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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
90,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace entire evap system (1 reports)
1996 Ford Thunderbird electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042015

Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


I've replaced the gas cap, purge valve, and rubber tubing. Problem is still there, the only thing left is the charcoal canister, but it's too much of a pain in the ass to get to. I just ignore it and clear the code when it pops up. It only pops up about once a week.

- , Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 082008

Thunderbird LX 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

Unable to find a OB 2 fault Code to establish a fix from Ford dealerships service dept' or parts dept. A Calif. vehicle OB 2 Fault Code 1443 I have a a code reader and all OB 2 codes start with a 0 them thre digits can not find what a code 1443 is

- , Littlerock, CA, USA

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