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1997 Lincoln Continental
4.6L 8-cyl Engine Code [V] Engine Code [V] 32-valve
260 bhp. @ 5750 rpm / Torque: 265 ft. lbs. @ 4750 rpm
4.6L - V 8-cyl (Gasoline)

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1997 Lincoln Continental with engine code [V]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SEO15
    All TEMPS  »  5W-20 [1]
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Power Steering Fluid

  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  5. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] This specification has been updated from 5W-30 to 5W-20
    per a Technical Service Bulletin from the manufacturer
    5W-20 is the preferred viscosity.
    [2] Motorcraft High Performance DOT 3 brake fluid, P/N PM-1-C
    or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M6C65-A1.
    [3] Per TSB 07-1-7 Mercon V can now be used to service power
    steering systems in which the original recommendation
    was Mercon

  6. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  5.7 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  13.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, AX4N Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed AX4N  »  12.9 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  7. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  8. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  10 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter 25, 000-Mile Ea Oil Filter (EAO11) [1]
    Oil Filter WIX 51372 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 46418 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33097 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58822 Auto Tran Filter  

    Filter Comments
    [1] Replaces the EaO48, which will still work for this vehicle
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ALM 5W-20 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ALM)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLM 5W-20 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLM)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEM 5W-20 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEM)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix air filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Air Filters

WIX panel element air filters have a linear path through the filter for low airflow restriction & an exclusive pocket pleat for the filter media. Radial air filters are constructed of mesh screen on the inside wall diameter for element strength and media protection from backfire.
wix fuel filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.24
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
25,000 miles (40,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake pads, front
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Brake linings, shoes, or pads are parts of a brake system bonded to an expendable friction material that, when hydraulically acted upon, create enough resistance to stop a vehicle.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake rotors
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Rotating discs mounted to the front and/or rear spindles and axles, which brake pads clamp to when the brake pedal is depressed to slow/stop the vehicle.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
13.7
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
35,000 miles (56,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
55,000 miles (88,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
65,000 miles (104,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
75,000 miles (120,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
80,000 miles (128,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
84
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
85,000 miles (136,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
95,000 miles (152,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
PCV valve
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, an emissions related device that allows venting of combustion gases from the crankcase to the intake system rather than the atmosphere.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
1.1
Parts Units:
8
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
110,000 miles (176,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
115,000 miles (184,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0714961021
NHTSA Item Number:
50380

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ground for the lighting control module (lcm) was gradually relocated from g-100 on the lf fender to the lh side of the trunk, just below the air suspension switch. ( nhtsa item number - 50380 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0775961015
NHTSA Item Number:
50406

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for when servicing an interior door trim panel. ( nhtsa item number - 50406 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC5195961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50472

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Firestone p235 tires may exhibit a high frequency vibration at 65-75 mph. ( nhtsa item number - 50472 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC5197961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50474

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped w/ an ax4s transaxle may have been shipped w/ a low transaxle fluid level. ( nhtsa item number - 50474 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9678961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50538

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Front disc rotor protectors (chemically treated covers) are being installed to assist in minimizing the corrosion that develops on the rotors surface while vehicle is on dealer lot. ( nhtsa item number - 50538 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96221
NHTSA Item Number:
50940

Component Description: Visibility:windshield.

Service Bulletin Summary: Windshield and interior glass - fog/film. ( nhtsa item number - 50940 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96222
NHTSA Item Number:
50941

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brakes - elimination of sanding rotors and drums - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50941 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96225
NHTSA Item Number:
50944

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow sensor - replacement as an assembly - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50944 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0308961101
NHTSA Item Number:
50716

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Thump/clunk noise from front suspension area. ( nhtsa item number - 50716 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0420961119
NHTSA Item Number:
50748

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Correction to 1997 continental evtm on fuses. ( nhtsa item number - 50748 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0473961114
NHTSA Item Number:
50755

