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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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  • Battery cable corrosion at positive side at starter, and negative cable ends on chassis ... car was laid up for a year. starter on lincoln is a pain to service... but that is Ford for you... they give you no direction in the fuse box...

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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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