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I have a 2004 Lincoln town car The battery went dead after a few weeks in the garage.After giving the battery a full charge it will not start .We have checked by pulling the air intake and there is no spark. what do I check next When I turn the switch on I don't hear the gas pump start but the engine just spins over

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

No the battery has a full charge as the motor turns over ok

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Town Car yourself? What have you tried so far?

Trying to fix myself before the battery being dead it worked perfectly

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Lincoln
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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 4 months ago
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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 4 months ago

Your saying the engine cranks over but does not start?

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Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 4 months ago

Does the check engine light come on with the key in the on position?

Does it go off while cranking?

Have you checked for codes in the computer?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it says service engine soon yes it goes off while cranking dont know how to do codes
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 4 months ago

Sounds good no problem.

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
not yet
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 4 months ago

Ok, no problem. We need to check for power to the ignition coil as out next step. You can use a test light or a voltmeter and check for power with the key on.

Let me know!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can you text or e-mail me how to do that
Lincoln Mechanic: Amedee, Lincoln Technician replied 4 months ago

Sure. Just turn the key on and take a voltage reading using your voltmeter or test light on the wires going to the ignition coil.

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