Question about 1999 Lincoln Continental
Riding and all of a sudden lost all foward and reverse gears . No signs or warnings . Electrical problem????
99 linc continental making noise at final stops . its not the abs unit.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
99 Continental has a 4.6 Ltr engine and AX4N automatic transaxle,which i have rebuilt hundreds of,in it's various configurations,early and late models.It started as an AXOD in the late 80's,and has worked it's way up to the latest version,the 4F50N.Regardless of the history of this trans,the common failures now are, torque convertor,and oil pump driveshaft,and the oil pump wiping out,which is a part of the valvebody assembly.This commonly causes the vehicle to just stop moving in ALL ranges,as all ranges require hydraulic pressure.Check the fluid level on the trans dipstick.If the level is extremely high in relationship to the crosshatch,where it's supposed to be,then the pump isn't pumping.A 0-300 psi pressure gauge can be hooked up to the trans,and the engine started,and hydraulic pressure can be checked.Also,as another diagnostic tool,before pulling the trans out,drop the trans pan and look for any evidence of parts failures,metal,plastic,etc..Also look to see that the filter isn't laying in the pan,it should be retained by the seal in the trans.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
If this is an automatic (as I think it is), then the variable drive chain is at fault.
This is basically a belt which moves between two opposed cones to provide the drive. No belt= No drive.
It could be it has exceeded it's limit of adjustment and is just slipping. It is a replacable item, so can be repaired in any garage specilising in automatic transmissions.
Other causes would be severe clutch disintegration/ wear , loss of the spring plate springs, or rarely - a broken input gear.
All of the above require removal of the transmission and overhaul.
Posted on Jul 04, 2008
Cars are not my specialty, I'm a computer tech. My father has worked in cars all hes life but I'm not going to bother hes vacation with car problems for a while.
So please ask another expert and make sure when you look around that he/she has "cars" in hes expertise field.
Leethedeuce for example has cars in hes experience field.
Posted on Jul 04, 2008
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