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95 Town Car OBD?

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KS24147

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Can anyone tell me what OBD my 1995 Town Car is? I or II? I've looked through the posts and no luck. Also, any good diagnostic tool recommendations?

Thanks!

Ken

1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature
2010 Ford Mustang V-6 - with a clutch!
Former
1995 Ford Escort GT
2010 Ford Taurus SEL


 

jkeaton

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95 should be OBD1. OBD 2 did not come around until 1996. Now, that’s not to say there are not some “bastard” configurations, for example, my 1995 chevrolet K1500 pickup was OBD1 but had a 16 pin obd2 connector. I had to get an adapter for my code reader to read codes in that truck.
 

wa9zug

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I have owned 95 Town Cars for about 20 years. There is an OBD-2 port under the dash. It reads fine with an OBD-2 reader.
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Land Yacht Captain

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I have owned 95 Town Cars for about 20 years. There is an OBD-2 port under the dash. It reads fine with an OBD-2 reader.
I found a 1995 Town Car about three hours away. Do you know if ODBII is the norm for 1995 or just a late production year oddity?
 

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I found a 1995 Town Car about three hours away. Do you know if ODBII is the norm for 1995 or just a late production year oddity?
OBD II = On Board Diagnostic second gen. Mandated by the Federal Government that the vehicle manufactures come up with a standardized engine management control diagnostic system that different makes could be diagnosed with one system. (State emissions testing) To be effective for model year 1996. Even the connector was standardized across all manufacturers,

Prior to that each individual manufacturer had their own unique system. Ford's system was called EEC or Electronic Engine Controls (sometimes pronounced eeck) and in model year 1995 Ford was using the fourth generation called EEC IV.

Doing a search on OBD I is not going to turn up much since no one called the original systems OBD I.

All Ford/Lincoln/Mercury models made for the 1995 model year used EEC IV for engine controls. There were some GM vehicles that had OBD II before model year 1996.

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Can anyone tell me what OBD my 1995 Town Car is? I or II? I've looked through the posts and no luck. Also, any good diagnostic tool recommendations?

Thanks!

Ken

1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature
2010 Ford Mustang V-6 - with a clutch!
Former
1995 Ford Escort GT
2010 Ford Taurus SEL


If your Lincoln has OBDII, the emission control information label attached to the underside of the vehicle hood will the words "OBD II" on it.

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