Lincoln t.c. "passes out"


#1

Why does '96 Lincoln Town Car “faint” at stop light after a mile or so of driving? It just dies. Has happened once a week for 3 weeks. Two garages can’t locate the problem. If I wait for 15-20 minutes it starts again and can run for a week. After 2 tows I’m afraid to drive it so the 2nd mechanic is still trying to pinpoint problem.


#2

The Torque Converter Control which locks the automatic transmission lockup torque converter at 35 mph, and above, may be NOT unlocking below 35 mph. A transmission shop understands these things. In the fuse and relay(?) box, there may be a fuse labeled TCC. Pull this fuse and see if the stalling stops.


#3

A torque converter that stays locked might stall it, but it should restart. My guess would be your ignition module is bad. Fords are notorious for this.


#4

Problem seems to have been fixed. Mechanis replaced the fuel pump relay and the eec relay. each $12.82 and labor $95.00. The Ford garage charged over $700.00 and didn’t find the problem. Thanks for responding.