» » »

Lincoln Q&A

Ask Your Question

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

 

Question

salonpatty, Cape Canaveral, FL, July 23, 2013, 06:44
 Rookie

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

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    Assured Auto Works (40 Answers) , Melbourne, FL - (321) 420-1919
    brinkline July 23, 2013, 06:58
     Technician

    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

    Flag This
  • Reply

    pushrod, July 23, 2013, 07:42
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    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.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    salonpatty, July 24, 2013, 08:11
     Rookie

    Thank you so much! I have read that another cause might be in the pedal. Is that possible too?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    brinkline, July 24, 2013, 08:31
     Technician

    I think the connector will have to be replaced. We would be glad to set an appointment to look at it for you.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    salonpatty, August 07, 2013, 10:23
     Rookie

    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??

    Reply
    Flag This