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#104 of 135 Re: AIR SUSPENSION [gaboise]
Dec 03, 2009 (4:02 pm)
Here's an update on my suspension. I hope it will help someone.
I drive a í95 Continental that has become my most favorite car of the fifty vehicles Iíve owned since 1951. It also is one of the best cars Iíve owned. All that to say, I really hated to think of giving it up when the air suspension started showing signs of failing. I thought things over for nine months, drove some new cars, then decided to go with a complete new Strutmasters system, including new rear shocks. Iíve had the new suspension for six weeks and have driven it nearly 4,000 miles.
Over all Iím pretty satisfied, enough so that Iíd do it again. One problem I have, and it may not be a problem: There isnít much front spring travel so the car bottoms out on sharp dips and bumps (such as speed bumps). It seems that just a bit more spring travel would be better.
The other problem had to do with getting the car aligned after the install (the installer doesnít do alignments). In order to bring the car within specs the alignment shop had to modify the front strut towers by drilling the three mounting holes in different locations. It drives excellent and so far I see no undue tire wear so I think weíre good on that issue.
Total cost breakdown is as follows:
Cost of front & rear strutmasters suspension (including rear shocks and shipping charges) ó $824.00
Boise Spring Works, 4 hours labor to installó 290.00
Big O Tire, modification & alignmentó 130.00
Dec 19, 2009 (9:33 am)
i have to replace the torque converter in my 1999 lincoln continental. what is the easiest way to do this. i need the best technique to do this beside " take it to a trans shop"
#106 of 135 Re: 99 continental [cbaker2299]
Dec 19, 2009 (11:36 am)
Unless your mechanical abilities are well above average and you have some good equipment the job is out of your reach. Why do you think you need a torque converter?
#107 of 135 Re: Tensioner Pulley [kyleh]
Dec 31, 2009 (1:14 pm)
i am having the same problem but my car is a 98. Have u figured out how it is done?
May 03, 2010 (8:22 am)
My Continental runs good until the engine gets hot and I stop the car for a length of time,but when I restart to leave the engine spits and sputters and the car want run any faster than 20 miles per hour.If I pull the car over and let the engine cool for 5 min. it will start and run fine.When the engine spits and spurts I can see smoke coming from between the firewall and engine.Any ideas will get me started.
Jun 15, 2010 (6:36 pm)
I just purchased a 2002 Continental. It has 98K miles. Water pump was just fixed under 30 day warranty and although alternator charging low, its "still within range" (which means as long as I dont conk out on the road, it aint getting fixed) Took it to the dealer multiple times for an annoying problem that doesnt happen all the time but gets me nervous when it does. It seems when I switch gears from reverse to drive at times, it just shuts off on me. I have to throw it in park, turn key off then on and it starts right up. The dealer tried to duplicate the problem and couldnt so Im still without a fix. Now sometimes when i come to a full stop the same thing happens. And again I have to repeat same process. It seems like an electrical problem but unsure what it is. It doesnt happen every single time, but often enough and the last thing I want to do is come to a point when it doesnt start up anymore. Any help and feedback would be very much appreciated.
#111 of 135 Re: engine problems [carleton44]
Jun 16, 2010 (10:11 am)
Carleton, it sounds to me like you have a clogged catalytic converter. They get partially clogged, then cause a lot of running problems. They have also been known to send the vehicles up in flames from this, so check it asap! Ford products were very prone to this back in the 80's, tho I haven't heard of it happening as much since then, but I sure wouldn't chance it. You should feel an increase in temperature around the firewall and/or floor boards too if that is the problem, but I wouldn't just rely on that symptom alone.
#112 of 135 Re: Engine Turns Off [dyingbreed80]
Jun 16, 2010 (10:17 am)
It may sound strange to you, but it isn't as strange as it sounds: It could be a stretched/worn serpentine belt, a weak tensioner spring on the belt, a worn down idler pulley, or all 3 combined. Any of these can allow the car to run, but cause just enough slack in the belt tension to have a water pump appear to fail, or and alternator run sporadically. I would change all 3 of those, if you haven't done it already. Sometimes when shifting into gear you can get a slight increase in the electrical draw down, (usually caused by stepping on the brake pedal and engaging the brake lights) which could be enough of a drop in current to cause the engine to die.
#113 of 135 Running bad
Jul 19, 2010 (2:31 pm)
i recently bought a 199 lincoln continental. It was running real rough after sitting up for the previous year, so i changed the spark plugs out to some nice platinum ones.....But to my shock the car is now running worse..stalling when in gear and "stuttering" like its about to stall..i have changed vacuum lines, checked the pcv, air filter... any ideas??