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For 1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L SFI 8cyl the Flasher is located: seating area, driver side, behind dash, mounted on passenger side of steering column.

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1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Dec 02, 2019

Will a scan tool communicate with all the vehicle control modules , any DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored ? Not a code reader , a professional scan tool . That's the place to start , not guessing an just replacing parts . Who diagnosed bad PCM ?

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Dec 01, 2019

New horn could be defective

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 26, 2019

There are a few companies that offer a/c bypass kits that come with a pulley, belt, and bracket. Check your local auto parts stores and see what they can get for you.

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 22, 2019

Jimmy, The reason for the error can be caused by many things, I'll list a few. 1. Dirty/ corroded battery cables can send an electrical spike thru the electrical system and can damage electronics in the instrument cluster. 2. Incorrect (or even correct) use of jumper cables, you can do everything right and still damage instruments in the cluster. 3. Smoking (anything) can leave a film in the instrument cluster and shorten its life. 4. A damaged wire from a sensor to the instrument cluster may be the culprit. Unfortunately the instrument cluster is not repairable, It has to be replaced as a whole unit which brings up odometer issues on a title, True miles documentation and legal stuff. A reputable auto supplier has access to re-manufactured instrument clusters with all the necessary documentation to keep it legal. I wish I had an easier answer for you. is a good parts supplier.

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 21, 2019

There is no reset procedure. If you're using a good key and there are no trouble codes stored, it will work. If it doesn't check the trouble codes.

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 19, 2019

Unfortunately, the heating wires in the heating pads inside the seat coverings often fail at stress points causing intermittent connections (particularly at the thermostatic device). The only way to diagnose is to check continuity of the pad at the connector while pressing on the seat at various places. If this is the problem, you are looking at disassembling the seat and replacing the offending pad.

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 18, 2019

You must check everything here is the trunk wet to? This could be a leaking/broken trunk rubber seal /there are body joints that have a seam sealer that could be leaking / the rear windshield sealer and rubber gasket//the door seals on 1 or both sides depending on where the water is /it can be the window runner seals move the doors back and forth to hear water sloshing around in the door if so then it's leaking in through the bottom of the door//check the floor pan under the car it could be rotted out and water from puddles is coming in /the opera window seals/gasket can be leaking back by the deck lid carpet where your speakers are you must really look around here to pinpoint where it's coming from but I gave you all the places to look the body seams in the trunk by the rear window are famous for this from accidents and to much gap was left and the seam sealer cracked open

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 18, 2019

that does not sound to bad may be tight motor (low miles) or broke down oil, (When was the last time you did an oil change w/ quality oil?) weak oil pump ( keep an eye and ear out for unusual engine sounds , immediately pull it over and try to get it towed to fix it..(AAA motor club?) either way if you listen to your engine you will figure out to crank it up and let it idle while you get ready to go (say 15 minutes prior to leaving home.) that way there is not significant wear on a cold start and go (like my woman) and like most people .Also when was the last time you did a tune-up?

2000 Lincoln LS | Answered on Nov 18, 2019

They r very complex cars..wiring or a module cud b problm w seat. Steerinpump or fluid mite b issue w wheel . Do not bring it to adealr..its tu old n theyl maka mess. Seek an independent w many cars in the yard..usually means theyr good. Also a partstore helps u forfree w manythngs

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 15, 2019

First thing you might have had a break in the power from corrosion on the battery cables/ power distribution box cable and lug and now it's in theft mode /disconnect the battery cables and clean them and the power distribution box cable and lug while disconnected check for blown fuses. After this reconnect all cables battery is last when the alarm/horn sounds use your remote control to take it out of theft mode

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019

  • Disconnect: LCM C2145b.
  • Do the stoplamps continue to illuminate?

  • Disconnect: BPP Switch C278.
  • Do the stoplamps continue to illuminate?

  • Disconnect: CJB Fuse 22 (15A).
  • Do the stoplamps continue to illuminate?

