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I replaced the ignition lock cylinder 98 lincoln town car, and the car do not start. what can i do?

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You have to call you local automotive locksmith and have them reprogram your car to match the new keys for your new ignition.

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You have to get the key programed you need two original keys 1.) place original key in ignition turn to on position for 5 seconds 2. tack 1st key out and put secound key in the ignition turn key to on position for 10 seconds take key out place the new key in turn to on position for 10 secounds take out the key now try to start the car it should run if the the is programable

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Ford vehicles usually have a small hole under the ignition lock cylinder that allows access to the release for the cylinder. I assume Lincoln has a similar setup. Turn the ignition to on and locate the small hole in the steering column trim, use a long thin punch and stick it in the hole depressing the release. You should be able to gently pull the lock cylinder out now.

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SOURCE: 98 lincoln town car won't start. fuel pump

the enginr oil pressure switch runs the fuel pump till the oil pressure is up to the normal operating range. When the pressure is up the relay kicks in and takes over the power to the pump. The oil pressure switch my be at fault if you can no hear the pump running when you turn the key on

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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Ford vehicles usually have a small hole under the ignition lock cylinder that allows access to the release for the cylinder. I assume Lincoln has a similar setup. Turn the ignition to on and locate the small hole in the steering column trim, use a long thin punch and stick it in the hole depressing the release. You should be able to gently pull the lock cylinder out now.

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   Rotate ignition lock cylinder to RUN position. Using a 1/8-inch drift, depress lock cylinder retaining pin through access hole and remove lock cylinder.

Carefully NOTE: the position of the bearing retainer prior to removal.

   Remove blue plastic bearing retainer by inserting a screwdriver or similar tool, with a 90 degree bend on the tip, between bearing retainer and bearing and by prying upward.

   Insert tip of a screwdriver into Double-D slot of bearing, then rotate 90 degrees. Remove bearing.

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For convenience, I'm also including a list of other vehicles that these instructions apply:
Ford Contour ‘98–up
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Ford Crown Victoria ’97-up
Ford Escort 99-up
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Ford Expedition ‘98–up
Ford Explorer ’98-up
Ford Focus ‘00-up
Ford Mustang ’96-up
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Ford Windstar ’98-up
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On-Board Programming Method "B" for Ford keys (1996 -early 1998 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury)
If you want to initiate a new master key.... 1. Insert new key into ignition cylinder and turn it to the ON (RUN) position. The security light on the dash will flash for fifteen minutes.
2. When the security light stops flashing, you have FIVE minutes to start the next step. Turn the ignition cylinder OFF and then back to the ON (RUN) position. The security light on the dash will flash for fifteen more minutes.
3. When the security light stops flashing, you have FIVE minutes to start the next step. Turn the ignition cylinder to OFF and then back ON (RUN) position. The dash will flash for fifteen more minutes.
4. After the security light stops flashing the third time, the new key has been programmed into the vehicles computer and will operate the car. It has replaced ALL the previous electronic key codes and is the ONLY key programmed into the vehicles computer.
If you want to add a key.... 1. Insert an existing key into the ignition cylinder.
2. Turn the ignition cylinder to ON (RUN) and back to OFF.
3. Remove the existing key and, within 15 seconds, insert the new key and turn it to ON (RUN).
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5. Don't attempt to start the vehicle with any key for at least 1 minute.
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If you want to initiate a new master key.... 1. This requires that the vehicle be connected to special dealer equipment. There are two ten minute delays involved while this device erases all existing key programming and sets up the vehicle computer to accept new key codes. Two new keys should be ready because the system requires a minimum of two keys in the program. After the first two keys are programmed, additional keys can be entered individually by following the instructions for adding duplicate keys (below).
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