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#656 of 1806 98 Signature w/45K miles
Sep 04, 2002 (11:29 am)
I'm contemplating purchasing a 1998 Signature (dark grey w/grey leather interior), 45K miles, CD changer, heated seats/mirrors, moonroof, etc...pretty clean (extra chrome too) from dealer. First, they're assuring me it can be certified but Lincoln's web site says that at this moment only 99 and later vehicles can be certified. Anyone know the truth? Also are (were) there any significant problems with this model/year, as it was the first of the redesigned model.
Any info will be greatly appreciated. Oh, and they're asking $18,995
#657 of 1806 If you like it, buy it. Same style as the 2002 and the same
Sep 05, 2002 (9:22 am)
mechanics as the 97 & earlier models. Having taken a factory tour, Wixom, MI, I wouldn't worry about any Lincoln since '91. They are excellent rides. Don't concern yourself with the "wind" noise. That is due to the design of the door mirrors. Enjoy a fine automobile.
Sep 05, 2002 (3:21 pm)
I agree with Kinley. These are pretty much bullet proof cars. Unless it's been abused, you should be able to get 150,000 and 10 years old before it becomes very troublesome.
Sep 05, 2002 (5:36 pm)
Ford, I think uses the same window motor in all their products. I've replaced window motors in
a 1981 T-Bird, a 1985 Lincoln and a 1987 Lincoln. They were the same. Your Lincoln dealer has a kit to rebuild the nose gear assembly of the window motor. The pieces of
"bushing" that you saw were the remains of the internal gear. I can't remember the price for the kit but I think it was around $15.00
#660 of 1806 93 Town Car Air Condition
Sep 07, 2002 (7:13 pm)
The A/C system was checked for leaks, none, and then 6/10 of a pound of R-12 put in. Really is cool now, but only when the outside air is below 90 degrees. Above 90, the system runs cold then hot, then cold, then hot, etc. When outside temp drops below 90, the A/C runs cold continueously. Any suggestions.
Sep 07, 2002 (7:36 pm)
Still sounds low on refrigerant to me.
#662 of 1806 Question about regular maintenence...
Sep 09, 2002 (6:09 pm)
I'd heard at one time that the rear axle needed serviced before 100k miles, or big bills would be coming up. Was this called repacking the rear axle? Is this something that needs to be done for the Town Car?
#663 of 1806 Service schedule - town car
Sep 10, 2002 (6:09 am)
My experience with the town car and others is to double the owners manual schedule. If it says service rear axle at 100K, do it at 50K - you will be well ahead of the game. It is a cheap service, and well worth the money. Be sure to use the proper gear oil, and special additive if you have limited slip rear end (posi, etc). The mechanic can tell if you have positraction after taking the cover off the rear end assy.
#664 of 1806 crackerjack: At 97,000 our 94 TC developed a whine.
Sep 10, 2002 (9:27 am)
The owner's Scheduled Maintenance Manual said not to check the differential until 100,000 miles. The local Lincoln dealer's mechanic discovered the lubricant had turned to foam. All the gears in the differential plus two axles came to $1136.00. Thus, last Winter I advised this forum to check their rear ends well before 100,000. One reply stated he did and found foam also. After communicating in person with Ford, Bellevue, WA, they paid for half of the cost.
Sep 11, 2002 (12:33 pm)
Thanks for the info. My brother just moved away, and I think city driving has scared him as far as how hard it is on the car. I'll relay the info, thanks!