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns where a low tire warning is coming on while driving and the procedure in ssm 9095 (spin one wheel at a time to detect low pressure tire) does not work. ( nhtsa item number - 50755 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96246
NHTSA Item Number:
50905

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Wiring - electrical diode identification and service replacements. ( nhtsa item number - 50905 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96249
NHTSA Item Number:
50908

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter - leak test procedure - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50908 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
96252
NHTSA Item Number:
50959

Component Description: Latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Locks - replace and/or repair any lock component - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50959 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
96257
NHTSA Item Number:
50964

Component Description: Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subframe - front - rear retention nuts spin during removal. ( nhtsa item number - 50964 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962612
NHTSA Item Number:
50997

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - torque converter replacement guidelines and torque converter/transaxle cooling system cleaning procedures - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50997 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0013970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51013

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: "clunking" noise from front suspension due to early wear of sway bar link(s). ( nhtsa item number - 51013 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0082970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51025

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition.

Service Bulletin Summary: Request for information on hard start/no start conditions. ( nhtsa item number - 51025 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0140970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51040

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Effective december 1, vehicles ordered with the optional engine block heater now receive the heater cord as a loose-ship item in trunk. ( nhtsa item number - 51040 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0153970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51047

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: The suspension tuning may be firmer and convey more road noise than customers are accustomed to in lincoln products. ( nhtsa item number - 51047 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0202970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51072

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Crank/no start or no spark check the crankshaft postion sensor harness for chafing. ( nhtsa item number - 51072 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0262970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51097

Component Description: Structure.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subframe attachment nuts spin within the unibody during normal service operations requiring sumframe removal. ( nhtsa item number - 51097 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0264970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51099

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: The rear main seal removal tool listed in the service manual for the 3. 0l 4v duratic and 4. 6l continental engines, is incorrect. ( nhtsa item number - 51099 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0305970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51106

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Random no start, flooding, low compression ( nhtsa item number - 51106 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0308970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51108

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Thump/clunk noise from front suspension area. ( nhtsa item number - 51108 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1008797020
NHTSA Item Number:
51139

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: A crank/no start or no spark check the crankshaft position sensor harness for chafing. ( nhtsa item number - 51139 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1011797020
NHTSA Item Number:
51181

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Owner guide states that the engine uses a fl-820-s oil filter- the filter is not available at this time. ( nhtsa item number - 51181 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1011997020
NHTSA Item Number:
51183

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Effective december 1, vehicles ordered with th optional engine block heater now receive the heater cord as a loose-ship item in the trunk. Jd ( nhtsa item number - 51183 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC101209702
NHTSA Item Number:
51184

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Verify the transaxle installed in the vehicle is the correct model and model year for the vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 51184 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1014297020
NHTSA Item Number:
51203

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring:front underhood.

Service Bulletin Summary: No start/hard start concern. ( nhtsa item number - 51203 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1016597020
NHTSA Item Number:
51233

Component Description: Suspension:front:springs:torsion bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Clunking noise from front suspension due to early wear of sway bar link(s), replace the sway bar link(s) with new revised design part(s). ( nhtsa item number - 51233 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC8873970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51235

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instrument cluster lighting in cold weather conditions. ( nhtsa item number - 51235 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9712
NHTSA Item Number:
51357

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Interior door trim panel push pin attachment method is not robust enough for frequent servicing. ( nhtsa item number - 51357 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9714
NHTSA Item Number:
51359

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Harsh ride quality complaints may occur on some vehicles- caused by: firmer suspension or over-inflation of tires. ( nhtsa item number - 51359 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9723
NHTSA Item Number:
51380

Component Description: Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Frame - subframe insulators - clunk on heavy acceleration and/or deceleration heard or felt in floor pan area - vehicles built through 2/28/97. ( nhtsa item number - 51380 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9725
NHTSA Item Number:
51383

Component Description: Suspension:front:springs:torsion bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Suspension - clunking noise from front suspension - taurus sable built through 1/14/97 - continental built through 12/16/96. ( nhtsa item number - 51383 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0013972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51388

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: "clunking" noise from front suspension due to early wear of sway bar link(s), replace the sway bar link(s) with new revised design part(s). ( nhtsa item number - 51388 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0305972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51412

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition.

