Where is the thermostat on a 1989 Lincoln Town Car?
Open the hood, and look to the left ride of the radiator and about a foot or so down; there is a wing nut that can be turned counter clockwise until the coolant starts to drain out. Place a pan to catch to old coolant and turn the wing nut to drain. Once the coolant is out, remove the radiator hose that connects to the thermostat housing, as well as the bypass valve hose. Once that is done, there is a black bar to the right of the distributor cap, remove the bolt on the outside of the rail and the smaller one that is across from it. Unscrew the two bolts holding the thermostat housing together and remove the housing to reveal the old thermostat and gasket. Replace thermostat and a new gasket with a coat of Permeate #2 on both sides of the gasket. Reattach housing with thermostat facing proper direction, snugly attach and tighten bolts back onto thermostat housing. Reattach the black bar that is next to the distributor cap. Reattach bypass valve hoses and radiator hose, remember to secure the clamps properly. Tighten the wing nut that allowed you to drain the coolant, and then pour in fresh coolant and water until its to the top of the radiator. Turn the car on and let run for a little while making sure to add the remaining coolant into the flood reservoir that is next to the windshield washer fluid.
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Answer . Usually the brake light swith is mounted on the brake pedal arm just under the dash. The switch is depressed when the pedal passes a certain point of travel. Usually there is a plug to unplug off the swith and some sort of mounting device, like a cotter pin, to take off.\n. \nHope thi…s helped.\n. \nMark. (MORE)
If you replaced the water pump and the internal thermostat on your 1984 Lincoln Town Car overheats but it still gets hot what could be wrong?
A water pump only leaks. This is probably wasted money. Check the radiator for mineral build up and sometimes you can clean it with cleaners from the parts store. If not you may need to pull the radiator and take it to a rad repair shop.
THIS CAN BE A SENSITIVE REPAIR THAT IF NOT DONE CORRECTLY WILL MOST LIKELY RESULT IN IGNITION FAILURE AND OR ENGINE DAMAGE.*** . DISCLAIMER:**** . THE FOREGOING IS A GUIDE AS I RECALL THE STEPS OF THE REPAIR TO BE, I AM RATHER THOROUGH IN EXPLAINING THE PROCEDURE, HOWEVER,… YOU SHOULD CONSULT A PROPER REPAIR MANUAL FOR GUIDANCE AND OR VERIFICATION. FIND **TOP DEAD CENTER (TDC) (**crucial step) FOR CYLINDER #1; CONSULT A PROPER REPAIR MANUAL OR FORD MOTOR CO.. DISCONNECT BATTERY TO PREVENT MOVEMENT OF THE TOP DEAD CTR POSITION. CLEAN THE BASE AROUND THE DISTRIBUTOR SHAFT TO PREVENT DEBRIS FROM FALLING INTO ENGINE. . SCRIBE, **SCRATCH OR **OTHERWISE MARK SHAFT AND MOTOR BLOCK TO ASSURE PROPER ALIGNMENT FOR REINSTALLATION. REMOVE THE BOLT AT THE BASE OF THE SHAFT, IT USUALLY HOLDS A THICK WEIRD LOOKING EGG SHAPED WASHER TO THE BLOCK. **if you dont mark the shaft to block, the engine will have to be timed. YOU MUST THEN SLOWLY REMOVE THE ENTIRE DISTRIBUTOR, NOT JUST THE CAP. ONCE THE SHAFT IS OUT, LAY IT DOWN ON A SOFT SURFACE, LIKE A TOWEL, TO PREVENT DAMAGE. INSPECT DISTRIBUTOR GEAR AT END AND OTHER PARTS FOR WEAR, AND REPLACE ONLY IF NECESSARY. REMOVE OLD MODULE; IF ITS MOTORCRAFT, ITS USUALLY GREY. CLEAN MOUNTING PLATE, IT MAY HAVE TO BE CLEANED GENTLY WITH RUBBING ALCOHOL AND A COTTON BALL TO REMOVE ANY DIELECTRIC GREASE THAT MAY REMAIN. ***DO NOT USE A SCRAPING TOOL OF ANY KIND OF THE MODULE OR MOUNTING PLATE!*** LET THE DISTRIBUTOR DRY COMPLETELY. THERE IS USUALLY A SMALL TUBE OF DIELECTRIC GREASE WITH THE NEW MODULE WHICH MUST BE USED. IF NOT INCLUDED, YOU MUST BUY A TUBE OF DIELECTRIC GREASE. ***THE MODULE MUST NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE REPLACED WITHOUT THE GREASE!*** GENEROUSLY APPLY SAID GREASE TO THE NOW SHINY PART OF THE MODULE MOUNTING PLATE. MAKE SURE THE NEW MODULE IS CLEAN, THEN MOUNT MODULE TO MOUNTING PLATE ON DISTRIBUTOR SHAFT. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN SCREWS! CLEAN OFF ANY RESIDUAL GREASE FROM SURROUNDING AREA. CAREFULLY REPLACE DISTRIBUTOR SHAFT. REALIGN THE MARK YOU MADE EARLIER ON THE DISTRIBUTOR SHAFT TO THE MARK ON THE ENGINE BLOCK. REPLACE THE WASHER THEN THE BOLT AND TIGHTEN TO SPECS. RECONNECT THE MODULE HARNESS THEN THE BATTERY CABLE AND START THE CAR. GOOD LUCK! (MORE)
