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#85 of 94 Sensor
Feb 21, 2002 (2:03 pm)
Yes, I do believe the sensor is the real problem. I don't think that unplugging it for any length of time is advisable. You ought to be able to order one for a fairly decent price. I've been buying from the "fordpartsnetwork.com" and they've given me really decent prices. You might check buying thru them... no sales tax and delivered to your door. The install isn't too bad, either. I only used a few choice words.
#86 of 94 94 Lincoln Continental intermitant heat
Mar 25, 2002 (3:45 pm)
My 1994 Continental has a heating problem. The engine is warmed up and the heater outlet is either ice cold or hot, mostly cold. It happens on automatic or manual control. I checked the door behind the glove box and it is working okay. Any ideas.
Mar 25, 2002 (4:03 pm)
#88 of 94 Heating
Mar 26, 2002 (9:35 am)
Hate to break it to you... but I had the same exact thing happen to my 94 Conti and it is pretty much a dead give away that your "Head Gasket" has a leak and the compression from the engine is actually pulling the coolant away from the heater.
If your temperature gauge fluctuates up and down... that's what mine did and the heat is there sometimes and not others...
Another thing that might happen is having trouble starting. That is another sign...
Another quick test is to start your car, after letting it set for a while and immediately go to one of the exhaust pipes and see if you smell antifreeze (OBVIOUSLY - you don't want to do this for very long...)
The last test is to have a trusted mechanic take a look at it. There was a recall done on the 94 for cars with less than 100,000 miles. You may want to check on that avenue, so you don't have to pay $2,000 for the repair...
Mar 26, 2002 (3:31 pm)
Uh, Continentals have the nefarious 3.8 Liter V-6 engine, whose one claim to fame is head gasket failure. Town Cars, on the other hand, have the 4.6 Liter V-8, which I've never heard of them blowing a head gasket unless the engine was overheated or some such nonsense like that. I'm not saying it couldn't happen, I'm just saying its extremely rare on a 4.6, so i wouldn't jump to that conclusion based on what a Continental did.
#90 of 94 Heating
Mar 27, 2002 (9:49 am)
rea98d - I was replying to post #86 with my post #88. Sorry I wasn't more clear... (Maybe I'm losing it!)
If ddavis8 has a 94 Continental - then they've most likely got a head gasket problem...
check nhtsa.gov website for the recall on the 94 - they should cover it (especially if it was never done before.)
#91 of 94 Whoops...
Mar 27, 2002 (3:51 pm)
My mistake. Yeah, Continentals have head gasket problems. I thought I was in the "Town Car" forum and not the "Lincoln Owners Club" forum. Goof-up #1 for the week for me.
#92 of 94 94 Lincoln Continental No heat from Heater
Apr 02, 2002 (10:41 am)
The first thing I did was have the Thermostat replaced, and it still was the same. So I took the car to the Lincoln dealership for them to check. Well the problem is the head gaskets, they have to be replaced. In July 1999 I had the head gaskets replaced and then in Aug 1999 they replaced the engine. Well Ford paid for that. But now only about 6,000 miles later the head gskets have to be replaced again. I might have to eat the cost or maybe Ford will share. Hopefull
Apr 07, 2002 (5:36 am)
They replaced the head gaskets (fairly major) one month, then replaced the engine the next month? So much for diagnostic progress, eh?
What happened to the engine?
#94 of 94 94 Lincoln Engine
Apr 08, 2002 (10:24 am)
I beleive the antifreeze damaged a main bearing, and that`s why they replaced the engine. I am hoping the same will not happen to the present engine.