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Lincoln Town Car

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  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    Small piece of electrician's tape over the light. ;)
  • littlebudlittlebud Posts: 2
    My neighbors 83 Towncar has the following indications: fuel gauge reads empty, (it is full), there are 2 bare wires at base of carb (about 4 inches) they have 12 volts and go to the carb, there is no fuel from the tank and no sound from pump. I tried the pump reset in trunk nothing. Any ideas on trouble shooting? Is there a fuse? This lady just wants to hear the car run again, she is in her mid 80's and I just want to help her out. I have some experience, but not with the fuel system in this vehicle. Thanks for any and all assistance.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    edited July 2010
    Our 82 had circuit breakers on the driver side under the hood in addition to the fuses under the dash. Sometimes disconnecting the battery for a few minutes, will enable the electrics to reset. While the battery is disconnected, clean the terminals and cables.
  • kirk555kirk555 Posts: 1
    I just purchased a used 2003 Lincoln Town Car which has the jittery ride you may be referring to. Even the slightest bump makes the suspension shudder...especially in the rear. A 2001 towncar I had test ridden earlier was ultra smooth by comparison. Can anyone suggest a fix?
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    edited May 2011
    Did you not detect the shudder when you test drove the 03????

    Put the 03 up on a hoist and use an air wrench on every nut and bolt you see under the car, keeping in mind the torsion for each as you go.

    Start with the exhaust system, muffler clamps, Cat clamps, tail pipes clamps.
  • I have been looking for a push bumper for my 93 lincoln town car... do you have any idea where i can find one online? I am desperate! :)
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  • deweyrdeweyr Posts: 1
    You replaced the air bags with coil springs. What was the cost for the coil springs relative to the cost of repairing the air suspension system?
  • My 04 T.C. Limited has chrome and SS on it including the pillars. Be very careful cleaning these items as they are all clear coated chrome and subject to scratching if you use anything other than what you clean the rest of the clear coated car with. Check the owners manual on any other years to confirm. This includes the factory chrome wheels.
  • Hi everyone i am looking how to remove passanger door panel i have read alot on how but where they say there are screws there is no screws and and i cant figure out how to pry off the covers to door strap without damaging any help would be great thanks.
  • r_j_kr_j_k Posts: 1
    I don't believe it is a matter of "requiring" 5w-30, but rather, what "allows" it. That would be the clearances within the engine.

    However, optimum gas mileage is achieved using the grade recommended by the manufacturer. Required would fit there.
  • wicketwicket Posts: 18
    at low speed when yougive it a little gas it starts to shudder but goes away when you pick up the soeedit is a 1993 tc ty
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    Considering its age - it could need everything from a transmission oil change to new plugs & wires to a new processor. You don't say how many miles on the car so it is difficult to advise. If the plugs and wires were changed recently, then change the oil in the converter and tranny. If you don't have a lot of miles on the last oil change, look for a new processor/computer. Look the above up in your Log book as to when each was changed.
  • wicketwicket Posts: 18
    ty for your answer. I will try the tranny oil change because i have changed the plugs and wires. it has 115000miles on it
  • I have a 97 and my airbags started leaking at about 225,000 miles...bought a pair of them on E-Bay from StrutMasters for $75 a piece and had them installed for $150...I thought about converting to springs but stock is stock...they have complete kits for less than $400
  • wicketwicket Posts: 18
    edited December 2011
    I have replacded my rear airbags with coils and i see no difference. I got mine thru strutmaster for 167.00 for both coils and shockes. easy to install. it gives you how to install and take care of the wire for the light that you have on now. my car is 1993 town car sig.the wire you need to cut is on the right side of the trunk. you need to cut the dark greem wire with a light green stripe and tape the ends. this is for1990 thru 1994.for your 1997your module is behind the glove box. that is where you will find the wire to cut.
  • I've run mine at 40 p.s.i. for 60,000 miles. Tires are evenly worn and will last to 100,000 as my other ford Michelins. Ride slightly harder, gas mileage slightly better. You can try them at 30 lbs and you'll have a really soft ride, if you don't mind using more gas and wearing out your tires at 40,000 miles.
  • econut1econut1 Posts: 1
    Do you know what module to replace? We have the same issue with our 94TC. When it's hot - like today - 100 out. Started right up, went to petrol station 2 miles away, filled up - wouldn't start. Waited 15 minutes and then it starts. It doesn't seem to like short journeys in the heat. Mechanics have checked it and can't find anything. Any help much appreciated!
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,321
    Our 94 TC tows our SeaRay up to the lake in temperatures bwtn 90 & 100. I launched the boat and when I went to start the engine of the TC it wouldn't start. I got a baggy of ice from the cooler and rested it on the Black circuit breaker box under the hood on the driver's side. Within a minute, the car started. I don't think that Black box is compatible with heat.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    I recently purchased a 2004 Town Car with the same Jittery ride problem. I realize there may be multiple reasons for the problem but wondered what the most likely one would be. I traded for this car having previously owned an 05 and the car had very smooth ride and suspension. I am going to the dealer service Dept in the next few days and wondered what if anything I can tell them to help resolve the problem? Any suggestions appreciated. I will of course ask them to check for TSBs on the issue and also try to get a history of service records on this car some of which were furnished at the time of purchase.
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