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We just solved this problem.
And your not going to believe the simple solution.

The problem may be your automatic traction control system.

The traction control system is designed to activate when your tires spin at different speeds. When this happens the system thinks you are sliding on ice or water. It then disengages your engine if you are driving over 40mph so that it can no longer accelerate. Your tires stop spinning and start rolling giving you back traction. Then the system automatically shuts off.

However in old Lincoln Town Cars above 150k miles, the system does not shut off until your speed drops below 35mph sometimes 25 mph. The system also becomes hyper sensitive to tire spin as well.

Let me guess this only happens when you are driving alone and only when you are low on gas...

It never happens when you have someone 50 pounds or heavier on the passenger side or when you have half a tank of gas or more...

This is because your weight alone on the drivers side anchors those wheels and causes the wheels on the passenger side to spin faster. Which engages the traction system disengaging your engine until you drop below 35mph.

The difference between a half full tank and and almost empty tank is 6 gallons of gas. 1 gallon of gas weighs 6 pounds. That's 35 pounds total...

We fixed this by simply buying a $5, 45 pound concrete deck anchor and placed it behind the passengers side seat and a $5 load strap for "roll over acedent safty" and straped the Anchor tightly into the seats steel undercarriage...

Problem solved...

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