1998 Lincoln Town Car Car will not turn off

Tiny
DANIELFARMER
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  • 1998 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 88,500 MILES
My car: 1988 Lincoln Town Car Signature has 88 thousand miles, is fuel-injected, and automatic, it is a 5L V8 and rear wheel drive. Has been well maintained/never floored, etc...

I started my car and it started making a horrible sound (rough squeak) so I immediately turned the key to turn it off.

The engine did not stop. Even when I pulled the key out in my hand. It kept running. I tried pulling every fuse and went under the hood and pulled out the ignition wires but the car did not stop.

Eventually it turned off on its own(took at least three minutes).

Then I started it again and it had no problems idling or driving (I don't know if that rules out bad or worn out pistons, connecting rod, etc...)

It did the same thing again today when I started it (horrible sound and did not turn off.)

I have not started it since.

What can this be/is it fixable/is it expensive

Thank you


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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 3:31 PM

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Tiny
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Have the ignition switch and idle speed checked out.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
DANIELFARMER
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Thanks, I will get it checked tomorrow.
If the car still runs even with the fuses out and the ignition wires out, is that not a different kind of problem though?
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
DANIELFARMER
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Okay, so I replaced the relay solenoid (think that is what it is called) for $10.00 which did not solve anything. So I jacked it up and replaced the starter/solenoid which fixed up everything.

Thanks for your help guys.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
DJFINESSE80
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Sounds like starter would not disengage. Was starter replaced at start of problem?


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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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First replaced battery relay (wires were burnt/very hot). Then just replaced starter and the problem is solved.
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