I have a town car that will not crank it will turn over but will not start what can cause this

Frances Long

Asked by Mar 24, 2015 at 12:08 PM about the 1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

7 Answers


Bad fuel pump relay, bad fuel pump, bad coils. You are having a no spark issue, or no fuel issue. Remove your gas cap. Put your ear to the hole and have someone turn the key to the Accessory position. Do you hear the fuel pump humming at all? If you do, it's not the fuel pump. If you hear no hum, try changing out the fuel pump relay. If still no hum, your fuel pump is bad. If fuel pump is working, you will want to check for spark.


Forgot to mention that fuel and spark are just the two most common no start issues. There could be other things like a bad neutral safety switch. Fuel and spark you can check with minimal help and no tools. Other issues will take tools and some mechanical knowledge.

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i have a 1999 lincoln town car cartier i was driving and the car start slowing down its self and stop and wont start whats wrong with it


it turns over but wont catch

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Lavircus_31, sounds like you may be having a fuel pump issue as well. Try doing what was suggested at the top of the page. Post back with results.


I have a 1991 Lincoln town car yesterday I was driving it came home cut it off and i try to leave it want start it was turning over by want start and today i try to start it it's not saying nothing


Lavelle, have you tried to jump start it? Try that and see if it will run. If so, I suspect a bad battery or alternator. Post back with results.....

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