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1995 Lincoln Continental - 4.6 li engine. Car was running fine. Then charging system error began and car eventually drained the battery and left me on the side of the road. I replaced the alternator AND a blow alternator/ generator fuse (10) under the hood. Following replacement , car started right up and ran - but was running off battery and not alternator. Put battery on charger overnight. Today, I go out to start the car - and it will not start at all.. with battery fully charged. Turns over but sounds like fuel deprived. Dash says - TAch Data Error , engine coolant error, and fuel flow data error. Replaced ECM/ECU/PCM - whatever u wanna call it. swapped out fuel pump driver module, neither helps. Fuel pump sounds like it is running. This is just not making sense? Could a crank sensor or cam sensor be a problem? I know i was working close to the cam sensor when replacing the alternator... but wires do not appear to be broken. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks in advance! Jerome.jolly@yahoo.com

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Do yourself a favor , don't play the swap parts game ! Take it to a quailfied repair shop . Every body thinks they can fix car's .They read a little an assume that's the problem . There are specific test for checking fuel pressure an testing the fuel pump electrical circuit . If you want to fix cars go to school . You can't just replace PCM'S - powertrain control modules , they need to be programmed . This requires a factory scan tool or a J-2534 pass through device . Fuel Pump Electrical Circuits Description and Operation

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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.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: The engine starts right up, but then it immediately dies.

i would check the camshaft position sensor first when the fuses was taken out the car might have tried to be started and the sensor is telling it its not in time.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 lincoln continental charing problem

try checking the fuseable link if it gets hot it can cause the car to shut off it is located in the one of the power wires coming off of the alternator pigtail.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

Testimonial: "Actually that was the problem, one of the fuses coming off the alternator was fried."

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SOURCE: 1998 Lincoln Town Car cranks but does not start.

possible just not probable. you need to see if there is any pressure to fuel rail. if not youre going to have to by pass the fuel pump and see if it is getting voltage. if so then apply a seperate voltage and ground wire to the pump to see if it kicks on. come to think of it, it could be the PATS system(security) that shuts down the system. it will crank but will not fire. your ford dealer will need to reprogram the system.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Lincoln engine cranks but does not start.

check the fuel shut off switch in the trunk

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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