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Engine will crank but not start
You mentioned that the fuel pump was just replaced. Was the fuel pump diagnosed to be bad? I'd recommend having the engine tested and diagnosed for the no start symptom by a qualified mechanic. The engine will need to be...
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driver's door ajar light will not go off, computer not working, reset button does not work
The drivers door ajar switch is mounted on the door latch inside the driver's door. If you check the striker where the latch hits in the door jam to see if it was moved. You should be able to see...
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car rides too low in rear, shocks have lost air
The rear shocks also support the rear of the car and regular shocks would not support the vehicle for you. There may be an aftermarket air shock replacement that is cheaper than the dealer part, but for the most part...
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ABS lights come on with bell noise
If the problem is intermittent, then I would recommend having the connection to the ABS module disconnected, the connection cleaned, and then a dielectric sealant put on the connector pins to stop or mitigate any corrosion. This may correct the...
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2 coil packs not working
You only need to replace the two bad ones, but be prepared to replace one or more in the near future. The coils are all the same age and all have the same amount of use and seem to fail...
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car over heating after replacing alternator, fluids are full
The cooling fan on this vehicle is electrical and would need to be checked to see if it is coming on when the engine is getting hot. The fan is controlled by a blower control relay box that may not...
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Car idling slowly and losing power
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of serious transmission or engine performance issue. If the transmission fluid hasn't been changed in a long time it may be possible that the...
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My transmission is "clunking"
Sometimes a transmission is serviced when it is on the border of starting a problem. This will cause the transmission problem to show itself in a short time. The new fluid will clean out areas of wear, and the thicker...
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transmission (ax4n) is not going into overdrive
You will need to have the transmission tested to see if the transmission solenoid for the torque converter lock up solenoid is stuck or bad. The transmission fluid should also be checked to see if it is full of clutch...
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Weather warm engine starts no problem, morning won't start up no fuel smell, cranks only
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1995 Lincoln Continental. The symptoms you describe are a bit unusual, as it is most common for a vehicle to do the opposite, start easily when cold, and then have difficulty starting later...
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sounds stopped up
It sounds like your catalyst is broken up and clogged the exhaust. You may also have a problem with the engine flooding from fuel which could be caused by a bad fuel pressure regulator.
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I have a bad harmonic balancer causing the serp to lose tension and Ground Control to Major Tom.
You should match to the original one. I looked up the part and the factory only lists one part number. I can only suggest getting the one that matches the one that came off. If you would like a second...
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No fuel to the fuel rails. Replaced battery (it was bad).. I'm trying to determine if the FPDM is bad or the fuel pump is bad
Hi there, From what you have described in testing the fuel pump circuit, it appears you on the right track. The voltage drop you are seeing, key on engine off and engine cranking, would be considered normal. The load placed...
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Hesitation
Hesitation is a common sign of a failing mass air flow sensor. This is a unit that monitors the air flow into the engine as it is mixed with fuel to create the optimum air/fuel ratio. When this is not...
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Master Booster, 2001 Lincoln Continental
Hello - these symptoms do indeed suggest that the brake power booster has failed. A hissing sound as you describe indicates that the rubber diaphragm in the booster has ruptured, reducing brake power assist, and leaking air to the engine...
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I notice my car has a place for air shocks but has coil springs. Do I need both or does one replace the other?
Hello. Your vehicle was equipped with OEM air springs. If you see coil springs now in place of the air springs, that means someone has converted the suspension to an aftermarket coil spring system which is not an unusual conversion....
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Power steering problem - 1999 Lincoln Continental
Your power steering system should not have anything to do with the coil springs or air shocks as these are entirely different systems. This may suggest your power steering pump may be failing or potentially your rack and pinion system...
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If I turn the air ride off while it is inflated, will it stay inflated?
Hello. For most vehicles, the air suspension should stay inflated once the compressor is powered off or deactivated. In some cases, the release valve is also powered off when the compressor is powered off, allowing the system to stay inflated...
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Can't read OBD code with my scanner.
These aftermarket type scanners may not access every vehicle out there. When you get a cannot communicate issue this is most likely the OBD adapter and the vehicle may be incompatible or the vehicle has problems. You would need to...
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My 2001 Lincoln Continental misfires while idling.
You may have an engine vacuum leak causing the engine to have a rough idle. The most common cause may be the PCV hose leaking at the connection of the hose where it connects to the back of the intake...

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