1997 Lincoln Continental Repair and Maintenance

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

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1997 Lincoln Continental Problems

Rough Idle and/or Engine Stalling Condition

In high dust areas, problems with the EGR system are common. The filter for the EGR solenoid may plug and cause the EGR to activate when it should not; this can cause the engine to stall. The dirty filter should be replaced to correct this concern.

Sagging Suspension Due to Air Leaks

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.

Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump

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

Bank 1 system lean dtc code wont go away. I have new spark plugs new plug wires (1 answer)

I have new vaccum hoses exhaust tight. Once a day out of nowhere idles rough on start up no telln when it will happen. P0171 code keeps coming back

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

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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

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based on 2 customer 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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