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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,099 miles

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2001 Lincoln Town Car engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Lincoln Town Car Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 062009

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,787 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Lincoln Town car. While driving 55 mph the check engine soon service light illuminated. He noticed that there was no water in the engine. The dealer confirmed that the water in the manifold penetrated it and caused the engine to fail. The dealer replaced the manifold and the engine for $6,200. The failure mileage was 88,787. Updated 02/18/10. The consumer stated the manifold cracked and water leaked in the motor. The dealer stated the engine was ruined. Updated 09/07/10

- Walkerton , VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 232005

Town Car 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states vehicle stalls intermittently which results in loss of power. The motor shuts completely off. The vehicle has been taken to two different dealerships, and they could not duplicate the problem. Repairs where made at the contact's expense.

- Williamsburg , KY, USA

problem #3

May 152002

Town Car

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,707 miles
This Lincoln Town car has been stretched 120 inches. May 2002 stockton Lincoln diagnosed system and put dye in and could not find leak. To top it off they wanted $392 payment for this.again in October 2002 I went back in with the same problem. At that time they found 19700A4 compressor assembly-air conditioner remove and installed or replaced (19V703/19703) mileage at that time was 8952. Now April 2003, mileage 13,200 the A/C is out again. The same as before. The drivers compartment gets so hot I have to roll the window down. From October to now I did not need to use the A/C due to it being winter. When I turn the A/C on it becomes a sana in the drivers compartment. I own another Lincoln Town car (not stretched) and know quite well how to operate the A/C - heater. I have had nothing but problems with the A/C and heater since I purchased this Lincoln Town car. Help.....

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282003

(reported on)

Town Car

  • miles
Vehicle experienced premature engine failure. Upon starting vehicle consumer heard a grinding noise. Consumer checked the oil level, and discovered that oil level was very low. Dealership indicated this was caused by a defect in the oil check valve filler. Tsb 630515 was issued on this problem.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 192002

Town Car

  • miles
The transmission slipped. There was a loud noise coming from under the hood, the transmission leaked fluid, and would not engage when warm. The technician resealed the tailshaft plug. The lug nuts were loose since the vehicle was purchases. The vehicle would cut off while driving. There were rattle noises coming from the chassis when going over bumps. The light had come on, and the temperature would drop by itself. Scc

- Country Club Hills, IL, USA

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