Service Bulletin Summary: Random no start, flooding, low compression. ( nhtsa item number - 51412 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0306972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51413

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Increase in power steering effort. ( nhtsa item number - 51413 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0308972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51416

Component Description: Suspension:front:stabilizer bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Thump/clunk noise from front suspension area. ( nhtsa item number - 51416 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3412972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51459

Component Description: Suspension:rear:shock absorber.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit a noise from the rear suspension which sounds like the suspension is bottoming or loose shock absorbers. ( nhtsa item number - 51459 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3422972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51461

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit premature ware of the front tire inner edges under certain driving conditions. ( nhtsa item number - 51461 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3504972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51492

Component Description: Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles that exhibit a rattle in the rear suspension and the noise can be isolated to the rear height sensor. ( nhtsa item number - 51492 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1018597230
NHTSA Item Number:
51541

Component Description: Suspension:rear:springs:leaf spring assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles that exhibit a rattle in the rear suspension and the noise can be isolated to the rear height sensor. ( nhtsa item number - 51541 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1021297230
NHTSA Item Number:
51573

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit premature wear of the front tire inner edges under certain driving conditions. ( nhtsa item number - 51573 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1021697230
NHTSA Item Number:
51578

Component Description: Suspension:rear:shock absorber.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a noise from the rear suspension which sounds like the suspension of is bottoming or loose shock absorbers. ( nhtsa item number - 51578 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0305A97020
NHTSA Item Number:
51612

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition.

Service Bulletin Summary: Random no start, flooding, low compression. ( nhtsa item number - 51612 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0306970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51614

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Increased power steering effort and no communication with the vehicle dynamics module (vdm). ( nhtsa item number - 51614 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9735
NHTSA Item Number:
51662

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Air conditioning- r-134a tracer dye installed in a/c system and three o-ring spring lock couplers- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51662 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3100970224
NHTSA Item Number:
51699

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Micron filter - reminder that the filter must be changed every 15000 miles - symptoms that might indicate need for change include poor a/c-heater performance and/or window fogging. ( nhtsa item number - 51699 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1032697020
NHTSA Item Number:
51783

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles have a cabin air filter that must be changed every 15000 miles. ( nhtsa item number - 51783 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3240970210
NHTSA Item Number:
51862

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brief grunt from the steering system when returning the wheel from a full right hand turn. ( nhtsa item number - 51862 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3274970207
NHTSA Item Number:
51872

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacement headlamp bulbs - several aftermarket companies are offering replacement bulbs with a higher wattage that are not dot approved - sold with disclaimer of "for off-road use only" - the bulbs draw more current than the oem bulbs a ( nhtsa item number - 51872 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9751
NHTSA Item Number:
51931

Component Description: Seats.

Service Bulletin Summary: Interior- leather seat cleaning procedure- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51931 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97511
NHTSA Item Number:
51945

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fluid- transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 51945 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9762
NHTSA Item Number:
51981

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Floor console- cupholder and/or ashtray binds during operation. ( nhtsa item number - 51981 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9768
NHTSA Item Number:
51987

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel economy- customer expectations versus vehicle usage. ( nhtsa item number - 51987 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97610
NHTSA Item Number:
51990

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Blower motor- "chirping" or "squeaking" from blower motor at low speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 51990 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2441970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52839

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Instructions for outside mirror replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 52839 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-09-01
Bulletin Number:
97090297184
NHTSA Item Number:
54070

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience static in the am band of the radio while driving. ( nhtsa item number - 54070 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097233
NHTSA Item Number:
53659

Component Description: Steering:column locking:anti-theft device.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles anti-theft system may self-activate. ( nhtsa item number - 53659 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097234
NHTSA Item Number:
53660

