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Lincoln Town Car Maintenance & Repair



  • I just stopped in my local Ford dealer the other day to see when they would have the part...they said pull it in and about an hour later it was fixed....just lucky i guess.
  • izaclown1izaclown1 Posts: 116
    How many miles do you have? I have had 2 TC's and I have experienced nothing close to what you have had. Both (2000 and 2002) had to have climate control and mass air flow sensor replaced and the same mileage. Maybe the correct the problems after 99.
  • trentftrentf Posts: 1
    i have a 1985 ltc and when i push the gas pedal, sometimes it bogs up and sometimes even shuts off. just today at the gas station, when i tried to turn it back on (after it shut off) it wouldn't start for about 2 minutes. this may be very vague, but any suggestions would be appreciated. it mostly shuts of while idleing but sometimes when i take a turn too. ususally runs fine in park. the engine is not shot. it only has 75000 miles on it.
  • This is my first post I hope i can get some help. I need to remove the center overhead console on my 2004 town car, the garage door button was pushed to hard and has fallin inside. I tried everything and cant seem to get it off. Maybe i'm being a little to gentle,IDK. Any information is helpfull. Thanks.
  • I have a 95 TC Sig. My parents bought new and took very good care of it, all maintenance and repairs done on time. Still looks new. approx. 175,000. When starting car for the day whether it is warmed up or not, when pulling out into rd from drive it always bogs down and hesitates sometimes even shuts off. Also some mornings it will just die going down drive. When it shuts off if you turn off switch and turn back on it will immediately crank back up with NO hesitation. Until TC warms up probably 10 miles or so it will jerk and hesitate like it is not getting any gas. When at a light sometimes it will shut off and same as before it will start right back up. Another thing sometimes if you are going down hwy it will just lose power and you will feel the car start to slow even if you push gas it will not respond but has not died yet. Eventually it does. Engine light is on and keeps throwing a EGR code all EGR parts have been replaced. New computer put in. Fuel filters, distributor, a number of things have been done. 4 different Ford dealer have had the car no one can find anything wrong. My parents drove it to CA last summer and had awful experience with it worst than ever. And they have went everywhere in this car. Wanted to get 200,00 out of it. My husband is a mechanic so we thought we would like it. Gave them 700 and started replacing things. So far nothing has worked, BUT GET THIS very reliable car. Every other weekend we drive about 600-800 miles and it always get us there. Sometimes it will not even miss at all. All the jerking is getting annoying and eventually I know it will shut down. Has anyone got any ideas. Something is being overlooked.

    Thank you Beth
  • I hate the car. Heater core (which had been replaced ONCE at a dealership) gave it up again (Feb) while hubby was driving. Hubby had suffered a heart attack in Sept and then, when the fumes spewed out in January, it cause severe pulmonary edema which triggered congestive heart failure (ICU, 3 days hospitalization). problem: I absolutely hate the car. I can still smell that noxious odor every time I get into it. Is there ANYthing that can be done to flush this out of the car/system?

    This has truly become a point of contention in our marriage. Silly? Maybe, but I cannot get past how close I came to losing him over this car.

    Thanks in advance. :mad:
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,320
    What code does the OBD give? Guessing your engine is compatible with OBD II.

