1996 Thunderbird- Undercar Shield Panel?
1996 Thunderbird, 214000 miles
During my last oil change, I realized I was missing a plastic part from underneath the car. It is the black piece that goes underneath the radiator, the one I have to pull off to get to the oil filter. I'm sure it fell off on the road somewhere, probably from re-using the plastic push-pins.
I still have the larger black piece that attaches to the bumper cover; I think it's called the valance?. First of all, what are the proper terms for these parts? Valance, dam, deflector, shield, plate...? Secondly, is the part I'm missing required for proper cooling or anything?
The local salvage yard didn't have any, so I'm trying to determine if this is worth pursuing.
1996 Thunderbird LX (4.6), previous daily driver
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