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1986 Lincoln Continental Base 4D Sedan

1986 Lincoln Continental
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Issued: 1986-08-13
DESCRIPTION OF ISSUE

THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER MAY HANG UP AND NOT FULLY RETURN TO THE "ON" POSITION FROM THE "START" POSITION AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE. IF THIS OCCURS, THE ENGINE WILL REMAIN RUNNING, BUT THE BATTERY CURRENT TO THE BRAKE SYSTEM SUPPLY MOTOR WILL BE INTERRUPTED. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: WITH POWER TO MOST ACCESSORIES AND THE BRAKE SYSTEM SUPPLY MOTOR INTERRUPTED, THE POWER ASSIST TO THE FRONT BRAKE WILL BE LOST AND AFTER ABOUT 10 TO 15 NORMAL BRAKE STOPS, LOSS OF REAR BRAKE FUNCTION WILL RESULT, CAUSING INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCE. HOWEVER, THE INSTRUMENT BRAKE WARNING LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE PRIOR TO REDUCED BRAKING CAPABILITY AND IF WARNING IS NOT HEEDED, AN ACCIDENT MAY OCCUR.


DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENT

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

RESOLUTION

REPLACE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDERS WITH REVISED DESIGN CYLINDERS.

NOTES

SYSTEM: IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER/BRAKES.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER CARS EQUIPPED WITH A BRAKE SYSTEM SUPPLY MOTOR FOR HYDRAULIC REAR BRAKES AND POWER ASSIST FRONT BRAKES.


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