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Lincoln Town Car, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#94 of 109 93 Lincoln Town Car 4.8L 4dr
Jun 11, 2011 (10:38 am)
Where can I purchase a climate control panel for a/c & heater which sits on the dashboard?
#95 of 109 Re: erratic air conditioning fan [jwg35815]
Jun 17, 2011 (9:00 am)
My 96 has the same problem.The A/C auto mode works occasionally,heat never on auto.What's the fix??New unit?
#97 of 109 Re: erratic air conditioning fan [w9r1]
Jul 12, 2011 (5:39 pm)
I have a 1996 Lincoln Town Car, Cartier addition with 108,000 mi. I had the a/c on and have noticed no airflow through the vents when the climate control was set at automatic or maximum. However, I could hear the blower working strong.
I went online and read many forums, including this one, and most of the answers relating to this problem involved checking or replacing the blend door actuator, or a blower motor resistor. I never heard any clicking noise under the dash that's normally heard if one goes bad. I looked at my Haynes manual, but it didn't give much info. I found videos on you tube to give me ideas where to start.
One video showed the removal and replacement of the actuator just behind the glove compartment of a Ford Explorer, so I removed the glove box in my Lincoln. I didn't find the actuator per say, thinking I was going to have to remove the dashboard to find it.
What I found was that my glove compartment was overflowing with junk such as napkins, service invoices, etc. The main problems was all the small garbage bags that we kept in there for long trips. With the glove box so full, the paper and plastic bags went over the back wall of the glove box and got sucked into what I assume is the cabin air filter. It's a foam door that opens up when the a/c is on, and was totally blocked with junk.
I was almost ready to go to the auto parts store and spend some money prior to finding this. I cleared all the junk out and now keep a very minimum of necessities in the glove box and the air flow is fine.
I know I was lucky and that most people genuinely have something wrong with their a/c, but by unhooking the straps that keep the glove box from falling to the floor and looking behind it saved me money and a lot of time.
Once in awhile, it can be a very subtle thing that can cause so much trouble, with a very easy solution.
#98 of 109 05 tc ac -questions
Jul 16, 2011 (10:16 am)
05 town car ac usually works great the first time I turn it on each day; it really cools down as it should on AUTO. Then, after I stop somewhere and it sits for awhile, it doesn't cool as quickly the next time I engage the ac. I have heard about blend door actuator problems and this may be it, but how do I know? i suspect it because it just seems that the air coming out is blended with warmer air. however, it may be something different, because in looking around under the dash for anything that might be an obvious problem, I've noticed the aluminum pipes(?) under there are so hot I can't ouch them...this doesn't sound right. At the very least those suckers are giving off a lot of heat. What are they and why are they so hot. Although I haven't c checked them before i use the ac first thing each morning, I know they can't possibly be hot. Please, anyone, can you help me? With each day over 100 degrees here in Oklahoma, and no job, I need to fix this at least cost possible.
#99 of 109 Re: largelouis [largelouis]
Jul 28, 2011 (1:06 am)
I was able to find qute a bit of resources through lincolnsonline.com and youtube.com to identify where the bda is at and how to get to it. Quite a project requireing 2 persons, and several hours. It is hard to see, but can be viewed from the glove box by looking up and to the left. But the dash must come out to get to it.
Nov 01, 2011 (4:55 pm)
Two years ago bought a good souhern 1997 Lincoln town car and air worked. Being it is a winter car in Florida, the air was not used much and last year when I started the car, the air did not work. Did take it to a shop advertising free diagnoses and they said the compresser was shot so I left it be because that did not make sense. Then I saw a troubleshooting program where a car (in this case it was a Jeep) that was taken to four different shops and only two of them diagnosed the problem with the air in this vehicle......was a relay (looked like a fuse) found in a box in the engine compartment.....relay was to send a signal to the system so the clutch would engage..........well, then I wonder if that might be my issue. I found a box that has markings for air relay but not sure how this box opens or how you access it to see if the relay it good or bad. Anyone have any thoughts on this and how I might check it out; would very much appreciate some good feedback.......would be something if that is all it was.
#101 of 109 Re: No air! [flamingofarm]
Nov 01, 2011 (6:08 pm)
Yes there is a relay just behind the passengerv side valve cover. Hard to get to but it can be done. They are known for going bad. Mine is bad right now. It comes and goes.
#102 of 109 Re: Dash removal/Blender door [1way_john14_6]
Nov 25, 2011 (2:45 pm)
I have a 1996 Town car. I have the same problem w/the blender/actuator door leaking on the passenger floor and NO HEAT. I LIVE IN BLIZZARD TERRITORY. After almost 2 years, PLEASE tell me you now know how to get the dash out? My mechanic is starting to put the screws back in and giving up. LOL I'M having so much trouble w/this. My mechanic DIED in the middle of repairing it. My 2nd mechanic's father died. We buried him this past Tuesday. HELP
#103 of 109 How do I get the dash out? Heater Core
Nov 25, 2011 (3:07 pm)
I have a 1996 Town car. We can't get the dash out. My mechanic thinks it's the heater core The other mechanic thinks it's a problem w/the blender/actuator door leaking on the passenger floor and NO HEAT. I LIVE IN BLIZZARD TERRITORY. PLEASE tell me how to get the dash out? My mechanic is starting to put the screws back in and giving up. LOL I'M having so much trouble w/this. My mechanic DIED in the middle of repairing it. After taking apart most of the dash, it had to be put back together and now I'm missing screws. My 2nd mechanic's father died. We buried him this past Tuesday. HELP