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Lincoln Town Car: Common Causes of Transmission Failure
A lot of people would probably remember the Lincoln Town Car as a stretched limousine. For many years, the Town Car has been a choice for luxe transportation, complete with a chauffeur and oftentimes a bottle of wine or champagne. The Town Car started out as a mere trim level for Lincoln\'s Continental lineup until it evolved into a stand-alone model, sold from 1981 to 2011. Although there\'s much to be desired when it comes to driving dynamics, the Town Car makes up for it with its soft ride. The soft ride, however, can be ruined by transmission breakdowns. Here are some common causes of this Lincoln Town Car problem:
Delayed engagement/Lack of response
Gear shifts should go smoothly without any hesitation. If there\'s uncertainty of any kind or even a slight delay, then you can say that the Town Car\'s transmission isn\'t in its best shape. On an automatic transmission vehicle, you may feel that the gear won\'t engage right away from drive or park. Sometimes, the problem could be traced to the computer system of the vehicle. You could reset i. If this doesn\'t do the trick even after making sure that there\'s enough transmission fluid, then you should go to a mechanic for proper diagnosis.
Lack of response may also be felt on a manual transmission vehicle. As you shift into gear, you can notice the RPM of the engine rising quickly; however, the vehicle isn\'t moving as fast as the engine sounds. Usually, the problem here is the clutch. It may be time to replace it, although it would be best to check for other possible causes as this may also be linked to a more serious problem. If the vehicle won\'t shift into gear, inspect the clutch linkage and shift cables to find out if they need adjustment. Also see to it that the transmission fluid as at the right level. If you\'ll be topping it off, be sure to use the right type or thickness and to also fix the leak first.
Dragging clutch and slipping gears
If the Town Car fails to stay in gear, such that it slips in and out or suddenly goes into neutral while you drive, the transmission needs to be checked and serviced right away to avoid road mishaps as you lose control of transmission. Slipping gears are usually caused by a broken link, which is supposed to hold the gears. Troubles with transmission can also come from a dragging clutch of a manual transmission vehicle. In this case, the clutch disc isn\'t able to disengage the flywheel easily after stepping on the clutch. Since the clutch still spins with the engine, changing gears can be difficult or almost impossible. As you attempt to shift gears, you may hear some grinding noise. This transmission issue is typically caused by having too much slack in the pedal, which makes it hard for the linkage between the pedal and the disc to pull the disc away from the flywheel.
Burning fluid and leaks
The transmission fluid isn\'t burned off or consumed, so if you notice a significant drop, it\'s possible that there\'s a leak somewhere, especially if you find a puddle of liquid on the driveway. The source of the leak should be traced and fixed. If the fluid has turned darker and you notice a burning smell, it should be flushed and changed (instead of just topping it off). If you let the fluid level drop, this can lead to a transmission breakdown as the fluid not just lubricates the system but also conditions and cleans the seals. If the fluid has broken down, the system would run at a higher temperature, causing increased friction and corrosion. This will allow the buildup of sludge and debris. The burning fluid is typically caused by low fluid level or using the wrong type of fluid.