
      • Keeping tool shaft against side of nose opening, quickly pull upward and remove snap ring, Fig. .
    • Push shaft seal remover over ...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    Disc Brakes -> Front Disc Brakes -> Tightening Specifications
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Shutoff Switch Location -> 1993-97 Cougar, Thunderbird & XR-7
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    The inertia switch is located at ...

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    DRIVESHAFT, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Index-mark driveshaft. Place a paint index-mark on pinion flange to driveshaft centering socket yoke.
    • Remove driveshaft-to-driveshaft pinion flange bolts.
    • Place a paint index-mark on driveshaft slip-yoke to transmissio...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Disconnect engine control sensor wiring and starter battery cable from starter solenoid. When disconnecting hardshell connector of engine control sensor wiring at S-terminal, grasp plastic shell and pull straight off. Do not pull on...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Check Fuel Cap Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    The Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the On position as a bulb check. If the lamp remains...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

    Inlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
    • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
    • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at water crossover outlet.
    • Remove hose from water crossover outlet.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to install.

    Outlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose outlet clamp at heater core.
    • Disconnect heater outlet hose...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    • Rotate automatic tensioner away from belt.
    • Remove old belt from pulleys.
    • Install new belt over pulleys.
    • Ensure all V-groo...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 1996 Ford Thunderbird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Power Seats Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GASPower Seats Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Trunk Lid Release Switch
  • Transmission Control Switch
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Ashtray Lamp
  • Passenger Seat Control Switch
  • Body Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GASBody Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Remote/Keyless Entry Module
  • Luggage Compartment Lamp
  • Right Backup Lamp
  • Right Vanity Lamp
  • Right License Lamp
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1996 Ford Thunderbird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Blower Motor
  • Check Valve
  • Blend Door Motor Control
  • Outside Recirculate Door Vacuum Motor
  • Floor Panel Door Vacuum Motor
  • 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • LH/RH Ignition Coil
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1996 Ford Thunderbird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1996 Ford Thunderbird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1996 Ford Thunderbird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1996 Ford Thunderbird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1996 Ford Thunderbird cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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