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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace heater control valve (1 reports)
2002 Lincoln Continental AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Lincoln Continental Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 092007

(reported on)

Continental LS V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


I bought this car used, my first try at a luxury vehicle. It started overheating soon after driving and the heater would only blow hot air out the vents. Middle of the summer. Had to drive it this way for a few weeks before I could afford to fix it. The temp gauge would shoot up to red pretty quick. At this point you'd have to stop the car , turn it off and listen for a rush of fluid in the engine followed by a gurgling sound. This usually would fix the overheat problem until the car sat for a while again. Quite a nuisance but an easy fix. Took about an hour and under $200. I was able to do it myself. I should have known better than to buy another ford. Fool me twice- shame on me. Such nice looking cars though.But very unreliable

- , Middletown, OH, USA

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