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4.6 liter, 97 Continental, 177,000 miles Engine miss

1997 Lincoln Continental 4.6 engine started to miss two months ago, it has 177,000 miles on it. Has it in a shop and they could not find anything, changed fuel filter, any ideas?

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My 1998 Continental started missing. Problem was very slightly leaking valve cover gasket that allowed a little oil to drip on plug/plug wires. The oil would 'burn off' and not be evident on the driveway. It left carbon tracks that would short out and keep a plug from sparking.the cylindars.

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Lincoln towncar throttle bodies are notorious for clogging up with soot and carbon. The driver side of the throttle body runs the egr and fuel pressure regulator's vacuums. The passenger side runs the charcoal cannister that is connected by a thick round pastic tube that goes all the way to the fuel tank. A fuel delivery problem, misfire, etc. causes the torque converter to surge or disconnect and you get the bucking motion when too much boost is applied. This is the most common misfire in these vehicles and may not throw a code. The computer can compensate for the parts I mentioned unless you have recently disconnected the battery. Soak choke and throttle body cleaner into the vacuum line on the fuel rail and also the vacuum line on the passenger side but use another hose that plenty of length. Once the ports are unclogged spray a bunch in there and rev the engine or do a seafoam treatment in the vacuum lines until there is a gushing flow of air. Your fuel pressure will regulator will love you and with high mileage all towncars need this super cheap fix every 15000 miles or so. This is much cheaper and easier than taking off the throttle body to clean the ports and works just as well :) It only cost 5 to 10 bucks depending on what chemicals you use.

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If this year model still has plug wires I would try that. My 1994 4.6 needed a set of wires at 120,000miles and they were good at 161,000 when I sold it.

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