Why does my 96 Mark 8 run fine in park but when driving downthe road when it read to about 2700 rpms it starts skipping like crazy


Asked by justinpb Nov 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM about the 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII 2 Dr STD Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have changed plugs,wires, coils,and
droppedgas tank and cleaned
because car sit up for two years and
blowed out lines   sometimes check
engine light cones on and says
ignition coil secondary and primary
circuit malfunction on a,b,c

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Lars Cats

Check the wiring between the coils and the ECU, if a car has been sitting that long there may have been some damage to the wiring caused by the local wildlife sinking their teeth, or you may have inadvertently damaged a connector.


Have you checked the vacuum line on it???


I have already tried both of those i am lost on what else to do


Get some engine starter fluid in a can and spray all the hoses and base of your throttle body it sounds like a leak!!


Never heard of that but will try


Do i Justin listen for the motor to rev up? All the parts stores keep telling Me that the ignition control module is prob bad but i a want find it on this vehicle and b i have always seen when they go bad it will stop firing when hot but this car runs better once it warms up i was wondering if it might be the smog ,catalytic converter,or may be the investors dose anyone know if the little hats on the bottom of the injectors being broke up next to o rings have anything to do with it any advise would be greatly appreciated as this is my family only vehicle right now and i can't afford the gas the why it is running right now its only getting 6 miles to a gallon Thanks very much

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