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

Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code Identification -> Electrical Symbol Identification -> Domestic Vehicles
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Front Disc Brakes -> Inspection
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

Remove wheels and inspect brake disc, caliper and linings. The wheel bearings should be inspected at this time and repacked if necessary. Do not get any grease on the linings.

If the caliper is cracked or fluid leakage through the casting is evident, it must be replaced as a unit.

Should it become necessary to remove the caliper when installing new parts, clean all parts in alcohol, then wipe dry using lint-free cloths. Using an air hose, blow out drilled passages and bores. Inspect dust boots for punctures or tears. If punctures or tears are evident, install new boots during assembly.

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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 U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

Disassemble

Do not clamp driveshaft in jaws of a vice or a similar holding fixture.

  • Place driveshaft on a suitable workbench.
  • Mark positions of driveshaft components relative to driveshaft tube. This ensures all components are reassembled in same relationship to maintain correct balance.
  • Index driveshaft and driveshaft components.
  • Clamp U-Joint Tool in a vise.
  • Remove snap rings.
  • If bearing cup cannot be pressed all way out, remove it with vise grips.
  • Remove driveshaft slip-yoke.
  • Position driveshaft in U-Joint Tool.
  • Press out a bearing cup.
  • Rotate driveshaft 180 degrees.
  • Press on...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

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

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect wire harness attachments to alternator.
  • Disengage drive belt from alternator pulley.
  • Remove alternator mounting bolts or pivot bolt.
  • Remove alte...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Check Engine Lamp/Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/Service Engine Soon Lamp -> 1995-97 Models -> EEC-IV -> EEC-V -> Keep Alive Memory (KAM) Reset & PCM Reset Less Electronic Tester -> PCM Reset Using Generic Scan Tool -> PCM Reset Using Star Tester
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

This lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. After engine starts, the lamp should go off, unless a fault condition is detected by the EEC-IV system. A diagnostic trouble code is stored in the PCM. Following diagnosis and repair, the Check Engine/MIL lamp will automatically reset when stored diagnostic trouble codes are cleared from PCM memory. The PCM reset procedure allows the scan tool to command the PCM to clear all diagnostic trouble codes.

EEC-IV

PCM Reset Using Star Tester
  • Turn ignition Off.
  • Perform required vehicle preparation and visual inspection.
  • Connect Star teste...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water pump connection.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump connection.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedu...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

  • Rotate tensioner away from belt using a breaker bar installed in 1/2 inch square hole in tensioner arm.
  • Lift old belt over alternator pulley...

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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+.

Engine Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GASEngine Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Anti-Lock Brake Control Module
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sender
  • Engine Coolant Level Sensor
  • 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
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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 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Generator
  • Regulator
  • Stator
  • 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Glove Box Lamp
  • Engine Compartment Lamp
  • Integrated Control Module
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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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    Click here to view more details1995 Ford Thunderbird Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly, Rear, 19.125 in. extended length; 14.5 in. compressed length; With 1.1875 in. bore, 0.5 in. diameter piston rod, stem upper mount and bushing-and-sleeve lower mount; Includes dust shield; This twin-tube gas-charged shock absorber combines position sensitive damping and Monroe's Safe Tech system to enhance control and ride safety without compromising ride comfort; Precision tapered grooves in the pressure tube provide a smooth and comfortable ride by allowing fluid to flow through and around the piston, whereas a Fluon-banded piston and application-engineered full displaced valving provide extra vehicle control once the piston travels beyond the grooves; Other features include all weather fluid for reduced friction and smooth rod reaction as well as a special self-lubricating seal that retains gas without excessive wear..

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