Component Description: Electrical system:starter assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles exhibiting a "squeaking" or "chirping" from the blower motor at low blower motor speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 53660 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097237
NHTSA Item Number:
53663

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with harsh engagements and harsh shifts with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) 628, p0741 and/or p1744. ( nhtsa item number - 53663 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9813
NHTSA Item Number:
605560

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit noise from underbody / rear suspension which sounds as if suspension is bottoming or the shock absorbers are loose. ( nhtsa item number - 605560 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9814
NHTSA Item Number:
605562

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding the availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 605562 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983565
NHTSA Item Number:
607836

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding false anti-theft activation on some vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 607836 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983571
NHTSA Item Number:
607839

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information pertaining to incorrect part numbers for rear control arm assemblys. ( nhtsa item number - 607839 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9831
NHTSA Item Number:
600585

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repairs to vinyl covered surfaces. ( nhtsa item number - 600585 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983112
NHTSA Item Number:
607407

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent neutral condition after driving and coming to a stop. ( nhtsa item number - 607407 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A1
NHTSA Item Number:
601000

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: A high frequency squealing noise coming from the front brakes on some vehicles under moderate braking. ( nhtsa item number - 601000 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A5
NHTSA Item Number:
601003

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment from rotunda is now approved for warranty and service use. ( nhtsa item number - 601003 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A11
NHTSA Item Number:
601009

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tip information regarding elimination of sanding rotors and drums. ( nhtsa item number - 601009 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A16
NHTSA Item Number:
601016

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on front disc brake rotor protectors are currently being installed on mark viii vehicles only. ( nhtsa item number - 601016 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9845
NHTSA Item Number:
601264

Component Description: Service brakes, air:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 601264 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9847
NHTSA Item Number:
601266

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding revised remote keyless entry (rke) system. ( nhtsa item number - 601266 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9864
NHTSA Item Number:
601312

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a buzzing or rattle noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 601312 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9865
NHTSA Item Number:
601316

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter clutch not engaging and/or diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0741 or p1744 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 601316 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9888
NHTSA Item Number:
601238

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a new transmission fluid usage chart. ( nhtsa item number - 601238 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9874
NHTSA Item Number:
601343

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: A new silicone gasket and sealant. ( nhtsa item number - 601343 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9875
NHTSA Item Number:
601360

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: The transmission oil cooler hoses may leak at the transmission oil cooler. ( nhtsa item number - 601360 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982675
NHTSA Item Number:
603573

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal.

Service Bulletin Summary: A revised forward clutch inner seal for the axod, axode, ax4s & ax4n transaxle is available with improved sealing and reduced chance of the seal rolling during installation. ( nhtsa item number - 603573 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11511
NHTSA Item Number:
613773

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles the outside temp display may read 5 or more degrees higher than the actual ambient temperature. ( nhtsa item number - 613773 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9802169837
NHTSA Item Number:
600590

Component Description: Power train:driveline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience an no forward or reverse movement. ( nhtsa item number - 600590 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-07-01
Bulletin Number:
9804279885
NHTSA Item Number:
601235

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan.

Service Bulletin Summary: Condition with engine cooling fan continues to run after engine is shut off. ( nhtsa item number - 601235 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4655
NHTSA Item Number:
615191

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the service evaporator assemblies. ( nhtsa item number - 615191 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4663
NHTSA Item Number:
615199

Component Description: Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices:exterior.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a concern where the reverse-down feature of the exterior mirrors may appear to be inoperative at times. ( nhtsa item number - 615199 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
11740
NHTSA Item Number:
615255

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles built prior to june 16, 1998 may exhibit noise from the front brakes, ususally at low speeds just prior to coming to a complete stop. ( nhtsa item number - 615255 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
11773
NHTSA Item Number:
615273

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding service evaporator assemblies. ( nhtsa item number - 615273 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
11780
NHTSA Item Number:
615280

