There are pages and pages of things that can cause a check engine light. You need to have it checked with a scantool. Then the code can be diagnosed and repaired.
Provided you are talking about the MIL Light = Malfunction Indicator Lamp? the 97 Mark VIII is an OBDII computer system. it requires a scan tool to reset / turn off the MIL / check engine light. it requires repairing the fault / problem to keep it off. drl
Check Crank sensor located in the block near the ac compressor
Passenger side under the engine.
If I remember correctly, back where the engine connects to the transmission
Facing the engine, low left side of the engine .
Passenger side of the engine.
Between the intake and the engine block
check the brakelight fuse.
check your ride height sensor
chain a cherry picker to the fuel injectors and jack it up, engine SHOULD just pull out. (who asks this sort of question, if you are asking this here you should not be working on a mark viii.)
In a 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII : That is the 4.6 liter / 281 cubic inch Dual Over Head Cam , V8 engine * the 8th " character " of the VIN is a " V " ( from the factory )
According to the ( 1998 ) Lincoln Mark VIII Owner Guide : With engine oil filter change : The 4.6L V8 engine takes ( 6.0 U.S. quarts of 5W-30 )
Under the engine passenger side toward the back of the engine
Passenger side back of the engine
Passenger side under the rear side of the engine.
If you don't have a scanner take it to Auto Zone or I think even Advantage does it and they will tell you what the code is and erase the code for you.
Check the basics, With an inline spark tester ($6-8.00) check for spark. Does the fuel pump make noise when you turn the key (whining noise)? Is the fuel getting to the engine?
i have not done this but have seen it so yes.
Under the engine driver's side.
check your radius arm bushings check your radius arm bushings
Was it making any kind of out of the ordinary noise? Likely burned out but check the wireing for breaks where it could ground out etc.
The "Check Engine" light means that the computer has stored a fault code. You need to use a code scanner to read the fault code. Code scanners can be borrowed, rented or purchased at most auto parts retail stores.
Jaguar Mark VIII was created in 1956.
Check to make sure nothing was on during the night and if not then your battery is weak (your cells in the battery) are weak...get a new battery.