Having problems with your 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII ?
I have a 1996 lincoln mk Viii, i was driving and the car went completely dead, I got a jump, made it home, lights kept going dim, so i figured it was the altenator, I replaced the altenator with one from the junk yard. also when i try to start the car cold idles very low and the check engine light is on.
You replaced it with one from the junkyard. Who's to say the car in the junkyard didn't have the same issue before it died? Anyway, the check engine light and low idle may be attributed to the fact that the ECM lost all power to it, and when the vehicle is running and ECM loses power, it will throw a check engine light. Also now the ECM will need to relearn it's idle and various other parameters that take a lil time. (15 miles or so) I would have the check engine light checked to see which code you have. Also make sure the air suspension is not leaking. That is the number 1 killer of alternators on mark viii's.
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