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Where is the cars computer on a 1988 lincoln town car

I have done the following: tune up, replaced fuel pump, and cleaned all the sensors around the carboratorl. The car idles okay until it gets to normal operating temp. Once it gets hot enough it spits and sputters and when I rev the engine it stalls and won't start again until it cools down some.

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  • rickeasy123 Dec 19, 2008

    I'm not of anything I'm sure it has an automatic choke. It's fuel injection it's actually a throttle body that feeds the injectors. The automatic choke works fine hi idle when cold the comes down to normal idle when the engine warms up. My problem starts when it reaches normal operating temp. it starts to spit and sputter and when I rev the engine it stalls and won't start again until it cools down a little.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    You sure it's carbureted ?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    What about the automatic choke? Does it have one?



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The problem is usually the idle air bypass valve located on the throttle body, it's held in place with two bolt's, long cylinder in shape with one electrical connector .

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I believe you have a fuel/air mixture problem, too rich. good luck

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