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Check the engine temperature sensor, and the cooling fan switch, they both control the fan operation. One or both are not working.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Oct 23, 2008


bad radio

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Oct 23, 2008


possible coolant sensor

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Jul 26, 2008


If they fill up when the car is running you're ok. If they stay low all the time, have them checked.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on May 24, 2008


Look under the fuse cover or your owners manual

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Jan 08, 2018


security module in the trunk ???? There is no security module in the trunk . What light's come on by them self ? Park lamps , headlamps , brake lamps ,turn signals etc.... The module for anti-theft is under the right hand side of the dash . The remote keyless entry module is located in the trunk. Is this the part you hear clicking in ?
Door Lock Control Processor, Electronic NOTE: The electronic door lock control system will not function when the ignition switch is in the RUN or ACC position.
The electronic door lock control processor:
  • is located on the LH side of the luggage compartment.
  • contains a radio receiver that receives a signal from the keyless entry remote transmitter (15K601) through electronic door lock control processor antenna, and sends the appropriate command to the power door locks, the horn relay, the indicator flasher, or the anti-theft warning system.
  • is equipped with a battery backup which holds the programmed code in memory in the event the vehicle battery is disconnected.
    • Doors Do Not Lock or Unlock Using Keyless Entry Remote Transmitter
    • Circuit.
    • Electronic door lock control processor.
    • Keyless entry remote transmitter.
    • GO to Pinpoint Test B .

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Aug 17, 2017


Your neutral safety switch is bad.The neutral safety switch is a safety device that only allows you to start your engine when the automatic transmission is in either Park or Neutral. ... This switch prevents you from starting the engine when the transmission is in any gear other than Park or Neutral.

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Jul 14, 2017


On most cars, the pressure equalizer valve is located on a terminal block near the lower part of the front of the car.
The terminal block, or manifold, is usually made of aluminum, and has many brake lines attached to it.
It may be hidden from view behind a metal or plastic panel.
I should like to tell you that replacing it will solve your problem, but please do not count on this.
If you have the option, you might ask an honest person at a Lincoln dealership parts department how many pressure equalizer valves they have sold in the last year.
Don't be surprised if he or she says "none".
God bless your efforts.

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Apr 18, 2017


Yeah... particularly the O2 sensors.. running rich ... weak
and intermittent...

Been there... Ultimately gave up a took mine to dealer.
After floundering around (and seeing I had already been EVERYWHERE they were looking) for two weeks...

They found one of the catalytic converters was collapsing blocking the exhaust... (jobbed it ou to a local muffler shop).

I have still never identified an elegant way to diagnose this issue...

Got to a point where it would not run...

At that point (had I known) I would have liked to try to remove the catalytic converter at the header to see if it would actually run
(CAN'T... one piece)

Liquid wrench, & ear plugs would figure prominently in this process...

ELSE
do look up you muffler & cat prices BEFORE going to an EXHAUST SHOP ($$$$)...

I figure I paid $1700 where a mere $700 would have been pricy
(installed... I bet you can do better).

1994 LINCOLN MARK VIII 4 6L V8 Catalytic Converter RockAuto

Carnac the Magnificent

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


Could be so many thing. What come to mind if it run but when you increase the gas flow/faster idle and it acts up or dies it could need a new fuel filter. How is the air filter. These are the quickest and easiest fixes I can think of.

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on May 12, 2016


Fuel filter dirty or installed backwards

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Dec 31, 2015


In my opinion, the short answer is no.
The system involves both the engine computer and the speedo cluster, so there is no one "box" you can wire around.
You could check with some of the remote start instructions and read up on it, but most of the time you have to install a key with a good chip to allow a remote system to work.

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


There are some great answers here. The answers show there is more than 1 relay to check. There are scanners which can do this by simply plugging the scanner into the test port for the air suspension.

Another answer is that all door openings and the trunk lid must be shut and the sensors in the doorjams and trunklid must work. These switches tell the ride computer that the car needs to be lowered so people can exit and so that the trunk is at its' lowest point for access. Then when the trunklid and doors are shut, a relay is tripped to hold air and add pressure to the system.

Sometimes a leak will overwork the system and break a fuse or burn out a relay. A cheap way to test for leaks is to use soapy water on the bags and lines when there is air in the system.

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Aug 31, 2015


MAY BE IN THE STEERING COLUMN, REPLCE ELECTRIAL IGNITION SWITCH.

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015


HAVE EXHAUST SYSTEM CHECKED FOR STOPPED UP CAT CONVERTER.

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015


TURN OFF AIR RIDE SWITCH IN TRUNK. USE FLOOR JACK ON GOOD CONCRETE SURFACE.
FRONT: USE CROSSMEMBER
REAR: FRONT SIDE OF REAR DIFFERENTIAL!
JACK STANDS ALL AROUND!!!!

USE A ROLLBACK ONLY TO TOW THIS VECHILE!!!!!

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015


Try replacing the battery in the key fob first. If that dosent do it, run the car battery entirely down, ( via headlights, radio, etc ) and then recharge the battery. This should rest the computer.

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015


Same as the thermostat! 180-195 degrees

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015


Look under the dash at the brake pedal lever. You probably have no brake lights either. The signal that your foot is on the brake will allow the release of the gear shift from Park.

Lincoln Mark... | Answered on Nov 04, 2014

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