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"CLICKING" WHEN STARTING AND TURNING

2001 Lincoln Town Car

My 2001 town car Cartier has 65k miles and the larger v8 (dual exhaust). It starts just fine and turns off as well. MOST of the time when starting and stopping, however, it makes a loud clicking noise (seems to come from the ignition area) for several seconds. It appears ( I think ) that when I start the car it is more likely to make the noise if I turn the key all the way forwards instead of 95% of the way (make sense?)


AH! I just did some more testing. Just inserting and removing the key w/o even starting it. Will start that clicking sound. It last 3 seconds or so
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Solidtartan
August 22, 2007.




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