Lincoln Town Car Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Lincoln Town Car based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
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.
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.
Corrosion can form at the grounding points near the battery. There may be electrical faults and the engine may crank but not start.
Erratic engine coolant temperature or intermittent overheating can be caused by corrosion inside the water pump. The impeller may spin on the water pump shaft or the impeller may corrode. Either condition reduces coolant circulation resulting in engine overheating.
Checking and adjusting the AC compressor clutch air gap can extend the service life of the AC compressor.
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.
Even though the manufacturer does not call for regular servicing, our technicians recommend servicing the power steering fluid regularly.
An exhaust leak may develop in front of the catalytic converter. This type of leak should be corrected as soon a possible to avoid damaging the catalytic converter.