Question about 1997 Lincoln Continental
The car is electric and luxury everything. Although sometimes the computer has its own mind. The passenger side door will not latch shut. I sprayed with PB penetrating and using my screw driver, moved latch but it will not lock. It is inline and make the bar connection but latch will not lock. Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks
It appears that the latch mechanism is broken. Consider replacing the mechanism.
Posted on Dec 12, 2014
Testimonial: "I appreciate that Bill. We have never had a problem before except that the computer says door adjar sometimes and we would just reset because the doors "seemed" fine. You think that could have been a precursor to the door latch not working? So all I do is open up door and replace the mechanisim you think?"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a relay switch in each door. It is the relay in one of the the driver side doors. The switch is going bad.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
Yes there is a fuse, from the eletrical diagram i am seeing power comes from the power distrubtion box and also fuse in the Fuse box,
Check your fuses for any blown ones. Im seeing a 15amp and 20 amp fuse and a 40amp feed from the distrubtion box.
Posted on Feb 16, 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
try pulling the door handle a time or two, perhaps the latching mechanism is stuck in the latched position. sometimes pulling the handle and moving the latch with a screwdriver is needed. if this doesn't work then try lifting up on the door while shutting it, if this works then you need new door hinge bushings or new door hinges
Posted on May 28, 2010
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