Question about 1993 Lincoln Town Car
The starter is malfunction at this time. it could also be a ignition issue as well. here is a quick test procedure that will help you isolate the issue. Follow carefully, and with caution.
Check for 12 volts on the large wire attached to the top terminal on the starter relay(with a voltmeter). It should have battery voltage. If not, the battery, terminals or wire is bad.
Check the small wire on the solenoid for power when the key is in the start position. Remove the small wire on the solenoid and have a helper hold the key in the start position. Check the wire for battery voltage. If there is voltage, the starter is bad. If there is no voltage, replace the wire.
Check the fuse in the fuse box under the hood on the left fender well. If it is good, check the relay by pulling it out and checking for power at one terminal with the key off. If there is no power, the problem is in the fuse box between the fuse and the relay. If there is power, have the helper hold the key in the start position once again and check for power at another terminal from the ignition key. If there is power, the relay is bad. If there is no power, the starter circuit is suspect.
Check to see if there is power to the neutral safety switch if there is no power at the relay. Use the voltmeter to check for power with the key in start. If there is power going in, check for power going out. If there is no power going in, the security system or ignition switch is suspect. If there is power going in and none coming out, the switch is bad. If there is power coming out, the problem is between the neutral switch and the relay.
Remove the cover on the bottom of the steering column. Check the solid yellow wire for power when the key is in the start position. If there is no power, the ignition switch is bad.
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
When a car doesn't start, either it is not getting gas or not getting spark.
Gas system consists of fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel pump relay, and the fuel pressure regulator and then the injectors. Fuel pump and relay and filter give the most problemsome troubles when car doesn't start.
Spark consists of crank sensor, ignition module, coil packs/distributor, spark plugs & wires. Crank sensor is most troublesome when car doesn't start
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Might check to see if fuel pump needs to be reset. There is a reset in the trunk on the drivers side. Check all fuses. Listen if you can hear the fuel pump running when you turn the key to the RUN position, could be a bad fuel pump. Make sure you have gas, fuel gauge may not be working. Sounds like you have a fuel issue. Hope this helps, good luck.
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
sounds like the battery wire to the starter is possibly the culprit, it may have a bad spot in it not allowing enough voltage to the starter. also depending on the brand solenoid you purchased it is possible to get a bad one. i recommend borg warner electrical products. i hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 13, 2011
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not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can
be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it
can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or
no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition
coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.
confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.
this link below and follow the troubleshooting:------
This will help.
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