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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
255,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new engine (1 reports)
1998 Lincoln Town Car engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 162012

Town Car Executive V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 255,000 miles


Went to three mechanics and they said it was difficult to overhaul the engine and it would be better to get another one, either a rebuilt or new one which would cost 2 to 4 thousand. They said it was the valves need new seals or something. It won't pass the SMOG tests. I thought these engines were built to last longer. I take care if it, change the oil, but it is using up more and starting to leak. Maybe I'm asking too much from an old car, but it runs great when on the road. Have to decide to get another car or spend more money on this one.

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

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