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No heat on 1998 towncar

New thermostat. Flushed system out. Coolant ok. Engine temp normal.

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  • Stephen Riddell
    Stephen Riddell Dec 26, 2016

    Don, this old Disabled Navy Vet can't thank you enough. I have been researching on-line, computers are the one thing I can troubleshoot very well. One good thing, my neighbor is a very good automotive mechanic. I am just trying to narrow the problem down, the least expensive possable problem first. I even read someone's entry that said oven cleaner blown into the heater core for 15 minutes, then flushed out would work. Ha-ha!

  • don-ohio Dec 28, 2016

    Well, you already flushed the system,and if both heater hoses are hot,it's probably the blend door. Good to hear you have a nice neighbor to mechanic for you! That's great! Hope you get er fixed,Stephen! don-ohio (:^)

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Blend door actuator may be bad,or a dual climate control valve if it has one. Don-ohio (:^)

Posted on Dec 25, 2016

Testimonial: "Thank you Don. I really am a rookie when it comes to being a mechanic. I can do a lot of things, except work on cars. Is there a fuse that might be blown that controls the heating?"

  • don-ohio Dec 26, 2016

    The best thing a person can do is get at least a Haynes manual for their model of car if they plan on keeping it.
    Yes,there may be a fuse that sends power to the solenoids or blend door.
    Go online and a search on a Lincoln forum will help you out,I'm sure. don-ohio (:^)

  • don-ohio Dec 26, 2016

    Just looked on a Lincoln search and the culprit is probably a bad blend door actuator.They fail often in late 90s Lincoln TCs. don-ohio (:^)

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