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1993 Lincoln Continental Question: ride control, check DCL ,oil light, flickering dash lights

 

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kumbowa, Loma, CO, June 09, 2011, 23:35
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Check DCL light came on then went off. Next the Ride control warning light started having a life of its own. the low oil pressure light decided to join in from time to time, regardless of how much oil is actually in there. Now, at unexpected moments,the dash lights flicker and the engine hesitates like there's a fuel interruption. Is it the control module (blue plastic box)on the left side of steering column behind dash panels?

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    June 10, 2011, 00:12
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    I know these cars very very well. And I commend you for trying to make a go of it on this one.

    Check DCL light - data link control has been interrupted - needs instrument cluster.

    Ride control warning light - Your air suspension has a fault - could be a leak, a solenoid issue, a compressor issue.

    Low oil pressure - could be the DCL problem (above), a sending unit, or just low oil pressure from the 3.8L V6. I would fix the cluster first (Check DCL) and then see if the light still comes on.

    Dash lights flicker - the DCL problem.

    Engine hesitates - any number of engine performance issues, from fuel pressure to vacuum leak to air intake leak to idle air control valve.

    There is no single control module that will fix your problem. You literally do have several different problems. Seriously.

    The 1988 - 1994 Continental was a very very troubled car. You can also expect:

    -cylinder head gasket issues
    -power steering hose leaks
    -subframe bushing dry rot and bolt rust out
    -transmission issues
    -power window issues
    -power lock issues
    -door ajar issues
    -air conditioner manifold and tube rust through
    -air conditioner compressor issues

    ...and more...

    If you have any further questions about this vehicle, feel free to ask. Good luck.
    -Dave

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