1997 Lincoln Continental Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Lincoln Continental

1997 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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1997 Lincoln Continental Questions

how to replace spark plugs only (1 answer)

what could cause hesitation when trying to accelerate a 97 Lincoln town car (1 answer)

what could cause hesitation when trying to accelerate a97 Lincoln town car that has been sitting for two years

Air compressor wiring. (1 answer)

I can't find the 12 volt wire that powers the clutch on the compressor. I rebuilt the heads, installed a hi-lift Comp cam, drive gears, Edelbrock intake & carbutor and installed everything and now since the wiring is differant I can't find the 12 volt power supply wire from the heater...

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1997 Lincoln Continental Recalls

Ford Recalls 1996-1997 Models for Park Mechanism Concern

Ford has recalled certain 1996-1997 Taurus, Windstar, Mercury Sable, and Lincoln Continental vehicles for a concern with the park mechanism in the transmission. The park pawl mechanism may not engage even though the shifter indicates the vehicle is in "Park." This could cause the vehicle to move unexpectedly and cause a crash or injury. Dealers will repair the parking pawl bracket in the transaxle.

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1997 Lincoln Continental Reviews

Continental has been in the family since 99'. It has 220,000 on the ticker now and is running like a charm. Replaced the back air ride and starter, aside from fluids and filters...That is it!!! Go American made autos!
Ive had mine for 4 years now and over the years ive put in a new transmission new spark plugs new brake booster and a/c modules and the biggest problem im having with this car is electrical problems like power steering tightneing while driving and dash lights flashing overall nice car rides greats and mechanically has been well

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