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#1060 of 1123 2004 Town Car jittery Ride and Ford Motor Extended Warranty
Aug 31, 2012 (9:08 pm)
Does any one know if Ford Extended Warranty program will support an owner such as myself with an unresolved issue such as the jittery ride? I was told by the dealership that I would be billed by the service department for any sealed parts that are opened such as the transmission and no defects found. Since I'm not sure which part is the one causing the problem, I am sort of in an awkward position.
Sep 01, 2012 (4:14 am)
Bremertomg,maybe a weight fell off one of the wheels causing it to be out of balance which in turn will cause it to not drive right.
#1062 of 1123 Re: Jittery Ride On 2004 Town Car Ultimate limited [bremertong]
Sep 01, 2012 (1:39 pm)
At what speed is your car at when the "jittering" starts?
#1063 of 1123 Re: Jittery Ride On 2004 Town Car Ultimate limited [nwraaa]
Sep 03, 2012 (11:18 pm)
More noticeable at slower speeds but also present at highway speeds. The problem seems related to rough road surfaces which suggests to me that it could be related to shock absorbers, dealer also claims to have checked them. The dealership claims to have done a four wheel alignment without any improvement to the ride. I did purchase a Ford extended Warranty in buying this car so did my best to protect my purchase from this kind of situation.
For those familiar with this model and year they are really attractive looking cars, have great power for the size of the engine and in the case of my 05 Signature limited was very comfortable riding. I will be back in touch with the dealership this week and try to move the process towards resolution. I am most appreciative of all the interest and replies I've received here to date.
#1064 of 1123 Re: Jittery Ride On 2004 Town Car Ultimate limited [bremertong]
Sep 04, 2012 (4:58 am)
Can you give a more detailed description of what exactly you mean by "jittery ride"?? Steering wheel shaking?? Back end bounce? What exactly? Obvious question but..Is the air suspension on?
#1065 of 1123 Re: Jittery Ride On 2004 Town Car Ultimate limited [99towncarexec]
Sep 04, 2012 (9:36 pm)
Jittery meaning that it does not absorb bumps in the road as well as the 05 did
and yes I did check to see if the air suspension is on and yes it is, I tried switching it off and back on just see if it would make a difference, no difference.
I will drive it a while longer and than again contact the dealership. I am begining to think that I may have just traded a car with a better tuned overall drivetrain even though it had 10,000 miles more on it and less equipment but will have to wait a little longer to see.
#1066 of 1123 Re: Jittery Ride On 2004 Town Car Ultimate limited [bremertong]
Sep 10, 2012 (2:53 pm)
Is the tranny shifting smoothly? Wonder if the torque converter needs to be replaced. That cleared up my 02.
#1067 of 1123 Re: Jittery Ride On 2004 Town Car Ultimate limited [izaclown1]
Sep 10, 2012 (8:18 pm)
The service department informed that if any sealed parts are opened and no defects found I would be charged labor for the work even though I have an extended warranty. I expect to have a resolution of this whole situation within the next week and will be sharing the details when it is finally resolved. I again wish to thank all the people who have shared their interest, care and concerns to help me resolve this matter. Ford is willing to send me to another dealership to do a second opinion but it involves over one hundred miles of driving and so I am not eager to do this in that it might well mean I would have to travel that distance every time an issue came up. Tranny appears to be shifting fairly smoothly and may ask about torque converter as a last resort, thank you for making the suggestion.
#1068 of 1123 Air Suspention
Sep 29, 2012 (2:18 pm)
My Town Car was lifted today to change the oil without turning off the Air Suspension in the trunk. My car is now sitting down in the back. I drove it for a while hoping the air suspension bags in the rear would re inflate but nothing yet. Any ideas.
Sep 29, 2012 (3:06 pm)
do you have the "check air suspension" light on the dash?? If not,try turning it off and on a few times and see if it fills up.Otherwise it may be replacement time...