You can probably buy a Service Manual
CD and parts sheets on eBay. Just punch in "Lincoln service CD" and
"Lincoln parts sheets", or Lincoln cars. The Helms manual is highly
recommended. The Haynes Lincoln RWD repair manual by Motorbooks Intl. is no longer
available. However, it can be found on used book web sites. It is a fairly good
manual that covers many repair situations. The ISBN #is: 1 56392 379 3.
It is very important you adhere to at least the minimum service recommendations
in the Lincoln owner's guide manual that comes with each Town Car. If you don't
have the manual, look on eBay or check with a Lincoln dealer to purchase one.
Transmissions should be serviced completely with a fluid and filter change, including
torque converter, and/or flush every 15,000 to 20,000 miles. It is highly recommended
to put in red top "LubeGuard" trans additive if your transmission is
pre 1996. The green top LubeGuard can be put in later Lincoln Town Cars. We have
it in both our '97s and it does make the trans perform better. Change your engine
oil and filter together every 3,000 miles or 3 months. Check your air filter every
few thousand miles and replace as necessary. Have your fuel filter changed every
25,000 to 30,000 miles. Have the cooling system and all hoses checked and back
flushed with a machine every two years. Have your drive belt in the engine compartment
changed about every 35,000 to 40,000 miles. The engine EGR passages should be
cleaned about every 100,000 miles and the dealership has a "Vac" machine
to clean the entire upper passages and upper cylinders with a special solution.
This should be done about every 35,000 miles on pre 1996 Lincoln models. 1996
and later models with the newer manifold can go somewhat longer. Always keep good
brakes, which should last about 35,000 to 40,000 miles for pads on the front;
maybe longer on the rear if you have 4 wheel disc brakes. Shock absorbers should
be changed about every 30,000 to 40,000 miles for good ride and handling. The
rear air suspension bags may go bad as early as 80,000 miles, although some last
well after 100,000 miles. As with any vehicle, common sense maintenence will make
the Lincoln Town Cars last a lot longer with much less expense.