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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

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Passenger Cars -> Blower Motor, Replace -> Aspire -> Continental -> Contour & Mystique -> Cougar & Thunderbird -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort & Tracer -> Mark VIII -> Mustang -> Probe -> Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

Contour & Mystique
  • Working from inside vehicle, remove push pins and upper footwell trim panel from passenger side.
  • Disconnect blower motor wire harness electrical connector.
  • Carefully lift retaining lug on A/C blower motor flange, Fig. , and rotate blower motor counterclockwise approximately 30° to disengage it from A/C evaporator housing.
  • Pull blower motor out of A/C evaporator housing.
  • Reverse procedure to install. After inserting blower motor into A/C evaporator housing, turn clockwise until retaining lug engages.
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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Hydraulic Brake System 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 Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1980-97 Cougar, XR-7 & Thunderbird -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

Normal Service

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

DRIVESHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 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 4.6 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove starter shield, if required.
  • Disconnect starter cable and push on connector. When disconnecting hardshell connector at S-terminal, grasp plastic shell and pull off. Do not pull on wire. Be careful to pull straight off to prevent damage to connector and S-terminal. If any part ...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Thunderbird AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Powertrain Malfunction Indicator ->
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 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 in the powertrain system. If the lamp remains On a diagnostic trouble code is stored in the PCM. Following diagnosis and repair, the Powertrain Malfunction Indicator 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.

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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+.

Engine Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GASEngine Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Left Front Park Lamp
  • Left Headlamp
  • Anti-Lock Brake Control Module
  • Washer Motor
  • Transmission Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GASTransmission Components Diagram for 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Range Sensor
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Output Shaft Speed Sensor
  • 4R70W Transmission
  • Connector C-108
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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:
  • Shift Lock Actuator
  • Brake On/Off (BOO) Switch
  • 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • Brake On/Off (BOO) Switch
  • LH Rear Stop Lamp
  • RH Rear Stop Lamp
  • RH Rear Park Lamp
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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+.

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    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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