Question about 1998 Lincoln Continental
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!
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
Our 97 Continental wouldn't start. Our Chrysler trained independent mechanic thought it was a theft recognition problem.
The tech at our lincoln dealership identified it as a defective mass airflow sensor but wanted an arm and a leg to fix.
She disconnected the sensor which allowed the car to start and run (a bit rough) and was able to get it back to our mechanic without needing another tow.
Got the sensor for a fraction of the cost of the dealership estimate, and possibly could have done it myself with a bit of effort.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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