How to Reset the Fuel Pump on My 2001 Lincoln Town Car

Updated March 23, 2017

If your 2001 Lincoln Town Car will not crank, the fuel-pump shut-off switch may have been activated. This can happen if your Town Car is involved in a accident; even a minor one. It can also happen if there is a problem with your fuel pump. Once the shut-off is activated, reset the fuel pump to restore its function. The Town Car has a fuel-pump reset switch located inside the boot.

Inspect the area underneath your Town Car closely. Make sure that the vehicle does not have a fuel leak. If you do see any fluids leaking, contact a professional immediately.

Open your Town Car's boot. Look on the driver-side boot hinge. Mounted on this hinge, you'll find your fuel-pump reset switch. The button is labelled "Reset."

Turn your key to "Off" and take it out of the ignition. Return to the boot area and press the "Reset" button firmly.

Turn the key to "On" for about five seconds, and then turn it back to "Off" and remove it. Recheck the area underneath your car for fuel leaks. If no leaks are apparent, proceed to start your engine and drive the Town Car.

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