Answer . The question you ask is too\ninvolved for a proper answer. \nYou may want to go to a car \nparts store, or book store, and\nget a repair manual for your car.\nThey cost about $16.00\nOr, go to a Public Library.\n.
When the thermostat opens on a 1988 Lincoln Town Car why does the engine run cold and heater not blow hot air?
Answer . Thermostat is stuck open, not allowing engine to reach operating temp. Replace the thermostat. could also be your heater core needs cleaning also check your rad cap to make sure that it holds the pressure. If your question is more "why" and not what to do:. Your engine gets hot and nee…ds to be cooled. To do this there are coolant passages throughout your engine and they connect to your radiator which uses outside air to dissipate the head from the coolant before returning back to the engine. Your water pump circulates the coolant through the system.. Your thermostat is like a door that holds the coolant in the engine back until it's hot enough to go to the radiator to be cooled. If it is stuck open the coolant will be continually circulated through the radiator and continually cooled... it will not allow your engine to "warm up"... all it is doing is preventing your coolant from getting up to operating temperature when it's stuck open.. the way your heat works is it has a heater core, a mini radiator, under your dashboard. it has coolant running through it and when you turn your heat on it blows air through this heater core.. if your thermostat is stuck open then your coolant won't be allowed to get hot so it won't be hot when it goes through the heater core with the fan blowing through it. (MORE)
Answer . \nTypically it is not the motor, but the window regulator that has failed. In any event, the process is the same for all four doors (Aproximately)\n. \nThere is a comprehensive process to be located at www.lincolnsonline.com. Pictures, text, and all. I would add tht after replacing th…e nylon parts in the regulator, you pack it with white lithium grease, grease the cable, and grease all contact surfaces where the cable travels on the regulator. Had to do this to all 4 windows on my '90 towncar. Let me know if this helps\n. \nGood luck\firstname.lastname@example.org (MORE)
Answer . \nFIRST VERIFY THE FUEL PUMP CUTOFF SWITCH DID NOT POP. IT IS LIKE A CIRCUIT BREAKER THAT POPS IF AN IMPACT JUST OCCURED, IS IMMINENT OR YOU JAM ON THE BRAKES AND THE CAR SLOWS DOWN TOO RAPIDLY. THE UNIT IS DESIGNED TO CUT OFF THE FUEL TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF A FIRE BY SHUTTING OFF THE F…UEL FLOW. \n. \nTHE RELAY IS IN THE TRUNK/CARGO COMPARTMENT, ON THE DRIVERS SIDE, JUST TO THE LEFT OF THE LEFT SIDE DECK LID (TRUNK) IT IS SOMETIMES COVERED BY THE GREY FELT TYPE MATERIAL THAT SURROUNDS THE CARGO AREA. \n. \nIT SHOULD BE NOTED THE BUTTON TO THE RELAY IS ON THE TOP END AND SOMETIMES HAS AORANGE OR WHITE TOP. TO RESET THE FUEL PUMP RELAY, JUST PRESS IT DOWN TOWARDS THE FLOOR. THEN TRY TO SEE IF THE CAR WILL START. \n. \nIF IT DOES, THAT WAS YOUR PROBLEM, IF IT DOEAS NOT START, THERE IS ANOTHER RELAY UNDER THE HOOD, NEAR THE WASHER FLUID CONTAINER, THERE ARE 2 PLASTIC COVERINGS WITH RELAYS UNDER THEM, TRY TO SWAP THE RELAYS WITH EACHOTHER THEN SEE IF IT STARTS, IF IT DOES, NOW YOU KNOW THE RELAY WAS BAD. \n. \nYOU SHOULD ALSO HEAR A SLIGHT WHINING SOUND FROM THE GAS TANK MOUNTED PUMP, FOR ABOUT 2 TO 4 SECONDS WHEN YOU FIRST TURN ON THE IGNITION. IT THEN CYCLES OFF UNTIL THE CAR IS STARTED. YOU CAN HEAR IT BETTER IF YOU HOLD A LARGE SCREWDRIVER TO THE FILL HOLE, WHILE ALSO HOLDING THE HANDLE OF IT TO YOUR EAR, ALL WHILE SOMEONE ELSE TURNS ON THE IGNITION. GOOD LUCK! (MORE)
Answer . On the 5.0L it is in the intake manifold down behind the intake plenum that you see up top. It is back by the firewall and is difficult to get to unless you have done it before.
