Will my 4.6L v8 from my 1995 thunderbird fit into my 1996 thunderbird that has a 6cyl in it?

Asked by Mar 20, 2017 at 04:42 AM about the 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Which parts will need to be swapped out in order
for this to work ..

1 Answer


The problem is that the '95 engine is controlled by an OBD1 computer and the '96 is controlled by an OBDII computer, so not real compatible. Plus going from a V6 to a V8 creates more issues. This is possible to do but it is a ton of work. The computers and wiring harness would have to switched out which is the biggest thing.

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