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My lincon contintal 98 wont stay level
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.
on May 07, 2015
My 1998 Lincoln Continental Will crank up but didn't run smooth. She goes dead. I it is a vacuum our air hose. Others say it's a 2.0 sensor. Can u help me define the problem?
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!
on Apr 13, 2015
My 1998 lincoln continental is smoking burning through oil but none of the warning indicatior lights have gone off what could be the issue?
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...
on Mar 27, 2015
Is there anyone out there that has a 98 Lincoln Cont. that has the Check Tranmission light come on Passed 72 MPH? If so how do you fix it?
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
on Feb 08, 2015
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