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My 1994 Lincoln Continental DCL warning system keeps going into alarm, and then resetting itself? The low oil pressure also keeps going into failure, and then resetting itself?

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  • ratler333 Sep 08, 2009

    I do have a good understanding of electrical syatems, and would greatly appriciate the diagrams.

  • ratler333 Sep 08, 2009

    I will look and see if these can be helpfull, thanks.

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This is a really complex problem that needs alot of specialized test equipment. Your ford dealer would be your best bet, unless you have a firm understanding of complex electrical systems, then i can send you diagrams, although your still going to need a good multimeter (DMM) let me know

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1994 Lincoln Continental check DCL error comes and goes, where are the connections that cause this problem?


dcl stands for data communications link. a communications path between various in-vehicle electronic modules

Aug 15, 2013 | 1988 Lincoln Continental

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What does check dcl mean


DCL is Data Communincations Link... the communication connection between the computers in the instrument cluster and the rest of the car. its usually caused (99% of the time) by a bad connection.

The Data Communications Link (DCL) is a wiring system that allows the sharing of information between the Electronic Engine Control System (EEC-IV) , the Electronic Instrument Cluster (EIC) and external equipment.

The EEC-IV system transmits the following information through the DCL to the EIC:
Engine RPM.
Engine coolant temperature.
EEC-IV malfunction indication.
Fuel used.

The DCL system transmits Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) information to the EIC. The EIC uses MIL information to generate a CHECK ENGINE warning in the event of an engine sensor failure.

The EIC will display the message "CHECK DCL" on its Message Center Display if it is not receiving data from the EEC-IV. This warning is turned off whenever data communication is restored.

The EEC-IV monitors the Data Communication Link for faults. If a fault occurs in data communication a continuous Memory Code is set in the EEC-IV. The DCL Codes (529 for EEC-IV and 533 for EIC) can occur separately or together. These codes are not immediately cleared when data communication is restored.

The existance of a DCL code does NOT mean that a module has failed. also I would check for an oil leak or coolant leak that would be the cause of the smoking under the car.

Check this link for some help on fixing it: http://www.lincolnsonline.com/tech/00086.html

Hope helps.

Sep 11, 2011 | 1993 Lincoln Continental

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94 Lincoln continental low oil pressure level all the time but manual guage says propper pressure and code 533 comes up with the dcl light. How do I fix problem?


normally you would check the oil pressure sensor which is located under the power steering pump and above the oil filter . how ever 94 lincolns have digital cluster issues. code 533 will trip on because of the oil gauge on the digital cluster or water temp. or low voltage etc. .

Oct 25, 2010 | 1994 Lincoln Continental

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How do you check the DCL and charging system?


GO TO THIS LINK FOR A CODE TEST, DCL STANDS FOR "DATA LINK CONNECTOR" THE SYSTEM IS CALLED EEC IV, THIS STANDS FOR "ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL, FOURTH GENERATION". HERE IS A LINK TO TEST OUT THIS SYSTEM.

http://check-engine-light-codes.blogspot.com/2006/04/ford-1985-95-obd1-code-self-retrieval.html

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My 1994 Lincoln Continental dcl light keeps coming on and then afterwards the the oil pressure light comes on. What is the problem?


it is a very common electrical problem with digital displays on lincolns, and unless you have extensive wiring experience, I'm afraid that your only option is to replace the display itself, I had to do it on my own 1990 continental twice before the problem went away, my brother's 94 continental still has that issue...luckily most auto salvage yards have these parts available, some even let you pull them out yourself, which makes things even cheaper, I hope this helps.
P.S. if you need instructions on how to take out the display let me know (or go and buy Chiltons)

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1994 Lincoln Contiental DCL warning light keeps coming on.


uve entered the computer universe-my condolences--today everyting is connected in almost an imposible logic-u have an OBD 1 system-before 96-go hav car scanned to obtain a data stream to translate the codes that may appear-repair manuals explain these

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1994 lincoln continental dcl warning light keeps on coming on


the vehicle module sees a problem and without a scanner to retrieve the proper codes, it will be hard to correctly diag your problem....best to have a dealer/shop check that first.... GL

Jul 07, 2009 | 1990 Lincoln Continental

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Check Data Communication Link (DCL)


Look for a missing ground in the circuit. Almost sounds like your missing ground is being sought through other accessories. You will need a ground/power test light - This type lights Green for ground/and Red for power to find the problem.

Start with a schematic

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1994 Lincoln Continental Executive Series oil level indicator


A common problem in the continental (my 95 had the same problem). You can TRY to reset the error. The link below lists step by step instructions for the error reset. Best of luck.
Greg

http://www.synthetic-direct.ca/technical/reset_oil_service_light_lincoln.htm

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Inst cluster 1994 Linc Cont Exe 3.8 Is this a mechanal oil pump


i had the exact same problem with dcm and oil and this is a sure way to resolve it. disassemble the dash and get to the wires in the back of the gadges. disconnect and clean connections. i had the beeping six to ten times a day and ithis fix it.

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