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  • bdagobdago Posts: 2
    hi, i own a 1995 lincoln. I'm trying to hook up a RF module cd changer, yet i need to find myself a key on hot, and constant hot in the trunk. Can i splice these into the wires leading into the factory amp, and if so, which colors would those be. And if not, is there anyplace else to find these two wirings????
  • ">to this site. My name is Dave and have purchased an '01 town car. She's a one owner 41,000 mile well kept car. While going through routine maintenance items I came across a sticker one the transmission referencing tsb 00-16. Anyone have info on this? I've searched many forums and web searches and come up empty. Any input would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Dave
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    See what you can dig up at this link: Maintenance Schedules, Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins. Then you can drop by the Technical Service Bulletins discussion to ask about the details while you are witing for other Town Car owners to chime in here.

    Welcome!
  • 96tc96tc Posts: 2
    It should be "red", or a wire with "red line".
    Just connect the black line (ground) to the body.
  • 96tc96tc Posts: 2
    There is a box under the break light (at the back of middle rear passenger site). You might want to check if the anntena is connected to that box. You might need converter.
  • Thanks a bunch pat! The links you gave me turned up several more concerns with the transmission. Guess I'll go get busy.

    Dave
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Let us know how it goes.
  • ghomghom Posts: 1
    i read in arizona republic, arizonas newspaper, that there was a decision in a class action suit in regards to lincoln intake manafolds, and ford motor co. agreed to settle this class action suit in the amount of i think 700+ million dollars. all you have to do is go to a ford dealership and inform them of your problem. i had the same problem, and the remedy was to replace the plastic intake with a new retrofit manafold where the problem area is now made of alum. check it out the refund amount to appx 750.00 by the way, it cost me 1200.00 george
  • 29er29er Posts: 4
    It was very enjoyable reading back through this forum on Town Cars. To people thinking about buying a used TC, do it! My experience with TC's have been very good. The last one was a 92 executive, bought new and driven over 256K (80% highway). Last year I gave it to my brother-in-law who has had no problems. The last six years, in my possession only one windshield wiper was replaced. Nothing else was repaired or replaced during these six years. I changed the oil every 4K miles and did nothing else to it other than wash & wax. That car was amazing!! I have not found anything like it since, other than rotors and brake pads, its was all factory. Good grief, charley brown!
  • trucker50trucker50 Posts: 148
    I'm thinking about buying a used Town Car for my 62 mile oneway commute and was wondering, I know they did quite a few tweaks to the '03, did they change the rear suspension in some way? I notice that the '03's and newer seem to sit up higher in the rear. Was thinking of an older TC but with all the mod's they did to the 03's I may go the extra bucks and get one....my commute is a bit long but I only do it once a week so an older TC would do....

    Thanks
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,325
    The 03 does have the improved rear suspension Check out the 03's on e bay. For example ---

    Lincoln : Town Car
    2003 Lincoln Towncar Executive LOW 9,737 MILES BEAUTY

    Miles: 9737 Doors: 4 doors or more
    Transmission: Automatic Interior: Gray
    Year: 2003
    Warranty: Existing VIN Number: 1lnhm81w93y632683
    Get the Vehicle History Report
    Title: Clear Exterior: Silver
    Condition: Used Inspection: --
    Engine: 8 CYLINDER 4.6 LITER

    Standard Equipment:
    POWER DOOR LOCKS AM/FM RADIO CRUISE CONTROL ABS
    CASSETTE KEYLESS ENTRY LEATHER CD
    POWER WINDOWS POWER STEERING AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL EXECUTIVE
    2 WHEEL DRIVE POWER SEAT DRIVER AIR BAG 8 CYLINDER 4.6 LITER

    If I were to replace our '94, an '03 would be first choice. :)
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    I don't know about the suspension but I can tell you this about TC's in general: Mine was in the shop for a week and a half until last night. The dealership gave me a new Ford Fivehundred to drive. Wow... although it was a bit heavy on interior plastic, I was impressed with the seat/driver position, performance, handling and interior room. I started thinking it might be a pretty good option for my commute and occasional people hauling - then I got my TC back... !!!!

