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    justa56
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    Default 1989 Lincoln Town Car - Damp, won't start

    First off I am female so go easy on me. Car won't start when its damp out.
    I can usually get it going by repeatedly giving it just a little crank.
    Not working at all now...any idea's on what I can do to dry it out. I'm
    getting this car soon so am really trying to not put any money into it, or
    at least a minimal amount. Thanks

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    Alex Rodriguez
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    Default 1989 Lincoln Town Car - Damp, won't start

    In article <18922c3000b4ab2aab60e9cfd522ba2f@localhost.talkab outautos.com>,
    sailaway83..........m says...
    >
    >
    >First off I am female so go easy on me. Car won't start when its damp out.
    > I can usually get it going by repeatedly giving it just a little crank.
    >Not working at all now...any idea's on what I can do to dry it out. I'm
    >getting this car soon so am really trying to not put any money into it, or
    >at least a minimal amount. Thanks


    Go to your local parts store and buy can of 'Wire Dryer'. When it is damp out
    and your car won't start, spray the wire dryer on your ignition wires. If it
    starts, then you can be pretty sure you need new wires. If that doesn't work,
    spray the ignition cap. If the car starts, then you know it is that cap
    that is bad and needs to be replaced. If you can't find wire dryer, you can
    use WD-40. If it is not damp out, but you still want to check the condition of
    your wires, there is something else you can try. At night park your car in
    a dark area, prefably on a moonless night. Open the hood and look around
    the engine compartment. What you want to look for is tiny sparks jumping
    around from your wires to ground. If you seem them, you know your wires
    are bad.
    --
    Alex

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    Mike Behnke
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    Default 1989 Lincoln Town Car - Damp, won't start

    To really make bad wires show up, use a small spray bottle of water
    and lightly mist the engine while its running.

    Alex Rodriguez wrote:

    > In article <18922c3000b4ab2aab60e9cfd522ba2f@localhost.talkab outautos.com>,
    > sailaway83..........m says...
    >
    >>
    >>First off I am female so go easy on me. Car won't start when its damp out.
    >>I can usually get it going by repeatedly giving it just a little crank.
    >>Not working at all now...any idea's on what I can do to dry it out. I'm
    >>getting this car soon so am really trying to not put any money into it, or
    >>at least a minimal amount. Thanks

    >
    >
    > Go to your local parts store and buy can of 'Wire Dryer'. When it is damp out
    > and your car won't start, spray the wire dryer on your ignition wires. If it
    > starts, then you can be pretty sure you need new wires. If that doesn't work,
    > spray the ignition cap. If the car starts, then you know it is that cap
    > that is bad and needs to be replaced. If you can't find wire dryer, you can
    > use WD-40. If it is not damp out, but you still want to check the condition of
    > your wires, there is something else you can try. At night park your car in
    > a dark area, prefably on a moonless night. Open the hood and look around
    > the engine compartment. What you want to look for is tiny sparks jumping
    > around from your wires to ground. If you seem them, you know your wires
    > are bad.
    > --
    > Alex
    >

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