Having problems with your 1990 Lincoln Town Car ?
I have acquired a 1990 Lincoln Towncar that will not start.
\015 I have acquired a 1990 Lincoln Towncar that has been sitting for 5 yrs. It cranks, but will not start. It will run as long as you spray starter fluid in the intake. Could the problem be stale fuel? If so, how can I drain the old fuel? The fuel guage shows only the top and bottom 2 bars. On the message center, it displays ''CO''. Thanks\015
Yes, the fuel is bad after 5 years. The only way to do this properly is to drop the tank to get sludge and sediment out, as well as flushing out the fuel lines, replacing the fuel filter. If you don't do this, you will have nothing but trouble until you do. Check the brakes also. Sitting this long, the calipers/brake cylinders probably have frozen. It would be a good idea to flush out the brake lines (bleed all wheels until 'new' fluid flows through. This might save the brake system from overhaul, and it will have to be done it you do overhaul the brake system anyway. Good luck, it is a good sign that it cranks and runs on starter fluid, but you have quite a bit of work to do.
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