2001 Lincoln Town Car Q&A

2001 Lincoln Town Car Question: I have had my mechanic replace the brake swwitch 3 times in 8 months..

All is well for awhile ..then I start to have trouble pulling the shift out of park..I have to play around with it...within days I smell burning rubber and it wont come out of park at all. My mechanic asks me if I am driving with 2 feet?? I never do.. Please help.. Thank you Patty -
Answer 1
Good morning Patty, If there a burning smell and the switch has had to be replaced three times I think there is probably going to be a bad connection at the switch. Too much resistance in that circuit (at the switch) causing the switch to burn out. I would guess that the switch connector will need to be replaced. I think there is a service bulletin that Ford published with the same symptoms and the repair was to replace the connector. We are a RepairPal "Top Shop" and we are located in Melbourne. Take a look at our profile and stop by or give us a call. I think you will be glad you did. Thanks and have a great day, Brin Assured Auto Works, Inc. 4451 Enterprise Court Suite N Melbourne, FL. 32934 321-610-7977 -
Comment 1
Agree with A.A.W., common problem! Also a service bulletin is not a recall so Ford dealer won't fix it as such, so less expense to go to an independent shop. -
Comment 2
Thank you so much! I have read that another cause might be in the pedal. Is that possible too? -
Comment 3
I think the connector will have to be replaced. We would be glad to set an appointment to look at it for you. -
Comment 4
Is that the part called pigtail? If so that has also been replaced... so they just replace the brakeswitch.. Is there a possibility there could be a pedal problem..or maybe the gauge on the pigtail if thats what the connector is?? -