Component Description: Visibility:power window devices and controls.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a concern where the reverse-down feature of the exterior mirrors may appear to be inoperative at times. ( nhtsa item number - 615280 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
98163
NHTSA Item Number:
6090873

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Locks failed. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 6090873 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
4750
NHTSA Item Number:
605358

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) u1009 code present in the anti-lock or traction control module. ( nhtsa item number - 605358 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4804
NHTSA Item Number:
607214

Component Description: Interior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some 1995-1999 crown victoria/grand marquis/ continental, 1995-1997town car and 1997-1998 mark viii eqipped with remote keyless entry, may exhibit concerns with interior lights turning on and then off while parked. ( nhtsa item number - 607214 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
982010
NHTSA Item Number:
603695

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a " buzzing " or " rattling " noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 603695 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
98232
NHTSA Item Number:
603716

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on reduced power steering assist during humid conditions. ( nhtsa item number - 603716 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982310
NHTSA Item Number:
603724

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow (maf)- sensor contamination- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 603724 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982320
NHTSA Item Number:
603780

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with a very low odometer reading may experience a lack temperature control. ( nhtsa item number - 603780 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982323
NHTSA Item Number:
603930

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding replacement and / or repairs on any lock component. ( nhtsa item number - 603930 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12077
NHTSA Item Number:
613054

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit an intermittent hard start or no start due to flooding. ( nhtsa item number - 613054 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12154
NHTSA Item Number:
613173

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with pats (securilock) except certain models now have availability of fleet keys through rotunda. ( nhtsa item number - 613173 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12178
NHTSA Item Number:
613234

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding tsb 98-5a-12 (transaxle/transmission/transfer case-vehicles towed behind recreational vehicles-recommended guidelines) does not list towing information for certain model vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 613234 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12189
NHTSA Item Number:
613242

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on installation a new fuel pump , ensure that the pump has plastic sheathing over the wires. ( nhtsa item number - 613242 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985101
NHTSA Item Number:
613251

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent hard start or no start due to flooding. ( nhtsa item number - 613251 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98251
NHTSA Item Number:
603639

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of a possible chafing of the fuel pump assembly wires resulting in an open fuse and/or inoperable fuel pump assembly or a no start condition. ( nhtsa item number - 603639 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
987252
NHTSA Item Number:
603640

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing brake creaking. ( nhtsa item number - 603640 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98259
NHTSA Item Number:
603647

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vinyl covered items such as dash panels, door trim panels, consoles, etc. , may exhibit a small dent, scuff, abrasion and/ or discoloration resulting from assembly, transit, dealer prep and/or customer usage. ( nhtsa item number - 603647 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98246
NHTSA Item Number:
604059

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a new electrical grease ( f8az - 19g208-aa ) to reduce the possibility of moisture corrosion at the terminals. ( nhtsa item number - 604059 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5226
NHTSA Item Number:
615345

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on installing a new fuel pump on certain vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 615345 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5300
NHTSA Item Number:
615405

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles, with less than 1/4 tank of fuel, a no-start condition may exist when parked on an steep incline. ( nhtsa item number - 615405 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12219
NHTSA Item Number:
615480

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: For all vehicles with lighting control module concerns that require a module replacement, the technican must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. ( nhtsa item number - 615480 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12223
NHTSA Item Number:
615484

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: For all vehicles with drivers door module concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing. ( nhtsa item number - 615484 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12224
NHTSA Item Number:
615485

Component Description: Seats:front assembly:power adjust.

