Question about 1999 Lincoln Continental
Freezing cold outside..door was hard to open.finally opened and door would not shut..latch wouldnt stay latched closed..so tried to play with the latch and then something happened..either hit the lock button or shut the front door..or either shut the car off and it sucked that latch to the closed position with the door open..now I cant get it in the open position..At the time I am waiting for the computer to reset by removing the positive cable on my battery and I have also make shifted a hanger to tie into the door latch and the latch connected to the frame..so when i use the handle it pretends that it is closed,,,see what happens..
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Trunk latch pull down
you need to replace the motor assembly. get the part of the internet, maybe rock auto. it's an easy repair just a couple of screws and a plug connector.
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
all fords/lincoln/mercury have a door ajar switch on all 4 door latches you can change just the switchs & some have a door conrtol module i have seen somw fords internal wiring & just pull the door ajar bulb out or just ignor it
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
If you are getting the door ajar message you don't have to rplace the switch. Just spray it out good in the latch area with WD40. This will clean the switch contacts and make the message go away. I was a former Lincoln/Mercury mechanic and I used to see this problem on a daily basis. This was the Ford fix for this problem and the one I used on my own 98 mark VIII.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
you are going to have to replace it to get it to work like it did. if you live in an area with lots of auto salvage yards (junkyards) call around for what you need. this part should not be expensive, probably under $20, but you can ask if they say they have it. if you want to make sure you get the right part take the old one with you. you will have to remove the hood release cable. figure out how it attaches to the mechanism, probably some screws hold it to the car, but the cable itself is the part you want to take off first while it is still attached to the car. there should be little bit of adjustment in the way it attaches, screw holes little bit bigger than screws and that should give you some up and down adjustment. you want it high enough to catch and hold firmly, but not so high that it hits the latch before the hood is down all the way. if you need a little more than it gives you to get it to work right you can always drill the holes a little longer, but you don't want them any bigger around. i tell you to get another hood latch because you would be wasting your time doing all this to a latch mechanism that's partly rusted away. the partly gone mechanism is just going to slop around and it won't give you a trustworthy operation, will beat your hood up (as you have seen) and could even let the hood fly open while you are going down the road. you can put some grease on the new latch around the area where the cable moves after you are done getting it aligned and it should give you years of service. hope that helps
Posted on May 29, 2009
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