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Lincoln Town Car Pinging and Emissions Failure Due to Plugged EGR Tube

Lincoln Town Car Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Average Mileage: 176,575 mi (102,300 mi - 252,000 mi)


The EGR tube may plug causing the EGR system to not function at all. As a result, engine pinging may be noted and the vehicle can fail mandated emissions testing.

  • Visitor, , 152,000 mi

    failed emissions due supposedly to egr, but after replaced did not fix, ck engine lt still on, 3-4 yrs prior had same problem, sidle air control valve, this sensor, that sensor, nothing worked after $400 so I said "Forget it". Now i'm in Atlanta and have to pass emission. Still looking for the answer. Next I'm trying EGR Vacuum sensor. There seems to be no "real" diagnosis, just try this and try that just like last time. Nobody knows truly what to do.

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  • Visitor, , 102,300 mi

    need to remove egr tub but rush hat cut

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  •  Rookie

    did not pass emissions test bad egr replaced egr .cleaned egr filter but how can i test it to see if thats the problem.

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