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1992 Lincoln Town Car wont start

It makes a click noise. Have all the lights and power but just wont start. Tried tapping starter with a hammer but it wont do anything.

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    edgar walker May 11, 2010

    first check the solenoid or battery terminal is loose, check the battery cable also make sure that transmission is in park and make sure battery is fully charged. you want to make sure you check all the above before replacing the starter. you can get a starter from a salvage yard if needed

  • PERVAIZ HUSSAIN Aug 30, 2012

    TO ME IT SEEMS TO BE THE PROBLEM WITH THE STSRTER SOLENOID WHICH CAN BE OPENED AND REPAIRED AS THE POINTS MUST HAVE SLIGHTLY BURNT OUT OR HAVING CARBON DEPOSIT

  • PERVAIZ HUSSAIN Aug 30, 2012

    SORRY STARTER SOLENOID

  • caige Aug 30, 2012

    we had the same issue in a ford explorer and it was fixed by cleaning the negative connection to battery-possibly not making full negative connection!

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Replce the starter

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