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Your Continental is equipped with a TRANSAXLE, and I can think of four different solenoids, not including the internal shift solenoids, associated with the transaxle.
It may be better to describe what your ISSUE is, so that a diagnosis may be suggested for you.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on May 14, 2015

They are not repairable but replacements are very inexpensive and easy to acquire. I'd recommend having a mechanic do it for you, though, since an alignment will be required when the work is done.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on May 14, 2015

I'd get the OBD codes read as could be a few things , the OBD will narrow down and hopefully pinpoint the switch/sensor etc causing the problem

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on May 13, 2015

The sensors that connect to the air bags are either malfunctioning or you do indeed have a slow leak. The rear sway stabilizers could be out and they are unrelated to the airbags. Unless you have replaced the airbags before, they are 15 years old and more than likely have cracking and tearing in the rubber boots. Autozone has twin Duralast coil springs with 4 rubber boots that replace the airbags for 100 bucks. They are the only place that has them this cheap and work as well as any high dollar replacements. They are just as smooth as airbags and more reliable.It could take three strong grown men to do it yourself ( that's what I did) unless you have a tall needle jack and a way to mount it to the rear end and under body to get the lift you need to set the coils in.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on May 07, 2015

Howdie sounds Like the Fuel Pump Relay IS Busted Try replacing it then Be Lookin at replacing it next But make sure you have checked with the relay in the Trunk has been pushed to restart it if that don,t work Relay is gone

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015

does that have the 4.6L in it ???

Do you have or have you had a check engine light on and ignored it ???

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Apr 14, 2015

Lots of possible problems can cause a rough idle. Vacuum hose is particularly common. Shops want to charge an exorbitant amount to do a smoke leak test too which makes most people leave it and deal with a rough idle. I'll address that in a moment. Check to make sure everything is connected...no extra hoses or no extra ports that look like they should have hoses. Make sure you have a good air filter and that the breather filter isn't clogged (if you're breather uses the intake filter and lots of newer cars do, make sure the hose that goes from your filter box to the valve cover isn't hard, cracked, or disconnected). May be worth replacing the PCV valve (they're usually fairly cheap and easy to swap). Once you've eliminated that...

DISCLAIMER: I do NOT in any way advocate smoking of any kind. If you are a non-smoker find a friend that smokes for this if you decide to attempt it. DON'T START SMOKING JUST TO DO A SMOKE LEAK TEST. No car is worth the prolonged health damage. As a former smoker I can tell you quitting is a nightmare and its just not worth it. ALSO I am not responsible if this somehow damages your car. I've done it a fist full of times and found my own vacuum leaks every time with this method but that doesn't mean your car will be as happy about it as mine turned out to be. Keep the cigar away from under the hood at all times! Its common sense here people, there's fuel hiding in a few places that will readily ignite and give you a very bad day. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE!
BUT:... if you can find a smoker, buy them a cigar. Non-flavored cigar is preferable as there are less tars to deal with. Disconnect a vacuum hose that has a bit of length to it that runs into the intake manifold. Have your resident smoker take a good heavy pull from the cigar and blow the smoke into the vacuum line. Look for smoke trickling out from any of the other vacuum hose connections. If you find smoke at all, you've found your vacuum leak. No smoke, do it again. Do it a few times. Its a quick and dirty smoke test that has worked for me every time.

Failing all of that, I'd start looking at sensors. Vacuum lines are fairly cheap...check the cheap first.

Hope this helps someone in some way! Best of luck!

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Apr 13, 2015

There should be a diagram of the route printed on the fan shroud or somewhere else under the hood of the vehicle.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015

This issue could be that the oil rings could be gone in either 1 or all of the cylinders... This is caused by either poor servicing, high mileage, poor quality oils, the engine being worked hard or flogged or a poorly designed engine. Whats happening is oil is getting into the cylinders where the spark, air and fuel mix. The oil will be getting ignited with the fuel causing the smoke and the oil to be burnt and used. There is no easy fix for this, The oil rings will need to be replaced. I would not recommend fixing this your self. You can try adding thicker oil but this is not going to do the motor any good in the long run...

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 27, 2015

Please review the keyless entry instructions. This unit has numerous locking patterns, and perhaps the trunk was programmed to unlock with the door.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 17, 2015

Battery drain caused by a short to ground (frame or body) somewhere. Most likely this short is intermittent, which makes the dash lights flicker, similarly the power steering assist. Most likely the trunk switch issue is the "short to ground" . Visually inspect carefully all wiring in near and by the switch, and Air Shock Pump. I like the new very bright Led flashlights for this kind of thing. You may also discover the short by observing the trunk electrical in the dark while the engine is running thus viabration causing the intermittent behavior. You may see flashes from the short (if you are lucky) Otherwise it will take a lot more inspection and checking. Good luck, hope it is the easier to find in the trunk.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 12, 2015

Solenoid for starter? Auto parts store, instructions should come with the replacement part.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015

Have you tried turning the engine manually to see if it is stuck?

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 26, 2015

Often times the problem is a weak horn relay or a weak horn pad on the steering wheel. You can remove the horn relay or fuse to prevent the horn from blowing until the problem is fixed.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

Nothing wrong with the car. It is getting a signal that mimics your remote's "panic" signal. Someone in your area may have an alarm with a remote controlled snooze. If the car was at fault the times would be random

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

There are some items to check:

1. Check the transmission fluid level to be sure it isn't too low or too high. The vehicle must be parked on a level surface, be warmed up and be running (idling) to check the fluid. The fluid should be dark red and not have a burned smell. If the transmission fluid is milky colored and way too full, it may mean that there is an internal leak in the transmission cooler tank inside the radiator.
2. When was the last time the transmission fluid was changed? Check your owner's manual if you have one and see what the recommended fluid/filter change intervals are.
3. The transmission cooler lines - look for any kinks, damage or leaks. If there are rubber hose segments in the cooler lines, the hoses can sometimes partially collapse internally and not be visible externally. This usually only occurs on vehicles with high mileage.
4. Check the condition of the engine coolant and antifreeze. The anti-freeze and water mixture should test out to provide freeze protection to about 20 below zero. If the solution it too weak, adequate cooling may not be taking place. Old coolant can be contaminated and dirty, and also cause overheating of the transmission.
5. Check to make sure the engine radiator isn't obstructed by debris or dirty and that the radiator fan is working properly. You didn't say anything about engine overheating, so there probably isn't an issue with the engine thermostat or other engine cooling problem

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 08, 2015

Remove the inner door panel & see what
the issue is

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 02, 2015

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