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browntoni22: the code it self is "Potential short in Air Bag system"
CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are playing with Explosives!!!
Working on a safety restraint system can be very dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. There is a procedure to diagnose the problem which entails using a jumper wire for part of the diagnosis. Just as an example: emissionwiz mentioned a clock spring. This can be damaged by the installer very easily if they don't know what they are doing.
It is designed to rotate only so many revolutions. IF the installer was not paying attention and the clock spring had been out of the packing prior to their receiving it, it could have been rotated one or several revolutions. So when the installer puts the clock spring in place and goes to turn the steering wheel in one direction, it's fine but in the other direction, it will destroy the part!
Anyway, to sum it up in a nutshell, leave this job to a pro.

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Jun 04, 2019


Hi Joe, what you need to do is go to a trans. shop and have them adjust the TV (Throttle Valve) cable. You can do this yourself but you need a really low PSI guage. When the line pressure is at 0 - 5 PSI, it will be adjusted properly. Usually only trans. shops will have the proper tools to do this. It's very important that the TV cable is adjusted right on the money or you'll smoke your transmission.

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 21, 2018


well the 5.0 l in that car has a siloinode switch on pass side two wire there should not have been any wires around booster will it turn over or will is just not fire up if no fire up get a 4 $ 4.00 noid light from harbor freight and see if you are getting spark

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Sep 03, 2017


Gogle search for the fuel pump inertia or reset switch.it may be behind the carpeting on the drivers side in the trunk.

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Aug 07, 2017


it is the sensor mine has been doing it for years you will tell when it is ot working because it will not go off

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Jul 01, 2017


Sounds like the carb is dirty. I would check that before spending a lot of money of other things.

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Jun 01, 2017


if it is the body ground it certainly could be theproblem

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 25, 2017


It unbolts from under the dash.

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 24, 2017


check the light control module for operation as they fail on fords

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Oct 04, 2015


MAF is normally located between air cleaner and intake. In general, it's on top....

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Jun 07, 2015


I don't believe it has a kill switch.

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on May 31, 2015


If the security system is activated, try locking and unlocking the drivers door with the key

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on May 31, 2015


Try turning over the engine with a wrench, manually. It might be seizing up.

First try to turn the engine over manually. If that's ok then try this:
While you're trying to start the car, have someone bang on the starter, under the car, not too hard. This will usually un-jam the pinion gear and it will turn over.
I had to do that and it worked great. Then i Just washed the tip of the pinion gear in a cleaner and it's worked now for 15 years.

Hope this is not it.

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Apr 18, 2015


possibly low on transmission fluid or transmission belt os slipping...or sadly, pump inside transmission could be shot....

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 09, 2015


No, not likely, freeze plugs are down on the sides of the engine, big, 1 1/4 dia plugs. If you have a leak up top under the thermostat, it is possibly just the gasket, easy fix, check the thermostat while you are in there, get a big pan to catch the coolant, reuse it. If it is not there, a lot of new cars have pipes running back and forth under the intake, They spring leaks all the time and nobody knows what is leaking, especially when it drips down the back of the engine and everybody thinks it's the tranny.

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015


you will probably need to bring it to a Lincoln dealer to program the radio with the car power control module it's a anti theft devise. call the dealer first to get more info if not send me a private email at magvilleneuve40@hotmail.com

1990 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 02, 2014

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