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Now that you've spent way more on parts than a shop diagnostic would have cost, maybe you should either get it professionally diagnosed or attempt to fix the real problem the the trouble code indicated. --system too rich. You thought the O2 sensors were lying. But from your symptoms, my bet is they were perfectly fine and you really do have a rich issue. Click on the link below and scroll down to troubleshooting a rich O2 sensor code


1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 08, 2019

Being in the mood to run makes a lot of sense - check out the movie Kelly's Heroes to learn what effect negative thoughts can have on mechanical gear...

There will be a pattern to what is happening, unfortunately such a pattern tends only to become obvious when the fault is found (often by accident). Something could be affected by temperature and/or humidity, for instance...

OBD diagnostic equipment should be able to tell you what is happening in real time (live data), though only within the bounds of what affects the exhaust emissions.

Continuous testing could be the way to success. A fuel pressure gauge can be "permanently" connected and continuously monitored while driving. Some electronic fuel pump relays behave intermittently during an extended period until complete failure.
(If a hall effect device is incorporated in the engine management, it is worth knowing these also can behave intermittently).

Temporary tell-tale lights can be installed allowing important power supplies to the management/injection/ignition to be continuously monitored...
Good luck!

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 07, 2019

You will have to drive it to do that. If you do not have a scan tool go to Advance , auto zone or pep boys they will tell you for free. You do not reset the computer it has to relearn itself

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Sep 19, 2019

there are 4 bolts inside the trunk which hold the taillight housing to the back of the car.unscrew the 4 bolts and remove assembly.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Sep 06, 2019

you have 2 screws on the regulator you take them out and remove rest of glass and put new glass in and screw it back togeather you have to see the holes in the c glass of the new

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 03, 2019

Doesn't have a turn signal flasher , use's lighting control module .
Turn Signal and Hazard Lamps The turn signal system consists of:
  • turn signal miniature bulbs (13465).
  • turn signal indicators in the instrument cluster (10849).
  • lighting control module.
  • multi-function switch (13K359).
  • circuit wiring and circuit protection.
Power is supplied to the lighting control module through instrument panel Fuse 6 (10A). This fuse is hot in START or RUN. The lighting control module is connected to the turn signal switch portion of the multi-function switch. Ground is provided to the lighting control module and the turn signal miniature bulbs through Circuit 57 (BK).
Turn signal functions are performed by double filament bulbs in lamp assemblies located next to the headlamps. The turn/hazard function uses the second filament of the appropriate bulb(s).
  • With the multi-function switch in the right turn position, power is supplied to the RH front and rear turn signal miniature bulbs and the right turn indicator in the instrument cluster.
  • With the multi-function switch in the left turn position, power is supplied to the LH front and rear turn signal miniature bulbs and the left turn indicator in the instrument cluster.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 28, 2019

possible just not probable. you need to see if there is any pressure to fuel rail. if not youre going to have to by pass the fuel pump and see if it is getting voltage. if so then apply a seperate voltage and ground wire to the pump to see if it kicks on. come to think of it, it could be the PATS system(security) that shuts down the system. it will crank but will not fire. your ford dealer will need to reprogram the system.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Sep 18, 2018

My info showed coil on plug ignition. You have eight spark plugs and 8 coils, correct? Did you visually check for spark at the plugs? As you can see in diagram, the top wires are voltage, the bottom wires are ground.
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1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Mar 15, 2018

Sometimes you can use digital multimeter to check for ignition mis-fire.
With engine idling, touch spark plug wires, where applicable, one at a time and note the reading. You don't take the spark plug wire loose and you don't penetrate the insulation, just touch it. Some of the readings I've seen around .6 or .7 volts, not even a full volt. If you find one or two that are bouncing off zero, then you backtrack those. It's an inductive reading or whatever you want to call it.
Hopefully the misfire code will tell you which cylinder, then you check fuel--spark--compression on that cylinder. If p0300 mis-fire code, multiple cylinder misfires and the system can't determine which cylinder.
You might have a vacuum leak?
The basic for a rough idle, you check for a leak of some kind, fuel--egr--vacuum.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 22, 2018

Your guessing an want to replace parts that you have no idea if it will fix your problem . There is no coolant switch , There is a coolant temp. sensor that is a input to the PCM - engine computer . When the PCM see's the temp is over 212 degrees it energizes the low speed cooling fan relay ,when it gets to over 233 degrees it will energize the hi speed cooling relay . Rather then replacing parts , leaning how to read wiring diagrams an using a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter an test the electrical circuits ... Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop .

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 22, 2018

possible , but I suggest running the fault codes first as the problem could be a crank/cam position sensor, immobilizer or ignition control module or fuse

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Feb 02, 2018

You screwed up the wiper motor turning it on while blades were frozen. Replace the wiper motor park plate, or get a reman wiper motor

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

turn on head lights have some one try and start car if the lights do not go dim then the starter is not drawing any power take starter out replace or rebuild can take starer out and hook to the battery its a 98 should have put 3 or 4 starter in by now I have

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 11, 2017

Check heat shield on exhaust converter

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017

Broken throttle cable ?

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Oct 17, 2017

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1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Sep 09, 2017

Service engine soon has nothing to do with service or maintenance . Emission's OBD 2 engine managment system . Light on ! DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored . Your don't know THAT ! Your best bet , take it to the dealer .

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Aug 30, 2017

The movement is caused by a loose suspension. Deflated parts will not control body roll and without cushion suspension parts can be bent.

Having to replace only a defective broken part is cheaper than guessing. The air suspension has a diagnostic feature which can pinpoint bad components. A high end diagnostic scanner can hook up to the suspension and tell you what needs replacing.

If only a component needs replacing the cost can be low. Even the air bags can be patched or some will interface with cheaper Ford air suspension. But if things are too expensive some people replace the suspension with regular coil springs. You lose a lot, load leveling and superior ride.

You might Websearch for videos about these repairs.

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Jul 28, 2017

you have 2 one in front of the converter and 1 behind the conver so you might have 4 same places on each side

1998 Lincoln... | Answered on Jul 01, 2017

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