Problems With a 2003 Lincoln Town Car

by Horacio Garcia

The 2003 Lincoln Town Car has only one known recall, dealing with the rear suspension of the automobile. This recall by the manufacturer resulted from a wheel bearing failure that caused the rear axle to break, stalling the vehicle, according to Repair Pal. The other known problems with the 2003 Lincoln Town Car have come from customer complaints.

Fuel Filter Problems

Customer complaints about the 2003 Lincoln Town Car include premature failure of the fuel filter. The fuel filter prevents debris from entering the fuel line that serves the fuel pump and injectors. The manufacturer makes no recommendations on how often the Town Car's fuel filter should be replaced, but Repair Pal recommends changing it every 30,000 miles to prevent premature damage to the fuel pump or injectors.

Corroded Battery Cables

Corrosion buildup on the battery cables sometimes causes electrical problems with the 2003 Lincoln Town Car. This includes failure to engage the engine during ignition. Corrosion on the battery cables develops over time and can migrate under the cables, cutting off power. The battery also fails to charge if the cables are corroded. The problem is correctable by frequent use of a wire brush to remove corrosion from the battery cables.

Air Filter Problems

The air filter in the 2003 Lincoln Town Car gets clogged with dirt, debris and oil, causing the mass air flow sensor to fail prematurely. The air filter is under the hood and traps debris and dirt that could damage engine components. When the air filter becomes clogged, the sensor has to work harder. Owners of the 2003 Lincoln Town Car should have this air filter checked or replaced during each oil change.

About the Author

Horacio Garcia has been writing since 1979, beginning his career as the spokesperson for Trinity Broadcast Network. Within 10 years Garcia was being called upon to write speeches and scripts for several state and federal congressmen, local broadcast networks and publications such as "Readers Digest." He received his bachelor's degree in public relations from Argosy University.

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