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Lincoln Town Car Adjusting AC Clutch Air Gap

Lincoln Town Car Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 114,500 mi (105,000 mi - 120,000 mi)


Checking and adjusting the AC compressor clutch air gap can extend the service life of the AC compressor.

  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    A/C would shut down at higher speeds and would take 5 to 10 minutes to come on when I first started the car. Took it to a electrical shop and they found the air gap was way out of ajustment. They said this is a common problem,they adjusted the air gap and I've had no problems since. The cost was about $60.00. Word of CAUTION, I first took it to the dealership and they wanted to replace a valve in the dash that they said was causing the problem at a cost of almost $1000.00. Glad I got a second opinion.

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  •  Rookie

    Have not repaired yet but now I will

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  • Visitor, , 113,000 mi

    My husband is a ex mechanic and just can't handle working on this problem,we have the new ompressor but he can't do the work

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