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#701 of 1114 1990 Lincoln Town Car
Nov 28, 2007 (7:45 pm)
We are trying to buy a 1990 Town Car. The car has been sitting up for about 2 years. We tried to get it started today and we could not. You can put gas in the top of the motor to prime it and it will start, but will not continue to run. Please give me any advise you might have as to what needs to be checked or replaced to get the car running. Motor sounds good and runs good when you prime it, but it acts like it is not getting any fuel to the motor and goes dead. Any information would be so much appreciated.
#702 of 1114 Re: 1990 Lincoln Town Car [cwhitten]
Nov 28, 2007 (10:20 pm)
Perhaps the two year old gasoline in the tank has gummed up the electric fuel pump that is embedded in the fuel tank. Replacing the fuel pump in the gas tank is not cheap.
#703 of 1114 Re: 1990 Lincoln Town Car [cwhitten]
Nov 29, 2007 (3:51 am)
Fuel delivery problem, electric fuel pump,turn on the iginiton switch and listen for a whirling noise from the fuel tank. Try disconnecting the fuel line a the carberator and see if you are getting fuel. Also old fuel or even a dirty fuel filter. Ask the owner why was it parked for 2 years. A haynes or cliltion repair manual will tell you how to bypass the fuel pump relay to test the pump also.
#704 of 1114 Re: 1990 Lincoln Town Car [cwhitten]
Nov 29, 2007 (7:19 pm)
Hi my name is Al,,,,, If your car will only run or start when primming it, make sure someone did not shut the shut off gas switch in the trunk to the off position, if this in not the problem then try to turn key forward one click but not starting with no radio on and quiet around you and listen to hear if you can hear the pump in tank sending fuel up from tank, also you may want to change the fuel filter that is located at rear side of car it should only be about 30-70 bucks to replace if u do it yourself....also take off breather on carb hold open chock with screwdriver turn key forward and have someone hold down gas peddel to see or smell gas going into carb, if fuel injected hold down gaspedel to flood it out this will tell you that gas in reaching injection, if gas gets that far then it might need to have plugs remove cleaned or replaced. If this car has been sitting for 2yrs then you might want to siphin gas out of tank or put 10 bucks of gas with some stableizer in the container with new gas and try that as well,....good luck let me know if this helped thanks.... Al
#705 of 1114 lincoln town car wont shift into gear
Nov 28, 2007 (3:31 pm)
#706 of 1114 lincoln town car wont shift into gear
Nov 28, 2007 (3:31 pm)
I have a 1993 lincoln town car when i start the car in park and press on the break the gear shift will not let me put the car in drive,but if i turn the key in the auxillary postion i can put the car in nuetral and start the car then shift to drive.any help would be appreciated.
#707 of 1114 Re: lincoln town car wont shift into gear [vern1964]
Dec 04, 2007 (6:24 am)
If you touch the brake does the brakes lights come on? If so, either a brake light is out or more probably the brake switch on the brake pedal is not working. My 2K did the same thing. My money is on the brake switch is not working to disengage the gear shift. DO NOT FORCE THE GEAR SHIFT , it will cost more money to fix it.
#708 of 1114 Re: lincoln town car wont shift into gear [vern1964]
Dec 04, 2007 (9:47 am)
I had this same problem on my 2000 TC. The wire had burned off of the brake light switch. An easy fix. I just cut off the connector, and put regular spade lug crimp connectors on the wire and put the wires back on the lugs of the switch.
You can shift out of Park if you pull on the gear shift while starting as the lock will release while in the starting mode.
Dec 12, 2007 (9:29 pm)
Hi all, I have a '90 LTC. The brake lights are not working. I have taillights and signal lights just no brake lights. Checked the fuses, and bulbs everything is fine. Checked some forums and think it may be the brake light switch but I don't know where it is or how to fix it.
#710 of 1114 Re: No brake lights [altonfoster]
Dec 12, 2007 (11:17 pm)
Brake light switch is under the dash on the brake pedal. Most likley the wires are broken or burnt off.