Question about 1997 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

Drivers door lincoln continental seems to have closing mechanism

Frozen open so door does not latch shut ,temperature way below freezing.have tried wd40 .do I have to remove the door panel? if so what is simplest way?       thanks  john l

Posted by on

  • shadowmystic May 11, 2010

    It might be that the doors lath has been pushed into the shut position making the door unable to shut. If this is the case when you close the door (well try to) the door should sound like its hitting something solid.



    Fixing this is easy-

    Get a srewdriver (doesn't matter how big)

    Open the door and on the door where the latch is there will be a small opening on the latch.

    Put the screw driver in the opening on the latch.

    pull the outside door handle up like your opening the door and push the screw driver away from the car's door.



    if you dont understand this very well just e-mail me and i will send you pictures to explain it....



    Shadowmystic121@yahoo.com

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Lincoln Master
  • 4,369 Answers

You have to get the moisture off the door latch and the linkages to the inside handle and outside handle. use a lock deicer and spray the latch and warm up the car by parking in a warm place or running the heater until it thaws. You will eventually have to remove the door trim panel & lube everything and look to make sure no exces water is getting in at the base of the window. look for gaps on the seal at ends and seal them.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

4 Answers

None of the doors open


The latches are "frozen" because of metal contracting in the latch or latch lubricant physically becoming more viscous or freezing and preventing movement of the latch. You may need to apply a sub-freezing lubricant to prevent them from freezing up in low temperatures. Best put the car into a garage and let the general higher temperature unfreeze the latches.

Feb 02, 2015 | 1995 Pontiac Bonneville

2 Answers

I have a 2000 Lincoln Continental that is having problems with the driver side door. We had just gotten it back over a check engine light concern and getting the back windows fixed. While driving in...


Same thing happened to me. I agree with the lubrication solution...I sprayed some wd40 where the latch is as I did not want to take the door apart and it fixed the problem for me.

Jan 29, 2015 | 2000 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

The passenger door want shut on my 1995 Lincoln Continental.The pop up button only moves 1/8 inch (up and down) when I push the U or L button.Please help when you can. Jack


latch is stuck with door handle in open position , move latch tumbler (looks like crab claw) on side of door ,it will be in closed position to open position. may require some force to open ,but the latch is the problem, will have to have a new one installed.

Mar 27, 2011 | 1995 Lincoln Continental

3 Answers

Driver side door is frozen open with lock closed. Try to close door and it bounces back. Unlocking with key or with auto-lock does nothing. Key turns, lock button goes up and down, but mechanism does not...


Give the locking "jaws" a good dose of WD-40 and start with a pair of pliers ans working the door handle get the "jaws" moving and work it a lot while keep dousing it with the lubricant. Worst case scenario would be that the spring that opens the jaws is broken and will need replaced. Please rate this answer, thanks.

Feb 06, 2011 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Driver side door will not shut, problem with locking mechanism. How can I fix it?


Try using the inside door release...Pull the lever as if to open...this should re-align the door latch catch to function if it is not broken...closing after this re-alignment could fix your problem...Hope this helps.

Feb 01, 2011 | 1997 Lincoln Continental

2 Answers

1996 lincoln continental door latch does not lock/unlock door from inside or outide...door stays open basically...door latch has no response, unlock/lock switch works


I have the same problem.(Door will not stay closed) The door latch itself seems worn to the point where the linkage from both the actuator or door handle causes the latch to get stuck. I can free it with a screw driver applied where linkage connects to the latch, but it will stick again. Dealer wants over 300 with actuator. I am looking in junk yard for part. Remove door panel, somehow disconnect linkage from latch. It makes more sense to remove 3 hex or star screws 1st (27mm) so latch will be more accessible. My problem is the door latch, not anything else. Good luck

Jan 24, 2011 | 1996 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

1996 lincilon continental drivers door will not shut


The latch in the door is in the closed possition most likley or the latch is broken all together. Hold the door open pull on the handle. use a screw driver to unlatch the closed catch. it looks like a sideways w that closes in on itself around the striker on the door.

Mar 01, 2009 | 1996 Lincoln Town Car

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Lincoln Continental Logo

Related Topics:

267 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lincoln Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61292 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Are you a Lincoln Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...