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Old 12-16-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Chris3539
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91 Lincoln Town Car

The starter is good, The timeing is good, It's getting fuel, But it still
won't start. Tried to change coil packs, but still won't start.

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Old 12-16-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 91 Lincoln Town Car

Chris3539 wrote:
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> The starter is good, The timeing is good, It's getting fuel, But it still
> won't start. Tried to change coil packs, but still won't start.


Did you pull any trouble codes?
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
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"Chris3539" <randall3539@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> The starter is good, The timeing is good, It's getting fuel, But it still
> won't start. Tried to change coil packs, but still won't start.
>


Look, if you have air, fuel, and spark, and you have them in sufficient
quantity and at the right time, then you must not have compression.
Otherwise, there's a problem with one of the above.

CJB


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Old 12-18-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 91 Lincoln Town Car

I don't have any compression. What does this mean?

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Old 12-18-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 91 Lincoln Town Car

That you have a hole in every piston or 8 or more valves are
burnt...........



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> I don't have any compression. What does this mean?
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Old 12-20-2005, 19:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 91 Lincoln Town Car

OK, Does this mean I need a valve job? How much does that cost? Can it be
done "at home?" What kind of tools would it require? How hard is it? How
would I be sure this is the problem?

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Old 12-21-2005, 05:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 91 Lincoln Town Car

Have you cranked the engine with a plug wire off and held near the block to
check for spark? Does the fuel pump whirr a few seconds when you twist the
key to on (not start)? Try a blast of starting fluid in the intake, then
try starting. I can't remember the exact details of the situation but it
sounds like a spark or fuel problem to me. That car has the 5.0L engine,
doesn't it? You might pull a plug or two to see if they are flooded or look
OK...

PoD


"Chris3539" <randall3539@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> OK, Does this mean I need a valve job? How much does that cost? Can it
> be
> done "at home?" What kind of tools would it require? How hard is it?
> How
> would I be sure this is the problem?
>



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Old 12-21-2005, 07:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 91 Lincoln Town Car

On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 20:27:54 -0500, "Chris3539"
<randall3539@comcast.net> wrote:

>OK, Does this mean I need a valve job? How much does that cost? Can it be
>done "at home?" What kind of tools would it require? How hard is it? How
>would I be sure this is the problem?



You have yet to say which engine you have. I do not recall
which engine was in the '91. IIRC, it was the first of the
4.6L V8. Not many here can or will make an EWAG at the
cause of your problem w/o info. I find it hard to believe
the engine has no compression and the timing is good unless
the cam chain has failed and it is a 4.6L engine in which
case, it just plain ain't wuth fixin' and, it ain't no small
job.

Lugnut
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 91 Lincoln Town Car


"Chris3539" <randall3539@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I don't have any compression. What does this mean?


Not to be a smart ass......The questions you are asking would lead one to
believe that you are in over you head. Asking around for a good mechanic
would probably be your best bet if you don't know anyone with experience in
auto repair to help. Good luck.


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Old 12-21-2005, 09:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 91 Lincoln Town Car

On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 20:27:54 -0500, "Chris3539"
<randall3539@comcast.net> wrote:

>OK, Does this mean I need a valve job? How much does that cost? Can it be
>done "at home?" What kind of tools would it require? How hard is it? How
>would I be sure this is the problem?


Buy a good used engine. cost you less, more reliable, quicker fix.

but first go back and ensure that you've got no compression and that
your baseline timing is correct
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