Thanks to both of you Ken and Rainhopperroo! For the time being my lincoln is running pretty good.
The first thing I did was change the pick up coil, before Rainhopperroo posted, I thought it was the easiest and cheapest thing to do. Well that had no effect whatsoever. I drove the car for awhile after that and it was rapidly becoming worse, cutting off while driving after awhile and taking longer than a 1/2 hour to start back up again.
I then finally changed the ignition module. It helped, it didn't cut off on me while driving, although I didn't push it to far but it still would have problems restarting after I drove it awhile.
The case cracker, I switched the gas cap with an 88 Ford Crown Victoria I have and "knock on wood" I haven't had a single problem starting or the car dying on me since I did that.
I don't know if the gas cap was the only problem, because it definitely ran better after switching out the ignition module, but it did solve it completely after I switched caps.
Again thanks to both of you but especially to Rainhopperroo, not in my wildest dreams would I have thought the gas cap was the problem. You probably saved the car from the junk pile, at least for another year.
Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 AT 10:09 AM