Question about 1990 Lincoln Town Car
My lincoln does not want to drive when i put it on drive gear whats wrong with my car
Easy, most likely problem is low transmission fluid. Your owners manual will tell you how to check that if you are not certain. If the level is okay, there are many, many, many other things that could be wrong. Most transmission shops will test it for you, no charge; but they usually will want to rebuild your transmission. It seems they no longer fix a specific problem, they just rebuild. This old of a car... maybe it's time. I hope this is helpful.
Posted on Mar 29, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: no overdrive
Hi Joe, what you need to do is go to a trans. shop and have them adjust the TV (Throttle Valve) cable. You can do this yourself but you need a really low PSI guage. When the line pressure is at 0 - 5 PSI, it will be adjusted properly. Usually only trans. shops will have the proper tools to do this. It's very important that the TV cable is adjusted right on the money or you'll smoke your transmission.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
SOURCE: car wont go in gear
Either the problem is the neutral safety switch has gone bad or the linkage from shifter to tranny needs to be adjusted. The safety switch is located off of the shifter under the cover usually. Some models of towncar they are on the tranny itself. Don't know for sure with that year
Posted on May 06, 2009
Sounds like the "shift lock actuator". It's a common Ford/Lincoln problem. It's basically a safety device to ensure the car is turned on and your foot is on the brake b/4 you can place the car into gear. Here is a gr8 piece describing the problem
" This is a problem with the Shift Interlock System and not the transmission. Bet you're glad to hear that. The Shift Interlock System requires the key to be in the "RUN" position and the brake pedal depressed in order to shift out of "PARK". This is to prevent possible vehicle runaway. There are a couple of possibilities here. The first is the Brake Pedal Position (BPP) switch. You can usually tell if this is bad if you have no brake lights at all. Another possibility is a bad Shift Lock Actuator or Shift lock solenoid, located under the console.
First thing to do is check fuses 28 and 32 in the fuse box, if you haven't already done so, and make sure they are good.
To check the BPP switch, check for power at the light green/red and light green wires with a test light with the key in the "RUN" position and the brake pedal depressed. If you have power there, then check for power at the light green wire at the Shift Lock Actuator.
f you have power at the light green wire at the Shift Lock Actuator, ground the black wire. If you hear a click, then you have a bad ground and it needs to be repaired. If not, the Shift Lock Actuator is bad and needs to be replaced."
I hope this give you a better understanding and I wish you the best of luck with your problem.
Posted on May 06, 2009
Here is a recap by fuse/CB:
1. 15 amp -Light Blue
2. 8.25 amp -CB
3. Not Usable
4. 15 amp -Light Blue
5. 15 amp -Light Blue
6. 20 amp -Yellow
7. 10 amp -Red
8. 15 amp -Light Blue
9. 30 amp -Light Green
10. Not Used
11. 20 amp -Yellow
12. 20 amp -CB
13. 5 amp -Tan
14. 20 amp -CB
15. 10 amp -Red
16. 20 amp -Yellow
17. 15 amp -Light Blue
18. 10 amp -Red
Do you have a problem with a specific device? Let me know and I may be able to tell you what Fuse/CB.
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
sounds to me like the bands or clutches are wore out. probally needs a rebuild.
Posted on Mar 06, 2012
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