4.6L - INTERMITTENT OR CONTINUOUS CRANK/NO START
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 98-17-7, Date of Issue: September 1, 1998
Related Ref Number(s): 98-17-7
CRANK - INTERMITTENT OR CONTINUOUS - VEHICLES WITH 4.6L ENGINE
NO START - INTERMITTENT OR CONTINUOUS - VEHICLES WITH 4.6L ENGINE
Model(s): Lincoln-Mercury: 1998 Town Car
Bulletin No: 98-17-7
Date: September 1, 1998
An intermittent or continuous crank/no start condition may occur on some vehicles. This may be
caused by a timing delay between the powering of the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) transceiver
and the Hybrid Electronic Cluster (HEC) when the key is turned to the "on" position.
Install updated components based upon vehicle build date. Use the following SERVICE
PROCEDURES to determine the appropriate repair action based on the vehicle build date and
SERVICE ACTION INFORMATION
Build Date Diagnostic Trouble Codes
Action Step To Take
Job #1 to 2/9/98 (U.S.
Vehicles) And Job #1 to
2/21/98 (Canadian vehicles)
B161 Install Harness Kit per Step 1
From 2/20/98 to 4/30/98 B122 (B1681 and/or B1600
may also be present)
Replace Transceiver Module
per Step 2
4.6L - INTERMITTENT OR CONTINUOUS CRANK/NO START -1998 Lincoln Intermittent no start
Theft indicator at top of instrument panel flashing during the crank/no start event
Fault code B1681 (PATS Transceiver Signal is not received) in HEC
1. Follow Pinpoint Test B1681 in Section 419-01 of the 1998 Town Car Workshop Manual.
2. If the Pinpoint Test fails to identify the cause for the no start, install the Jumper Harness kit
(F8VZ-15K607-AA). Installation instructions are included with the kit.
Intermittent or continuous no start
Theft indicator at top of instrument panel flashing during the event
Fault code B1232 (defective transceiver) in HEC, fault codes B1681 and/or B1600 (PATS
ignition key transponder signal not received) may also be present
1. Replace the Transceiver Module (F8SZ-15607-AA). Refer to the 1998 Town Car Workshop
Manual, Page 419-01-43, for procedure.
2. If none of the above symptoms or codes are present, continue with normal diagnosis by
symptom. Refer to the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) Service Manual.
The Jumper Kit (F8VZ-15K607-AA) contains the following:
One (1) Jumper
Three (3) Push Pins
One (1) Tie Strap
One (1) Instruction Sheet
WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage.
Part Number Part Name
F8VZ-15K607-AA Jumper Harness Kit
F8SZ-15607-AA Transceiver Module
4.6L - INTERMITTENT OR CONTINUOUS CRANK/NO START -1998 Lincoln OPERATION: 981707A
DESCRIPTION: Install Jumper Harness Kit
TIME: 0.4 Hr.
DESCRIPTION: Install Transceiver Module
TIME: 0.8 Hr.
DEALER CODING: BASIC PART NO: 15607
CONDITION CODE: 42
OASIS CODES: 112000, 603300
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