Service Bulletin Summary: For all vehicles with drivers seat module concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. ( nhtsa item number - 615485 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12226
NHTSA Item Number:
615487

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: For all vehicles with remote keyless entry concerns that require a module and / or transmitter (keyfob) replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module or keyfob. ( nhtsa item number - 615487 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12230
NHTSA Item Number:
615491

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: All vehicles with antilock brake module concerns that require a module replacement, the technician must call for approval before removing and / or replacing the module. ( nhtsa item number - 615491 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12239
NHTSA Item Number:
615497

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a no-start condition when parked on an steep incline with less than 1/4 tank of fuel. ( nhtsa item number - 615497 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9943
NHTSA Item Number:
604751

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding reprogramming powertrain control modules (pcms). ( nhtsa item number - 604751 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12559
NHTSA Item Number:
605294

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly:pedal/linkage.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with reverse clutch that could become sheared or torn in extremely cold temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 605294 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99-8-15
NHTSA Item Number:
606419

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding door trim panel replacement - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 606419 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99816
NHTSA Item Number:
606420

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company now recommends sae 5w-30 viscosity grade for servicing any ford gasoline-powered vehicle regardless of model year. ( nhtsa item number - 606420 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9994
NHTSA Item Number:
606425

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on anti-theft self-activation service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 606425 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
6110
NHTSA Item Number:
6092661

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a grunt or groan noise when the steering wheel is returned to center after a full right hand turn. ( nhtsa item number - 6092661 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99111
NHTSA Item Number:
606433

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information designed to aid in the diagnosis, testing and repair of noise, vibration and harshness (nvh) concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 606433 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99129
NHTSA Item Number:
606460

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a whine / buzz type noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio on vehicles with an in-tank electric fuel pump. ( nhtsa item number - 606460 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
991210
NHTSA Item Number:
606461

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a private labeled material to be used for iron particle / acid rain service repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 606461 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99139
NHTSA Item Number:
606508

Component Description: Exterior lighting:brake lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with the brake lamps inadvertently disabling the brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 606508 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
99152
NHTSA Item Number:
608431

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the new flush and fill tool available through rotunda. ( nhtsa item number - 608431 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
996785
NHTSA Item Number:
608473

Component Description: Equipment:electrical.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles equipped with a cellular phone may exhibit a condition in which the cellular phone does not ring when receiving incoming calls. ( nhtsa item number - 608473 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
9911998
NHTSA Item Number:
608960

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit high steering efforts due to damage to the cam and / or rotor in the power steering pump. ( nhtsa item number - 608960 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
13057
NHTSA Item Number:
6091852

Component Description: Equipment:electrical.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with cellular phones not ringing when receiving calls. ( nhtsa item number - 6091852 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
983565
NHTSA Item Number:
607483

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding diagnosing false anti-theft activation. ( nhtsa item number - 607483 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99194
NHTSA Item Number:
6090082

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 6090082 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99195
NHTSA Item Number:
6090085

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service information for musty and mildew type odors coming from the air conditioning / heating system. ( nhtsa item number - 6090085 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99196
NHTSA Item Number:
6090087

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on identifying non-approved / alternate refrigerants which could cause safety, and performance concerns if installed in ford a/c systems. ( nhtsa item number - 6090087 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99222
NHTSA Item Number:
6089681

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on a wire harness terminal repair kit available for repairing electrical wiring harnesses. ( nhtsa item number - 6089681 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99242
NHTSA Item Number:
6090184

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on replacing and / or repairing malfunctioning (door, ignition and decklid) locks. ( nhtsa item number - 6090184 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0015
NHTSA Item Number:
612203

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding the new transmission cooler flusher- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 612203 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-02-01
Bulletin Number:
8199
NHTSA Item Number:
612411

Component Description: Suspension:front:stabilizer bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a rattling or clunking noise from the front end (front stabilizer link) under normal driving conditions. ( nhtsa item number - 612411 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
98165
NHTSA Item Number:
609734

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Squealing noise coming from front brakew when braking. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 609734 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0147
NHTSA Item Number:
619424

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding engine oil recommendations for use in 2001 vehicles - sae 5w-20 motor oil. ( nhtsa item number - 619424 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01156
NHTSA Item Number:
623944

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 623944 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01157
NHTSA Item Number:
623988

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 623988 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
01181
NHTSA Item Number:
625715

