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1998 Lincoln Town Car Question: engine cranks wont start

 

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jess187, Albany, TX, January 28, 2011, 09:27
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the engine cranks but will not start.

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    January 29, 2011, 01:04
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    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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    Visitor, May 04, 2011, 19:17

    my 98 lincoln continental cranks but wont start unless I disconnect and reconnect the battery for a half hour. WHY!!

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    DaveJHM, May 04, 2011, 21:23
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    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.

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