Hi there I have a 1997 Lincoln continental and I am trying to find the right repair manual. I have bought a Haynes one but it says it is only good from 1970-1987 is it compatible? say onliine it is

Missy Cosens

Asked by Aug 09, 2016 at 09:21 PM about the 1997 Lincoln Continental

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just would like to know if I have proper manual the guy at the store said that it
should be compatible because it has the same part number #59010 if anyone
has any experience with working on a 1997 Lincoln continental and what type
of manual i would need... the one I have also says it is rear wheel drive and
mine if 4 wheel drive with a v8 engine. thanks

7 Answers


Haynes online edition of their manuals are 16.95. compare that to whatever price the store was charging. Online edition contains way more pics too. I did the 1-yr subscription to Chiltons (chiltondiy.com) and it was much more detailed and better illustrated than any print edition I've ever used. You can also find a lot of common make/model car manuals at local libraries too. (I've gotten Crown Vic Haynes manual from a library so you might find one for your Lincoln there as well)

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Haynes manuals are pretty specific and designed for people who work on their cars, is that you??? I'm sure that you could look this up and find the precise manual for this car...

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Missy Cosens

Thank you Yes I am going to be working on my own car I think this may be the right one though cuz when I look on the compatibility table it says they are compatible.. Does anyone know if there was that much of a difference in the 87 continental to 97?I will also look into the 1 yr subscription. Thank your for your help

Katie Klean

Hi Missy, your manual will work for all of your car except the drive train.

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Bob Beaman

Missy it is the wrong manual. Your car is front wheel drive dual overhead cam V-8 and the earlier Lincoln covered by the posted manual are rear wheel drive push rod cam in block engines. This is a totally different drivetrain and car. This manual will do you absolutely no good.

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Bob Beaman

Get something like this.....http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Lincoln- Mercury-Service-Repair-Workshop-Manual-1996- 2008-/122072568014? fits=Year%3A1997%7CModel%3AContinental&hash=item1c6c1790c e:g:6akAAOSw9N1ViiYj&vxp=mtr

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Missy Cosens

Thank you Bob yes I see That you are right I have just ordered the chitons manual thank you for your help :)

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