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.
Rough Idle and/or Engine Stalling Condition on Lincoln Continental
Average mileage: 131,300 (45,000–200,000)
30 people reported this problem
2000 Lincoln Continental 150,000 mi, Visitor
we went to pass a car so my girlfriend stept on the gas and the car down shifted and took off normally. we noticed a rotten egg smell and then car started running really ruff. almost like it was coughing. then we noticed a smell of oil. we drove maybe a mile home and parked it. next day she left for work and she noticed there was a hesitation and maybe drove a half mile and the car just died. when i got there it started back up but wasnt running right at all. there was a heavy miss and then just shut down. now the car wont start. sounds like it wants to but wont.
1998 Lincoln Continental 90,000 mi, Visitor
car starts fine and idles fine .....put in gear and stalls!!!!
2001 Lincoln Continental 120,000 mi, Visitor
Engine likes to stall at a stop sign, especially in colder weather
car will keep runing as long as you push on gas pedel. remove foot and car shuts off
2000 Lincoln Continental 75,000 mi, Visitor
help Fixing/Cleaning EGR valve - Lincoln
2002 Lincoln Continental 170,000 mi, Visitor
Runs rough when idle.
Engine runs fine. Car stalls when placed in any gear
clean filter and new vac hoses to now fine