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I have a 1997 lincoln continental v8 4.6l. Car was working fine when i first bought it. about 3 months later it started to lunge forward. the car sounds like it is accelerating. after it does this it will usually stall out. the message center in the dash gives me check traction control, gear display err, fuel flow data err, rpm data err. also the tachometer will turn off and the fuel gage will also turn off. i used to be able to wait a minute and it will turn back on, but now it wont start up at all. it will only give me those same messages. ive had the mass air flow sensor changed and the o2 sensor changed by a lincoln mercury dealership garage. the car has been tuned by original owner and fuel pump checked. they tried to pull a code but were not able to. any help will be appreciated

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When all else fails thru professional diagnostics then the only other option is to replace the computer. not knowing what diagnostics have been performed I dont think anyone can give you the correct answer at this point. Also not all mechanics are created equal. You may need to get an older and wiser one.

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