1996 Ford Mustang Overview


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4.55 stars

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96 Base Mustang, 4.6 Swapped, Yes Its Fast by Mike
 — The car is a base model 96. Came as a V6 car. A complete V8 swap was done by myself, from engine to rear end. The engine is a 2003 4.6 V8 from a Lincoln Town Car. Engine mods so far are slim, Cold air... Read More
Thanks Ford by Mike
 — Love the car, got it with 52k on it and now have 177k and still runs like a champ. Performance for it being stock is prety good, fun to drive once you lower it(handles much better) gears however do ... Read More
1996 Ford Mustang/steeda by Jessie
 — well i own this 96 gt/steeda it has the g-trac suspension along with a stage 3 clutch and cobra rearend. nothing really to fancy under the hood yet all it has is a cold air intake. but i have ordered ... Read More

1996 Ford Mustang Overview

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1996 Ford Mustang

The 1996 Ford Mustang brought a line of more efficient engines to the model. Gone was the 5.0-liter V8 that had been part of the Mustang engine choices for over 20 years, across three generations of the pony car. Ford instead opted for the more efficient 4.6-liter V8 rated at 225 horsepower.

The Cobra came standard with a 4.6-liter V8 rated at 305 horsepower. The 1996 Saleen continued to provide the most thrilling ride of the bunch, with an S-351 rated at 500 horsepower.

A new color was introduced with the 1996 Mustang: Mystic. This color looks black on cloudy days, but when the sun is out, reflects purples and reds.


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Ford Mustang Questions


Parking Lights Won't Come On

Why won't my mustang parking lights come on everything else works but them

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How To Remove The Anti Theft Device

I own a 96 ford mustang gt 4.6L. When I bought it back in 98 they installed the anti theft device that uses a small key that you insert into the small hole until the red light stops blinking. My car h...

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Bobo Blair

My Fuel Level On My Instrument Cluster Doesn't Work I've Just Replaced The...

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Tara Lemacks

1996 4.6 V8 Losing Water But No Water On The Ground

My 96 4.6 v8 mustang just started using water can't figure out where it's going. The car still runs and runs good as long as I keep putting water in it.

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Steve White

Car Runs For About A Hour Then Shuts Off Go To Crank Again And Does Not Sta...

Fuel pump 1year old and replaced ccrm (constant control relay module). V6 3.8

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