1997 Lincoln Mark VIII - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


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 | 41 views


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 | 64 views


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 | 100 views


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 | 579 views


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...

Registration is required... (these are real documents)

BBB Industries Premium Alternators Starters Power Steering Products

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 04, 2017 | 285 views


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 | 181 views


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 | 599 views


You may have some frayed bare wiring touching.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Jul 13, 2015 | 75 views


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 | 150 views


INSIDE PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WELL. REMOVE LEFT FRONT WHEEL AND PLASTIC INNER WHEEL WELL COVER.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 01, 2018 | 244 views


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 | 893 views


Have to completely strip the front off the motor,
to get to the timing chain & guides

It would take an entire day, just to remove everything

Watch some You Tube Video

That is not a job you could afford to pay someone to do

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 28, 2014 | 81 views


You can change the gear, one tooth equals around 4 MPH

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 27, 2014 | 31 views


Define tune-up --Spark Plugs?

I would assume you recall what you
have paid in the past decade for similar work!

Where do you go--REALLY! Your first car?

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 27, 2014 | 53 views


Check with your local lock smith, most of them cam reprogram your PATS system. Buy an ignition switch with keys from an autoparts warehouse or online but make sure that the one you order hase PATS keys. the description should not " programming required" You will have to have 2 keys.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Dec 18, 2013 | 658 views


THESE CARS WERE NOTORIUS FOR BAD SEAT TRACKS

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013 | 51 views


It sounds like your park switch in the motor has failed or the power feed to the switch has failed. if you are good with tools you could remove motor and replace the switch, after you have checked that the plug is suppling a permant 12v supply and a switched supply from the wiper control switch, the park control switch allows the wipers to return to the parked lower position after you have turned them off.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 08, 2013 | 259 views


Generally the doors move through the full travel of motion. Make sure the door opens fully with the electric drive motor removed, and make sure there isnt something causing it to bind or there is something in behind the door.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 14, 2013 | 125 views


Depends on whats wrong with it.
Could be a sensor or one of the air springs could be leaking.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Jul 10, 2013 | 36 views


LOW PRESSURE PORT HAS A BLUE CAP ON IT.MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING REFRIGERANT R-134 BLUE CHARGE HOSE.R-12 CHARGING HOSE WILL NOT FIT R-134 SYSTEMS.SEE YOUR CAR HAS R-134 REFRIGERANT SYSTEM. THE EARLY 90S CARS HAVE R-12 REFRIGERANT SYSTEM.YOU NEED R-134 CHARGE HOSE SET.

1997 Lincoln... | Answered on Apr 26, 2014 | 461 views

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