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Lincoln Town Car Maintenance & Repair



  • b737mikeb737mike Posts: 1
    The remote radio volume, station select, am/fm, temp control and fan speed rocker switches that are located on the right side of the steering wheel are not working on my 1996 TownCar. The cruise control cluster on the left side is working fine. I believe they were working last week. Just had the car detailed and now they don't work. Is there a possibility a fluid got behind the switch cluster and needs to be either cleaned or dried out. Is this a part which can be easily changed out. Any way to test the cluster or do I just need to by a new one and go from there.
  • eventmaneventman Posts: 1

    I find the same problem with a 98 Town Car. Has Ford Acknowledged this issue? Much thanks for your attention as I await your reply.

    Maurice Newsome
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    My neighbor's Excursion did the same thing after an open-window rain storm. He waited for it to dry out and it worked just fine, BUT, it took almost two months.
  • guessguess Posts: 3
    I would like to thank every body who tried to help me with this problem,I thankyou.The problem turned out to be at ignition switch cylinder, there is a small switch called a " starter interrupt switch" which triggers the interrupt relay (part of the anti-theft system) thus causing the engine not to start. Replacement is simple, Remove the lower cover behind steering wheel,press release pin(1/8th pin) and remove ignition switch cylinder, you'll have access to interrupt switch. I hope that this information helps any body who may have the same problem. Again, THANK YOU ALL!!!!
  • i have a similar problem, the difference that the a/c on my '01 LTC blows cold air about 70% of the time. I will be driving down the road and all of the sudden i can barely feel the air coming out of the vents. The fan is still blowing but barely any air coming out of vents, odd. Generally, I have to stop, turn off the vehicle, cross my fingers, and re-start the vehicle and hope the problem goes away. I have taken the vehicle to several mechanics and then the dealer for diagnostics, none can find anything wrong. 70% would not bother me, but this Arizona summer is difficult to deal with without the other 30%. Any suggestions.
  • adagioadagio Posts: 1
    I have a 1998 Lincoln Town Car which is maintained to the nines. The problem is the automatic climate control air conditioning system. Problem only occurs when ambient temperature is high (above 90). When the dash says 65, hot air blows out of the heater vents. Change dash to 60, cold air blows out of center vents. Change back to 65, hot air blows out heater, center, or defroster vents. Volume of air seems lower than normal. Entire blend door assembly, computer control head, and ambient temperature sensor have been replaced by the dealer. All pinpoint tests so far are normal. Now we are waiting for a Ford engineer to look at it. Everyone is trying, but living in Florida I'm getting worried. Any ideas?????
  • tonyk1tonyk1 Posts: 1
    I had a Prestige Remote Engine Starter installed on my 2003 Lincoln Town Car. Whenever I use the remote control to lock the car, the burglar alarm goes off in 5 to 20 minutes. I have already taken it back to the original installer, as well as to a local Chicago-area tech several times, and it keeps happening. Anyone else have this experience, or more importantly, know how to fix it? Thank you!
  • hemsley1hemsley1 Posts: 21
    i own a 97 towncar signature, and it has the landou roof or carriage top, or whatever you call it. anyways. above the windshield there is a strip of the carriage top that always works itself out, and when i'm on the highway air gets up under the carriage top and makes some noise, if i stop the car and push that weather strip above the windshield back in, then the noise stops. i guess i want some easy way to make sure that strip stays in and stops working itself out, if any of you have a carriage top and know what i'm talking about any input would be appreciated. thanks in advance!
  • jjuddjjudd Posts: 1
    I have a 1991 TC. There seems to be a problem with the ACC. It is stuck on 85 degrees all of the time. I changed the whole ACC system with a part from the local pull and save but still have the same problem. I had the system charged today for the AC but the problem still lies. Any ideas? ">
  • demandeman Posts: 1
    I have a 1990 Towncar, and the Message Center above & right of the steering wheel is showing the outside temperature to be -15 when it's about 75 degrees out.

    Any ideas??
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    It may be as simple as disconnecting the battery for a few minutes and re-attaching it. That will reset some of the computer junk.
  • tcb74tcb74 Posts: 7
    How do I connect the recharge kit.
    The A/C has been blowing cool air for years. but it its not as cold as it use to bee .
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    If the "reboot" beernut suggested doesn't work, your sensor behind the grille may be broken, or the wire connecting it to the cpu may be broken or unplugged.
  • beernutbeernut Posts: 329
    Interesting question which I will answer with another question.... If you have to ask how to connect the recharge kit, are you qualified to be working on A/C? Your '84, if its original, is loaded with stuff that's really bad for the environment, according to Al Gore and shouldn't be messed with by "unqualified" people. Besides, Freon is highly expensive and if it leaked out once, it will do it again.

    I would expect a 21 year old car to be leaking refrig. from everywhere there is rubber. I wouldn't fool around with it. I took my '88 to a couple of A/C places and to one dealer to see about fixing all the leaks. All of them recommended that I replace the ENTIRE SYSTEM - for less money than replacing the rubber and refilling with rare and expensive R22 . The dealer ended up being the least expensive and with the best warranty. It was around a grand and it came charged with the new, safe juice - whatever its called - I can't remember, and has been blowing cold ever since.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    safe-juice = R-134, Algore approved, refrigerant, doubt he'd know it if he drank it straight from the blender, beernut.
  • tcb74tcb74 Posts: 7
    The compressor was replaced late 90s and system converted to R-134.
  • diamonds1diamonds1 Posts: 7
    unable to get transmission out of park . car is running and foot is on brake
  • diamonds1diamonds1 Posts: 7
    brake lights are not working, bulbs and fuses are fine,help
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    There used to be a switch on top of the brake linkage by the steering column, under the dash, that actuated the brake lights.
    Sounds like that is broken. It also may control the solenoid that locks and unlocks your shift linkage now in the newer ones. Sounds like the two problems are related.
  • shernjoshshernjosh Posts: 1
    If you don't mind my asking, what was the price you paid to have this leak fixed? I'm having the same problem...thanks much!
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