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Car takes off without pressing gas pedal
Hi there. With the exception of the oil change light, all of these issues would require closer inspection in order to determine the exact cause. A high idle and movement without pressing the gas can be caused by many problems,...
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Car not going from park into reverse
Hi. There is a solenoid near your shifter that releases the shifter when the brake is applied. This circuit will need to be tested to determine if the brake switch, wiring, or solenoid is faulty. If you need further assistance,...
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Lights on left side of car not working
If the lights on the left side of your car are not working, then there may be one of several electrical problems. Perhaps a bulb has burned out, or a relay has malfunctioned. As this problem is probably electrical in...
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Exhaust system issues and multiple malfunctioning within car - 1992 Lincoln Mark VII
The brakes and ABS are clearly the highest priority, being a safety issue. If the exhaust system is rusty or leaking exhaust gases somewhere other than the tailpipe, that should be repaired next. Other items follow in their order of...
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Air suspension system issue on 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII. I suggest that you have a technician test a power and ground going to the air ride relay and pump. Some particular make and model have experienced corrosion on...
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Cruise control quit working on 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII. There is a recall for the cruise control malfunction of your vehicle. The Recall is number 69179. The recall seems to point to a faulty cruise control module. Give...
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Problem with the taillight fuse blowing out on 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII. I suggest that the wiring circuit of the taillights are inspected by a technician for shorts. There may be a short to power/ground from faulted wiring or incorrect...
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII jumps, stalls, won't shift gears
Hi. The issue you are experiencing with your 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII sounds transmission-related. It may be low/contaminated transmission fluid, a faulty torque converter, or an intermittently failing shift solenoid. There are likely trouble codes stored within the vehicle's onboard...
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Oil is leaking into spark plug wells
Hello. You are correct. There has likely been a gasket and, or grommet failure. The oil contaminates the plug and retards the spark. Hence the poor engine performance. It also causes the pressures to vary from normal and stresses out...
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Possible gas leak in car
The Check Engine Light will not come on due to a gas leak. It will only come on when any electronic issues occur with the engine such as a failed sensor or ignition component. If it was leaking fuel only...

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