1996 Lincoln Continental Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Lincoln Continental Problems

Compressor Failure Due to Air Leaks From Air Suspension Struts and Drier

Sagging suspension can be a result of air suspension struts and/or drier leaking air. These type of air leaks can lead to failure of the air suspension compressor.

Exhaust Leak Prior to Catalytic Converter Must be Repaired Immediately

An exhaust leak may develop in front of the catalytic converter. This type of leak should be corrected as soon a possible to avoid damaging the catalytic converter.

Overheating Due to a Damaged Impeller

Erratic engine coolant temperature or intermittent overheating can be caused by corrosion inside the water pump. The impeller may spin on the water pump shaft or the impeller may corrode. Either condition reduces coolant circulation resulting in engine overheating.

 

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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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