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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Problems

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Most Common 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Problems

Sagging suspension can be a result of air suspension struts and/or drier leaking air. These type of air leaks can lead to failure of the air suspension compressor.
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 dir...
A vacuum leak from the PCV grommet vacuum leak can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The molded rubber hose connections may crack and collapse, causing the vehicle to run roughly. A dam...
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0 Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Brakes Problems

1 Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Drive Train Problem

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission fluid shou...

3 Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Electrical & Lights Problems

Corrosion can form at the grounding points near the battery. There may be electrical faults and the engine may crank but not start.
Check the battery cable ends frequently for corrosion. Corrosion can easily migrate under the cable insulation and cause numerous electrical faults and drivability issues.
When replacing the battery, make sure the battery height is correct; a battery that is too tall can cause a short circuit when the hood is closed.

4 Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Engine Problems

Erratic engine coolant temperature or intermittent overheating can be caused by corrosion inside the water pump. The impeller may spin on the water pump shaft or the impeller may corrode. Either ...
To extend fuel pump life, replace the fuel filter more often than the manufacturer recommends.
The 4.6L V8 engine used in the Lincoln Mark VIII from 1993-1998 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the stro...

3 Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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 dir...
A vacuum leak from the PCV grommet vacuum leak can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The molded rubber hose connections may crack and collapse, causing the vehicle to run roughly. A dam...
An exhaust leak may develop in front of the catalytic converter. This type of leak should be corrected as soon a possible to avoid damaging the catalytic converter.

1 Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Checking and adjusting the AC compressor clutch air gap can extend the service life of the AC compressor.

0 Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Maintenance Problems

1 Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Miscellaneous Problem

Do not use air filters with oil-coated elements. They may cause premature failure of the mass air flow sensor; this is not covered under the warranty.

4 Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Suspension & Steering Problems

Sagging suspension can be a result of air suspension struts and/or drier leaking air. These type of air leaks can lead to failure of the air suspension compressor.
Prior to jacking or lifting a vehicle with air suspension, you must turn off the suspension switch. The switch is generally located in the trunk or on the right side of the passenger foot well.
Vibration caused by the air compressor for the air suspension can be solved by installing an insulator kit at the air compressor mounting points.

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Known 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Problems & Complaints

The 4.6L V8 engine used in the Lincoln Mark VIII from 1993-1998 is known for displaying the normal symptoms of a coolant leak, including overheating, especially when the vehicle is idling, the stro...
Check the battery cable ends frequently for corrosion. Corrosion can easily migrate under the cable insulation and cause numerous electrical faults and drivability issues.
A vacuum leak from the PCV grommet vacuum leak can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The molded rubber hose connections may crack and collapse, causing the vehicle to run roughly. A dam...
To extend fuel pump life, replace the fuel filter more often than the manufacturer recommends.
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission fluid shou...
Sagging suspension can be a result of air suspension struts and/or drier leaking air. These type of air leaks can lead to failure of the air suspension compressor.
Checking and adjusting the AC compressor clutch air gap can extend the service life of the AC compressor.
Do not use air filters with oil-coated elements. They may cause premature failure of the mass air flow sensor; this is not covered under the warranty.
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 dir...
Due to age and possible damage during removal, it is recommended to replace the spark plug boots when replacing the spark plugs,
Even though the manufacturer does not call for regular servicing, our technicians recommend servicing the power steering fluid regularly.
When replacing the battery, make sure the battery height is correct; a battery that is too tall can cause a short circuit when the hood is closed.
Erratic engine coolant temperature or intermittent overheating can be caused by corrosion inside the water pump. The impeller may spin on the water pump shaft or the impeller may corrode. Either ...
An exhaust leak may develop in front of the catalytic converter. This type of leak should be corrected as soon a possible to avoid damaging the catalytic converter.
Corrosion can form at the grounding points near the battery. There may be electrical faults and the engine may crank but not start.
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