    NO COMPARISON!! If you haven't decided on the TC vs. something else yet, the TC is what you need for the commute you describe, and I would not argue with the recommendation for the '03.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,325
    "Mine was in the shop for a week and a half"

    Holy Hillary! I hope it wasn't the Body Shop! Was it something minor and they were waiting for rare parts?

    Share with us re: your TC. Thanks,

    Euphonium
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    Sorry euph, it was the body shop, indeed.

    The lady that I watched from 40 feet away while she backed in to my parked car's left quarter was insured by USAA. They set me up royally. All work was done by a respected Lincoln dealer's shop and they let me drive the loaner Fivehunderd for all of the time they waited for the 18 year old chrome strip to arrive from across the country.

    They did an excellent paint job and, since they had the colors mixed up already, touched up a couple of spots for me.

    It looks great but hurts anyway.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,325
    Ford will idle the following facilities by 2008:
    - Wixom Assembly, 1,567 employees

    Question:Does this affect only the LS plant or both LS and Towncar?

    Would Ford consolidate production of the Town Car with Grand Marq & Crown Vic in Ontario? If not, where?

    If the GM is a rich man's CV, will the TC be a rich man's GM? Same engine, transmission, suspension, body on frame, cozy cabin dimensions?

    Or is this the death of the TC as was your father's Oldsmobile? :(
  • trucker50trucker50 Posts: 148
    Thanks for the input to my questions the other day. I believe I will try to find me a reasonably priced '03(although I stopped by the Harley shop the other day and one was calling my name LOL)....I've loved those town cars since I rented one for my wedding a 100 years ago :) I don't know what I've been waiting for. I've been watching ebay, you guys ever bought a car off there?? It's kinda scarey to me.

    Euphonium I didn't know they still made the LS after the Zephyr came out, but you guys know alot more about Lincoln then I do. I know it was a apprehensive day in Louisville today with the Ford announcements....we have 2 Ford plants....an Explorer and F-250 plant here. The Explorer plant is down about 100,000 units from last year though Sport Trac production is cranking back up so that may help....there still is that feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop....plants used to mandatory overtimes have had several weeks of mandatory furloughs the last few months
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    My best friend has purchased two cars from Ebay - both Lincolns - no problems. He was pleased. I personally wouldn't do it unless I could get undeniable records and ownership history. I've seen too much garbage come across the used lots of otherwise respected Big Three dealers; I fear the anonymity of Ebay and would need to do the research. I'd hate to find seaweed stuck up in the 8-track.

    Also, the LS is not replaced by the Z. Z + 6K = LS.
  • I own an 02 Town Car (LOVE IT!) but just heard about a story on CNN about the Town Car having the same problem as the police cruiser Crown Vics -- the bolts from the axle piercing the gas tank in a rear end collision and causing major (deadly) fires.

    The link to the story is here
    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/23/ford.fires/index.html

    Watch the video too! Now what? Do I get rid of the Town Car? I often carry things in the trunk, too....

    Dazed, confused, and scared of losing "my baby." :cry:
  • tdolltdoll Posts: 1
    How do I add air to the rear suspension so that I can drive it to the shop to get the conversion kit installed. The car is riding do close to the ground and its like riding a horse now.
  • Low and slow!
  • trucker50trucker50 Posts: 148
    don't care much for this color combo but this description tells pretty much alot of the upgrades they made to the '03 TC's.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HEATED-SEATS-FACTORY-WARRANTY-3000-BELOW-WHOLESAL- E_W0QQitemZ4608406244QQcategoryZ31851QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    upon doing research and deciding to go newer(was gonna get a '97) I think the 03 is the way I wanna go....your so right beernut about seaweed in the 8 track there is alot of that going around right now. Now just finding the right combination of price and car.

