Question about 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII

1 Answer

1997 Lincoln Mark VIII will not idle when first started, like no gas is getting to it.

When I first try to start the car in the morning, it will not idle, immediately dies. I have to sit with my foot on the gas pedal, give it gas for a few minutes, before I can engage the transmission and drive off without the car dying.Once it is started, I have no further trouble getting it started and going for the rest of the day, even after 9 hours. I've had it at the shop, but they can find nothing, even putting it on a diagnostic machine.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

You need to replace your idle air control valve

Posted on Jan 20, 2009


1 Suggested Answer



Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I drove and parked my Mark VIII last evening. This morning went to start, while engine turn over is good it will not fire.

crank sensor, next to the air conditioning compressor-try unplugging it and plugging it back in again, if not it is a common failure on these cars. to replace it you need to remove the serpentine belt, loosen the long bolts (there are 4) that hold the ac compressor to the block, and remove the plug to the crank sensor-then remove the 2 bolts that hold the sensor into the block. They cost around $50., it is not a difficult job if you have a jack and decent tools.

Aug 02, 2011 | 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII

1 Answer

Started my lincoln mark viii 1995 this morning everything was fine, stopped at store tried to restart car turned ignition key, my hand slipped on the key so the car did not start all the way went to turn...

Is the theft light flashing while your trying to start it? Try a different key,maybe the theft unit in the key got damaged. Has to be one that came with the car. Also if someone has a code scanner, you will see a code like p1260 theft detected if it can read your key.

Apr 17, 2010 | 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII

1 Answer

What causes clattering or clicking sound when you start it up early in the morning on a 1993 lincoln mark viii?

Sounds like lack of lubrication on the camshaft, especially if the sound goes away after 10 sec. or so.
If you are on a cold climate, shift to a lighter oil weight, such as 5W-30. Other option is to use commonly available oil superlubricants/ additives. Origin of problem is that oil gets drained down during the night, camshaft gets dried up, and on first start in the morning, oil pump works hard to pump the heavy oil to the top of the engine. On hotter climates, some oil stays attached to the camshaft and valve lifters.

Dec 26, 2009 | 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII

4 Answers

My 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII will not start. It

Check your power to your fuel pump. Put your ear to the filler for the gas and get someone to turn on the key, do not crank.. You should here the fuel pump cut on. If not suspect pump problem. You can also take the lin loose at the fuel filter and check to see if gas comes out after key is turned on and work your way to the engine if you get gas there just follow the lines.

Jun 30, 2009 | 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII

1 Answer

The overdrive light on my 1997 lincoln mark VIII...

It usually mans your vehicle speed sensor is not working. Ask Autozone to perform free scan and get fault codes.

Mar 23, 2009 | 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII

1 Answer

1995 Mark VIII-enginge goes on,idle goes down,enginge goes off

change the idle air control valve, this controls idling

Dec 20, 2008 | 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII

1 Answer

95 Lincoln Mark VIII Won't start up

try crankshaft position sensor. had one go bad on me

Oct 30, 2008 | 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII Logo

Related Topics:

456 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lincoln Experts


Level 3 Expert

85223 Answers

gerry bissi

Level 3 Expert

4388 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Are you a Lincoln Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides