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Lincoln Town Car Maintenance & Repair



  • Go with the spring suspension out of a crown vic. I have been told it is about 1/2 the cost and works just fine. I have a 2001 TC with the original air bags still working well. My mechanic has indicated the air suspension will eventually go and he told me he will replace with the spring set up when it does.

  • kargkarg Posts: 20
    2003 Town Car - ever since I bought the car 2 years ago - the fan had a mind of its own and would switch itself to high - despite being on manual and a low fan setting (2 or 3.) I read about the control module being a frequent problem - so I ordered one.

    Well - after hours of trying to get the thing out and thankfully a lot less time putting the module back in - I'm glad I saved $$ doing it myself, but wow that was a job.

    It is located on the evaporator a/c assembly housing in the rear of the engine compartment - just behind the passenger side rear of the engine (below heater hoses.) The top 8mm was simple to change the bottom one was a real pain. My hands must have been too big - but wow that stunk! I kept dropping the 1/4" socket wrench.

    Thankfully - I believe it is fixed.
  • I have a 1998 Linclon Continental that sometimes run's the A/C when it's cold out. The blower is working and when you turn the temp up inside i just runs twice as hard like it's trying to heat the car up, but the A/C is running instead of the heat. Mind you it doesn't do it all the time. I have not come across anyone with the same issues yet. if anyone knows what it might be, e.i. a relay ,sending unit, or the computers shot. I sure could use the help.
  • Thermostat sticking??A/C condenser/heater core??Fluids full that pertain to the heat??
  • The antifreeze is full, the thremostat kicks open when it should if the temp gauge is to be belived. The A/C is fully charged and works properly, and I'm not getting any leaks at the heater core or steam in the car when it does work. I had it on auto this morning and the outside temp was 28F and the inside temp was set at 76F and the A/C kicked on max, i can here the compressor kick on.
  • The vent line may be plugged up. Try cleaning it out. My 98' did the same thing and the overflow/vent had gunk in it. The problem cleared up after i clean it out.
  • You seem to have a serious front end problem. Any part of the front steering could be failing. Tie rod ends, idler arm, pitman arm, ball joints, control arm bushings, or even the alignment itself need to be looked at by an experienced mechanic. Most shops will do a free diagnostics and give you an exact problem that your car is having. BE warned, DO NOT IGNORE THIS PROBLEM
    !! Failure of the vehicle steering will result in a loss of control of the car.
  • edc60edc60 Posts: 4
    Check tire pressure and REAR tires.
    A tire with low pressure (or different diameter/size) can cause this condition.
  • I have two problem in my 1991 TownCar. The first is that the wiper don't work in all speed only in hi mode. I have changed the Wiper Switch but it is still the same. I have another problem with the climate control that only work in hi mode too and in auto mode only when the weather is so that it has to blow at hi speed heat or cold. So I don't now if there is any relay o computer module that is in charged of middle modes because is to strange. Hope someone could help me.

  • I had the same problems in my 91.I got a new Heater unit (THE PART IN THE CAR WITH THE SWITCHES ON IT). I got a new wiper transmission too.Both part are fairly cheap,especially if you get them from a junk yard.
  • I might still have the heater thing in the garage if I didn't give it to the kid who I gave the car too.I'll check tonight.
  • This is an old post, but I just had to say thank you to the poster! My car was stuck in park, and your solution worked for me!! The stoplight switch was less than 10 bucks...
  • qsoqso Posts: 32
    edited March 2011
    Have a check eng light on. Checking the code it states the egr Valve is bad. Can anybody help on tips to change this valve.
  • msledge50msledge50 Posts: 11
    Hello,I was wondering does anybody knows how to hot wire a window to go up,My window switch on the drivers side went out and i ordered a knew one,But my window is stuck down i want to get it up while i am waiting for the switch, THANK YOU
  • pull up the panel that the switch sits in and jiggle the wires connected to the switch.Don't know what year you have but there are only a couple of screws if it's a 90's version.
  • msledge50msledge50 Posts: 11
    I already have the switch out,the switch is bad I need to know is there a way to hot wire the window to just get it up until my new switch comes. It's a 1999 town car
  • wicketwicket Posts: 18
    my check engine light comes an after driving it for a while and then after a while it will go off only to come on later. wont stay on long enough to test it.
  • 99towncarexec99towncarexec Posts: 160
    edited May 2011
    Mine was doing that (1996 town car).I put in a new mass air sensor.95 bucks or so for the part and another 40 bucks to put it in at the mechanic.So far so good.Not a big job. Also,could be your 02 sensors starting to act up.Oh,and last but not least,drop some dry gas in the tank and switch brands of gas.See if that helps.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    My '94 Sig w 150,000 has been doing that for several years. Otherwise it runs great w good gas mileage and performance. The CE light is the Environmentalists illumination to scare you into making your combustion less invading to them while they hitch hike down your highway. :mad:
  • joemama8joemama8 Posts: 1
    my 87 year old Dad has a 93 lincoln town car. The digital instrument cluster has stopped working. I have checked fused but am unsure where to go from here. Does anyone know if this unit is controlled by a body or chassis computer? Is this a common problem?
  • Don't think there's a fix.Better off getting a used new one.Probably way cheaper.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Are you sure the bulb isn't just burned out?
  • lrewlrew Posts: 2
    I have a1993 Lincoln Towncar with 150K miles. When the Temperature is above 85 degrees you can only drive the car for 2 to 20 miles and then it begins surging badly and eventually ends up at about 20mph with the throttle wide open. If I shut it off I can not restart it for 20 minutes or so. I have replaced the MAF sensor, and the IAT sensor twice and no change. If the temperature is below 80 degrees the car runs fine all day at any speed. I have checked the fuel pressure and I have 35psi. Any ideas?
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Sounds like an old fashioned vapor lock to me. There should be a sharder valve on the fuel rail. (looks like a tire valve). Push that, let the air out (with the engine off) when it does this, and it should restart and go again.
  • I have a 1997 LTC with battery drain and would like to know what possible causes are since I cannot seem to find it. Battery drains completely over a 12 to 13 hour period.

  • I have a 1997 Lincoln Towncar and I am trying to figure out what is causing my battery to drain over a 12 to 13 hour period. I have tried removing each fuse under the hood with no change. I removed the light from the trunk and this has slowed the process but has not eliminated it. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what else I can consider to be the problem.

  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,425
    How old is the battery?

    Disconnect the + cable overnight and see if the battery is healthy the next day. It could be you just need a new battery.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    And if Euphonium's solution doesn't help, go into the car at night after it's been off a few hours, and feel everything on the dash. If something (like the stereo) is hot, there's your drain.
  • when you said you replaced the blend door motor did you have to take the whole dashboard out. my husband is trying to fix my car and isnt sure where to start. could you help him.
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