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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,500 miles

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1998 Lincoln Town Car fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 222011

Town Car 8-cyl

  • miles


The fuel filler will not accept gasoline at a normal rate. Even at minimum speed it will shut off and/or spit fuel back. Have used different pumps, different stations, different positions happens almost 100% of the time. Also major water leakage around windshield on passenger side of car.

- North Norwich, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 152009

Town Car

  • 77,000 miles
Fuel spits back out of fuel filler opening. Must turn fuel nozzle to 45 degrees to fill tank.

- Sterling Hghts, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 272007

Town Car

  • 85,000 miles
Unable to properly pump fuel into the vehicle. Can only put in about 1/2 gallon before the pump shuts off. Sometimes fuel blows back out the filler neck. Call to dealership was told car had developed a fuel venting problem. Appears they know this is common problem and yet no one is notified. Say they will track down the problem for $89 but then I will have to pay fix the problem separately.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #1

Jul 291998

Town Car

  • miles
Been smelling fumes in vehicle. Noticed fuel leaked whenever vehicle is parked or going up slight inclines. Took to dealer & mechanic noticed the leak & the fumes.

- Frisco, TX, USA

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