Last post on May 19, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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Lincoln Town Car, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, Sedan
#1105 of 1114 Re: 93 town car digital instrument cluster [joemama8]
Mar 26, 2013 (3:47 pm)
Seems to be a lot of that going around. My recently acquired '97 TC has instrument cluster legibility problems as well. You have only to Google the problem to learn that there are scads of us out there. So here's my question: How does Ford get away with producing defective instrument clusters with obvious safety implications?
Mar 26, 2013 (8:02 pm)
Well it could just be the age of the thing.I had a 91 a few years back that was starting to show signs of that condition.I was in the limo business in NYC for many years and never had any issues with the cluster,even after hundreds of thousands of miles.That was in the 80's and 90's though...I guess we're finding out what the life span of those things is.
#1107 of 1114 Re: 93 town car digital instrument cluster [jerrym11]
Mar 28, 2013 (4:05 pm)
How does Ford get away with producing defective instrument clusters with obvious safety implications?
Are you serious? You're actually whining because your 16 year old instrument cluster is failing? The whole car was made with a 10 year - 150,000 mile lifespan expectation! If you ask me, (and technically, you asked everybody), it has served you adequately. Cars need parts. It's the cost of owning one, and a part that fails after 16 years is not defective - your thinking is. Sorry.
My cluster in my 4 year old Escalade failed. Now THAT may have been worth a complaint..... Give me a Lincoln that lasts that long anyday.
#1108 of 1114 Re: 93 town car digital instrument cluster [nvbanker]
Mar 28, 2013 (8:42 pm)
Six months ago I bought a certified '11 MKS ecoboost. I wanted to sell either my 95 T Bird or our 94 Sig. I sold the T Bird because the instrument cluster still works on the Lincoln.
#1109 of 1114 Re: trunk lock [vern1964]
Apr 19, 2013 (3:53 pm)
I'm still driving mine and the trunk motor went out. A new one is $150. And most junk yards don't have used ones. If your latch is in the up position so your trunk lid is raised up but locked I worked a cheap fix that I'd like to share with everyone and it's very easy to do. You'll need a 7/16 socket or wrench, a phillips screwdriver and a 15T and 25T torex male socket to remove screws. Locate the two round plastic interior covering holders about 12" on either side and 6' down from the trunk latch. Pull out and remove to get access to the motor unit. Disconnect wire on your right from motor and undo three mounting bolts on on your left with the 7/16 socket and remove unit. Remove butterfly switch by inserting 15T torex into screw head and pull up switch to remove. You will not need to put this back. Use the phillips head to remove the two small screws at the top of the plastic housing. You will not need to replace them. Use the 25T to remove the two screws securing the metal plate that holds the motor assembly to the housing. You will not need to replace the motor. Pull out the motor and attached gear from the housing. Remove the latch from the upper plastic housing track behind the latch so you can turn the latch clockwise down most of the way into the housing. You can see thru the bottom of the housing to guide you. Then put latch into the upper housing guide and replace the metal plate and secure the unit to the trunk with the three bolt screws and 7/16 socket. Check to make sure it locks without slamming and the position of the lid is down far enough. It worked for me the first time. Now it works like a regular trunk. And I saved a $150.
#1110 of 1114 87 Town car stops after 1 1/2 hours driving
May 18, 2013 (1:04 pm)
Car started to slow down, more gas pedal did not help, acted like no power and coughed and just kept going slower. Let it sit for several hours and it would go for about 1 3/4 hours. Town car with 5.0L 101,000 miles.
Found plugged cat convert and replaced, no codes, same problem
Replaced electronic ignition, pickup, rotor, cap, plugs and wires, (due for a tune up anyway), still same problem
Replaced MAP sensor, has new fuel filter and pump already, pressure good. Now instead of no power at about and 1 1/2 hours of driving at 75 mph, it just shuts off. Shut off key then on and it starts right away and I can drive about a mile at 55 then it stops. At 65 I can go about 5 to 6 miles before it shuts down and it starts right up again. Heres the kicker at 70mph it runs and does not stop, about every 5 or 6 miles it has a hesitation but keeps going, at 75 miles an hour is stops every 5 or 6 miles again.
Every mechanic gives me an idea they think is wrong and all i have done so far is change the problem and still cant drive more than 1 1/2 hours with out problems. Any ides on this? Thanks!
May 18, 2013 (1:20 pm)
#1112 of 1114 Re: 87 Town car stops after 1 1/2 hours driving [rdavidadams]
May 19, 2013 (5:24 am)
I don't think it's fuel injectors but you could add a can of cleaner to the gas. The cheap- do you have a good ground connection? If the fuel pump is electric. Are you using cruise control when this happens? Try without. Check for any vacuum leaks. The expensive- replace computer. Keep us posted.
#1113 of 1114 Re: FUEL INJECTORS MAYBE?? [99towncarexec]
May 19, 2013 (9:30 am)
Checked ok,Car runs perfect for 5 to 6 miles, then dies but starts right up again with no problems. They would have to all fail at same time and return to normal immeadiatley. I have wondered about the fuel pressure regulator. Not replaced it yet.
#1114 of 1114 Re: 87 Town car stops after 1 1/2 hours driving [peachpie5254]
May 19, 2013 (9:34 am)
Gas cleaner made no difference. Fuewl pump is new and electric, with new fuel filter as well. Does this with or without Cruise control. Ground connection I assumed was good, but going to go and check, clean and test that today. Just never thought of that. Cant find any vacuum leaks. It runs perfect for 5 to 6 miles or longer at 70 mph. ( at 70 it runs without stopping but it hiccups about every 5 to 6 miles) However at 75 the car stops every 5 to 6 miles again. I am looking at the computer and checking pricing etc. Just trying to eliminate everything else first.