engine cranks wont start on 1998 Lincoln Town Car

the engine cranks but will not start.

Asked by for the 1998 Lincoln Town Car
Many things could be occuring here, from an ignition problem to a fuel system issue to a fuel or PCM relay issue. Testing is the only method of narrowing it all down.
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my 98 lincoln continental cranks but wont start unless I disconnect and reconnect the battery for a half hour. WHY!!
Very hard to determine why; although if I had to guess I would think that perhaps a relay is intermittently failing. When you remove power and add power back, it may be enough to make it work again. The 1998 Continental has a CCRM (Constant Control Relay Module) for one thing, which I believe contains the fuel pump relay. A diagnostic test is really necessary to monitor what is and what is not functioning properly.