1996 Ford Thunderbird Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Ford Thunderbird
1996 Ford Thunderbird Problems
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.
If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.
Engine misfire could be caused by worn or broken motor mounts that raise the motor on one side while the vehicle is accelerating. The stress on the engine control wiring harness can cause breaks in the injector or sensor wires, which then causes drivability concerns such as poor fuel economy and engine misfires.
1996 Ford Thunderbird Questions
I have recently began working on the car myself since I spent close to 2k on fixing the car already. I have replaced both ECT and CHT sensors, bought a new fan and still it does not come on by itself. Could it be a fuse in the control module box, or the sensor connectors? If it's the fuse, wh...
Spark plugs been changed. Fuel injectors cleaned. Using premium gas. Tried sea foam.
have Sport pads with standard rotor. Pads seem to large. They extend up past the rotor, and are grinding on hub of rotor. Pads fit on sport rotor, which is taller and has a smaller hub. Problem there is sport rotor is to large to fit caliper bracket. What's up?
1996 Ford Thunderbird Recalls
1996 Ford Thunderbird Reviews
I've never been a real fan of Ford until I gambled and bought my 1996 v-8....this is absolutely the best car I've ever owned, powerful, quiet, a smooth ride, and stylish good looks - the only fault I can find is the cup holders are positioned awkwardly
i have a 1997 ford thunderbird but when i buy parts its gotta be for a 96 tbird. but my cars a 1997 makes no sense made a few trips to autozone with parts for a 97 and not fit .. anyways its a great car i just put brakes on it but my rotors are so messed up when im goin like 65 and i gotta make a sudden stop it shakes like u wouldnt believe .but all 4 wheels are all disc brakes is there anyway ...
I LIKE THE CAR VERY GOOD AND DEPENDABLE