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    Fuel door release switch.

    Went to fill up with gas, yesterday, and the button to my fuel door release had fallen off somewhere. I already know that I can't get the switch at O'reillys or Autozone, but have to pay about $39.00 thru the dealership. Does anyone know if this is just a pull out plug, or do you have to take...
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    Book hours for mechanic to change steering rack?

    2nd thought, I was quoted 3 1/2 to 4 hours on labor. Based on what your shop charges per hour, can make a difference. Mechanic I went with was $ 210.00 less on labor than the 2nd most competitive.
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    Book hours for mechanic to change steering rack?

    I got 3 different estimates, and went with the $246.00 labor estimate. The rack is going to cost me $164.00 from O'reilly's. $410.00 overall is good compared to the estimates. I received from 2 other shops. Thanks to all who responded. If anyone has an opinion on this price, I'd like to know...
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    Book hours for mechanic to change steering rack?

    The car is a 1999 model with 86000 miles on it.
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    Book hours for mechanic to change steering rack?

    Just noticed power steering fluid on the inner tie rod hood and think I'm going to have to replace the steering rack, unless it turns out to be the pressure hose located above it. My question is: Does anyone have access to the labor hours book/software, that tells how many hours they allocate...
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    Check ride control computer message

    That's good information to know, thanks. Is that information in the owners or service manuals? Thanks for replying, I appreciate being enlightened. Bill.
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    Check ride control computer message

    The conversion was done before I bought the car. I just found out, that the shop that did the oil change 2 days ago, turned the switch in the trunk, and that's what caused it to change from air suspension disengaged, to check ride control. I turned the switch back, and my computer is now...
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    Check ride control computer message

    The air suspension system in my car, was changed out to springs, and everytime I start the car, the message Check ride control comes on. All I have to do is hit reset, and it goes away, but is there anyway to keep this from coming up every time the car is started? If anyone has a solution, I...
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    Oil and oil changes

    My owners manual for my 99 continental calls for motorcraft 5w30 every 5000-7500 miles. I've been doing it every 3000 miles, am I wasting money? Thanks, Bill.
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    Im thinking about getting a 1999 Conti

    Bought my 99 continental in feb 2008 with 55000 miles on it. One month shy of 2 years, I've put 26000 miles on it. Owned 2 cadillac sevilles before this continental, and the lincoln has been a much better vehicle. I do regular maintenance, and had the transmission fluid changed, not flushed...
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    Pissed off

    Resolved.
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    Check brake lamps

    I checked, and all 4 brake lights are working, and the brake fluid is not low, anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks Bill. Stupid me! Checked the lights during the daytime, and saw that the upper light, passenger side was out. Replaced it in about 10 minutes and everything is good. I...
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    Check brake lamps

    My computer just started giving me this message each time I start my car. I've made sure the brake lights are working, but the computer keeps bringing this up, and I don't know how to clear it. Anybody have any ideas? Car is a 1999 Conti. No other problems and this isn't major, just...
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    air conditioning

    I just had the same problem with my 99 conti, and took to my mechanic yesterday. I do have a leak, and it took 12 oz of R134 a. He said that this could last thru the summer or next, or just a couple of weeks. His suggestion was to see how long the recharge lasts, and then make a decision. If...
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    Small Brake fluid leak.

    Today was my lucky day. Mechanic showed me where the water is funnelled into a cowling along the fire wall with a hose to shed excess water. Turns out hose was kind of plugged and was still dripping water from the area directly near the brake hoses. Blew out the hose and everything is great...
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    Small Brake fluid leak.

    Thanks Groundzero, I'm hoping(best case scenerio) that the bleeder valve just needs to be tightened. Am I living in a dream by thinking that could be the possible cause? When I crawled underneath, it did look like it was coming from a valve like thing, but looking up underneath, on your back...
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    Small Brake fluid leak.

    99 Continental has developed a small leak on the front driver side. When I crawl under the car, I can kind of see where its leaking but don't know if that's just runoff from somewhere above it or what. Brake light hasn't come on, pedal is not spungy, leaves about a quarter size stain, after...
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    Oil change, frequency and type oil?

    99 Continental. Owners manual says 5000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. I've been religious about changing every 3000 miles or 3 months, whichever came first. Am I doing an overkill on this? It would be nice to save the money by going the 5k/6mo route, any strong opinions? Using...
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    Hood lifter struts or gas shocks?

    Screwdriver and a brother to hold the hood up was all it took. Really easy, maybe 3 minutes. Thanks alot, you really helped. Need 2 people to do this, or a broomstick or something to keep the hood up while you're taking the struts out. Thanks again, Bill.
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    Hood lifter struts or gas shocks?

    I'd really appreciate that, thank you. Bill
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