parked 89 towncar for several months-new battery-wont turn over. fuel pump from sitting?

jimcorbett
0

Asked by Aug 20, 2012 at 05:34 PM about the 1989 Lincoln Town Car

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

parked this 89 towncar for 10 months. installed a new battery and it cranks fine but wont start. suggestions ?

3 Answers

Drain fuel tank and put in new gas. Actually gasoline shouldn't go bad in 10 months, but my best guess is water in the tank, especially if it was near empty when you parked it. I am not a fan of additives,there is no miracle bottle of fix-it but alcohol will mix with gas and burn. Don't use pharmacy rubbing alcohol, it is already diluted with water. But there may be an exception to my opinion with water removers. good luck. If Tom sees this he will probably know more about it than me, take his advice over mine.

I meant alcohol will mix with water and burn.

cowtowncar
35

Replace the fuel filter. It is a common problem for stored cars. The other likelihood is the fuel pump relay. It is a 20 amp and in a pinch, can interchange with the horn relay.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Town Car

Looking for a Used Town Car in your area?

CarGurus has 2,285 nationwide Town Car listings starting at $1,875.

ZIP:

Search Lincoln Town Car Questions

Lincoln Town Car Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,430
#2 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 1,220
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis"
71 Great Deals out of 2,526 listings starting at $1,599
Used Ford Crown Victoria"
4 Great Deals out of 1,504 listings starting at $1,950
Used Cadillac DeVille"
3 Great Deals out of 2,363 listings starting at $1,999
Used Lincoln Continental"
454 listings starting at $50,725
Used Ford F-150"
2,551 Great Deals out of 200,212 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Suburban"
414 Great Deals out of 23,778 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Camry"
1,684 Great Deals out of 89,547 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 66 listings starting at $5,199
2010 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 52 listings starting at $4,995
2009 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 59 listings starting at $2,649
2008 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
82 listings starting at $4,950
2007 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 195 listings starting at $2,995