Do I have to retime my belts if I replace the starter?
You do not have to re-time your belts to replace the starter.
To replace the starter on the 2001 Lincoln Town car, first remove the battery cables from the battery. Then, remove the three wires from the starter. Then, remove the bolts holding the starter in place. The starter will then be easy to lift out of the vehicle. Replace the starter by first bolting the new starter in place and then adding the three wires.