    Saw what I think was a TC concept on TV from the Auto Show but came in late and not sure..if it was it looked alot like a Volvo
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    So... I went to the D.C. Auto Show last Friday... Mainly to see The Black Widow. She was there and didn't dissapoint. While there, I also looked at some cars.

    Short of a step by step report on the show, I will tell you this scary thing. I was interested in looking at the Zephyr and I did and I have an opinion, but the real story is the '06 Town Car... I didn't see one. It didn't register right away that there didn't appear to be one, but by the time I got to the Buicks I realized it and went back to look again. Lots of Zephyrs, lots of goofy Lincoln pick-up trucks (whatever that's all about), some really cool LS's, but no TC's. Puzzling.

    As I was leaving the show, I figured this was too weird, so I went back a third time. There, behind this gaudy 8 on a turntable, at the edge of the show floor, IN THE SERVICE CORRIDOR, sat a TC - - with heavily padded vinyl roof, big whitewalls and gaudy chrome wheels. I met a salesman and commented on the car. He said, "Yea, there sure don't make 'em like that anymore, those big old dinosaurs!"

    How I felt about the car doesn't matter. How Ford feels about them is clear - and its appalling.
  • Have you seen the Lincoln Family ads on TV?
    They show a Zephyr, Mark LT and a Navigator.
    No TC.
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    I have, but didn't pay much attention. Now that you mention it, I think you're right! Bye bye, TC.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,325
    Because FOMOCO is closing their Wixom plant, it appears the TC is to be no more.

    If I were a Lincoln dealer, I'd take on the Jaguar franchise to replace the TC market.
  • nwraaanwraaa Posts: 159
    Do you know if anyone has actually received a refund from Ford? I took my receipt and signed legal document to the Lincoln dealer here on January 1, 2006 to file a claim. I have not received a response from Ford. Do you know if there is a phone number or e-mail address where customers can determine the status of their claims? The dealer here stated that once they submit the documents to Ford, they have no further action to take regarding the claim.
  • trucker50trucker50 Posts: 148
    What I mistakenly thought was the new TC at the Autoshow was the new MKS or Mark S thats due out next fall. Its based on the Ford 500 platform and will have all wheel drive and 315hp v-8. Its supposed to replace the LS and bridge the gap between the Zephyr and TC. I dunno, I think somebody said it best here, Lincoln is becoming more of a fancy Ford division instead of a luxury division. They take a Ford and hang a little more chrome and doodads on it and call it a Lincoln.

    Is it just me or did the leather used in TC's kinda go south after the '97 model year?
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    Its not just you. Go back in this board to #1000 or 1200 or so to see that everybody is pretty down on Lincoln's leather. I don't know when it started to slide, but I'd rather have cloth than their recent leather. It feels hard and looks cheap.

    But you are in luck, Mr. Trucker50 person... My '88 Cartier has the softest leather your butt's ever seen, and its for sale!
  • gene42gene42 Posts: 11
    Does anyone know for certain if there will be a 2007 Town Car. If so, how different will it be from the 2006. Also, if the TC ultimately goes out of production, what is the rule on dealers maintaining repair parts on old models, especially in the case of unexpired warranties,
  • I don't know the future of the TC, I think the Mark S will fill a void that was left by the Continental.
    I wouldn't worry about warranties though as long as Lincoln/Mercury are in business I'm sure they will honor them. Look at how GM handled the demise of Oldsmobile, any GM dealer will service them and honor their remaining warranty. As far as parts, as long as their are alot of them on the road the parts will be there.
    I'm in the market for a used TC and am not worried at all about future availability of parts

    Thanks for the offer on the '88 beernut but thats a bit older then I wanted to go. Why you selling it? I know a guy that has a one owner, cherry '77 for sale that I don't think has ever been wet, but I have a '75 Caprice already soooo.
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