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Lincoln Town Car Corrosion on Battery Cable Ends

Lincoln Town Car Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 137,807 mi (78,000 mi - 250,000 mi)


Check the battery cable ends frequently for corrosion. Corrosion can easily migrate under the cable insulation and cause numerous electrical faults and drivability issues.

  • Visitor, , 128,000 mi

    yeah my battery always seems to die out also. although i just installed a new battery. but it must be the cables not being tightened. but definitely a common problem for me too

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  •  Rookie

    corrosion on battery cable ends .
    Sometimes car wont start too.

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  • can't disconnent cables too messed up

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  • Visitor, , 89,076 mi

    battery cable on positive side of battery has corrosion and can not remove form battery without messing it up

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  • Visitor, , 250,000 mi

    battery would not 'connect--needed towing and replacement of terminals/cable clamps

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  • 2001 Lincoln TC wont start in the last 2 years I have replaced the battery 5 times and alternator 2 times. after each battery replacement car will start for a couple of weeks then just stops starting. Taking to Lincoln service center on Wednesday hoping they can help.

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  • Visitor, , 145,000 mi

    seems like the corrosion builds up within a week after cleaning, have replaced the cable end with aftermarket, but same problem. I just keep the positive cable as clean as possible, have used a number of anticorrosion products but nothing works very long.

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  • My battery cables get a lot of corrosion on them. The positive cable gets the corrosion.

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  • corroded battery cable

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  • Visitor, , 78,000 mi

    went out to my car, wouldn't start.Dead wouldn't show anything. Checked under the hood and noticed the cable cover was just laying there. Picked it up and the battery cable was corroded so bad that it had broke and dropped off. Strange thing was I just had it at the shop to replace the wiper motor 3 days earlier. My question is how much does a cable end cost and what could it mess up since this has happened and what could happen while I'm trying to replace it. I worry about messing up the computer on the car if this hasn't alredy happened. It is the positive cable.

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