    Is the Mass Air Sensor original?
  • I have a 95 Lincoln Town Car. A couple of weeks ago, my car started running terrible. A friend suggested I change my fuel filter. I got the filter and before I put it on, the check engine light came on. Ok, I change the filter and hook up the diagnostic machine and it gives me the error "misfire on cylinder 5". I reset the codes so that it will take away the check engine light. The car runs great for about 1 or 2 days until the check engine light comes on again. I hook it back up to the diagnostic machine and it gives me the same code "engine misfire on cylinder 5". My cousin suggest I replace the coil for number 5 which is on the drivers side. After replacing the coil, the car still runs the same. I think I will try the spark plug or plug wire next, but I have heard that there is a special way to take the spark plugs out of this kind of engine. Is there a certain procedure to change the plugs (get the engine hot first) and do you think that this could be the problem or is there another suggestion???
  • Actually the TC is a '94 exec. with a 4.6L V-8. M A S has been replaced,EGR tube cleaned,all new sensors for EGR system. Have checked all fuel system components.
    Have thought that maybe catalytic converters are stopping up. Any ideas?
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,320
    Has the EGR Pressure feedback sensor been replaced yet? $110 item.
  • lvwilsonlvwilson Posts: 1
    Hi, never been here before, but I am hoping someone can answer a question about our Lincoln. We had a clunking noise in the rear of the car and couldn't figure out what it was. Took it to the shop and found out it was the rear sway bar that was all rusted out and actually breaking off. The mechanic told us that he could just cut them out because they were just a luxury item, but we didn't really need them.
    I was a little surprised, I always thought that they don't put parts in a car for no reason.
    So, I would appreciate if someone knows anything about these in the lincoln, i would love to know if it is true the car can roll on any corner
    and if they should have removed and replaced them. I can't even drive the car now thinking how unsafe it might be.
    If anyone out there has any info on this it would be greatly appreciated..
    Thank you so much.
  • 98 lincoln towncar - while driving, approx once every minute or so it sounds and feels as if I have run over a set of groves in the road like the ones used at the side of the interstate to warn of running off the road. My tires are new, and thought maybe the pump that handles leveling the car or filling the shocks (?) might have been affected. Do you have any idea what my issue is?
  • Yes EGR Pressure feedback sensor has been changed. My husband said it sounded like maybe it could be the injectors. IS there a way to test these? Because we have been eliminating thing by just purchasing new ones. That is getting very expensive. Plus the car just rolled over 190000 miles. It is truly a great car. I just dont see how it can still run with all the jerking during driving. Sometimes you can hit the overdrive button and it will quit for a minute but then start right back up again. The car has been taking on many long trips for this to be a major thing. Everyone is overlooking something. And now my other vehicle is down. I need some brain storming going on. I say a lady the other day at the grocery she also had a lincoln it was 96 mine is a 94 she had 280000 miles on her and has had it for about 4 years . Why cant mine run that way. It is hard to explain exactly what the vehicle is doing. But it sure does run like it is goin straight to junk yard. :sick:
  • If you think it is truly the air bag on the rear, then just have them removed and put springs on it. They will have to be done professional because of welding. YOu can tell if you get under rear and listen for a leak. Maybe start the car first and listen for the pump to fill the bags and then take a look. Thats how we found our leaks. Air bags were like 300 apiece. so we opted for spring. Found a local mechanic said he has done several. He charged 150 total. Then you never have to worry about a leak in them again. IF that is what you problem is, hope it helped a little.
  • adjusteradjuster Posts: 22
    Check the coils, especially the ones on the back of the engine, #4 & #8. There is a tendency to get water into the hole around the spark plugs. Look for signs of rust on the plug and coil rubber. This causes misfire which upsets the computer and makes the car jerk and stutter and can even blow out the transmission. Sometimes the temperature will drop off too when this happens, strange as that sounds! Turning the key off and on, pushing the overdrive button etc. will clear the computer for a few minutes and make the symptoms go away for a bit. Let me know. The dealer won't admit that there is a problem with the Ford V8 but he'll know what to do to fix it as this is a common problem.
  • fukaafukaa Posts: 3
    is it easy to change a smog pump? and is there a website that is free that shows how to do it?it's a 1990 lincoln town car5.0 engine
  • fukaafukaa Posts: 3
    1990 lincoln towncar, gas peddle vibrates sometimes while accelerating ,is this a costly problem,how can it be fixed?
  • fukaafukaa Posts: 3
    i know my smog pump is going bad ,if i chaneg it will it improve the performance of the vehicle ,it hesitates at times and has a vibration in the gas peddle?
  • harryw32harryw32 Posts: 4
    I need instructions for reprograming a remote from another car.
  • kpenakpena Posts: 3
    hello everybody names Ken,
    Wondering if anyone can help? I changed out my spark plugs not too long ago and found that they were pretty much soaked with oil. I got a couple of manuals like hayes but I can't find any answers.
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