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Lincoln Town Car, Auto Body, Engine, Suspension, Sedan
#160 of 1123 Re: 1990 lincoln town car studdering [shelleyc]
Aug 05, 2005 (5:15 am)
Assuming you didn't pull off vacuum hoses, etc. by mistake during your work (check that), the only thing you did that should cause that would be the plugs. Did you set the gap, make sure the boots were intact and put on some dielectric grease (on the plug tip, now on yourself)? Most problems I've had like that relate to pulling off the boots and having the wire and the end connector come apart without me knowing it. Then the plug doesn't fire and I don't know why. I've had good luck with those cheap-o wire testers that you hold against the wire with the engine running and it blinks every time the plug fires. If its not firing, the light doesn't blink.
If the shudder is due to misfire, it may be happening above 40 but you can't feel it with the V8 at high rpm's.
My dad taught me early on that if you have a lot of stuff to replace on a good running car, replace the items one at a time, then run it so that if you did effect something negatively, you can isolate your search to that item.
#161 of 1123 Re: Calling LM Customer Service and Dealer's [nvbanker]
Aug 05, 2005 (7:13 am)
For Your Info:
LM Customer Service gave the following info to get schematics for our car:
I called Helm Inc .1-800-782-4356..their website is www.helminc.com
They carry service publications for many cars (Chevrolet, Jaguars, Pontiacs, Olsdmobile, Cadillac ,Buick and others.......I ordered an ELECTRICAL AND VACUUM TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL for the 1997 Lincoln Town Car. It cost $30.00 plus 6.95 for shipping and handling. In the manual, the "component schematic" for the car, shows the door switches are located behind the door panels. We will loan this manual to our mechanic to assist him....maybe we can solve this problem with the anti theft alarm and the check engine light, finally!!! We will keep the manual with our car. Hope this info helps someone else.
#162 of 1123 Re: 1990 lincoln town car studdering [shelleyc]
Aug 05, 2005 (12:47 pm)
Beernut offers good advice, particularly his fathers, but now that you are still fixing, I would replace all of the plug wires, carefully, one by one. I have two 302 engines like yours and have always replaced the wires when replacing the plugs. When the 94 TC misfired, replacing the wires solved that too. Good Luck.
#163 of 1123 Re: 1990 lincoln town car studdering [euphonium]
Aug 06, 2005 (9:50 am)
I agree - change the wires, I'll bet it fixed your problem. While you're at it, change the Distributor Cap.
#164 of 1123 Re: 93 Exec and 95 Cartier [b52fxr]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:11 am)
If you need new air bags, they are available www.lincolnsuspension.com
At half the price. Then you can have your dealer install them. I bought mine their and they come with A lincoln part #.
#165 of 1123 Re: 93 Exec and 95 Cartier [tophat]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:17 am)
OR...... get rid of the bag system entirely by converting to standard suspension.
#166 of 1123 Re: 1990 lincoln town car studdering [beernut]
Aug 08, 2005 (8:06 am)
If you have the original plug wires, the insulation may be breaking down. I had that problem with my 95 TC.
#167 of 1123 2003 Lincoln Town Car
Aug 10, 2005 (7:03 am)
Hi, I just purchased a 2003 Town Car (Signature) series and would like to know how to eliminate the annoying dinging noise that sounds when the drivers seat belt is not fastened. #2. Can the chirp of the horn be shut off when activating the alarm. #3. I changed the oil today and am unable to re-set the over head console to 100%. It reads 39% and will not re-set even when holding the reset button for as long as 20 seconds. Thanks for any help you can provide. jh
#168 of 1123 Re: 2003 Lincoln Town Car [henry3241]
Aug 10, 2005 (10:44 am)
You can silently activate the alarm by using the driver's door outside keypad. Press buttons 7/8 and 9/0 at the same time twice. A considerate feature when you don't want to wake the neighbors.
Seat belt not fastened/annoying dinging noise. My guess is there is a sensor connection under the seat that could be disconnected, but of this I'm unsure. If your seat belt is too short, you can buy extensions.
Regarding the over head console reading 39% - Maybe if the oil filter were to be changed as well, you'd achieve 100%. (Right, I really don't know) However, if you disconnect & reconnect the Negative battery terminal, it may reset it to 100%
#169 of 1123 Re: 2003 Lincoln Town Car [euphonium]
Aug 10, 2005 (7:12 pm)
euphonium, thanks for your reply. I have solved the Horn noise by checking the Owners book. You can discontinue that feature by going through a set procedure with the key in the ignition and pressing the remote door lock switch. As for the seat belt dinging indicator, you can trick it by starting out with the seat belt on while the car is in motion. Once your under way you can unbelt and the chime stops ringing. I know it's not good to ride without using your belt but I have a medical issue. You could also go to a salvage yard and ask them to cut the chrome male portion of the seat belt out of a wreck and then place it in the female portion of the belt in the car you are riding.. I will try over the weekend your suggestion with the Neg. cable on the battery. Once again thank you. jh