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My 1996 lincoln continental will not start after I drive and park, however if I let the car cool off it starts again. What's the problem?

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Sounds like your starter is bad. A bad starter will function when it's cold but once you drive around, the starter heats up and requires more power to start (a jump start). This is almost always the case. Most shops will do a free check on your battery and charging system and this should be done prior to making a repair but all things seem to point to your starter. Hope this helps and good luck!

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