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Rusty gas filter

My son bought a 97 Lincoln continental and had a oil change and they said rusty gas filter, sway bar, and ball joints now are these fixes for a repair garage or something we can do ourselves?

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You could do these yourself. But, you would need a good mechanical knowledge and a decent tool kit. The most difficult of these is the ball joints. Just because they are always fiddly. The fuel filter is either screw on or plug in. and the sway bar is dirty and awkward. Ideally you would use a car lift to do these jobs.

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SOURCE: ball joints for a 200 Lincoln Navigator

if you need this info you should not attempt this yourself. it takes special tools and can be dangerous doing this and not knowing what not to do.also if you get it done and its not correctly done it could cause a accident hurting you or your family or others. i recomend this job be done by the pros. good luck. sorry if you did not want to hear this.

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how about your motor mounts?????

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it must be pressed out with a ball joint press then new one pressed back in. this job is for a machanic

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SOURCE: 97 lincoln continental says door is ajar.

the door switches are part of the door latch, the easiest way to remedy this is to spray liberal amounts of WD40 into each latch and open and close the each door a few times, this should loosen up the latch and solve your problem.

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Posted on May 07, 2009

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If equipped.
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