Answer . \nYOU NEED TO FIRST REMOVE THE BEZEL (chrome frame around headlights) THERE ARE I BELIEVE 4 BOLTS ON THE INSIDE OF THE HEADER PANEL. THESE BOLTS ARE SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO REMOVE. I WOULD SPRAY PENETRATING LUBRICANT ON THEM A DAY OR 2 BEFORE, REMOVE THOSE NUTS, THE BOLTS REMAIN IN THE H…EADER PANEL, REMOVE TWO OUTER SCREWS FROM OUTSIDE FENDER SIDE OF THE BEZEL. \n. \nYOU WILL THEN SEE 2 LIGHTS WITH FRAMES AROUND THEM SCREWED TO THE BASE.\n. \nREMOVE 4 SCREWS HOLDING THE FRAME TO THE BASE.\n. \nREMOVE FRAME.\n. \nSLOWLY PULL THE LIGHT TOWARDS YOU.\n. \nTHEN DISCONNECT THE PLUG AT THE BASE OF THE LIGHT. \n. \nINSTALLATION IS THE REVERSE OF REMOVAL. (MORE)
Answer . The fuses are under the sterring column to the left side.... some models have the fuses behind the "dash" the owners manual of my car says.
Answer . The photo sensor for the auto lamp and auto dim on the 1989 Lincoln Town Car is located below the rearview mirror.. Answer . The photo sensor for the auto lamp and auto dim on the 1989 Lincoln Town Car is located below the rearview mirror.
Answer . \nHad the same problem, ended up being the fuel pump, located in the fuel tank. Try changing the fuel filter first, located near the rear driver's side door.\n. \nBill
I havewan 88. The taillight assembly must be taken off car.. This is what (rear part of the body comes off ) surrounds the lense. If I remember correctly their are 3 or 4 bolts holding the assembly. 2 or 3 Bolts are inside the trunk and one is underneath on the outsideof the vehicle. There may be ru…bber caps hiding the bolts. When all the bolts are off wiggle the assembly. If it wont move , better to makes sure no more bolts are holding it before excessive pressure used. Once this is taken off, the whole assembly will separate from the vehicle. Then unplug the light. The lense screws out from the inside and is pulled thru. I hope this helps and good luck. (MORE)
\nOpen the hood, and look to the left ride of the radiator and about a foot or so down; there is a wing nut that can be turned counter clockwise until the coolant starts to drain out.\n. \nPlace a pan to catch to old coolant and turn the wing nut to drain.\n. \nOnce the coolant is out, remove the …radiator hose that connects to the thermostat housing, as well as the bypass valve hose.\n. \nOnce that is done, there is a black bar to the right of the distributor cap, remove the bolt on the outside of the rail and the smaller one that is across from it.\n. \nUnscrew the two bolts holding the thermostat housing together and remove the housing to reveal the old thermostat and gasket.\n. \nReplace thermostat and a new gasket with a coat of Permatex #2 on both sides of the gasket.\n. \nReattach housing with thermostat facing proper direction, snugly attach and tighten bolts back onto thermostat housing.\n. \nReattach the black bar that is next to the distributor cap.\n. \nReattach bypass valve hoses and radiator hose, remember to secure the clamps properly.\n. \nTighten the wing nut that allowed you to drain the coolant, and then pour in fresh coolant and water until its to the top of the radiator.\n. \nTurn the car on and let run for a little while making sure to add the remaining coolant into the flood reservoir that is next to the windshield washer fluid. (MORE)
I was looking at one of the Ford websites and it shows : For a 1988 Lincoln Town Car , 5.0 liter / 302 cubic inch V8 engine : ( Motorcraft RT-1139 engine cooling thermostat , 190 * Fahrenheit )
All you can do is start with the stuff that still works, and replace the stuff that was fried by the reverse polarity. Start with the alternator. Most likely the diode plate is useless. Next see if the igniton system works at all. If it starts, consider yourself lucky. If not, see if you can find a …way to test the individual components. Typically, you will only have problems with devices that contain transistors or diodes. Bulbs, coils, motors and other simple electrical devices are typically not affected. Reversing battery polarity can be a very expensive mistake. (MORE)
Your heater does not get hot in your 1989 Lincoln town car you changed the themostant and ambient control sensor it will not get hot?
