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My 1987 Lincoln Town Car runs fine for about 30 min and shuts off

My Lincoln runs then shuts off after 30 min,I have to spray starter fluid in the air intake back and forth for 10 to 30min to get it back running,had a simular problem with a chevy and I replaced the ignition module to solve that problem,replaced the one on the lincoln and it still cuts off.And most times the engine surges when I'm stopped,when I change the plugs the surge stops for about 2 weeks then it starts surging again.

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  • ronell37 May 14, 2009

    I have changed the TFI Ignition module,dist.cap and rotor,coil,spark plug wires,fuel filter,fuel pump relay,and the starter solonoid switch to fix the shutting off problem but that didn't work.I was thinking about changing the ECU.

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    ECU is 99.99% of the time good.

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    Symptoms say your engine has very low compression, and you're lucky it runs at all. I would start with a compression test and go from there.

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    Check the EGR Valve these can cause this type problem .. also when stopping at a stop sign they will die and cut out.



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Did you check for Spark after the Engine Cuts Out if Not it sounds like it could be the Distributor Pickup Coil inside the Distributor

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Replace fuel filter and (clean or replace) air filter. then pressure test fuel system.

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