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:park/neutral start switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 625715 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
01205
NHTSA Item Number:
627927

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174. ( nhtsa item number - 627927 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15370
NHTSA Item Number:
630351

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park. ( nhtsa item number - 630351 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15392
NHTSA Item Number:
630356

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a park pullout clunk noise when shifting from park to another gear position. ( nhtsa item number - 630356 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-12-01
Bulletin Number:
01246
NHTSA Item Number:
630515

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure. ( nhtsa item number - 630515 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0214
NHTSA Item Number:
630001

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area. ( nhtsa item number - 630001 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-05-01
Bulletin Number:
02107
NHTSA Item Number:
636080

Component Description: Visibility:windshield wiper/washer:motor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transfer service tips for the front wiper motor mount bracket and depressed park output arm. ( nhtsa item number - 636080 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
02176
NHTSA Item Number:
10008580

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 10008580 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
02208
NHTSA Item Number:
10013060

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control a/c service tech tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10013060 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
0398
NHTSA Item Number:
10002780

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. ( nhtsa item number - 10002780 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
03123
NHTSA Item Number:
10002684

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter clutch not engaging when commanded and/or diagnostic trouble codes p0741 or p1744 stored in memory. Models from 1996 to 2003. ( nhtsa item number - 10002684 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
03148
NHTSA Item Number:
10003748

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included. ( nhtsa item number - 10003748 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
03181
NHTSA Item Number:
10004027

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10004027 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
03203
NHTSA Item Number:
10004886

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457 or p1442 or a check fuel cap lamp illuminated with dtc p0457 for the evaporative emission system. ( nhtsa item number - 10004886 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
17358
NHTSA Item Number:
10008183

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park with the vehicle parked on an incline. ( nhtsa item number - 10008183 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-11-01
Bulletin Number:
04217
NHTSA Item Number:
10013369

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: General power train control module (pcm) programming procedures. ( nhtsa item number - 10013369 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-12-01
Bulletin Number:
042107
NHTSA Item Number:
10014086

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. ( nhtsa item number - 10014086 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTINENTAL, MARK VIII, SABLE, TAURUS, TAURUS SHO
Year(s):
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Manufacturer:
Robert Bosch LLC
NHTSA ID:
16E026000
Recall Date:
April 1st, 2016
Units Affected:
49,635

Affected Component: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:pads.

Summary: Bosch brake components llc (bosch) is recalling certain aftermarket replacement front brake pads, models bosch quietcast bc598 and bp765, bosch blue be598 and be598h, prostop pd598 and pd765m, duralast gold dg598, duralast mkd598, stop master st598, ultrastop ult598, ultralife mx598 and mx765, brakebest mkd765, and prostop platinum pgd598. These brake pads, manufactured october 1, 2014, to october 31, 2015 are intended for use on 2001-2007 ford taurus, 2001-2005 mercury sable, 1995-1999 ford taurus sho, 1995-2002 lincoln continental, and 1993-1998 lincoln mark viii vehicles. The brake pad shim may shift out of position causing the shim to contact the brake disc resulting in damage to the disc. .

Conequence: A damaged or broken brake disc may reduce a vehicle's braking power, increasing the risk of a crash. .

Remedy: Bosch will instruct the owners how to have the affected brake pads replaced, free of charge. The recall began on may 26, 2016. Owners may contact bosch customer service at 1-888-715-3616. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

#
2
Make(s):
FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTINENTAL, SABLE, TAURUS, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1996, 1997
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
96V166000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
40,000

Affected Component: Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl).

Summary: The park pawl abutment bracket has a sharp edge which can cause the parking pawl to hang up and not engage the park gear. This would allow the vehicle to move even though the gear shift indicator shows that the vehicle is in park. .

Conequence: Unintended and unexpected vehicle movement can result in personal injury and property damage. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the park pawl abutment bracket. .

Notes: Owner notification: owner notification is expected to begin september 23, 1996. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

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