1996 Lincoln Continental Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Lincoln Continental

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1996 Lincoln Continental Problems

Inspect transmission/fluid every 30,000 miles

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission fluid should be changed.

Oil coated air filer causing mass air flow sensor failure

Do not use air filters with oil-coated elements. They may cause premature failure of the mass air flow sensor; this is not covered under the warranty.

Adjust AC Clutch Air Gap For Proper Compressor Operation

Checking and adjusting the AC compressor clutch air gap can extend the service life of the AC compressor.

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1996 Lincoln Continental Questions

car is yanking but not starting ? (1 answer)

I put a new battery, alternator, fuel pump, fuel filter, starter, ignition coils and wires, spark plugs, and new oil change. all these parts are new. There is also a new A/C motor blower that I replaced. A new mega fuse was also replaced all fuses inside fuse box are perfectly fine good. The Fr...

Where to start troubleshooting air bag suspension system (2 answers)

Will a 2000 front driver window fit in my 96 (1 answer)

I bought used window looks the same has same clips but doesn't want to go up and down without coming out of front track or binding. Could I have the wrong window

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1996 Lincoln Continental Recalls

Ford Recalls 1996 Models for Park Pawl Mechansim

Ford has recalled certain 1996 Taurus, Mercury Sable, and Lincoln Continental vehicles for a concern with the transmission park mechanism. In some vehicles, the park pawl is not rotating as necessary to enter the park gear. This could cause the vehicle to roll out of control. Dealers will inspect the park pawl shaft for rotation. Shafts with restricted rotation will have a shorter shaft installed that will not restrict rotation.

Recall 96V009000
A DEFECTIVE CONTROL MODULE IN THE "AUTOLAMP" SYSTEM CAN MALFUNCTION. IF THE "AUTOLAMP" SYSTEM IS BEING USED TO ACTIVATE THE EXTERIOR LIGHT (INCLUDING HEADLAMPS), THE HEADLAMPS COULD SHUT OFF WITHOUT WARNING. THIS WILL NOT OCCUR IF THE EXTERIOR LIGHTING IS TURNED ON MANUALLY BY THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH.

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1996 Lincoln Continental Reviews

Have owned this car since almost new--more than a decade, and it's still treating me well. The interior has worn okay, and I've had to replace an alternator. Otherwise, it's comfortable, safe, and powerful. One of the best Lincoln's I've owned.
nice riding car be prepared to replace air ride and trans around 100,000 k

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