Question about 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX
My Tbird has 121K on the odometer.Recently the transmission seems to have a slight shudder in it during shifting occasionally, but only at lower speeds/easier driving. So far my research indicates that it could be the torque converter may be empty even though the trans itself is full and clean. I don't know when the last trans service was and it has only been a few days so the shudder isn't bad, but enough for me to notice.
Posted by Anonymous on
Check rear emergency brakes if you have 4 wheel discs. When soot and brake lining fall to bottom of assembly they jam and shudder until wheels start rolling fast enough to scatter debris.
Also if posi equipped there is a needed rear-end additive to help clutch plates work. Perhaps clean rear-end lube and additive is needed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I am a ford tech and once this transmission starts slipping in OD u are going to need an overhaul, changing the fluid won't correct the problem.
Posted on May 27, 2010
Yes. Sounds like a plugged Trans filter or burned fluid. A full service on the Trans usually runs about $90 and is money well spent.
Another problem-which bugged me for 3 months, and had your similar symptoms, was a worn out fan clutch. It sent a shudder throughout the vehicle which mimicked a transmission issue. I know it sounds silly, but a new fan clutch cured my shifting issues.
The fan should rotate smoothly with some resistance (Engine OFF, of course) If you feel binding of any kinf, it probably is bad. Also check to see if you can cause movement fore and aft. If you can get it to rock back and forth, it is bad and needs to be replaced.
A fan clutch for that vehicle usually runs about $55
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
SOURCE: transmission ford thunderbird
Sounds like more of a fuel problem to me.Check fuel pressure 35-40psi and or change fuel pump. Any was the car is equip with a TFI module which controls gas, spark and timing. Located in one or two areas.
First spot is in the front of the car next to radiator passenger side. It will be gray in color about 3" long bolted in a heat dispactor. Spot 2 Drviers side of fire wall next to the master cylnder.
Posted on Oct 30, 2011
Hello! Your best bet is to visit your local Ford parts desk and have them order the correct hardware needed...guru...Saailer
Posted on Nov 07, 2011
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