  • Disconnect: Multifunction Switch C202c.
  • Do the stoplamps continue to illuminate?
If the high mounted stoplamp is illuminated, REPAIR circuit 569 (DG). TEST the system for normal operation.

If the right rear stoplamps are illuminated, REPAIR circuit 5 (OG/LB). TEST the system for normal operation.

If the left rear stoplamps are illuminated, GO to N5 .

INSTALL a new multifunction switch. REFER to Section 211-05 . TEST the system for normal operation.
Principles of Operation
The stoplamps are supplied voltage from the brake pedal position (BPP) switch. When the brake pedal is depressed, the internal switch closes and power is supplied directly to the high mounted stoplamp and the multifunction switch (which then routes the power to the rear stoplamps).

Inspection and Verification
  1. Verify the customer concern.
  1. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical or electrical damage.

Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Brake pedal position (BPP) switch
  • Central junction box (CJB) fuse(s):
    • 11 (20A)
    • 22 (15A)
  • Circuitry
  • Stoplamp bulb(s)

  1. If the inspection reveals obvious concern(s) that can be readily identified, repair as necessary.
  1. If the concern remains after the inspection, connect the diagnostic tool to the data link connector (DLC) located beneath the instrument panel and select the vehicle to be tested from the diagnostic tool menu. If the diagnostic tool does not communicate with the vehicle:
    • check that the program card is correctly installed.
    • check the connections to the vehicle.
    • check the ignition switch position.
  1. If the diagnostic tool still does not communicate with the vehicle, refer to the diagnostic tool operating manual.
NOTE: Make sure the brake pedal is not depressed when carrying out diagnostic test.
  1. Carry out the DATA LINK DIAGNOSTICS TEST. If the diagnostic tool responds with:
    • CKT914, CKT915 or CKT70 = ALL ECUS NO RESP/NOT EQUIP, refer to Section 418-00 .
    • NO RESP/NOT EQUIP for lighting control module (LCM), refer to Section 419-10 .
    • SYSTEM PASSED, retrieve and record the continuous diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), erase the continuous DTCs and carry out self-test diagnostics for the LCM.
  1. If the DTCs retrieved are related to the concern, go to the LCM Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index.
  1. If no DTCs related to the concern are retrieved, GO to Symptom Chart .

LCM Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index NOTE: For a complete master list of the LCM DTCs, refer to Section 419-10 . DTC Description DTC Caused By Action B1485 Brake Pedal Input Circuit Short to Battery LCM Go To Pinpoint Test N .

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019

I suggest going to YouTube and type in your question. I suspect you’ll find your answer there.

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019

Now that you've spent way more on parts than a shop diagnostic would have cost, maybe you should either get it professionally diagnosed or attempt to fix the real problem the the trouble code indicated. --system too rich. You thought the O2 sensors were lying. But from your symptoms, my bet is they were perfectly fine and you really do have a rich issue. Click on the link below and scroll down to troubleshooting a rich O2 sensor code

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 08, 2019

Being in the mood to run makes a lot of sense - check out the movie Kelly's Heroes to learn what effect negative thoughts can have on mechanical gear...

There will be a pattern to what is happening, unfortunately such a pattern tends only to become obvious when the fault is found (often by accident). Something could be affected by temperature and/or humidity, for instance...

OBD diagnostic equipment should be able to tell you what is happening in real time (live data), though only within the bounds of what affects the exhaust emissions.

Continuous testing could be the way to success. A fuel pressure gauge can be "permanently" connected and continuously monitored while driving. Some electronic fuel pump relays behave intermittently during an extended period until complete failure.
(If a hall effect device is incorporated in the engine management, it is worth knowing these also can behave intermittently).

Temporary tell-tale lights can be installed allowing important power supplies to the management/injection/ignition to be continuously monitored...
Good luck!

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 07, 2019

does it go up? check fuses, check wiring connection

Lincoln Cars &... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019

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