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#754 of 1117 1990 Lincon Town Car
Apr 19, 2008 (11:23 pm)
Hi, never been here before, but I am hoping someone can answer a question about our Lincoln. We had a clunking noise in the rear of the car and couldn't figure out what it was. Took it to the shop and found out it was the rear sway bar that was all rusted out and actually breaking off. The mechanic told us that he could just cut them out because they were just a luxury item, but we didn't really need them.
I was a little surprised, I always thought that they don't put parts in a car for no reason.
So, I would appreciate if someone knows anything about these in the lincoln, i would love to know if it is true the car can roll on any corner
and if they should have removed and replaced them. I can't even drive the car now thinking how unsafe it might be.
If anyone out there has any info on this it would be greatly appreciated..
Thank you so much.
Apr 20, 2008 (6:15 am)
98 lincoln towncar - while driving, approx once every minute or so it sounds and feels as if I have run over a set of groves in the road like the ones used at the side of the interstate to warn of running off the road. My tires are new, and thought maybe the pump that handles leveling the car or filling the shocks (?) might have been affected. Do you have any idea what my issue is?
#756 of 1117 Re: engine shutting down while driving [euphonium]
Apr 20, 2008 (6:24 am)
Yes EGR Pressure feedback sensor has been changed. My husband said it sounded like maybe it could be the injectors. IS there a way to test these? Because we have been eliminating thing by just purchasing new ones. That is getting very expensive. Plus the car just rolled over 190000 miles. It is truly a great car. I just dont see how it can still run with all the jerking during driving. Sometimes you can hit the overdrive button and it will quit for a minute but then start right back up again. The car has been taking on many long trips for this to be a major thing. Everyone is overlooking something. And now my other vehicle is down. I need some brain storming going on. I say a lady the other day at the grocery she also had a lincoln it was 96 mine is a 94 she had 280000 miles on her and has had it for about 4 years . Why cant mine run that way. It is hard to explain exactly what the vehicle is doing. But it sure does run like it is goin straight to junk yard.
#757 of 1117 Re: rough ride... [brianthomp]
Apr 20, 2008 (6:30 am)
If you think it is truly the air bag on the rear, then just have them removed and put springs on it. They will have to be done professional because of welding. YOu can tell if you get under rear and listen for a leak. Maybe start the car first and listen for the pump to fill the bags and then take a look. Thats how we found our leaks. Air bags were like 300 apiece. so we opted for spring. Found a local mechanic said he has done several. He charged 150 total. Then you never have to worry about a leak in them again. IF that is what you problem is, hope it helped a little.
#758 of 1117 Re: engine shutting down while driving [armywife818]
Apr 20, 2008 (7:12 am)
Check the coils, especially the ones on the back of the engine, #4 & #8. There is a tendency to get water into the hole around the spark plugs. Look for signs of rust on the plug and coil rubber. This causes misfire which upsets the computer and makes the car jerk and stutter and can even blow out the transmission. Sometimes the temperature will drop off too when this happens, strange as that sounds! Turning the key off and on, pushing the overdrive button etc. will clear the computer for a few minutes and make the symptoms go away for a bit. Let me know. The dealer won't admit that there is a problem with the Ford V8 but he'll know what to do to fix it as this is a common problem.
#759 of 1117 smog pump
Apr 22, 2008 (4:52 pm)
is it easy to change a smog pump? and is there a website that is free that shows how to do it?it's a 1990 lincoln town car5.0 engine
#760 of 1117 gas peddle
Apr 22, 2008 (4:56 pm)
1990 lincoln towncar, gas peddle vibrates sometimes while accelerating ,is this a costly problem,how can it be fixed?
#761 of 1117 1990 lincoln towncar
Apr 22, 2008 (4:59 pm)
i know my smog pump is going bad ,if i chaneg it will it improve the performance of the vehicle ,it hesitates at times and has a vibration in the gas peddle?
#762 of 1117 Remote Keyless entry
May 12, 2008 (7:30 am)
I need instructions for reprograming a remote from another car.
#763 of 1117 oil in spark plug wires
May 19, 2008 (2:01 pm)
hello everybody names Ken,
Wondering if anyone can help? I changed out my spark plugs not too long ago and found that they were pretty much soaked with oil. I got a couple of manuals like hayes but I can't find any answers.