Question about 1999 Lincoln Continental

3 Answers

1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6 32v engine...idles smooth in park & in gear. In park I get a engine miss when revved to 4000rpm. Also seem/feels like I have a miss at lower engine speed when being driven. New plugs made no difference

Posted by on

  • hrdtduck Jun 04, 2009

    What are you silly?? the red line on this engine is 6k...revving to 4k is nothing....You should be able to hammer the engine without ANY fear of damage

  • hrdtduck Jun 11, 2009

    Well I found out that you are right in that a rev limiter will come in at 4k RPM when the car is in park or revving, but the red line on this engine under load is 6+k.

    Anyway I still have the problem with the "soft jerking" when driven at all speeds, not consistent not at all times, does not happen under when you step on it..only under light throttle application. almost feel like a engine miss, but now I suspect a fuel issue



3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I don't have a solution for this problem but what the other guys said is true... I have a big problem with my 2000 continental. It idles at 2500rpm and if I try to drive it it won't shift until it reaches 4000 rpm. I tried iac, and mass air flow... Did nothing. Please help. Email me at if anyone can help

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers


The car will break up around 4000 rpm. This is normal for the conti and I owned 2 1998 models. If there is no laod (transmission not engaged) the rpm will break up so you dont over rev the engine. I consider myself an experts with all the work i have done on mine so relax, drink a beer and enjoy!

Atlanta, GA

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

  • chuck_neste Jun 25, 2009

    Hey hrdtduck

    Please email me if you need anything else. I also have a hesitation as you mentioned and replaced just about everything you can imagine. The transmission finnaly coded out with a p 1744 / Shift solenoid issue. there are TB's against the trnasmission for this issue. I am still driving mine with 108K and its been like this for 10,000 miles and have not gotten worst. The tranny was flushed and still looks good.Ii am living with the hesitation. for now. I will still drive the car anywhere. good luck


  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 76 Answers

Hello, i first must ask why that engine would EVER be reved to 4000 RPM? it is likely you are up against the rev-limiter and your ignition is made not to over rev. be very careful....4000 RPM on that engine could/will severly damage your tourque convertor........very expensive it is common for the EGR passages on that model to plug up with carbon, remove valve, clean ports, and retest for low speed miss/hesitation, good luck....marty

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

    MARTY Jun 04, 2009

    ok!!!!!!!!!!!! its your car............


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 1999 lincoln Continental wont shift out of "PARK"

Is the vehicle parked on an incline? The parking pin may be slightly jammed. If you can VERY CAREFULLY nudge the vehicle up the hill an inch or two, using another vehicle, the shift lever may free itself.
If the vehicle is parked on level ground, suspect the LOCKING SOLENOID for the shift lever.
Less likely, the parking pin may be jammed (inside the transmission), or the shift lever linkage may have become damaged.

Aug 12, 2014 | 1999 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

Rev up and down

isc filthy and sticking open
or TPS bad.
the 2 top fails for out of control idle on 4 liter.
or vacuum leaks

Jan 18, 2014 | 1999 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

2000 Lincoln continental idles at 2100rpm and if I try to drive it it won't shift until it reaches 4000rpm


Jul 26, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

1999 Lincoln continental, 4.9 litre, What is the firing order? thank you in advance

1999 Lincoln Continental only came with an 4.6L, hope this helps you.


Aug 25, 2010 | 1999 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

I have a 1999 Lincoln Continental and lightly stumbles on acceler

Could be caused by a few different thing's ,dirty mass air flow sensor ( if your vehicle has one ) A worn TPS - throttle position sensor , dirty throttle plate .

Aug 01, 2017 | 1999 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

1979 Lincoln Continental Town car has a rough idle (400 cid). I have checked the timing and replaced the spark plugs and wires along with cap and rotor? What else could cause a smooth idle then a heavy...

I"d lean toward the dirstributor itself. You were right to check the timing but a balky distributor would cause occaisional mis-fires. Apart from that, the timing chain itself would be the next likely culprit.

Jul 06, 2009 | 1997 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

Compatible engines?

I think you can, I bought a 1998 engine for my 1999 Lincoln continental and they told me that i does not fit i also call the lincoln dealer and told me the same thing. but i took the engine and change over all the sensors and injectors and is working very smooth.

I hope this will help

Jun 14, 2009 | 1998 Lincoln Continental

1 Answer

Car wont move after warmed up

Stuck in snow, if you spin the tires for a prolonged amount of time you can overheat the transmission and damage it internally. Without seeing it, my best guess is that's what happened!

Apr 01, 2009 | 1994 Lincoln Continental

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Lincoln Continental Logo

864 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lincoln Experts


Level 3 Expert

79847 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5685 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides