Lincoln Cars & Trucks - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
My 1995 lincoln town car cranks but will not fire, I'm getting no volts at ckp when cranking, it has second new ICM on car as well as 2nd new ckp.still no juice at ckp,
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.
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Andrew - Fixya Moderator
Lincoln Cars &...
5 hours ago
Where is door switch located on a Lincoln MKZ 2008?
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 &...
on Aug 12, 2018
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