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#73 of 135 Tensioner Pulley
Dec 10, 2008 (9:09 am)
I have a 2000 Lincoln Continental and am looking for the proper procedure to replace the belt tensioner pulley, since is mounted on the inside of the tensioner arm, is it required to pull the engine to get to it, or is their an easier way. HELP
#74 of 135 Brake light on 02 Lincoln Continental
Dec 10, 2008 (10:10 am)
My 2002 Lincoln Continental warning system tells me to check my brake light..I did and found one bulb out on the left side.. Fortunatly it has two in the same place so I still have one working but I would like to get the other bulb replaced. I looked into my instruction book that came with the car and it says to take the car to a dealership to have the bulb changed..I can just imagine how much that will cost if I have to do that. Does anyone know any way I can do it myself?
#75 of 135 Re: AIR SUSPENSION [joelp99]
Feb 04, 2009 (9:17 am)
I just now logged on after a looong absence. I'm also having problems with the suspension on my '95. The front end drops overnight and the compressor has to cycle far too much when I'm moving. Took it in for some minor repair (I bought two air line repair kits and had the Lincoln garage repair the leaking air lines coming from the air dryer on the compressor). While there I asked the tech to also inspect the suspension. He found some leakage in the front air springs, repaired the requested line and $158.00 labor and $38.00 parts later (a few "O" rings and a quick connector in each package - I got two) I drove out. The lines that he repaired leak worse than they did prior to his work.
I got prices to replace the suspension with original stuff-- $3200.00. I did a search and found a kit to convert to conventional struts on all four corners. It comes from www.strutmasters.com and seems to be the way to go at a little less than $600.00 for all four corners (struts and springs pre-assembled). Local spring shop says about 5 hours $70.00 for labor. They are supposed to be simple enough for me to install but due to my age and some hand problems I'm not sure I'll attempt it.
Right now I've decided to keep it as is knowing that the overworked compressor is going to fail sometime soon. When this happens I'll probably shell out what it costs to do the conversion. I absolutely love the car. It is the best car of all the fifty or so cars I've owned since 1951. It is usually far cheaper to repair what you have than to buy a replacement and since I love this car and don't mind driving old stuff it seems best. I'm at that age when I'm not so much interested in how fast my car will go as I am in how far it will go!
#76 of 135 Clock Light Replacement [dcs67]
Mar 10, 2009 (11:15 pm)
I am having the same problem with the clock bulb. I can reach behind the clock thru the glove compartment, but can't locate any wire for either the clock or the bulb. HELP!!!
#77 of 135 AIR SUSPENSION
Apr 12, 2009 (6:24 am)
I just purchaced a 95 Lincoln, I didnt notice until i purchaced the car, but the left rear end of the car is sagging when I shut the car off. I needed transportation and its a good running car, is this going to be an expensive fix?
#78 of 135 Re: AIR SUSPENSION [captmark]
Apr 12, 2009 (2:34 pm)
I purchased my 2000 Continental in 2002 and was told at that time air bag replacement is usually done at 60,000 miles and would cost about $1,500. My car now has just over 94,000 miles and has no mechanical problems period. You could replace just the one bad airbag to solve the problem, or, if it was my car, I would replace both rear airbags and have the fronts checked. And as I type this, maybe it isn't an air bag after all, just your leveling system. Have that checked out first, because it could just be "valve" or something very small.
#79 of 135 Re: 98 Continental possible transmission problems??? [dennis1979]
Apr 12, 2009 (2:46 pm)
I Know you have taken care of this by now, but for others, it sounds like the automatic leveling pump, which will turn after the car has leveled. This is normal.
#80 of 135 99 Lincoln Cont. engine shuts off when I come to a stop
Apr 20, 2009 (12:03 pm)
Hello all, I'm new to this forum. I'm having trouble with my 99 lincoln continental. When I come to a complete stop or begin to slow down (approaching a stop sign or red light) my car shuts down. I'm not sure what the problem is though. I have a check engine light on now. When I checked last the message code was for the "first bank". I had that changed an the engine light was taken of. From time to time the engine light will come on then cut off on its own. Now it's on while i'm experiencing this problem. I have a picture of a wire that I think might need to be changed also. If someone can take a look at it and tell me what the name of the wire is it will be much appreciated. It's somewhat near the coiled enigne spark pugs...possible connected.
Here's the picture below...if it doesn't show then the second link below will have the picture. It's next to the yellow arrow. Thanks in advance.
#82 of 135 Re: AIR SUSPENSION [captmark]
Apr 27, 2009 (2:16 pm)
It does not have to be. The air ride suspension systems can get costly because it can be hard for even the best of mechanics to fully diagnose which component actually started the house of cards to fall. Typically dry rot on the inside fold of the air bag (not easily detectable with soapy water test) begins to form tiny hairline cracks and pinholes. That will ultimately overwork your compressor and count yourself lucky if all you have to replace is an air bag or two and a compressor. MOST people do not get off that cheap. My friend got his Navigator converted to a passive spring coil system from Strutmasters.com and loves it. I just placed my order and should have my conversion kit in a couple of days. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.f146299/80 I am paying a local shop to do it and they are only charging me an hour per wheel. The kit came with a lifetime warranty so I am very optimistic that this fix will be my last