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My car sometimes shuts of while in motion or sometimes after the car has been parked not running for an hour or so it won't start. If I let it sit for another 1/2 hour to 45 minutes it will start right up. I recently had a diagnostic test done in which a ignition control module was suggested. I had that replaced be the problem continues to happen. Could this be a fuel pump, distributer, or ignition switch issue, and how to find out which?

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Sounds like the "crank position sensor" This would explain the intermittent problem...a visual inspection does not always confirm this. A good mechanic can confirm however. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 10, 2013

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it is in firewall on left side close to master cylinder

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SOURCE: My 1997 Town Car, 4.6L, 144,000mi does not want to

i think that you are having altenator problems or baterie problems

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 Town Car cranks but won't start, intermittent problem

First, try swapping the eec relay with a known good unit and see if the problem persists.
Second, you could be experiencing a problem with your ignition module overheating, causing high resistance in the circuit. When the vehicle sits for a while, the circuit cools and will allow the current to flow again.

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SOURCE: 1996 Town Car.The fuel gauge reads CO after the

The owner's manual addresses this problem. It tells you to take it to a dealer for repair. The problem is most likely the fuel gauge sending unit which is located in the fuel tank and is mounted just above the fuel pump. It is probably sticking at the level that it was at for so long. It can be replaced by raising the rear of the car and accessing the fuel pump and sending unit from under the car behind the rear axle. Disconnect the two fuel lines and unplug the wire harness and remove the lockring with a hammer and screwdriver. Lift and turn the fuel pump assembly out for inspection and/or replacement . THE FUEL TANK DOES NOT HAVE TO BE REMOVED. I have done this many times.

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SOURCE: 98 lincoln town car won't start. fuel pump

the enginr oil pressure switch runs the fuel pump till the oil pressure is up to the normal operating range. When the pressure is up the relay kicks in and takes over the power to the pump. The oil pressure switch my be at fault if you can no hear the pump running when you turn the key on

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