Interesting reading indeed. Here is my story.
Tomorrow I will take my 1990 Lincoln Towncar to that great big pasture. I bought it in 2002 with 160,000 KLM (Canada EH), it now has 360.
Over the last 8 years I have replaced stuff, no doubt, but when you buy a used luxury vehicle with all the bells & whistles - so it goes.
After putting her to pasture, I am buying a used 1994 Executive Continental with the larger motor. It needs front rack & pinion replacement, which I am doing same day. I will pay $3K for the car & the garage has quoted me $1,300 all in for the front end & safety. The car has 125,000K on it, no rust to speak of & air shocks have been changed out to regular.
Am I nuts - probably. But I too am hooked on my Lincoln. My 2 ton Towncar has a ride out of this world - air ride is fully functional, but putting any more money into that thing would be a utter waste, unless I was to think around 3K - to keep it - nope.
The mechanic who is doing the work on my Continental suggests that the car is totally sound & once it is all cleaned with new steering, he figures I could get $6,500 for it. I think he smokes some funny stuff.
Wish me luck, John.
I obtain my first 1994 Lincoln Continental in 1999. Yes, I said my first; after 200K miles and an average of $1000/ year in maintenance, the main ECM went out along with the rust. I retired this signature vehicle in March of 2010 and continued to look for another. I loved the Lincoln. I just paid $1500 for my second Continental with 115K miles on it. I now am working on the front end; replaced the sub-frame mounts, lower control arms and cleaned and repaired the brakes. I couldn't buy a new car for $1000 a year, so I will continue to collect the 1994 Continental. I now have a minimum rust, great driving car and another for parts.
I found the oil pressure alarm on the old car to be an intermittent wire at the sending unit. This is over the A/C compressor and got to close to the exhaust manifold. A new wire took care of this problem. If you replace the air suspension, you need to disarm the ride alarm at the control box in the trunk or forever listen to chimes.
Need parts or repair advice, e-mail DHAM55@AOL.COM and I will attempt to help.
How do I unplug the chime for low oil pressure under the radio that you all talk about? It's driving me crazy. I don't see any wires? You need to take the dash apart or something?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, still wondering how to unplug the chime low oil pressure.
Now a new issue, the door locks keep clicking on and off no reason!! How do you fix this issue now?
Had a new head gasket 2 years ago, new shocks at the tune of 1,200 this past summer.
I really have too much in this car to junk it. Just turned 100,000 miles. Great body yet!!
What does the chime wire look like, and where exactly is it located?
Give the VIN number to the Lincoln Dealership closest to you, or simply check your title. It should be spelled out on the title for screwing you over on how much tax and registration fees the state gauges you for.
I have a 1993 Lincoln Continental Signature Series, that I had the air ride crap taken out of, and springs and shocks installed. I think it rides a heck of a lot better.
I own a 1994 Lincoln Continental Executive. Bought it about 6 months ago. The car is in excellent shape, inside and outside. Every thing is original. The air suspensions the other owners complain about are working great. So far I had to buy a battery from the Costco for $108.00.
I guess I was lucky to have this car. My wife and I have already driven to Vegas three times. All I can say is that the ride is heavenly. I have driven my brother in law's 2007 Mercedes; it's no match for the ride of the Executive.
The Town Car is still a better buy.
My family has driven Lincolns since 1984. None of them has ever had a single problem.
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