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Is there anyone out there that has a 98 Lincoln Cont. that has the Check Tranmission light come on Passed 72 MPH? If so how do you fix it?


There are some items to check:

1. Check the transmission fluid level to be sure it isn't too low or too high. The vehicle must be parked on a level surface, be warmed up and be running (idling) to check the fluid. The fluid should be dark red and not have a burned smell. If the transmission fluid is milky colored and way too full, it may mean that there is an internal leak in the transmission cooler tank inside the radiator.
2. When was the last time the transmission fluid was changed? Check your owner's manual if you have one and see what the recommended fluid/filter change intervals are.
3. The transmission cooler lines - look for any kinks, damage or leaks. If there are rubber hose segments in the cooler lines, the hoses can sometimes partially collapse internally and not be visible externally. This usually only occurs on vehicles with high mileage.
4. Check the condition of the engine coolant and antifreeze. The anti-freeze and water mixture should test out to provide freeze protection to about 20 below zero. If the solution it too weak, adequate cooling may not be taking place. Old coolant can be contaminated and dirty, and also cause overheating of the transmission.
5. Check to make sure the engine radiator isn't obstructed by debris or dirty and that the radiator fan is working properly. You didn't say anything about engine overheating, so there probably isn't an issue with the engine thermostat or other engine cooling problem

Feb 08, 2015 | 1998 Lincoln Continental

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How to replace oil; cooler on this year


  • Service and Repair
Oil Cooler Replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
  2. Drain the engine oil and remove the oil filter housing.
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  1. Loosen the oil cooler outlet (1) and the inlet (2) lines from the engine block.
  2. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Remove the intake plenum.
  4. Remove the intake manifold.
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  1. Disconnect the following electrical connectors from the water crossover:
    • The engine coolant temperature sender (2)
    • The engine coolant temperature sensor (4)
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  1. Remove the water crossover bolts (1).
  2. Remove the water crossover upper and lower seals (2).
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  1. Loosen the upper heat shield bolts on the left side of the exhaust manifold.
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  1. Remove the oil cooler outlet line from the engine oil cooler.
  2. Remove the oil cooler inlet line from the engine oil cooler.
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  1. Note the positioning of the 4 seals.
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  1. Position the oil feed and return,lines out of the way and secure with mechanic wire.
  2. Remove the engine oil cooler, inlet and outlet nuts (1).
  3. Remove the engine oil cooler cover bolts (2).
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  1. Remove the engine oil cooler cover.
  2. Remove the engine oil cooler.
  3. Clean all sealing surfaces.
Installation Procedure
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  1. Install the engine oil cooler.
  2. Apply a 2 mm (0.08 inch) bead of RTV silicone sealant, GM P/N 12346240, in the groove around the engine oil cooler cover.
  3. Install the engine oil cooler cover.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
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  1. Install the engine oil cooler cover bolts (2). Tighten the engine oil cooler cover bolts to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
  2. Install the engine oil cooler inlet and outlet nuts (1). Tighten the engine oil cooler inlet and outlet nuts to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.).
  3. Reposition the oil feed and return lines.
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  1. Install the oil cooler outlet and install the oil cooler inlet lines to the engine oil cooler. Use 4 new seals.
Tighten the oil feed and return lines to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
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  1. Install the water crossover:
    • Position the crossover.
    • Install the upper and lower seals (2).
    • Install the water crossover bolts (1). Tighten
Tighten the water crossover bolts to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
  1. Connect the electrical connectors at the following locations:
    • The engine coolant temperature sensor (4)
    • The engine coolant temperature sender (2)
  1. Install the intake manifold.
  2. Install the intake plenum.
  3. Raise the vehicle.
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  1. Install the oil cooler outlet (1) line to the engine block. Tighten the oil cooler outlet (1) line to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
  2. Install the oil cooler inlet (2) line to the engine block. Tighten the oil cooler inlet (2) line to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).
  3. Install the oil filter housing to the engine block. Tighten the oil filter housing to 45 Nm (33 ft. lbs.).
  4. Lower the vehicle.

Dec 22, 2014 | 2001 Cadillac Catera

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I have a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu and for some reason it keeps running hot due to air in the line for the coolant. We can add water or anti-freeze and it will overflow out. We have changed the thermostat, and...


maybe there is a crack in the hose and air is getting in and heats up the water and anti freeze you should buy a new radiator hose that should fix the problem

Sep 01, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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99 suburban leaking from oil cooler fitting on radiator


It sounds like you might have a crack in the plastic tank of the radiator. If the line was leaking, I would think you'd see some oil leaking. Any anti-freeze leaking? When the truck is cooled down, I'd check the anti-freeze and oil level.

May 29, 2010 | 1999 GMC Suburban

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A water line to the radiator is broken at the radiator. can it be fixed?


A water line, Is it a hose or a little pipe? Is it for water or oil? Either way, a radiator shop can fix it, they can solder it back together. But I've never seen a water line to the radiator, 2 hoses, and 2 transmission cooler lines at the bottom. Once you get away from the radiator, then you have a dozen water lines running all over the place. Hope this helps.

May 28, 2010 | 2002 Mazda Millenia

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2000 Grand Am GT: My 2000 grand am is leaking antifreez from behinde...


Hate to tell you but it sounds like you have a blown upper or lower intake manifold gasket. This is a very common problem with these cars. I have had mine replaced twice in 150.000 miles. It has been recalled a couple of times 4 or 5 years ago. Its not a cheap fix it ran me about $800 to have them both replaced. If this is found to be the problem when your having it fixed have the garage working on it flush out the complete cooling system of the Dex-col type anti-freeze so it can be filled with regular anti-freeze when there done. Dex-col anti-freeze is the biggest reason these gaskets fail. It eats through and breaks down the gasket over time. But its best to have a garage flush out the system due to the fact the two types of anti-freeze cant be mixed at all or it will turn to a gummy substance and clog up and ruin water pumps , radiators, and heater cores but flushing the system good will keep from any small amount of Dex col being left in the system. In my opinion the regular anti freeze keeps the engine cooler and is twice as cheap not to mention that its gasket friendly

May 18, 2010 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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I have replaced a water pump in a 98 dodge dakota sport after i put the motor back together and put water in it it still had water pouring out of the bottom of the motor. is there a freeze plug or a bypass...


yes there are freeze plugs are you sure your hose clamps are tight,is this leak the reason you changed water pump, you need to have this truck on a hoist so you can find the origin of the leak

Dec 27, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

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Radiator removal


moderately difficult drain coolant,remove trans cooler lines,remove hoses remove fan shroud,remove top brace.lift radiator straight up .note location of rubber insulators install in reverse order.

Sep 23, 2009 | 1999 GMC Yukon

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I have a leak of my tranny fluid and I think its from my transmission cooling lines,radiator or the cooler. Should I install an auxilary cooler for the transmission ?


Most cooler manufactures and automobile manufactures information we have read, recommends installing the coolers In-Series with the factory radiator cooler for maxium cooling efficiency.

If you must bypass the radiator because the cooler tube is leaking or for other reasons, be sure to increase the size cooler you install by 1 to 2 sizes.

It is not necessary but will help in the long run. Expecially if you are towing or do alot of driving.

Jan 17, 2009 | Ford Club Cars & Trucks

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