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If you're sure the engine is running cool enough check the fuel pressure, low fuel pressure can vapor lock if the engine is hot enough the gas will boil. The boiling point of 87 octane is 181 degrees Fahrenheit although gas is constantly being returned to the tank in order to cool the fuel rail low pressure will not return enough leaving room in the rail for gas to boil. Ignition coils are also known to break down when hot. I hope this helps. Take care.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Aug 28, 2019


1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 01, 2018

Friend, your only problem is a radiator cap that holds too much pressure and when hot enough will blow some coolant out. You'll never see it because it just dissipates from being hot. Swap out your radiator cap for a lower pressure one. I had to do this myself and the problem stopped.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 08, 2017

Don't know why someone did not suggest a horn relay. You can find wiring diagrams and fuse box layouts on the Web. Autozone has both free help and pay help on their site. Think Rock Auto shows relay for $5 or so. Put in search term for Web your car and wiring diagram.

You may find that this is a common problem and videos are available.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Jul 21, 2017

it may be a shifter linkage issue. There is an interlock to prevent the car from bouncing out of park into reverse and if the linkage is not correctly adjusted, then it locks up.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Apr 20, 2017

BBB INDUSTRIES show 11 TSB (tech bulletins) on your fuel system... Merely reading thru them can give you exceptional insight to the elements & function sensors of the fuel system...

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1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 04, 2017

Zero compression, engine is shot. Blown Intake and head gaskets can let water in the pistons, But usually not all would have water. Intakes can dump water in the oil also.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Oct 02, 2015

computer is programed to monitor headlight circuit for a specific voltage , if that voltage is not being supplied , either over drawing or under drawing the information center message gets triggered. It thinks the bulb is burned out or something is wrong. Apparently the HID's are drawing more juice than the computer is used to seeing ,and it is triggering the message. The manufacturer of the hid kit should have warned you that this can happen,in it's description before you bought the kit.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Aug 05, 2015

If you didn't disconnect the battery before changing lighter you may have shorted something out.
Try disconnecting the battery for a while. some cars have capacitors that keep the computer memory so give it about an hour to be safe.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Jun 11, 2015

there is a ride hieght sensor on rear lower control arms creck for damage and connection.over load rear suspention,4/5 people on back bumper with key on see if pumps up.also check fuses.try jumping compress to test compressor.worst case replace struts and use coil springs,eliminating air ride issues.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on May 07, 2015

Need a lot more info, is it when it's cold only or all the time? All the time Crankshaft position sensor, only Cold, Coolant Temperature Sensor and Ambient Air Sensor. Pic is the CTS. It could also have a bad EGR Vacuum sensor but not that common from my experience.1997-mark-viii-rough-idle-lack-engine-na4w3nnut5apycmbnwi0wgbq-2-0.gif 1997-mark-viii-rough-idle-lack-engine-na4w3nnut5apycmbnwi0wgbq-2-2.png At No Cost you can try unplugging the MASS Airflow Sensor and drive it to see if it drives better, you will get a check engine light in which you disconnect the NEG Battery cable for 15 minutes and it goes out.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Dec 25, 2014

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