Jan 042016

Is there a chip governor or ecu program governor on a 5.0? Should I disable it? If so how? The vehicles got 72,000 original miles and is a clean title? Also, will that governor kill my transmission faster?

Aug 052015

Im looking at purchasinb this vehicle. But concerned since the transmission fluid was totally dry, they said the car was just drove here from out of town over 200 miles away, what coud the affects be?

Jul 192015

I recently had the outer tie rod ends replaced, and the front brakes done, pads & rotors. After I left the shop I drove about 7 – 10 miles away. And I noticed an odd burning smell, which I knew wasn’t oil, but I didn’t know what it was. I drove back to the shop, the smell now much worse and smoke coming from the left front corner panel area. A tech came out and said “you have a frozen caliper.” I said how can this be? You folks just installed new front brakes. How could you miss a frozen caliper? So, I waited 2 – 3 more hours while they did “something” at no charge. Anyway 2 more visits at no charge and on the last one the invoice said could not duplicate problem. No charge I go home. A day later it happens again. I take it back they keep it, the next day they tell me it’s holes in the brakeline causing the prob. They replace (I think) the bakelines for $100.00 instead of $175.00 Now it works fine. Will holes in brakeline cause caliper to freeze?

May 262015

1997 Lincoln Town Car

In October of 2014 my back left whell feel off due to loose wheel nuts. This has also happened a second time a couple months later but I can assure you that the wheel nuts were very tight. I lifted the car andhad the back wheels spinning at around 35 miles per hour you could see it wiggle and when brakinth the wiggle worse. I put a spare tire on it to see if the rim was damaged but I got the same results. during both of the incidents I was traveling at around 35 to 40 miles an hour and fell on the rotor which has also been replaced along with the brake pads. I want to diagnose this as a rear axle?

May 072015

I am working on replacing the fuel pump however I have a damaged elbow connector on the white connection (where fuel line connects to pump assembly). I can’t find the exact name or part number for these and was hopeful someone can point me in the right direction

Apr 222015

I have recently swapped the engine in the Lincoln (with same) and got it to fire up about 4-5 times. I couldn’t let the car run too long due to a cooling fan degas issue and not wanting to fry the impeller of the cooling fan. After fixing the degas problem I went to jump the car again and it would crank but not start. Lights good and bright, plenary of power to crank over. I checked the fuel pressure via pressing the nipple on the fuel line rail with no pressure being released.
Question: since car was starting and running (for about 30 secs to a min ea time) could this be fuel related and the engine just used remaining fuel in the line before not starting and no pressure in the rail line? Checked fuse 17 in trunk (fuel pump relay fuse)