2001 lincoln town car..starting problems


Asked by lidersound Jul 09, 2013 at 10:09 PM about the 2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature

Question type: General

2001 lincoln town car...sometimes it starts fine...then if i turn it off,if i try starting it
again,it wont start..or if it start,it idles rough,and turns off..if i try to start again..it might
start fine..or it may not...when it starts fine,i hear the fuel pump..if i dont hear the fuel
pump..it wont start.....could it be the chip in the key or fuel pump???,i changed the fuel
pump relay...no luck

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More than likely your fuel pump is going out.we have had a run on these lately.very common for this model.hope this helps.

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hi,,thanks for the reply!!!..one question,but when it starts fine,it runs fine too...no hesitation or starving for fuel...so its the fuel pump??


When the fuel pump starts heating up it will shut down.would replace fuel filter also.cant gaurantee this is the problem but it is common.if you have replaced pump relay.would go with pump

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when it starts fine,i could run for about 45 min with no problem...then if i turn off and try again..it hesitates to start..so more than likely...the fuel pump??


its just that money is tight at the moment...and have read many other reviews at other sites..and ppl post that they have replaced fuel pump,,and still have the same problem

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Might be better to have it checked before you replace it then.yea times are tough rite now.keep us informed.good luck

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hello...was indeed the fuel pump...car is running fine...thanks

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