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2001 Lincoln Navigator Question: RPM needle goes up and down when stopped, engine shakes, car dies



lorad, Provo, UT, July 13, 2010, 10:13

2002 Lincoln Nav. 76,000 miles
The service engine light recently came on, but the car was running fine. I thought it waa a factory setting for when the car hit the 75,000 mile mark. A few weeks later, I was stopped at a stop light, and the RPM's needle repeatedly jumped up and down when I wasn't moving; the engine shook,as it idled between high and low. The power sounded different as I drove. At the next stop light, the car died. It restarted, and I barely made it the last block home; the car sounded like it would die any second. Any idea what this might be?

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    July 13, 2010, 10:21

    driving with the light on for weeks is not a good idea. the problem may be compounded by that. you need to go to a shop and get this looked at before major problems develop from minor problems.


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