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Where do you hear this creaking ? Steering column - inside the vehicle or out side the vehicle .

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 12, 2018


Brake light switch , wiring etc... Do you know how to test automotive electrical circuit's using a wiring diagram an a DVOM -digital volt ohm meter ? Free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free-tsb Enter vehicle info. Year , make , model an engine size . Under system click on transmission / transaxle .Under subsystem click on shift interlock . Click the search button an then the blue link . Test the electrical circuits .
Shift Interlock System An ignition/shifter interlock mechanism is installed to prevent shifting the transaxle out of the PARK position unless the ignition switch is rotated to RUN and the brake pedal is applied. The floor shift interlock system consists of:
  • an actuator assembly integral to the ignition/shifter interlock cable assembly.
  • a bracket retaining the actuator.
  • the necessary wiring.
The solenoid is energized when the ignition switch is turned to the RUN position, locking the transaxle range selector lever in the PARK position. When the brake pedal is applied and the stoplight switch (13480) is activated, the ignition/shifter interlock actuator is deactivated and the transaxle range selector lever can be moved out of the PARK position.

Symptom Chart-External Controls
Use Rotunda 73 Digital Multimeter 105-R0051 or equivalent to perform pinpoint tests.
Symptom Chart-External Controls Condition Possible Source Action
  • Shift Interlock System Does Not Release or Lock Properly
  • Circuitry open/shorted.
  • Blown fuse.
  • Damaged stoplight switch.
  • Damaged ignition/shifter interlock cable.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test A .

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Jan 23, 2018


It sure sounds like a fuse. You can check for proper voltage at the hot wire of the actuator while you try to pop it. I think you are overlooking the fuse. Make sure the actuator has a good ground as well.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Jan 01, 2018


spray some carb. cleaner around the intake you might have under torqued the bolts if it increases the rpm

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 11, 2017


No , that doesn't draw enough amps to cause a dead battery . How long does it take for the battery to go dead ? Over night ,couple of day's ? . Your vehicle has a number of control modules on board ,one of these mite not be powering down when it's suppose to . Checking for a parasitic drain with a volt meter is the way to find out what's staying on . There are a couple of different way's to do this .
The BEST Way TO Perform Parasitic Draw Test
The Trainer 27 3 Ways Of Finding The Cause Of Key Off Battery Drain...

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Aug 25, 2017


The latch striker post needs to be adjusted. check for broken plastic roller on the post.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on May 23, 2017


i would suggest you ask here, they should have the diagram.
http://lincolnforums.com/forums/forum.php?s=3f2443012b48d87b3f4a671079497c5f

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Apr 24, 2017


These are 2 different systems in the emission system, so not sure what it is you are asking.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 19, 2016


Sounds like your motor/gear might be worn. Does it go down while you are sitting on it or also when no weight is present ?

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 09, 2016


Mobile locksmith will get you back in.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Aug 07, 2016


Probably needs a heater core replacement. Check and make sure your coolant level is good. There are two hoses that enter the passenger side firewall. With the engine at operating temperature feel both hoses. If both are about the same temo the core is fine. If one is hot and the other is cool then heater core is clogged and will need to be flushed or replaced. Replacement is very expensive on most vehicles. The part is usually cheap...around $50...the labor is high. The entire dash board of the car has to be removed to replace the heater core. Most vehicles take around 10 hours of labor time to do.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Aug 04, 2016


Dirty throttle body will cause hesitation. Brake clean and a tooth brush. Clean inside around where the plate sets and the back of the plate. Start the car( it will take a second or two). Then rev it up and spray some of the brake clean in the throttle. Also check the air filter. Replace if dirty.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on May 22, 2016

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