Check the heater/AC controls; they feed vacuum to a diaphragm that controls the heat door within the duct up under/behind the glove box. You will probably find vacuum present all of the time at the diaphragm which keeps the heat turned off. To confirm, disconnect and plug the vacuum line at th…at diaphragm and see if there is now heat (the engine will have to be warmed up & running for this test). If there is heat with the vacuum line removed from the diaphragm, the heater controls are bad and would have to be replaced (a time consuming & probably expensive job). Or, you may just want to rig that vacuum line to some aquarium air tubing and a small air valve that would allow you to vent the vacuum off of the diaphragm. (MORE)
go to a Lincoln dealer and they will use the car vin number to get a replacement key
The horn on a 1989 Lincoln Town Car is in the center of thesteering wheel. The horn relay is behind the ignition panel on theleft hand side.
Answer . At the front of the engine, over the fuel pump one will find the thermostat housing. It is recognizable by the larger water hoses connected to it. Remove the hoses, unbolt the top of the housing and remove. There is usually two holding bolts but don't discount three. Observe how the old …thermostat comes out. It sits freely in the hole and can be lifted out but the new one needs to be replaced exactly, you can put them in upside down. Clean both sides of the housing throughly. A new gasket should come with the new thermostat. If one is not available, use a liquid gasket, it comes in a tube and can be purchanse most anywhere. Put the liquid arough the bottom side of the face of the housing, put the top of the housing back on and bolt down, replace the hoses and that should do it, not complicated at all. Maintain that anything else might also be held by one or more of the housing bolts. (MORE)
On a 1990 Lincoln Town Car ( 302 cubic inch / 5.0L V8 engine ) Follow the top radiator hose to the front of the intake manifold onthe top of the engine . Where the radiator hose connects to the wateroutlet . The engine cooling thermostat is INSIDE the housing
Frost plugs are located in the heads & block. Theres a bunch of them so you will have to check to see which one is leaking. Some located between engine & trany also.
In my 1994 Lincoln Town Car Executive I get about 16 city and 21 highway.
With engine oil filter change ( 5 U.S. quarts / 4.7 liters of engine oil )
A worn gasket is most likely, or the pan may have a crack or a hole in it. You will have to examine from underneath to be sure.
The thermostat for a 1984 Lincoln Town Car is under the top hoseinlet. The inlet is bolted to the top of the engine and is easy toremove.
It is on the left side of the steering column. I will be a silver or black box approximately 4 insches by 6 inches.Type your answer here...
On a 1989 Lincoln Town Car , 5.0 L / 302 cubic inch V8 engine : Follow the TOP radiator hose from the radiator to the front of theengine intake manifold . The engine coolant thermostat is located in thefront of the intake manifold
Open hood and remove nut(s) holding plastic siliver light frame then unscrew and remove light(s) from outside front of vehical. Install in revers order.
My guess would be to follow the hose coming from the radiator or thereabouts going into the block, should be an oval thing with 2 bolts, is the way it works in 99.9% of other cars..
