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Lincoln Town Car, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, Sedan
Jul 05, 2005 (6:58 am)
I purchased my beloved 1990 Town Car (affectionally known as "Mr. LTC!") new. It now has 147,000 relativally trouble free miles. For the first time it needs an high cost repair. My mechanic who has done all the repairs on it and I trust, says I should repaired it repair although the repair is almost what it's worth. I very comfortable and trust this car very much. Now I'm considering doing a almost full restoration especially since I cannot afford a new Lincoln must less anything else, that is NOT FWD. Is this a bad idea?
#119 of 1123 Re: 1990 LTC [chuck1959]
Jul 05, 2005 (9:57 pm)
Because I'm the original owner of a '94 TC with 117,000 miles, I understand your feelings about your TC. Not knowing what repairs are needed, one can only guess it's either the engine, transmission, or rear axle. If the engine, my recomendation would be to invest in the 4.6L OHC that came out in '91. I had your 302 powerplant in a previous TC so having the experience with both, the 4.6L OHC engine is preferred. Much preferred.
If the AOD transmission needs repair, repair it.
If the rear axle needs repair, repair it. (mine cost $1100, but it is worth it)
If all three need repair - bury it or part it out and watch e bay for a low miler TC.
#120 of 1123 REAR TRUNK LETTERING 2000 CARTIER
Jul 06, 2005 (6:42 am)
I have a Lincoln Town Car 2000 Cartier model and live in the UK. The car has gold plated lettering in individual letters on the rear trunk lid. Someone has pulled off one of the 'L' letters. Does anyone know where I can get replacement letters and get them shipped to the UK? Thanks.
#121 of 1123 Re: 1990 LTC [chuck1959]
Jul 09, 2005 (2:23 pm)
Well, I wouldn't restore it for a daily driver, I'd sell it and look for a lower mileage 95-97 replacement. But that's just me......
#122 of 1123 Re: 1990 LTC [chuck1959]
Jul 09, 2005 (2:50 pm)
Yes, that sounds like a bad idea.
Every individual part of that car is expensive, old and has 147,000 miles on it.
It's 15 years old and worn out.
#123 of 1123 Transmission problems?
Jul 10, 2005 (2:01 pm)
I have a 95 Lincoln TC and I have been having a problem that I believe is in the transmission. I just had the transmission fluid and filter changed and the fuel filter but to no avail. When I am driving it and I have the windows down I can hear what sounds like you have the car in nuetral but giving it gas and then it jerks and kicks back in to driving. I have taken it to 2 mechanics and 1 transmission shop but it hasn't happened when they put it on their daignostic equipment or when they have driven it. Has anyone had this problem and could it be something other than the transmission ? I love this car !!!
#124 of 1123 Re: Transmission problems? [doris1]
Jul 10, 2005 (2:16 pm)
If this "happening" occurs at 39 to 42 mph, perhaps the transmission is "hunting".
"Hunting" happens when it wants to go into a higher gear, but fails to do so because the speed of the car drops.
If the problem occurs above 50 mph, I don't know what to say.
(Euphonium 94 TC)
#125 of 1123 Re: Transmission problems? [euphonium]
Jul 10, 2005 (2:50 pm)
Hey it does do this at 39-42 but also at higher speeds like around 60-65. If this is "hunting" should I take it out and "shoot " it or what can I do? Thanks alot
#126 of 1123 Transmission....
Jul 10, 2005 (3:41 pm)
I'd say you may have a transmission going bad, because it clearly is hunting, but not finding, and the clutches may be slipping. If you've serviced it, drive it and it will either get better, worse, or stay the same for a while. But eventually, you'll need a rebuild, and that's not so terrible. The car is probably worth it.
#127 of 1123 Re: 1990 LTC [euphonium]
Jul 12, 2005 (9:56 am)
I guess I should have mentioned what it needed. The A/C had to be completly replaced as well as the drive shaft. I did fix it, this may sound silly but I just couldn't part with it! It has been so dependable I am afraid to rock the boat, so to speak. In my case I don't mind the 302 but the 4.6L is something to consider if the 302 blows up. Do you (or anyone) know if the seat covers are still available new? Also will the wheels from the 2005 Crown Vic LX fit my TC?
I have the cloth seat which I don't see to often in other TC's I have seen. FYI I inherited my dad's 1970 Continental Mark III which has 125,000 miles. I don't recall my dad having any major repairs on it either. Unfortunatally with gasoline over 2 bucks a gallons and it uses Super Unleaded it sits in he garage alot....at least for now.