1981 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L 302, 250,000 miles. Assembled in Michigan not Canada.
2 replies Feb. 19th. Kin chan Tech Level 4. Likely ignition--->coil, module. Ignition module, coil, distributor rotor and timing (even replaced starter solenoid again as that was when problems first started) have been done. 2CarPro Jack Certified Master Technician. Pick-up coil. Bought 1 for 1981. None in this distributor to replace. No vacuum attachment either. The 1981 is also pre TFI problem.
Dealership read computer and said module was problem. They replaced it and I got 3 miles, then was towed home.
The problem is stranger than I realized on my first posting. If the outside air temperature is about 40 or below the car starts fine. If the temperature is 50 or above it won't start at all. When it starts it runs fine until the dash temperature gauge gets about halfway between C and normal then engine shuts off with no sputtering. Won't start again until the car sits in cold outside air for about a day.
Tried disconnecting EGR system. Just ran very rough. Replaced PVC valve didn't help of course.
What would cause engine not to start when outside air in 40's or above but just shut off suddenly and not restart when engine starts to warm up?
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 7th, 2007 AT 7:57 PM