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Shuts off while driving

Whils driving car completely shut down. I was able to restart took it to auto repair after testing it nothing showed up. Now car sits in garage and will not start at all. Has new battery!

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  • Bob Bailey
    Bob Bailey Mar 26, 2014

    This Lincoln has 92,500 miles on it. Just purchased it 8 months ago. Drove beautifully until this but I always seemed to notice a smell of gas at times. But not losing any gas. Before the car went completely out upon starting no sound from the fuel,pump. Yes, the

  • Bob Bailey
    Bob Bailey Mar 26, 2014

    The pump inertia switch in trunk was checked



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I think you need another diagnostic done on the vehicle. Or I would have someone check the fuel pump and filter. Fuel filters and clog up and shut a car down.

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SOURCE: 1990 Lincoln-Battery drained while turned off sitting

If you are jumpering the starter, then the battery is not being drained, the starter may have a bad solenoid.
If the problem still is a dead short, a painstaking troubleshooting is required.
Remove one fuse at a time, check for voltage drop, and see which one is the culprit. Then you woud have to locate each item on that circuit and trace the wires for one that is broken, or pinched & contacting ground.
Also, check at night or in a dark garage, as trunk, door, or hood pin switches may be stuck in the open position - and will keep the lights on.

Interesting note - your having to jumper the solenoid on the starter indicates a possible worn/damaged ignition tumbler. If your tumbler is not seating on the OFF detent, your ACC may still be left on even with the key out of the ignition.

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SOURCE: my car shuts down while driving

need more info on the vehicle shutting down

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SOURCE: instant loss of acceleration while driving down

Did you check the fuel pump inertia switch in the trunk?

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have the anti theft module checked out

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SOURCE: Engine shuts down when put into gear.

my 95 lincoln towncar had same problem, nobody could figure it out. turned out to be the crankshaft sensor, not expensive(19.00) but had to drop the ac compressor to change it

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