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#60 of 99 03 town car Trans Filter "BACK FLUSH? AARRRGGGG!"
Jan 08, 2010 (7:37 am)
Back flushing with fresh fluid is a lazy way of changing fluid in the trans and gives you NO more long term cure for what ails it.
The filter/screen is Metal . It needs to be removed, cleaned and put back in and a CLEANED pan and gasket installed.
Back flushing blows any debris in/on the filter back into the pan and over time those UFO's get sucked right back into the filter screen.
Engine Run away in Drive? The Lockup solenoid or even that clutch in the convertor has failed.
Try one more sequence. Drive it out on the E/way to your 45mph fail threshold in "D". Depress the O/D OFF button (a light will go on on the dash indicating this has been accomplished). No more run-away? Convertor Lock-up is at fault.
Note here, as I posted last spring, I had trans problems with my 99 Cartier (so I thought). Took it in to a REPUTABLE trans shop owned by a friend.
Trans checked perfect. $25 to scope that out.
I had #5 and #7 cylinder coil pack (COP's) gone bad. The poor running of the engine drove the Trans-'Puter nuts trying to hold speed and keep economy up to snuff. ONLY replaced those 2 Coil Packs too. Been running and shifting perfect since.
Don't fall for the BS that when a couple Coil-Packs go bad ALL 8 need to be replaced either.
(1999 = 1st year of the COP's) There are codes on those packs. Mine are "D"s. VERY early in production. Epoxy sealer on top of coils will shrink and crack after time and miles. Moisture and Humidity can seep in those cracks and cause a miss on rainy or hi humidity days. After replacing the 2 bad coils my mechanic sprayed (soaked) Permatex (RED) Gasket Sealer ON top of them all. Just a little added protection.
Just because we OWN & LOVE our Lincolns doesn't mean our wallets have holes in the bottom for Dealers and Rip-Off shops to suck from.
Go on the internet and educate yourself. Make them Prove their diagnosis.
I just turned 60 years young. I've been a mechanic for 45 years.
I love my TC and want to keep it. Its my 1st.
We're at 130,000+ miles right now and plan on a 100,000 more.
Good Luck to all,
#61 of 99 Re: 03 town car Trans Filter "BACK FLUSH? AARRRGGGG!" [gseterry]
Jan 09, 2010 (12:46 pm)
Concerning the Coil-Packs, I am presuming that the coil-packs caused the engine to misfire. Did your service engine light come on to indicate that there was a problem with cylinders #5 and #7? Although a number of TC's are prone to transmission shift shuddering, I have not heard or seen that there is a service engine code to indicate that there may be a problem with the transmission solenoids.
#62 of 99 high rpm's
Feb 01, 2010 (10:20 am)
i have a 03 towncar 53,000, no check engine light on ither and recently ive started having problems with it... when i put it in drive right around 30mph in stead of shifting it acts like its going into neutral and insteead of accelerating u just hear the rmp's raising... i click the over drive button and the car is able to go faster but again i hear the rpm's super high.. has anyone ever herd of this problem??...ive changed the tranny oil already
#63 of 99 Re: high rpm's [gama1]
Feb 01, 2010 (12:46 pm)
Rembering the transmission is influenced by a computer, relays, & modules, it may be that some component can be reset by disconnecting the Negative cable from the battery for 30 minutes because sometimes that causes the problem to reset.
While dealing with the battery, it is a good time to clean & lube both terminals and posts.
#64 of 99 Transmission problems: No reverse
Mar 23, 2010 (10:54 am)
1994 Towncar with 149,000miles V8 over headcam, and will not go into reverse. When it's cold out it goes into reverse one time but if you take it out you have to restart the car? The fluid and filter were changed and this is the only service done that I know of. Don't think this has anything to do with it but it has a good miss when driving down the road. appreciate any suggestions.
Does anyone know if this car has a computer for the tranny, and where I can plug into?
#65 of 99 88 lincoln towncar shifting trouble
May 17, 2010 (11:36 am)
i have an 88 lincoln with an overdrive automatic ..when accelerating from a stop the transmission appears to be shifting from 1st to 3rd without going into second.. of course this causes the engine to lugg.. once it gets into 3rd I can not get the transmission to downshift by pressing on the accelerator... i can manually shift the car to low and accelerate but it still feels like it is trying to bypass 2nd when i shift into drive... i also can not get the trans to downshift from overdrive to 3rd.. simple throttle /transmission linkage adjustment issues or something more serious?? thanks
#66 of 99 lincoln towncar tranny problems
Jun 02, 2010 (5:39 pm)
91 lincoln towncar the overdrive just went out all a sudden slips when shifting from 3rd to overdrive .is there something simple to do or is it a major overhaul
#67 of 99 TRANS SLIPPING 94 TOWN CAR
Jun 17, 2010 (9:31 am)
WHILE DRIVING IT WILL FILL LIKE IT IS SLIPPING NOT ALL THE TIME COM DOES NOT SHOW ANYTHING. CAR HAS 76000 MILES AND ALL MAINTENANCE HAS BEEN DONE SINCE IT WAS NEW. HAS ME WORRIED ABOUT A LONG TRIP BECAUSE IT IS NOT ALL THE TIME. WORRIED IT WILL GO BAD IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.
ANY IDEAS OR SOMEONE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM AND A FIX.
#68 of 99 Re: TRANS SLIPPING 94 TOWN CAR [rick176]
Jun 17, 2010 (11:25 am)
Is the Mass Air Sensor original? If so, it can be cleaned, carefully, or replaced.
#69 of 99 Re: TRANS SLIPPING 94 TOWN CAR [euphonium]
Jun 17, 2010 (12:42 pm)
I WILL FIND WHERE IT IS THANKS AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW.