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Old 06-16-2007, 07:31 AM
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using a 2001 lincoln towncar as a daily driver has been fine all the time but after driving about 5 miles last week it just died and has not started since ! all plugs on the left bank are coming out sooty but all on the right are coming out wet with fuel they are all firing and the engine has set no fault codes i have run out of ideas and really hope someone out there can help

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Can you have a Ford dealer scan it? Dealer should be able to troubleshoot. Probably something simple= bad ground, bad sensor etc. New cars are so freaking compilcated, used to be, got fuel got spark, lets go. On the other hand its nice to get 25 mpg with a 400 hp hemi powered Dodge Magnum! Bet even that old Lincoln is pretty economical, once you get her back up and running.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:00 AM
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do have access to a scanner but it seems to claim everything is a/ok car is high miles and low/no maintainance i would guess as i havnt had it long does anyone know if the cams are belt or chain driven and would a jumped belt cause this particular prob engine is firing but not on all pots but only with throttle pedal right on the floor
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Wulf, I am certainly no expert on Fords,but if you have the 4.6l it has a chain.

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Old 06-17-2007, 12:55 AM
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thanx mate it is the 4.6 so hopefully thats intact and it probably is a sensor ! unfortunately our ford main dealers over here dont recognise anything over a 3 litre engine and cant even supply plugs which is why this forum is so damn handy ! if you or anyone else can help with suggestions as to where i should start looking it would be a big help
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:43 PM
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Check the fuel presure. The regulators on those are a fairly common problem and will cause fuel to dump into the cyliders
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:59 AM
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Sorted it !!!!!!!!
thanks for the help but it did turn out to be something simple
no oil pressure at all so started ripping it down and dunno how it even turned over just waiting on fedex with new engine and should be up and running again
Fingers crossed !!
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Bummer, well at least you'll be back and running soon. While I'm totally a Mopar guy, the Lincoln's , Ford Crown Victorias and and my favorite the Mercury Marquis are fine well made cars. I cant believe how cheaply you can buy one over here, I've seen holdover Mercury Maquis for less than $18,000, that's a lot of car!
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done at last running sweet as a nut gearbox feels a bit odd but gonna live with it as at least its mobile may be just cos i`ve got used to driving BMW while lincoln been down
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Just out of curiosity wulf, has the tranny ever been serviced? I believe the Ford/Mercury/ Lincolns have bulletproof trannies, if the fluid smells burned it may need a flush and filter change. Glad your up and mobile at least. I would think the Lincoln trannie would shift as smoothly as silk, as any Lincoln or Crown Victoria that I have ridden in were very quiet and smooth rides.
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fluid is a lovely cherry red and smells nice and sweet think i just need to get used to it again after driving the eurobox
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When I drive my mom's 2000 Grand Marquis it feels like I'm kinda disconnected from the mechanical workings of the car. Sound familiar?
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When I drive my mom's 2000 Grand Marquis it feels like I'm kinda disconnected from the mechanical workings of the car. Sound familiar?
my older brother had a 81 Grand Marquis around 200-2001... it had a 302 with the variable venturi carb... 0-40 in about 11 seconds according to my stopwatch... it was soooo disconnected feeling but at the same time sooo comfortable... until some seal went bad and fuel got into the oil and killed the tired 'ol engine. Then that was the end of it.
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The Crown Vic. Merc Marquis, and Town Car are about as far as you can get from being connected. For that feeling you need a Miata or a Lotus. Driving or riding in one of these cars is more like sitting on your most comfortable easy chair and watching a movie of driving a car on tv. That doesn't make them bad cars, an in fact they are very reliable. I heard a story from one of my customers of riding from an airport in a Town Car limo that had 950,000 miles and still original motor and trannie. I am a Mopar nut, but thats pretty impressive! Except for the Saleen Mustang and Ford GT, Fords are not my cuppa tea.
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dunno about disconnected just feels like the shift points are a little off shifting through manually its great and pulls like a train but like i said previously its prob just me not used to it only other decent motor for comparison is my 26 t bucket with 350 chev and th350 which weighs next to nothing so no comparison there will give it time and see how it goes sure it will be fine
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