I put a 1990 transmission in my 89 Lincoln town car but the gear was different on went back for park and the other went forward. So we changed the gears inside the transmission but now it slips and will not get passing gear when stomped. Is the transmission bad?
It's located in the trunk. It's mounted in the upper left area with 2 bolts and it has a little white push button on top.
According to my Chilton's Auto Repair Manual : For a 1989 Lincoln Town Car ( which has the 302 cubic inch / 5.0 litre V8 engine , the 8th " character " of the VIN being an " F " ) ( with engine oil filter change , 5.0 U.S. quarts )
turn the ignition on, leave it on, pop the hood and look on the passenger side fender, for the solenoid, it is an electromagnetic switch atached to the inner fender, it is usually black or grey and it sits on top of the wheel covering. it has 3 or more wires on it. usually with 2 wires on 1 side and… 1 wire on the other. there is also a much smaller guage wire in the center- more or less. this smaller wire is the wire that energizes the solenoid as you turn the ignition on. there are 2 large bolts that have nuts holding the wires down tight. these two bolts, now called terminals internally connect together when you start the car. to check if the solenoid is defective, you can use a large guage wire (it may get very hot, very quickly) so i use a large screwdriver to connect (jump) the 2 terminals together while the ignition key is in the on position. this by-passes the switching mechanism and will energize the starter motor, if the car starts your solenoid or ignition switch is faulty, it has been my experience that the solenoid fails most of the time. to trouble shoot the solenoid further, you can connect 12 volts-use a jumper wire from the + or red battery terminal of the car, and connect it to the smaller guage wire on top, if the solenoid engages it would appear that the ignition switch is faulty. but always make certain all terminals are clean, shiny and free of corrosion, as it may just be a poor connection. (MORE)
There are two drain plugs. One is on the front of the oil pan andthe second one is on the lower left side of the oil pan sump.
http://autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-fo-10658.htm ======= firewall 4 - 8 3 - 7 2 - 6 1 - 5 front of 1989 Lincoln Town Car
The filter is inside the transmission. It is at the bottom, just inside the pan, or bottom cover.
For a 1989 Lincoln Town Car : firewall 4 - 8 3 - 7 2 - 6 1 - 5 front of vehicle
On a 1989 Lincoln Town Car , 5.0 liter / 302 cubic inch V8 engine : firewall 4 - 8 3 - 7 2 - 6 1 - 5 front of vehicle
On a 1989 Lincoln Town Car : 302 cubic inch / 5.0 liter V8 engine , the 8th " character " of theVIN is an " F " According to my Chilton's Auto Repair manual ( .044 inch spark pluggap ) One of the Ford websites shows ( .050 inch )
firewall 4 - 8 3 - 7 2 - 6 1 - 5 front of Lincoln Town Car V8
According to fordparts.com ( Motorcraft RT-1152 , a 190 * F thermostat ) is used in the 1982 Lincoln Town Car 5.0 liter / 302 cubic inch V8
According to www . fuel economy . gov ( no spaces ) For a 1989 Lincoln Town Car ( 15 city / 22 highway miles per U.S. gallon )
follow the top radiator hose from the radiator to the engine, there should be two screws that hold it in. drain the coolant before hand so you dont have a mess on your hands, your going to have some dripping regardless but not a lot when you disconnect the hose from the thermostat housing. take out …the screws and you should find your thermostat, just remember which way it goes back because its hard if you dont know how it opens. consult your local auto store for a print out of where it is on the vehicle if they have it, good luck (MORE)
On Board Diagnostics I ( it should have an EEC TEST connection in the engine compartment somewhere near the battery )
I'm not a mechanic / technician but if your battery is overcharging or the headlights are too bright so people are flashing their headlights at you when you are just using low beams ( it sounds like a voltage regulator problem )
Probably car will become VERY difficult to steer, almost impossible except once moving at 25mph or more. Cars equipped with non-functioning PS are not like cars that never had PS to begin with. VERY dangerous, accidents almost unavoidable.
anything kind of crap you keep putting money in can be a good car enless its rusted out but people still rebuild
If you follow the top radiator hose from the radiator you will see where it connects to the engine cooling thermostat housing on top of the engine intake manifold . The engine cooling thermostat is under the thermostat housing
On a 1985 Lincoln Town Car : Follow the top radiator hose from the radiator to the engine . Where the hose connects to the engine the engine cooling thermostat is inside the housing