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#26 of 137 ENGINE OVERHEAT
Nov 16, 2007 (1:53 pm)
I have been blessed with a 1997 Lincoln Continental with an overheat problem. The water pump was replaced because the bearings were going bad. The thermostat was replaced because it only opened about a quarter of what the new one does. During a test drive the water temperature meter stayed cold and then rapidly moved up and up to hot. I could get no heat from the heater either. The next day the water reservoir was empty so I added more coolant. It is hard to completely refill the cooling system when fully drained due to it's design. Today the temperature gauge, heater, and cooling system worked just fine. Question is can this car's cooling system do strange things if not completely full?
#28 of 137 2002 continental lighting probs
Dec 12, 2007 (5:53 pm)
I have a 2002 Lincoln continental that has recently had a new fuel pump installed. It would just quit on me in the middle of nowhere. Now, I have a problem with the interior lighting. It will go off when the car is turned off and door closed, but will come back on for the rest of the night. It drained my battery. What would be the cause of this? Hope someone can help me.
#29 of 137 98 Continental possible transmission problems???
Dec 18, 2007 (6:26 pm)
I have a 1998 Continental that makes a terrible whirring sound when I start it and continues while it idles cold. When I accelerate the whirring gets louder but if I take my foot off the accelerator the whirring goes away. Dealer thinks its the transmission other independent garage thinks it might be the power steerin pump. Has anyone else had anything like this??
#30 of 137 Re: 98 Continental possible transmission problems??? [dennis1979]
Jan 06, 2008 (4:55 pm)
That would be the power steering pump, especially if someone put in some stop leak or thick power steering fluid.
#31 of 137 lights radio alarm
Jan 08, 2008 (7:54 pm)
hi every one.on my 97 continental when i close my door the light would stay on until i start driving now my door light dont work at all. sometimes when i put my car in drive or reverse the radio lose sound and when i make turns it sounds like the speakers gets better sound now sometimes if i dont unlock all doors with the key pad the car dont start i change the body computer check all grounds no luck did any one heard or had any thing like this one.
#32 of 137 loss of washer fluid
Jan 12, 2008 (3:11 pm)
No response to my last post. So, Ill try this one. I am losing all the fluid in my washer tank. I wonder if its a tube or what that has a hole in it or is off the line?
I know I sound like a female and I am.
#33 of 137 Re: loss of washer fluid [barbiescar]
Jan 21, 2008 (7:45 am)
Never apologize for asking a good question...it's a sure sign of intelligence.I had a similer problem with my Volkswagon reserve tank. It could be:
A) the cap is leaking and lost it's seal. Check this by driving with the blue washer fluid filled up in it and drive over some bumps and take a few hard turns. Look under the hood and see if you see any signs of splasing near the top or leaks. Get a big rubber washer to fix it. Look for at auto parts store or Lowes plumbing dept. poss dealer part too.
B) The tank has a fine crack in it creating a slow leak. Fill it up and let it sit for awhile (hours maybe) over concrete pavement or some surface where you can spot leaks & drips later. See if level is lower too to make sure you don't mistake it for other drips.
Use colored water or blue washer fluid. Remeber, it may only allow it to leak if the weather is warm and the engine is warm due to thermal stress on the crack. If you find the leak you'll still have to take the tank out so why not by a new one although it can be glued with the right kind of plastic/nylon or whatever material type glue the tank is made from.
I'd just buy a new one or if you can afford it. Hope this helps.
#34 of 137 Re: 98 Continental possible transmission problems??? [dennis1979]
Jan 30, 2008 (4:48 pm)
Had the same problem with my 2000. Turns out that it was the idler pully. Suggest that when you have the pully changed,,,,,,replace the serpentine belt also.