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#1627 of 1806 2000 lincoln towncar cartier L, cold starts problem
Feb 19, 2008 (3:12 pm)
noticed resently that whenever its cold outside my car has problems iddleing. it starts fine but does not have full rpm, its like going to die. i have to keep my foot on the gas pedal for few minutes, until gets warmer, and than its still not fully powered, maybe after 10, 15 min when the temp goes to 1/4 on the gauge than the normal rpm kicks in, and works great. any ideas what could it be?, thank you
#1628 of 1806 Re: 2000 lincoln towncar cartier L, cold starts problem [ben4457]
Feb 19, 2008 (3:41 pm)
Possibly the mass air flow sensor. Both my 2000 and my 2002 both had the same problem. It is about $150-200 installed by the dealer.
#1629 of 1806 Re: 2000 lincoln towncar cartier L, cold starts problem [izaclown1]
Feb 19, 2008 (3:53 pm)
thank you, thats what i thought, and i will do it my self it 65 bucks for the sensor
#1630 of 1806 Power Delivery and acceleration 2005 Town Car VS 2006 Cadillac DTS
Feb 19, 2008 (9:52 pm)
If I floor the accelerator on my T.C. there is an approximately one second delay until the power reaches the wheels I have also noticed this on a few Grand Marquis I drove before deciding on the T.C.
The power delivery on the Three Devilles I have owned including the present DTS have been almost instantaneous. I wonder if this is a characteristic of Ford power trains or what may be the difference in these two different brands of car. The delay occurs even if I use the button on the shifter to put the transmission in third. I actually prefer the Lincoln transmission over the Cadillacs in that it has real braking power on steep down grades where as the Devilles require lots of braking even in Third gear. I assume the delay has something to do with product design and wondered if anyone could explain in laymen terms what that is.
#1631 of 1806 Re: Air Conditioner Puts out Heated Air [tulsahog]
Feb 21, 2008 (8:11 am)
I just read you post on Edmunds about the air conditioning problem you were having with
you Town Car. Mine is doing the same thing.
The evaporator and drier both feel cool when you put your hands on them. However,
regardless of the temp setting the heater seems to blow. It is as if the blend door is
stuck to block the cool air from coming in and allowing the heat to come in from the
Did you find a solution to your problem? If so, what was the fix? My email is autoteachhughes.net
#1632 of 1806 2008 TC- The Last One?
Feb 24, 2008 (5:02 pm)
I noticed in the Ft. Worth paper Saturday that a Lincoln-Mercury dealer's (Manuel Lincoln Mercury Ft. Worth) ad showed a photo of a 2008 Town Car with a bubble next to it that said "Last Ones!". Do they know something we don't? Those of you with TCs ought to ask your dealer if the is the last year for the Town Car. It is not going to help resale value. By the way, the same ad said "Save $8,000 off MRSP" under the TC illustration.
#1633 of 1806 Re: MRSTRK [MRSTRK]
Feb 28, 2008 (7:27 pm)
I might be too late responding, but anyway, here goes. I just replaced a 1996 T/C Signature series. Had 163,500 miles on it. Only problems encountered in over 90,000 of driving it was a blown air bag, blown intake manifold, ( original was made of plastic ), and just had the ball joints replaced. ( originals were non greasable). No other problems encountered in 7 years of ownership. Highway milage averaged 25-27 mpg, 70 mph with A/C running. In town varied between 17 & 20 mpg. And, best of all is that air ride. Sorta like riding in a Greyhound. Can't beat it. Just bought an '03 Cartier with 60k on it. Contacted the original owner, who gave me the entire service history. No problems ever encountered with the '03. Hope it does as well as the '96
#1634 of 1806 Lincoln T/C Cartier
Feb 28, 2008 (7:33 pm)
Just purchased an '03 T/C Cartier. Can anyone give me a list of the additional equipment on a Cartier that isn't on a Signature, or Executive model? Formerly had a '96 T/C Signature Series with over 165k on it. Hope the '03 gives as good service as the '96 did.
#1635 of 1806 EDMUNDS REVIEW OF 2008 TOWN CAR
Feb 28, 2008 (9:56 pm)
I hope owners will read the Edmunds review of 2008 Lincoln Town Car. I was surprised at many of the statements and opinions given. I will state just one to get the discussion started, the average fuel economy I get in my 2005 T.C. is around 20 + city and around 29 highway. The Edmunds review is approximately 40% lower both city and highway. There were too many other statements and opinions cited for me to feel comfortable about the objectivity of the test drive.
To be sure T.C. is not a sports car but it handles a lot better than the review indicates. I am not going to state that I know i'm right about this difference about
T.C. but only ask other owners to read the Edmunds review under 2008 Lincoln Town Car and post your own driving experiences here. We do have a vested interest in that giving Town Car a reputation as stated in the review could well cause prospective buyers to go elsewhere and lower the cash and trade in value of our cars. My experience with my T.C. has been very good to this point and must take exception to much of what was said in the review. I hope other owners will take the time to post their actual experiences with T.C. here.
#1636 of 1806 Re: Lincoln T/C Cartier [gyrene40]
Feb 29, 2008 (10:57 am)
Sriver/Passenger 8 way power seats
Garage door opener
electronic mirrors'compass group
steering wheel with center horn and audio'temp control buttons
snoflake aluminum wheels
Alpine Audio System with Premium AF/FM stereo/cassette
In addition to Signature Series
Exclusive Premium leather seat trim
Heated front seats
16 inch Cartier chrome aluminum wheels
I apologize for having only the 1999 brochure from which the above was taken.
Suspect the 03 Cartier has the disc over the casette. Not much changes with Lincoln from year to year.
Anyway, see what you have that you didn't have after you were had.