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#114 of 137 Re: Engine Turns Off [joepeterson56]
Jul 28, 2010 (5:23 am)
The waterpump has recently been changed. Suprisingly, i am able to duplicate the problem. What I do is come at a complete stop, with car still in drive, I turn the steering wheel from left to right repeatedly and the car turns off within seconds. I had a bit of a scare the other day, when I was making a right turn and in the middle of the turn the car started to drain power and I could barely move the steering wheel , so I just accelerated slightly and was able to make it through the turn without the car shutting off. It sounds like what you described because it seems to only occur when on the brakes and turning the steering wheel. I hope this isnt gonna be a big job.
#115 of 137 Re: Engine Turns Off [dyingbreed80]
Jul 28, 2010 (8:06 am)
I once had my air filter replaced at the same time as having my oil changed on my 02 lincoln Continental. It started acting the same way as yours afterwards..I finally discovered that the new air filter had not been installed properly and the band was loose that holds them in place..Once that was reinstalled the problem was solved..Just a thought here that maybe you didnt tighten something or the other enough when changing the waterpump?
Good luck on your search for the problem your having.
#116 of 137 Re: ENGINE OVERHEAT [phillipa]
Oct 30, 2010 (12:36 pm)
My car had the same problem. I got a new water pump put in but it still had problems. The reason was the shop that did the water pump didn't know how to bleed the coolant corectly. It sat for a long time because I was told it needed a new engine, which I couldn't afford. Then i took it to another shop and they bled it for me for about $50.
Nov 03, 2010 (8:18 pm)
Have 2001 LContinental w/72K miles. Recently a message about the steering appeared: Problem with assisted steering. At that point the steering 'froze' until I turned the car off and restarted it. It's happened maybe 5 times in the last 2 weeks.
One garage said it could be the level of power steering fluid and another said immediately it was the power steering pump. Any info on what to do. Thanks.
#118 of 137 96 continental: cranks, won't start
Nov 11, 2010 (4:30 am)
'96 Continental,4.6L V8, 136,000 miles. Drove ~ 100 miles city & highway. Once, after starting the car after it sat in a parking lot for 30 minutes, it wouldn't idle, stumbling and stalling. Had to rev engine, maybe 1/2 throttle, to get it to move. After it got going, it ran fine the rest of the day. The next day, it cranks but will not start, doesn't even try to fire. Scan tool passes; no codes. 1/2 tank of gas, fuel pressure is 37 psi at the schrader valve on the fuel rail. Inductive timing light shows no spark at plugs. PCM relay is ok; swapped it with the blower motor relay to test it. Fuses to the PCM are ok. PCM supply voltage (B+) and reference voltage (5V) is ok; checked at the PCM wiring harness.
#119 of 137 Re: Tensioner Pulley [kyleh]
Mar 03, 2011 (3:22 pm)
Did you get that tensioner off? I have a 2000 Continental w/ the retaining torx bolt unscrewed loose and leaning on the wheel well. I'm wondering if I have to lift the engine 1/2" to get this thing off.
What's the answer?
#120 of 137 Re: Tensioner Pulley [acliddell]
Mar 03, 2011 (3:42 pm)
I cannot tell you for sure on the 2000 w the V8, but I have a 94 Continental with the V6 and on that you have to unbolt the front engine mount & raise the engine to remove most of the bolts on that side of the engine for any work.
#121 of 137 HELP PLEASE DCL Warning Light/Bell
Jul 02, 2011 (2:33 pm)
#122 of 137 HELP PLEASE DCL Warning Light/Bell
Jul 02, 2011 (2:33 pm)
I have a 1994 contental and the dash lisht says check DCL and the bell rings WHEN EVER it wants (I am going crazy with this bell ringing) i have had 3 different mechanics look at it and they all tell me it has something to do with the suspension system. I have replace the air bags over the years twice (have had the car for 15 years) the bells still rings and the check DCL light comes on. Everyone I have talked to and have had the car hooked to the computer says that since in this car has a first generation computer it only tells you that DCL has SOMETHING to do with the air ride. Finally I got so irritated with the bell going off and saying check DCL that I took the car to dealer who put the car on the computer and I was told that SOMETHING is wrong with the air bags and that I should change the suspension over to the replacement springs and that would take care of the Check DCL warning light and bell. So I paid Ford $150.00 for this information and then went and paid my mechanic $972.65 to change over my suspension to the new coil springs to stop the check DCL light and bell from ringing. Got my car back Thursday June 29 car rides like a dream. But guess what the check DCL light came back on and the bell again RINGS whenever it wants. What a rip off, called ford and they tell me that if i had got them to install the new springs they would of have found out why the check DCL light and bell comes on and that they could not help me unless I give them another $150.00 for them to put car back on computer to see why the check DCL light still comes on. Does anyone know what DCL is which part that it is and how can I replace it. Already replace dash with one from junk year do I need to replace another one. HELP PLEASE
Oct 03, 2011 (1:56 pm)
I have a 95 Lincoln Continental with 190k on it was a 1 own well kept vehicle when i bought it 6 years ago with 120k. My car was in the shop for 2 weeks about a month ago, just getting some regular repairs after a long road trip, But since I got it back I first had to replace the battery because it was dead. about a day later I put my car in drive in the mourning and it shut off. after doing that 2 or 3 times and shifted like normal and I went on my way. Over the past month it has been getting worse and now does in every mourning and does it when I put it in reverse sometimes too. After the car warms up it doesnt do it quite as much. Also while its cold in the mourning it idles rough and shuts off when I come to stops for 1st 2-3 mins of driving. Idles in Park fine. So far ive changed the following, Spark Plugs, wires, MAF, IAC, checked egr, Fixed small vacuum leak, fuel filter, O2 sensor, and transmission is less then 2 years old brand new from ford. The Only code I get is P1131 Lack of heated oxygen sensor with lean conditions bank 1. other then That the only other issue I find is bad motor mount which I plan to change. Any ideas?