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#377 of 1804 1997 Exec. Lincoln Town Car alarm system
Apr 28, 2001 (12:28 pm)
This week I purchased a used 1997 town car [Executive model]. I love it but unfortunately it did not come with the 300+ page owners manual, and my attempts to buy it from local dealers caused them to refer me to Helms, Inc., but of course it is out of stock currently.
I have figured out most of the gadgets but I am stumped in regard to the alarm system. It seems to constantly re-arm itself at variuos times.
Upon removing the key and exiting the vehicle it re-arms within a few seconds.
When I put the car in drive the alarm resets and all the door locks come down. I guess this is a anti carjacking system, but would like to know if I can control it some how, [i.e. turn it on or off.]
I am also concerned that if the battery in the clicker dies I will not be able to turn of the alarm with the fancy key.
One other item missing from the used car dealer was the key less entry code. The dealer promised to contact the factory to get the code but has not done so yet. I have heard that the code was printed somewhere inside the trunk area but could not find it.
As you may have guessed this is the first car I have owned that has had an alarm system and I am totaly lost. Any advice would be great. While I wait for a reply I am going to search EBAY for an owners manual. Thanking you in advance for your help. Steve
#378 of 1804 For the code;
Apr 28, 2001 (6:09 pm)
look on the trunk arm hinges and in the trough.
You can set your own code, but space here does not allow the steps. Borrow a manual from any other Ford, Mercury, or Lincoln owner and the method is the same. Good Luck
#379 of 1804 1990 with 195,000 - Rear Springs and Trunk Closure
Apr 29, 2001 (9:10 pm)
I posted some time ago concerning the failure of my rear air springs starting at about 170,000 miles. I couldn't find anyone to replace them for less than $700 (not counting the compressor, if needed). I checked Micas and they were also about $700. Since Edmund's TMV is about $600, we decided to replace them ourselves. We bought conventional coil spring replacements (so we wouldn't have to worry about the compressor) for about $200 from Arnott Industries. As advertised, it took a couple of hours and rides just fine.
We disabled the trunk lid closure 5 years ago after it got stuck twice and we couldn't shut the trunk at all. No sense spending hard-earned cash to fix a gadget we never needed in the first place.
May 02, 2001 (9:32 am)
Enough about Ford's plans to install a 6.8 liter motor in the Town Car. It is not going to happen because it is not necessary. Also, the 6.8 liter motor in question is not a V12, its a V10. According to Ford engineers, the SOHC V10 from the F250/F350 will fit under the Town Car's hood without extensive modifications. This was considered by Ford as a way of boosting power but was ultimately rejected. It would make much more sense to install a SOHC 5.4 liter V8 with an aluminum block backed by a 5 speed automatic as a way to improve performance. This engine would (1) retain the beautiful V8 sound; (2) weigh less than the current iron block 4.6 liter V8; (3) produce a smooth, quiet 275 hp and 345 lb-ft of torque; and (4) likely cost less than a V10/V12 alternative. I would assume that this engine/transmission package combined with a 3.55 rear axle ratio would produce ample acceleration at a reasonable cost.
#381 of 1804 2002 Town Car Engine
May 04, 2001 (9:24 pm)
Actually, I read in Automotive News that the 2002 Town Car will use a 300 hp 4.6L DOHC 32 valve V8 - the same engine going into the Mercury Marauder.
#382 of 1804 ehaase: THANK YOU
May 06, 2001 (7:13 pm)
That is the Best News I've heard in a long time. If FOMOCO prices the Marauder too high, the Executive Towncar will be considered.
#383 of 1804 1989 Lincoln Towncar advice
May 07, 2001 (8:45 pm)
I have found a lincoln towncar with 40,000 original miles. when this lady's husband died, the car sat in the garage for 8 years. She wants 2500 for it. Can someone tell me what problems i should look out for. I read about a problem with the trunk. Are these cars high maintenance. How does it do on gas?
Thanks in advance
May 08, 2001 (8:54 am)
If it's sat in the garage for 8 years, you'll definately want to change all fluids, oils, belts, hoses, ect. Also replace the tires. And another thing, the insides of the cylindders may be rusty for sitting there for so long. I'm assuming its got a 302 engine, which is very reliable, normally. As for gas, its a full sized, V8 automatic, so don't expect much.
#385 of 1804 Grade of gas???? 87, 89 or 92
May 09, 2001 (3:16 am)
What grade of gas does the 1990-1993 town car take? 87, 88 or premium 92. And if it requires the higher (92) does any one put the lower grade in and have any problems?
#386 of 1804 87 alone. 92 when towing
May 09, 2001 (5:08 pm)
no problems using the above, but avoid ARCO and cut rate stations. Who knows what COSCO is passing off?