Town Car

Rough Idle and/or Engine Stalling Condition on Lincoln Town Car

Problem Description and Possible Solution

In high dust areas, problems with the EGR system are common. The filter for the EGR solenoid may plug and cause the EGR to activate when it should not; this can cause the engine to stall. The dirty filter should be replaced to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 172,304 (111,000–245,000)
18 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
34 people reported this problem
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Engine misses, hesitates, backfires, and has poor fuel economy; I have replaced all spark plugs, wires, and coils. along with fuel filter and air filter. I have also checked for vacuum leaks.
when running it idle higher than normal and if i hit the gas paddle it shuts off
Engines stalls, sputters, cuts out, back fires and gets bad gas mileage
I just got the car from a friend and when I drive it it gets to stop fighting cuts off doesn't want to stay running when I Idling.
replaced EGR valve, not even a year later check engine came on again and it was the egr again!