Lincoln Cars & Trucks - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

Hello William
Using Jump wires will not help you. It sounds like you have invoked the anti-theft system. That is normally the reason for cranking and no spark. You drive a high end car with sophisticated electronics. If there is a component failure, the only way to diagnose is to get the vehicle to a dealership. They connect it to a laptop computer and interrogate the ECM (Engine control Module).

You can try resetting the anti-theft system.

Resetting a Vehicle Anti-Theft System
This is how you reset an anti theft system if you have the anti-theft light on, or your car is cranking, but you have no spark.

Doing a full reset of the anti-theft system.

Disconnect both battery leads for at least two hours.
Hold the negative and positive leads together for 5 minutes to fully discharge any power.
Put the key in the ignition, but not turned on. VERY IMPORTANT!
Connect the positive lead.
Connect the negative lead in one swift movement.
Wait 15 minutes for the system to fully reset.

This tip I wrote explains how the anti-theft system works

Want to bypass your vehicle security system?

The short answer is you can't!

All modern cars have alarms and immobilizers. There is a chip in the key and a chip in the ignition lock. If both are present, the ECM (engine control module) releases power to the ignition circuit. When you turn the key, the starter spins the engine and you get a spark. If any one of those three items are not in the chain, you get the engine to turn, but no spark. There is no way to beat the system. You have to fix what is wrong, not find a way around it.The immobilizer is in place to stop exactly what you are trying to do.

Finally, keep all your follow-ups in the original thread by clicking COMMENT under the post of the person you are addressing. That way they get a notification. You can add to your own posts by clicking COMMENT under your original text.

Andrew - Fixya Moderator

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered 5 hours ago

Look on your trunk hinges, you will find the numbers there. Good Luck Friend.

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered Yesterday

use a scan tool compatible with GM type ECM and reset the system

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered Yesterday

Since Ford doesn't provide parts to the public you will need to remove it and have it repaired by a certified repair station.

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered Yesterday

it is at the entry pipe to the evaporator and to replace it generally means that the dash has to come out first

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered 3 days ago

none we know of, check local glass company, they might be able to make one for you too.

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Aug 13, 2018

I don't know the answer to your question but there are three usual locations - the A pillar, the B pillar or buried inside the door catch.

Considering the age of the car it is likely to be fully computerised and likely there is a single switch telling the brain the door is closed and the brain then controls all the functions. It is a common practice these days for a single black box to control all the timing functions including the courtesy light function.

I suggest you research your car further, perhaps by looking at a wiring diagram.

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Aug 12, 2018

Get the vehicle checked on a Code Reader.

Lincoln LS Cars... | Answered on Aug 10, 2018

Only one for power steering

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Aug 07, 2018

Not finding what you are looking for?
Lincoln Logo

28,361 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Popular Products

2000 Lincoln LS
2000 Lincoln LS

1,371 Questions

2002 Lincoln LS
2002 Lincoln LS

1,097 Questions

2001 Lincoln LS
2001 Lincoln LS

907 Questions

Top Lincoln Experts


Level 3 Expert

81400 Answers

gerry bissi

Level 3 Expert

4376 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5687 Answers

Are you a Lincoln Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides