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#50 of 99 Re: 1999 Towncar vibration/shudder [ks153nt]
Sep 06, 2009 (8:08 am)
Am having vibration/shudder problem with my 1999 Town Car (89,000 miles) , exactly as you desribed in June, 2008. Was it a torque converter clutch problem? My independent repair shop suggests same. What was cost to repair? Thanks.
#51 of 99 Re: 1999 Towncar vibration/shudder [wnw]
Sep 07, 2009 (8:54 am)
my mechanic which basiclly just works on towncars said it doesn't pay and just put a rebuilt trans in cost $800 time 4 hours problem solved. good luck.
#52 of 99 2006 Lincoln Town Car New to me !
Nov 05, 2009 (10:42 pm)
I recently picked up a 2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature ..60,000 klms .
This is the first time I have owned a Lincoln so I am not sure what to expect. Is there any of you that can save me a buck by enlightening me as to what to watch for driving this model and year .. so far it the nicest ride I have owned !
#53 of 99 Re: 2006 Lincoln Town Car New to me ! [69novaman]
Nov 06, 2009 (9:47 am)
Reading the Owner's Manual is a very good start. Reading the Maintence Schedule booklet is also recommended.
Recommend Mobil 1 for the engine. If you just got the car, check all fluids for quality and quantity. The engine coolant will need to be replaced now if it hasn't been. Air filter?
#54 of 99 03 town car
Dec 21, 2009 (11:26 am)
i have a 03 town car it was running great untill this past Monday when i was on my was home from work, i let the engine warm up for about 10 minutes when i hit ruffly 45 miles per hour the car acted like it shifted in to neutral versus the next gear and id only hear the RPM's going high and lose all acceleration .. i pulled over turned it off then attempted to make it the rest of the way and it did it again around 40mph i was over on my oil change but yesterday i changed it 75,000 mile castrol gtx for older engines/synthetic ...mine has ruffly 61,000
....on a weird note if i drive it in the #2 (P,R, N,D,2,1) it has no trouble passing the 40mph wall it hits when in regular drive...am i doing more damage to her by doing this.. i hear the RPM's revving super high when i drive it like this
... i added the Lucas transmission treatment to my trans fluid when i did my oil change this time and she still does it
#55 of 99 Re: 03 town car [gama1]
Dec 21, 2009 (11:41 am)
You added the Lucas treatment to the tranny when you changed the engine oil is what I understand you to say.
Now, change the tranny and turbine oil & install a new tranny filter. If you're going to keep the car for a long time, consider using a semi synthetic Mercon V tranny oil. It's not cheap, but it works great.
#57 of 99 Re: 03 town car [euphonium]
Dec 21, 2009 (11:57 am)
i just spoke with the dealer they said that they don't change the tranny filters that they just back flush them since there made out of metal n they said i have no turbine oil... so my next step would be to do a tranny flush?
#58 of 99 Re: 03 town car [gama1]
Dec 21, 2009 (5:09 pm)
Suggest you double check that statement with an independent transmission shop.
It would not surprise me if there was a drain plug on the turbine. It is rather difficult to have it appear in the orofice in the bottom of the housing. Change the filter.
#59 of 99 Re: 03 town car [gama1]
Dec 21, 2009 (7:55 pm)
Transmission fluid changes are not what they used to be. When you want the fluid changed by a dealer or a national transmission service company, now a days, you have to tell them that you want the pan removed, torque converter drained if it has a plug, and a new filter installed. I have no personal experience with the vacuum fill system being used by the dealers and national transmission service companies. I still change transmission fluid the old fashion way. I have heard just as many negative comments about the "flush" process as positive comments. In the case of your transmission, the most economical thing to do is to have the fluid changed. Change the filter also. The transmission also has solenoids. While the pan is off you should consider changing-out these solenoids.