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#495 of 1123 Electrical Shortage
Oct 17, 2006 (10:44 am)
I have a 1990 Lincoln TC and I have a short somewhere that I cannot locate. I pulled into an unfamiliar drive way yesterday and bottomed out pretty hard. Nothing was damaged, however, when I tried to use my turn signal just minutes later it would not flash; it would just turn on... Also, when I turned on the signal the radio would turn off. When I hit the brakes the radio would turn off. Last night it rained very hard and I was again reminded of my electrical short by how rough my car was running. This morning is was still raining and she didn't start very smooth, but I figured she would be fine. Well, on my way to work I turned on my interior light, which was already dim, and the entire cluster went black. I pulled over because I wasn't even sure if my brake lights were working. When I pulled over I realized that my car wasn't running. Any idea where my short could be located???
Oct 17, 2006 (12:45 pm)
I am really really frustrated! I replaced the motor on my 1995 TC 2 months ago and haven't driven it very much as we were on holiday for 6 weeks. When I picked the car up from the shop and drove it home it just didn't feel right. The gear change lever was sooooo tight and difficult to move and when driving it was a hard change from first to second and second to third. Also there was hesitation when accelerating. I went back to the mechanic and told him about this. He told me the cable from the shifter probably needed to be replaced as sometimes that happens and it was just coincidence it happened now. However we returned from holidays and yesterday on my way home there was this awful noise accompanied by clouds of smoke from the back of the car! Needless to say I stopped pretty quick called the mechanic and had the car towed. He now tells me that there was a leak in the transmission and all the oil leaked out and I probably need to replace the pump and a bunch of other stuff. I have a bit of a problem with this as a month before the motor was replaced I had the yearly tranny check done and everything was all good. My question here is... when the motor was replaced is it possible that the tranny was not fitted properly which has caused the oil to leak out? Am I being given a snow job to hide a mistake? I have no problems with the transmission prior to this. HELP!!!!
#497 of 1123 Re: 1995 TC [queenhaggis]
Oct 17, 2006 (1:17 pm)
Do you see an oil slick in your garage?
I suspect they took off your torque convertor, lost the oil and then put it back together without refilling it.
#498 of 1123 Re: 1995 TC [scootertrash]
Oct 17, 2006 (2:07 pm)
Nope no oil slick. after I replaced the motor we power washed the concrete and no more oil slick!
#499 of 1123 Dash and Courtesy Lights
Oct 20, 2006 (2:38 pm)
Hi, on my 99 TC Executive, I have two problems that I think are related. First the courtesy light won't shut off unless fuse is removed. Also dash light don't work at all when the headlights are on or off. Appear to be related problems. What should I Do?
#500 of 1123 Re: Driver's Side Window on 92 Lincoln Town Car [trainer]
Oct 20, 2006 (2:58 pm)
It could also be the regulator causing your problem. Does it stick in a certain spot, if it does, you probably need to grease the regulator. The regulator is the device attached to the window motor, that looks like it has to bike brake lines coming out of it.
The relay is located under the hood, one of the square boxes, like where your fuses are located. If it's not labled, ask a dealer for a diagram or the numbers to identify it.
#501 of 1123 Re: Air Bag light on 99 Towncar [mike2407]
Nov 07, 2006 (3:18 pm)
This my question that got no replies.
I took the airbag light on solid problem to the dealer.
My research (from this forum) told me that if the horn and cruise control do not work, it is most likely the clockspring. They replaced it at the tune of $260.
A $65 part and $195 labor. My radio stations were the same,
so I guess they did not touch the battery.
#502 of 1123 Water leaking into Lincoln Towncar
Nov 10, 2006 (8:04 am)
Lately, when it rains, water is getting into the backseat passenger side of my 98 Lincoln Towncar. I have a sunroof but don't know if it's leaking, I can't see any obvious signs. There is about an inch or more on the floor after it rains.
#503 of 1123 Re: Water leaking into Lincoln Towncar [batg35]
Nov 10, 2006 (9:21 am)
When the rain trough above the trunk is clogged, dirty, or otherwise blocking drainage or if the car is parked facing downhill on a slope - could be the source of entering water.
If the floor of your trunk area is not wet, that's a good sign it is coming from another source.
#504 of 1123 Re: Water leaking into Lincoln Towncar [euphonium]
Nov 10, 2006 (10:10 am)
Thank you. I'll look and see if that area is clogged. I just hop it's not the sunroof.