the engine cranks but will not start.
engine cranks wont start on 1998 Lincoln Town Car
Many things could be occuring here, from an ignition problem to a fuel system issue to a fuel or PCM relay issue. Testing is the only method of narrowing it all down.
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my 98 lincoln continental cranks but wont start unless I disconnect and reconnect the battery for a half hour. WHY!!
Very hard to determine why; although if I had to guess I would think that perhaps a relay is intermittently failing. When you remove power and add power back, it may be enough to make it work again. The 1998 Continental has a CCRM (Constant Control Relay Module) for one thing, which I believe contains the fuel pump relay. A diagnostic test is really necessary to monitor what is and what is not functioning properly.