1983 Lincoln mark 6 starts sometime!

Tiny
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  • 1983 LINCOLN MARK VI
83 mark 6 123000 on it, sometimes it will start and run fine for days other times you go to start it, it will crank fine but will not start for days then all of asudden you try it it starts and runs fine for afew more days, I have changed everything I can think of from the fuel pump to the brain, the coil, crankshaft position sensor, throttle body throttle position sensor, modlue box-electronic control assembly-map sensor-mlp sensor-timing chain-there was even more I can`t remember, could someone please give me a hint of what I may have missed? Thanks.
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Monday, January 1st, 2007 AT 9:24 AM

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Tiny
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I had a 1987 Town Car that did the same thing. I went through the same long list of repairs with still no result, I even touched the problem a time or two but didnt fix it because it was too obscure.

Its easier than it looks so bare with me.

On my vehicle the distributer was the problem. Not the cap and rotor but the entire unit. I went to the local junk yard and purchased one for 15$ and installed it myself (if you have no automotive expierience I suggest you talk to someone who knows a little about cars and engines to do this for you). Sure enough the car ran reliably after doing this.

If this is the problem you WILL want to eventually buy a new unit. It was a design flaw in the 5.0 engines *both the HO and the EFI* and mine started acting up about the same mileage.

Rainhopper the Rocker Roo

edit: whats going on and this is just a theory, is that over time the pickup inside of the unit becomes worn or covered in file shavings or just oil and grit and it distorts. Or there is just to much play in the shaft itself. Either way, I'm gunna stake the whole mess on the distributor.

Or a faulty fuel pump.

Has a repair shop been diagnosing all of this? Because this is literally what I went through on my other 87 when it was doing the same thing.
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Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 AT 1:39 PM
Tiny
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Your car was a 1987, mine is a 1983 mark 6, the dis in mine has no pick up or anything in it all it dose is rotate the fire to the plugs, only a rotor inside, I only have fire to one side of the coil, the red side I checked to see if I have power at the ing pulg one side is hot with key on both sides hot when I turn over, should both sides be hot @ coil / THANKS AGAIN.
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 10:03 AM
Tiny
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Look up lincoln TFI recall on google =)
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 11:45 AM

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