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#12 of 20 '88 Town Car weather strip replace?
Oct 11, 2009 (10:29 pm)
My 1988 Town Car's driver door exterior weather strip is cracking and I'm getting rain down in the door. There's way too much rain getting down in that door. Does anyone know what the rubber weather strip is officially called and where I can buy, (not likely, I know), just one? Also, I'm assuming that the chrome strip that holds the electric lock keypad will need to be removed? There's something I wouldn't want to damage! If I can't fix this right and because it's mid October already, I may plastic wrap,(to protect), the window and apply black silicone over the strip and probably not use the window until I can correctly replace the strip. Anyone have any feedback regarding the proper replacment parts and procedure? Thanks.
#13 of 20 Re: '88 Town Car weather strip replace? [sledbegger93]
Oct 12, 2009 (3:47 am)
If your 88 front door is anything like the 99 door I had,look on the bottom.There should be plugs down there.Black rubber.Pull them out to drain the water.Look on ebay for your weather stripping.Either that or go to any auto parts store and tell them what you need.They can look it up in their computers.
#14 of 20 1978 power windowa
Oct 13, 2009 (1:40 pm)
#15 of 20 1978 power windowa
Oct 13, 2009 (1:40 pm)
!978 lincoln town car power windows will not work.
fuses are good.
#16 of 20 Window motor issue. [99towncarexec]
Nov 11, 2009 (7:21 am)
When all the windows won't work and the Circuit Breaker is good, go after the main switch on the drivers door. They are known to just wear out, noting the main feed pin and plug to this switch.
When the drivers door control works but none of the other door switches do, check the remote safety cut-out switch on the driver's door that shuts off all the other door switches on the other doors. May be OFF or a bad connection where its plugged in.
Single windows inop? This issue has come up on my 99 Cartier. The left rear window only worked when it wanted to, I guess.
Took it in to the Dealer for a PM and asked the write-up guy about this ONE window (inop - but up at the time).
He went in the bump shop and came back with a rubber mallet. Struck the inner bottom frame of the door ONCE a good lick, while I held the button for down, and it started working again????????
Friend at Fords here in Dearborn told me if the window wasn't used very much (I called the previous owner and Aunt Barb actually said she never remembered using either rear window AT ALL since new) there can be a film build-up from humidity on the comutator (copper bars on the armature of these permanent magnet motors that the brushes contact) and will cause no contact. Once it was working again the Dealer guy told me to run the window up and down a few (25) times to wear off/clean off this corrosion.
He COULD have sold me a motor replacement.
It has been working ever since, but I do run them up and down twice a month anyway.
#17 of 20 Driver side window 92 Lincoln towncar
Nov 23, 2009 (10:35 am)
I am trying to take the motor off but their is a cable how do I remove the window motor and cable? I would appreciate some help. Thanks
#18 of 20 Re: Driver side window 92 Lincoln towncar [wtg]
Nov 24, 2009 (9:49 am)
Just unplug it.That's how it came off in my 94 and it should be the same in yours.When you take the switches off or out of the panel,you should see the plugs right behind it.
#19 of 20 Re: Driver side window 92 Lincoln towncar [wtg]
Nov 27, 2009 (3:49 pm)
The motor and cable comes as an assembly. If you are replacing or repairing the motor, you have to drill-out the rivets, put a screw driver at the top of the door to hold the wndow up and drop the assembly through the largest hole in the door. When the assembly is out, just unbolt the motor from the assembly.
#20 of 20 Re: Window motor issue. [gseterry]
Aug 20, 2010 (12:50 pm)
Wow -- who is that honest dealer?
The guy struck the door with the rubber mallet where -- on the metal below the panel?
--Tom in Ohio