1998 Lincoln Continental Lincoln code P0190

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
1998 Lincoln Continental V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I am working on a 98 continental, and the car is having problems with occasional quitting and some black smoke can be seen somtimes, most of the time it quits is on longer trips. Will start the next day and runs fine driving it all around town. The check engine light comes on and I get code p0190. The fuel pump has recently been replaced. What should I do next?
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Friday, October 8th, 2010 AT 1:51 PM

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Tiny
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P0190
Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit Malfunction

The pressure sensor must be bad. It will allow too much fuel to the engine and that is what causes the black smoke. Basically, the engine is flooding.
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Sunday, October 10th, 2010 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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I put a "fuel rail pressure sensor" on the car a month ago and the problem has not come back. Thanks!
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Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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Great! I'm glad it's fixed. Let us know if you have other questions in the future, and thanks for using 2carpros. Com.

Joe
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 7:28 AM
Tiny
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Having an ongoing problem with the car. It keeps consistantly setting code p0190. Sometimes it is hard to start. Would ether of the following cause the check engine light/p0190 to come on, "running out of gas", or "wrong fuel grade"
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 1:53 AM
Tiny
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Neither should cause that. It is either the sensor or the regulator.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 3:47 AM
Tiny
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So what is actually setting the code could it possibly be inconsistent fuel pressure. Or something more along the lines of a bad wire, short, or high resistance in FPR sensor or cuircuit. I checked fuel pressure and it is right at 30psi and stays the same when revved up. Is this a normal condition?
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
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The pressure should change when you rev the engine. Have you checked the how to check fuel puressure section in the DIY section?
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 4:20 AM
Tiny
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Can you give me fuel pressure specification for 98 cotinental 4.6l. Thanks
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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The pressure should be between 45 and 60 psi.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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Where is the fuel pump relay? I need to do a flow test. I hooked up a gauge and looked at fuel pressure while driving under heavy load and gauge was reading 30 and going down to low 20s when accelerating. Fuel pump has been replaced.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 1:31 AM
Tiny
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There is a relay block under the hood. However, I don't think that is the problem. Have you checked the regulator?
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 1:49 PM
Tiny
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No, I have not checked the regulator. I am open to anything right now and need to narrow the problem down. Not to get off on rabbit trails but sometimes the fans come on right away when engine cold.

MAIN CONCERN IS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS SETTING CODE P0190 (FPRS malfuntion)
WHAT SHOULD I CHECK FIRST? THANKS
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 4:10 PM
Tiny
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Pull the vacuum hose off the regulator. If there is any fuel in it, replace it. The code could be caused by the low pressure at the rail. I really feel the low pressure is the problem. I don't want you to purchase the sensor until we are sure. They are expensive and I believe only available via a dealer.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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I had put a new FPR sensor on it 6 months ago and I am still getting this code. I'm not shure where fuel regulator is, Or is it the sensor combine. I pulled the vacuum hose off the fprs and there is no gas in it. What should I check now?
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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I found out that fuel pump pressure is controled by FPDM (fuel pressure driver module) and interacts with PCM. FPRS sends signal based on load. All I need now is wireing diagram for FRPS PCM and FPDM. Thanks for posts !
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Thursday, April 28th, 2011 AT 1:47 AM
Tiny
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I have the same problem. Changed out FRP sensor. Service Light came on within a week. If I fill the tank up with gas, the check service light goes off in a day or two. When it gets to half a tank the service light comes back on. Not sure if its the regulator, it could be but I thought if that went bad you would typically smell gas inside the cabin. Not sure. The dealer saying its the fuel pump, not conviced especially for $700.
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 6:02 PM
Tiny
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Well if you must do this the way "They Said"

You know "They" are not the only game in town!

How bigga town are you in, mracura?

Here's your part! I think? Read the vehicle info I injected in this link.

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Electric-Fuel-Pump-Airtex_10003456-P_52_R%7CGRPFUE2AMS_1462221836____

WOW!!! Not real expensive!......Everyone will tell you it's not from the dealer.............SO WHAT!........I put one from here into my Dad's '86 T-Bird, 8 years ago........still goin' strong!

There are fellers who will do this job for $200, on the labor end (you supply the parts) or less, and know what they are doin'!

If you aren't one of those "Upity" souls, and are willing to investigate the Country-boy methods of getting this task completed...I'll throw out a few possibilities.

I am here to help, and if help means Extremes..........I do that too! I am not ashamed to use the poor man's route myself....I use every Reliable Source necessary to complete my missions......Though, I be the lone survivor!............It's an Airborne Ranger Thing!....You might not understand.

.........Last time I used Mr. Dealer, was to obtain the OEM radio antenna for my Jeep, years ago, Besides, I did an "above and beyond" Plumbing service call for the "Parts Manager" weeks before, and got a reduction on the antenna too! Of course I do all of my/ family/ friends work!

Built Jeeps #'s 6 and 7, I still have, and drive daily from nearly nothing.....all by myself....using resources wisely!.....Imma Plumber, but know CJs very well, and some older Fords....My Pap was a Ford Man!

Your take on all the stuff Imma Shovelin'?

The Medic
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