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Lincoln Town Car

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  • tcboytcboy Posts: 3
    Will there be a 2007 Town Car and will it be based on 1998-2006 chassis/frame?
  • scootertrashscootertrash Posts: 698
    Yes, and every other part will be based on the 1998-2006 since the car is unchanged.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,332
    Helpful fact enabling me to rebrake and retire my 94. Fortunately it doesn't need interior attention or paint.

    That I've driven a Mustang 40 years, there's no problem in driving a Town Car 20. ;)
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,332
    Thanks Scooter.

    Interesting the info sheet schedules St. Thomas as final assembly plant. Other than larger wheels and final assembly plant - it's another '98. Oh yes, added 3 colors. :P
  • tcboytcboy Posts: 3
    do you think quality will be affected by move to Canada?
  • trucker50trucker50 Posts: 148
    I doubt the quality will be much different in Canada. Now Mexico may be different. The trucks my company buys where made in Canada then production went to Mexico. Trucks where coming in with parts installed wrong or missing all together. Finally they shifted production back to Canada and that fixed the problem. :confuse:
  • scootertrashscootertrash Posts: 698
    I don't think the vague term "quality" has as much to do with the person assembling the parts as it does with the accountant who selected the supplier of the parts and the engineer who designed them anw whether the manufacturer is focused on excellence to achieve their 20 year plan or just meeting next quarter's goals.

    That's why the American manufactures used to say the only quality difference was the superior Japanese workers - then they all built plants here and they were still better.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    Anchor holding leather strap on driver door is loose. Is there an easy way to tighten this my self or must it be repaired at the dealership? The strap referred to is just below the wood trim and serves as a door handle.
  • scootertrashscootertrash Posts: 698
    Why not take it in to the dealer?
  • markbrittmarkbritt Posts: 1
    Have a mint 1988 Lincoln town car with 40k miles on it. My Dad had it converted from R-12 to R-134a a number of years ago. Unfortunatly he does not drive it very much (about 25 miles a year). Anyway, got it out today. The ac blows very cold until you get up to 50 mph. At that speed, the blow slows down and the air gets warm. If you lift off the gas pedal, the blower blows faster and cold air comes out. It blows cold air up to 50 mph. After than, it will blow ambiant outside air until you take you foot off the gas. What could this be. There is no clicking sounds or anything like that to indicate a mixture door is opening/closing/etc. Any ideas??
  • scootertrashscootertrash Posts: 698
    It sounds like you have a vacuum leak.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    sixty mile drive to the nearest dealer, if this is an easy repair I would just do it myself or wait for the next service related issue. Do you know if the door panel snaps out or is it more complicated than that? Many thanks for your initial reply.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,332
    Perhaps you have a local indepenent auto upholstry shop with the knowledge of removing the door panel. Once off, he would be able to either screw it tight or otherwise secure it.

    Our T.C. has the same kind of strap, but still tight, however it will be good to know how yours gets repaired. :)
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    Thanks for your reply. The car is still on warranty so my first preference would be to repair myself or on next trip
    to the dealer have it repaired or as you suggest take to a repair shop and get a price estimate. I may drive to the dealership in the next few weeks. I will post when the repair is done and how complicated it was.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    Just bought my Town Car 2005 vintage, also own a Cadillac Deville 2004 vintage. After just a short period of owning both cars I can say I really like both equally and enjoy having the choice of one form of comfort versus the other. Are there other owners here that own both cars? If so can you share your experiences, feature preferences, strong and weak points of these two fine cars?
  • kevinekevine Posts: 10
    Hi all. I am looking for a right side front 2000 Town Car (Cartier) door. Silver grey pearl metallic in color. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have tried google but am wary of what might be shipped.
    Thanks
    Kevin (Boston)
  • gromickogromicko Posts: 1
    When will the big, boxy Town Car return? 2008? 2009?Something like the 1979 or the 1997.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,332
    The TC birthplace in MI is scheduled to be shut down in less than a year. The best plan is to locate a low mileage 96 or 97 and buy it. We're keeping our 94 with only 129,000 on it.
  • scootertrashscootertrash Posts: 698
    "When will the big, boxy Town Car return? 2008? 2009?Something like the 1979 or the 1997. "

    About 2 years. It will be called Chrysler Imperial.

    Ford decided you actually want a smaller Oldsmobile-styled Volvo.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    First I wish to thank all of you that responded to my question regarding the drive door strap handle. I took the car to the nearest dealership today and it was repaired within about two minutes. There is a snap off cover under which there is a Phillips screw that holds the handle in place.
    The repair was done right on the parking lot. In the future
    I should be able to do this myself if it comes loose again.
    The trick is getting the cover housing off without damaging
    it. I had been under the impression that the handle was anchored in such a way that the top door panel would need to be removed, it was much simpler than that.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,332
    I like it. Good for you. Care to name the dealer and location? :)
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    They are on the west coast, would be happy to share if in your part of the country or by direct email if it would be of help to you. Not sure if direct email is permitted in the forums section of Edmunds.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,332
    I guess the Puget Sound area of the NW and maybe even the dealer in Bremerton. I asked because I once shopped the Bremerton Lincoln dealer for a used Town Car. I 'phoned the day before to say I was interested, but when I arrived, the car in question was sitting dirty, dusty, & missing parts in the back lot. You can guess the rest.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    It was not that dealership and don't know them. But can fully appreciate your frustration at having an experience like that. In general, car dealers need to clean up their act both in sales and service. I would enjoy cars even more if I felt better about both the car buying and car maintenance experience. Bottom line on the handle strap issue is that you can do this repair yourself even if you not mechanically inclined. Just be a little careful about how you snap off the housing that covers the Phillips screw.
    While I did live in the Bremerton area years ago when I joined Edmunds forums I now live in Southern california where this all rook place.
  • hi,

    can anyone tell me from where i can get 1994 Lincoln Town Csr (Signature Series) Owner's Manual?...

    most probably from any free source and in pdf format.

    or if anyone 1994 Town Car Owner has it.. can he share it???

    thanks.
  • scootertrashscootertrash Posts: 698
    There are a bunch of them on eBay.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,332
    Should you be lucky, you will also get a Cross ball point pen with the leatherette case encompassing the manual. :)
  • hemsley1hemsley1 Posts: 21
    I was driving down the road the other day and ran over a pot hole, immediately my dashboard went out (it is digital). I hit the top of the dashboard a couple of times and some of the lights came back on. The odometer is back but is stuck at the same mileage and the MPH shows "0" all the time even when im driving. In the corner, that shows how many miles till i run out of gas, says "CO". Does anyone know what causes this or what to do? Any help would be appreciated.
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