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#1 of 16 starting problem
Nov 16, 2009 (3:45 pm)
ok heres my dilemma and it's driving me nuts.
iv'e got a 97 towncar with a 4.6 in it..75,000 miles. 2 weeks ago the car would not start..it would crank over fine but would not fire off. checked fuel pressure, ok.
check all fuses,ok
check all electrical connections,ok
checked for fire to the plugs,ok.
came to the conclusion it was the idle circut solenoid. replaced it and the car started right up.
also cleaned the throttle body while i had the air tube off.
but heres where it starts getting strange. the solenoid was replaced on 11-13-09. now on 11-16-09. it's basically starting to do the same thing. if i put my foot on the fuel pedal and push it down about a 1/4 inch it will start...i only have to do this on initial startup after it's running the car runs great, no problems with idle. even with the old solenoid i had no problem with idle. i can shut the engine down any time after the initial startup and it will start just like it should. is there something on that throttle body i'm missing. or someplace i'm not looking for a problem.
the car runs great. no problems with acceleration no hesitation at anytime when giving it gas, idles fine when stopped.
BTW..iv'e also checked for any codes in the computer..there are no codes coming up..
f anybody has run across this and can tell me what i'm failing to see i'd appreciate it..thanks..
#2 of 16 Re: starting problem [3wlonerider]
Nov 27, 2009 (3:58 pm)
Clean or replace the mass air flow sensor. This is the part attached near the air filter with the security screws. I usually just spray the inside of the unit with some electionic spray cleaner.
#3 of 16 Starting problem
Nov 28, 2009 (7:14 am)
Driving on the interstate and started hearing a clicking noise behind the drivers side dash. Now there is nothing when trying to start. Have new battery and it won't jumpstart.
#4 of 16 Re: starting problem [nwraaa]
Nov 29, 2009 (7:14 am)
thanks..i'll give that a try.
#5 of 16 1995 TC cranks but no start
Dec 14, 2009 (4:42 pm)
my 1995 linoln tc cranks, but wont start. at first i tried the fuel pump relay solutions, and they worked. now im having the same issue. what else could it be? Ive bought new relays but it doesnt seem to work now. where is the idle circut solenoid.
#6 of 16 Re: 1995 TC cranks but no start [rob390]
Dec 15, 2009 (6:50 pm)
the idle circut solenoid is on the back side of the throttle body..it will have 2 bolts holding it to the throttle body. it will also have a round cylinder with a plug going into the top of it at one end.
#7 of 16 motor and fuel pump stopped working same time
Feb 06, 2010 (5:25 pm)
97 lincoln trunk motor and fuel pump stopped working same time, they worked fine last week, just charged my dead battery, opened the trunk which now wont close, replaced the fuel pump relay but will only try to start when i spray in starting fluid
Feb 17, 2010 (11:03 pm)
My car runs great but sometimes will not want to start. I would tap once or twice on MAF Sensor and it would start, and be fine for day or two then just not start again. I would tap n it will start. Well this last time it wouldnt start after tapping many times so I replaced with a New MAF Sensor, but still no start, so I replaced the IAC switch. Still no start. I also replaced the crank sensor, and cam sensor after the first time it didnt start before I started tapping the MAF sensor. I had replaced the MAF with the so called remanufactured ones a few times but it kept happening so I finally bought the new one. I also checked relays a couple months ago when problem first ac cured. Help would be apreciated.
Jul 26, 2010 (3:34 pm)
my trunk will latch but not go all the way down for my 1995 lincoln towncar
#10 of 16 Re: lincoln [fabulous99]
Jul 26, 2010 (7:40 pm)
Use a wire to bypass the trigger for the pull down motor. When the correct connection is made the latch will go up or down. Run the latch down further with the bypass wire and then shut the trunk manually. It will still "remote" open.