Question about 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX

1 Answer

1996 Ford Thunderbird LX V8 Automatic Transmission shudder

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

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 5,501 Answers

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.

Posted on Jul 08, 2017

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: problems with transmission

Sounds like bad motor mounts or transmission mount.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

emissionwiz
  • 75842 Answers

SOURCE: transmission started slipping in final drive.

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

  • 56 Answers

SOURCE: slight hesitation on pull-off with slight autobox shudder

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

wyatt1582
  • 453 Answers

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

saailer
  • 1868 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 1991 Ford Mustang 2.3 litre LX Automatic.

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Problems with 4R70W Auto Transmission Hello, I


It is time to pull the trans and rebuild it
Mileage has nothing to with that
If you go to You Tube Video there is a fellow
in Calif that has an excellent site where you
can learn all there is as he takes then apart
& back together
All transmissions have know faults brand new & it is
well known they all will fail at some point
You will get a real eye opener especially with fords
They just keep making junk with no intention to correct
a thing from year to year, That is left to the after market
to come up with the fixes
A dealer takes a reman out of a plastic case & installs
Just parts changers that is all a dealer is
You need a trans shop
Now all they do is trans & don't know cars

Aug 12, 2013 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

1 Answer

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.

Oct 30, 2011 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

2 Answers

Thunderbird Transmission Problem


get a used transmission from a wrecking yard and just replace the whole thing.
a transmission kit means you need to open the transmission up. this has hundrends of moving parts, do you realy know how to overhaul it?

Dec 15, 2009 | 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX

2 Answers

Ignition control module location for 1997 ford thunderbird?


1997 Ford Thunderbird Transmission problem
When driving normally transmission surges like it is not in gear. Had sensors replaced, nitural safety switch, and still acts up.

Dec 12, 2008 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

1 Answer

1996 TBird 4.6 auto/overdrive trans problem


Your transmission fluid contain water,thats why the colour of the fluid changed to pink.And of such the clutch is slipping causing the engine to reve up before shifting - Check transmission cooler.

Aug 21, 2008 | 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX Logo

Related Topics:

45 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75824 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5501 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...