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#103 of 1123 1999 A/C Not Blowing Cold Enough 4 Texas
Jun 13, 2005 (5:51 pm)
I am hoping that possibly a Ford/Lincoln Engineer maybe reading this post. I can not take these Southeast Tx. summers any longer with my TC's Lack of A/C. I LOVE MY CAR. Except for the A/C. I know there have been numerous complaints from the year model 98 till today.
My ? is:
Is it possible to have a fix performed on my car maybe like a larger Blower Motor or something to remedy this?
#104 of 1123 Same Problem
Jun 14, 2005 (12:02 pm)
I think I'm having the same problem. I did what was described and removed the cylinder. I did not find the small switch called a " starter interrupt switch". You you give me a clue of where exactly to look? Where can I get a replacement switch and how hard is it to install?
Thank you in advance for all you help
#105 of 1123 1992 Town Car Quits Running
Jun 14, 2005 (12:21 pm)
On two occasions my car quit running. The first time, a "check engine" light came on and the engine stopped running. I tried an immediate restart; it failed. After a few minutes it started but only ran 1/4 mile. The outside temperature was 97 degrees. It was towed to a dealer. The retrived DTC = lean oxy sensor and egr valve blocked. The technician said he could find no reason for it to stop running and did no repairs. He didn't charge either!
The next day at 107 degrees it stopped again. A different dealer could find no stored codes but suspected the fuel pump. He suggested running it in cooler weather. We drove it home, stopping after a couple of hours of driving. On two different occasions we got a "check engine" light but the vehicle continued to run.
The car was getting 26 MPG so it was running fine.
My research points to a TFI but I don't think my engine has it. The codes on the fan cowling are: EEC-IV, EFI, & DIS
Any help really, really, appreciated.
#106 of 1123 Re: 1999 A/C Not Blowing Cold Enough 4 Texas [cmorris1]
Jun 14, 2005 (3:19 pm)
I'm not an engineer, sorry, but I have researched this very problem for years, 7 of them to be exact, ever since 1998, when some HVAC engineer lost the battle for a large enough squirrel cage to blow sufficient air into the cabin of these large cars in the southern states, as I share your opinion. I can't believe Ford hasn't fixed the problem. They are aware of it, I've been told by some insiders, but they really don't get a lot of complaints about it. Part of the problem is that the registers on the Town Car are so large, that it complicates the problem by making it seem that the airflow is even worse than it actually is, because you can't feel a strong stream of air coming out of an air duct like you want to on high speed. Add to that, the rear air vents, which the Grand Marquis and Crown Vic don't have, and you do have a problem. It's underblown. Eventually, it cools down, but you'll sweat buckets until you've driven the car a half hour, and if it would blow hard, the airflow would add a lot of comfort in the interim while the cabin cools off. The pre-98 Town Car had smaller registers so you felt more air coming out faster, and I contend, had a stronger fan as well.
I've been living in Vegas and North Florida for the past 2 years and I always rent Town Cars in Florida, which is how I notice they haven't fixed it yet. It's the one reason I don't own one.
#107 of 1123 Re: 1995 Lincoln town car executive [nvbanker]
Jun 15, 2005 (5:40 am)
that was the trick!!thank you very much
#108 of 1123 Re: Automatic Climate Control [jjudd]
Jun 15, 2005 (7:14 pm)
I have a similar problem which started a day after I had a new alternater & new battery installed. So far on the web I have read about a heater valve. Did you determine the problem?
#109 of 1123 Re: 1995 Lincoln town car executive [diamonds1]
Jun 16, 2005 (5:19 pm)
Gotta love Ford engineers - glad it helped.
#110 of 1123 No Start Conditions
Jun 18, 2005 (9:40 am)
I have the same problem. Can you tell me if you found out the problem. I have a 1996 Lincoln Towncar. Thanks
Jun 18, 2005 (12:02 pm)
18 June 2005
Dearborn, Michigan. Ford has agreed to settle lawsuits filed agaist it due to cracking intake manifolds on certain 1996-2001 4.6L engines. The engines are found in: Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car, Mustang, Cougar and Thunderbird models. The settlement could impact over 2 million vehicles and cost Ford up to $375 million USD.
The plastic intake manifolds Ford used were plastic and were nortorious for cracking, thus causing coolant leaks.
The terms of the settle include:
• Ford will reimburse customers with receipts for the intake repair.
• Ford will pay $735.00 to those without receipts, provided that they can verify with a dealership that a repair was made.
• Ford will extend the warranty coverage for customers whose intakes have not failed.
Ford lost an appeal earlier in the year to have the case dismissed.
Updates at www.BlueOvalNews.com
#112 of 1123 '92 Continental Message Center
Jun 22, 2005 (10:35 am)
Can only ready message center at night. Only MPH can be read during daylight. How do I remove and replace it?