Lincoln Town Car Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Lincoln Town Car

Lincoln Town Car Problems

Compressor Failure Due to Air Leaks From Air Suspension Struts and Drier

Sagging suspension can be a result of air suspension struts and/or drier leaking air. These type of air leaks can lead to failure of the air suspension compressor.

Intake Manifold May Crank Near Thermostat Resulting in Coolant Leak

The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.

Corrosion on Battery Cable Ends

Check the battery cable ends frequently for corrosion. Corrosion can easily migrate under the cable insulation and cause numerous electrical faults and drivability issues.

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Lincoln Town Car Questions

replaced the fuel tank,newfuel pump gasket, leaks bad (1 answer)

after replacing tank and pump gasket,filled it with gas,no leaks checked one hour later small drip, tightened drip stopped, 3hrs later gas running out, will not stop until below level

Replaced fuel pump will crank but only starts with starter fluid then dies (1 answer)

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What is the knocking/rattling in the engine? (1 answer)

The rattling occurs in the engine or just below the car when I accelerate. It will happen even when I am parked and I accelerate. It sounds sort of like a metallic sound. As the RPMs increase so does the knocking. Thank you for your help!

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Lincoln Town Car Recalls

Potential Loss of Steering

Certain vehicles are being recalled because the upper intermediate steering shaft could separate resulting in loss of steering control. This recall includes models previously recalled under campaign #13V-385, these vehicles may have been incorrectly repaired. Dealers will inspect and replace the upper immediate shaft if necessary. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed.

Potential Loss of Steering

The intermediate shafts connect the steering column to the steering gear. Vehicles in areas where salt is used to de-ice the roads are being recalled because severe corrosion can damage the lower intermediate steering shaft. This can cause the upper intermediate shaft to collapse and separate at the lower steering column bearing. Separation will result in complete loss of steering ability. Dealers will replace the lower intermediate steering shaft and inspect the upper intermediate shaft and steering column lower bearing for damage, they will be repaired or replaced as necessary. If the steering column lower bearing has separated, a retainer clip will be installed.

Additionally, Vehicle owners located where salt is not used who have concerns regarding their steering will have a one-time option to have their vehicles inspected and, if necessary, repaired.

Limousine Vehicles Could Leak Fuel Following Frontal Impact

For vehicles modified as limousines by Executive Coach, the fuel rail shield was left off during manufacturing. The manufacturer will supply parts to vehicle owners to have installed free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Lincoln Town Car Reviews

I maintain a fleet of Town Cars(yrs. 2000 to 2005) for a Taxi co. Some of these cars run 24/7,and are driven very hard.I have worked on all makes and models of cars for the past 35 years.The Lincoln Town Car is one of the most reliable vehicles on this planet. I have cars with anywhere between 300,000 to 750,000 miles that will still burn rubber!! I have not lost an engine in the past three y...
My AC was not working properly. It sounded like it was blowing real hard, and nothing would come out of the vents.... even when you switched from "auto" to upper vents, it would not come out. I took it in to be checked while it was still under warrenty and the Ford dealer said they could not get it to malfunction. I mentioned it again when I had the car serviced and again was told that the c...
Great car to drive. I hope Our President doesn't make me have to live in it, but it would be a nice tent.

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