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98 Lincoln Continental - Fueling problem

While trying to put gas in my car, the pump kept shutting off b/c the gas kept splashing back, as if the tank was full. Now this happens every time I put gas in my car! Help!

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  • Thom R.
    Thom R. Aug 22, 2008

    Oh My Goodness! I have the same problem and It's making me so crazy every time I get gas!!! It is just so frustraiting and it takes like 15 min. to fill up the 20gal. tank.

    I am going to have someone look down the filler neck with a Bore Scope and see if they see anything.

    If you find a fix PLEASE let me know.



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I found the problem!!! There is a square steel box under a plastic cover under the gas tank. This box is to filter the gas fumes that comes out of the gas tank when filling. Well the hose from the filler neck (or tank) fell off and was hanging there. I put the hose back on (very easy) and that was that, no more problem! I talked to so many people and mechanics and no one knew about this problem. I suffered with this for so long!. So do it yourself and save a ton I'm sure.

Posted on Jan 26, 2012


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SOURCE: 2002 lincoln continental when filling

This is usually caused by the vent tube on the fuel filler pipe being restricted in someway. If you look under the vehicle at the fuel filler pipe you will see a smaller pipe running down beside it.This is the vent.Make sure that it is not bent or stopped up.

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SOURCE: i bought a new feul pump and ecu for my 98 lincoln continental i

Check to see if its getting spark by slightly removing a plug wire.  And see if you can see fuel pumping inside the carb as you pump the linkage.  Also try poringing a little fuel inside the carb with the air filter removed.  If it starts it's the fuel system if it doesn't it's the ignition system. 

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SOURCE: 93 lincoln Continental singature series keeps stopping

May be the fuel pump relay. I had this problem with my 83 Grand Marquis. Look on the drivers side fender wall and look for 2 square relays side by side. They run about $25-35 each at Ford. I was told that they should both be replaced at the same time. One controls the electronic ignition and the other is the fuel pump relay. Hope this helps. As far as the fuel tank always reading full, I would think it is the float in the fuel tank or you have a loose wire.

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