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#1 of 261 85 Town Car Electrical Issues
Feb 04, 2007 (9:54 pm)
My 85 Town Car has a multitude of issues, the two most serious at this time being it's inability to stay running while idling in my driveway while still in park. It runs, once started, for about 10 minutes while idling. If I drive it, it stays running for about an hour exactly every time then shuts off immediately (not a slow gradual loss of power, it's instantaneous). The second problem is that my interior lights won't turn off now. The lights were all working properly and then my car died after it had been running for less than 2 minutes. I was idling while waiting to make a turn and the car shut right off again and when i opened the door the lights came on as they normally do and didn't go off until they drained the battery. The battery has since been recharged and the lights will not go off unless I dissconnect the battery cables. Also when the car dies, it won't start back up right away. I know that the problem lies between the distributor cap and the starter because I know the starter is functioning properly and the distributor cap is brand new along with rotor, plugs, and wires. Also I installed a new ignition coil. The cap is not recieving a spark from the coil though, which is the cause if it's sudden death and failure to start. It's very random though, predictable, yet random. Sometimes I wait 10 min, other times it's an hour and a half. The sweet spot seems to be at 30 min however. If the car sits for a while it seems to start fine on the first shot.
#2 of 261 Suggest you check out the electronics in the
Feb 05, 2007 (11:30 am)
Black box on the Driver's side near the top of the fender. Our 1982 would behave like yours on a very hot day and placing ice cubes on top of the Black box caused the inards to cool and reset to normal. Perhaps the inard circuit breaker needs to be replaced and ask that your teck man check it out. Good Luck.
#3 of 261 Re: Suggest you check out the electronics in the [euphonium]
Feb 06, 2007 (2:08 pm)
Do you know what this black box might be called?
#4 of 261 Re: Suggest you check out the electronics in the [s2darizzle]
Feb 06, 2007 (10:11 pm)
Not sure what it is called. Perhaps an Ignition Relay. I never opened it because all my problem was due to excessive heat so I applied some valuable ice cubes in a baggy on it. Hate warm whiskey.
#5 of 261 Re: Suggest you check out the electronics in the [euphonium]
Feb 08, 2007 (8:23 pm)
#6 of 261 99 Town Car break light does not work
Mar 04, 2007 (10:12 pm)
Basically, I've checked the fuses,bulbs and break light switch. What else do I need to check til I find the problem?
#7 of 261 Re: 99 Town Car break light does not work [biggmixx1576]
Mar 05, 2007 (3:19 pm)
Check the turn signal unit. The flasher, of course turn signals, and brake lights operate through this unit. You'll have to remove the cover from the steering wheel to get to the unit.
#8 of 261 electrial
Mar 06, 2007 (9:11 am)
power door locks work with button and keyless entry however unlock won't work peroid please help
Mar 08, 2007 (7:31 am)
The problem was in the steering wheel."Thanks"
#10 of 261 Re: electrial [rreaser]
Mar 10, 2007 (11:21 pm)
it was the keyless entry brain