1998 Lincoln Continental V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 91000 miles
A few months ago my Continental would not start out of the blue. It would start and run rough briefly but it would not respond to giving it gas and would soon die. I discovered it would start while holding the accelerator to the floor and run fine after. Recently it started to lose power with the same symptoms while driving and eventually stall out with the " service engine" light on. Same thing; turn key off and restart w/ pedal to the floor and it runs fine for a while, light goes out. Happened 3 times on a recent 750 mile trip. So hot-cold-driving-not driving doesn't appear to make a difference.
The OBD II scanner pulled not one code. I was thinking it may be the TPS with the conditions I described above, but wouldn't that set a code?
Any input is appreciated.
Thursday, July 1st, 2010 AT 2:24 PM