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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Lincoln Continental Problems With EGR System are Common in High Dust Areas
Lincoln Continental Problem
Average Mileage: 140,500 mi (90,000 mi - 178,000 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Lincoln Continental, 120,000 mi
Engine likes to stall at a stop sign, especially in colder weather
Visitor, 1998 Lincoln Continental, 90,000 mi
car starts fine and idles fine .....put in gear and stalls!!!!
car will keep runing as long as you push on gas pedel. remove foot and car shuts off
Visitor, 2002 Lincoln Continental, 170,000 mi
Runs rough when idle.
Visitor, 2000 Lincoln Continental
clean filter and new vac hoses to now fine
Engine runs fine. Car stalls when placed in any gear