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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
39,350 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced air actuator/blend door/control arm (1 reports)
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 242014

Mark VIII LSC 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,350 miles


Yea, verily yet ANOTHER air actuator/blend door failure. Bought the car from Carson Motors in Cloverdale, In.,(in July), and later discovered the A/C worked but not the heat. Fortunately, had bought a extended warranty which covered most of the repairs. Have, like most folks with this problem, discovered that this is a common problem with this car. I'll give ALL you guys a tip for a sure fix with the cheap plastic actuator arm. Mechanic super glued the arm back together, then placed a metal washer AROUND the entire fixed area to make sure it did not re-break! Pretty ingenious! (guy has been a Ford/Lincoln mechanic for 36 years!).

A replacement arm is unavailable. Do this, and the actuator arm will not break again.

- , New Albany, IN, USA

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