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Q: Overheating
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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My vehicle is idling at 1,500 rpms... why does this happen and should I be concerned?
High idle should be corrected as it will cause harsh transmission engagement, waste fuel, and make it difficult to stop the car as the engine surges ahead. High idle can be caused by a faulty idle air control valve (IAC...
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I have a 2002 Lincoln Continental I drove through water now it won't start I change the starter on it and still won't start
The vehicles engine is not designed to drive through excess water and if water is ingested into the engine then the engine may bend piston rods. It is recommended to remove all the spark plugs and air filter to see...
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Peter this is Don Bowerman, I got a 1999 Lincoln Continental needs a water pump, tensioner pulley, thermostat how much parts labor
Good afternoon Don. Thanks for contacting us today. In order to expedite your price estimate request, we'll need you to start the process by clicking this link to the water pump replacement service page. Once you enter your information after...
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Water pushing out reservior tank.
This is possibly due to the lack of control of the coolant flow as a result of the thermostat not being in the motor. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the...
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My Ac only blows from the defrost it will stay cold for a couple minutes then goes back to. Blowing hot air
It sounds like you may have a faulty AC Compressor or potentially a leak in the AC lines somewhere. Car air conditioners work on a simple principle of heat transfer, relying on the fact that heat will always transfer from...
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My car overheated then died i got it started and drove to my house on the way it started making a loudticking noise and when i acc
Hello, and thank you for writing in. To begin we need to determine what made the vehicle overheat, and solve that issue first. The ticking may be caused by the oil, which is subject to issues when overheated, and can...
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I have an issue with my vehicles' rear air springs.
If one air spring will hold pressure and the other will not, there is an air leak in the part of the system that operates the spring that will not hold pressure. The leak can be in the line between...
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Transmission temperature sensor is acting up. Can it be changed?
Your vehicle should have an AODE / 4R70W transmission and the transmission temperature sensor is located on the Valve Body (brain) in the oil pan. Remove the transmission oil pan and drain out the oil. Remove the oil filter and...
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I got my fixed but the car is still overheating and the heat not working and was leaking coolant
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged or leaking heater core. The heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then...
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Front air suspension issues ride height
Hi there. Typically when you are having ride height issues on the front or back, it's due to either an air leak from the suspension bag or coming from the hose or connections. Air bags are typically made of rubber...
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My 2001 Lincoln Continental starts but doesn't drive. I checked transmission fluid and practically was empty.
Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like the transmission is failing. If the fluid was that low then that can cause damage to the transmission. I would have the car checked out by a transmission specialist.
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Car troubles with 97 lincoln continental
Hi Dawnmonique. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several possibilities that are causing this hard to start issue based on your input. It's quite possible that the excessive power steering fluid on the crankshaft position sensor is causing this...
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Can i bypass ac compressor with shorter serpentine belt on 98 Lincoln continental
The only way to bypass compressor is to install a compressor bypass pulley in the same position as compressor. I can tell you that these kits are more expensive than replacing the compressor itself and just getting the a/c to...
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Do you need a Taurus/sable specialty press set to change the ball joints on a 97 continental front wheel drive? 1997 Lincoln Continental
Hello - a standard ball joint press set is adequate as long as it has the correct diameter for the Lincoln ball joints. Most auto shops will loan/rent ball joint press tools to you for free/cheap if you wish to...
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My car is leaking antifreeze /coolant and my car overheats and my heat doesn’t work blowing out cold air
Based on your description it sounds like the overheating is accompanied by a coolant leak. Coolant leaks can be either a cause OR a consequence of overheating. Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating...
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My car is overheating and keeps leaking antifreeze /coolant and my heat is not working in my car it’s blowing out cold air
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged or leaking heater core. The heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then...
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I have a 1998 Lincoln Continental and my battery died so I bought a new one but it won't start or turn lights are the amps to low
If the engine will not crank over after putting in a new battery then first check to make sure new battery is at least at 12 volts. Then clean battery clamps before installing and then see if it starts? If...
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I have just replaced my wheel bearings, rotors, brakes,and calipers on my 2001 continental but there is still grinding. What could
If you have replaced the wheel bearings, and there is no brake interference, that leaves principally the transmission and/or differential as the source of the noise. Using various listening devices (such as remote, wireless microphones or "chassis ears") it is...

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