Lincoln LS Owners: Problems & Solutions

Lincoln LS Owners: Problems & Solutions

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Created by schneider11 in the Lincoln Owners Club Message Board. Your Host is pat What is this discussion about? Lincoln LS, Sedan # 609 of 618 torque converter noise by chrisannr Feb 22, 2006 my mechanic says ...

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Steve

Renton, WA

#346 Nov 14, 2007
I GET THE SAME SMELL AND IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN WHEN I HAVE THE HEATER ON. SIMILAR TO YOU I DON'T SHOW ANY SIGNS OF LEAKAGE. MY ONLY THOUGHT IS THAT I'VE GOT SOMETHING GOING ON IN THE TRANS BUT THAT WOULDN'T EXPLAIN WHY I ONLY SMELL WHEN THE HEATER IS ON???
Steve

Renton, WA

#347 Nov 14, 2007
Ron in WV wrote:
<quoted text>it simply needs a new thermostat & rubber seal then a eec lamp reset this happens on alot of lincoln & mercury cars
ANY IDEA WHERE THE THERMOSTAT IS LOCATED? i CAN'T FIND A MANUAL FOR THE CAR??? AND CAN'T LOCATE THE THERMO OR THE SENSOR???
John

Greenville, NC

#348 Nov 15, 2007
JIM wrote:
OUR 2000 LS V/8 HAS HAD 2- TRANSMISSIONS PUT IN IT CHANGED FILTER ON EACH TRANS.AND HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM.TRANS LITE NEVER COMES ON CHECKED FLUID LEVEL AND IT'S CORRECT.ACTS LIKE IT'S LOW ON FLUID. SLOW GOING INTO GEAR AND SOMETIMES SHIFTS REALLY ROUGH.ANOTHER PROBLEM CD PLACER SAYS BAD DISC?
Can't check the transmission fluid on the Duratec 5R55N tranny. Certainly can't do it from your garage. Probably either the valve body or the solenoid pack; or both. CD problem is probably the the spring loaded load and eject wheels not pushing down on the cd as it goes in or out of the slot. Use another cd to push down on it as it goes in or comes out. If the door stays open, it isn't loading or ejecting properly.
John

Greenville, NC

#349 Nov 15, 2007
Ryan wells wrote:
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I've had the same problem with my LS. soon as i would turn on the car it would start flashing then stays solid the rest of the time... i took it in to have it checked out at a lincoln dealership , was told it was a sensor in the steering column .. which activates the airbags at turn on.. since the sensor is out it no longer detects the airbags. therfore airbags are disabled and will not function until sensor is replaced. which can be done for a price ... price i got was $300+
It isn't just the airbags. But before you do anything else, check the pigtail connector under the drivers seat; make sure it's connected. Rarely comes disconnected, but it happens.

The part is called a clock spring; it controls all the electronics on your steering wheel. You may have noticed your cruise control or your radio buttons on the steering wheel working intermittently or not at all. This also affects the operation of the horn; which may not work properly. The part can be found for about $125-150; search online for "clock spring for Lincoln LS", make sure its for either 2000-2002 or 2003-2006, depending on your year. Takes about an hour to install if you're handy with tools and know how to pull a steering wheel. Any more questions email me at [email protected]
d tur

Vancouver, Canada

#350 Nov 18, 2007
i have a 2000 Lincoln ls v/8 that the will not start after it warms up. it will turn over but not fire. seems to me that the security system will not shut off, the dash light sec. flasher keeps flashing,car won't start. is this caused by coded key or ?????, seem if i play with re molt entry fob, clicking unlock/lock i can get flashing sec. light off. any one with any solutions ????
d tur

Vancouver, Canada

#351 Nov 18, 2007
rsw wrote:
my 2001 ls will not start. when i put the key in and turn it, all it does is crank and the theft light flashes rapidly. if it does start the light will flash rapidly 6 times, pauses, flashes once, pauses, then flashes 6 times. it repeats this pattern for about 5 minutes. i feel like a jack ass sitting in my LUXURY car and not having it start.
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH A 2000, DID YOU FIND A SOLUTION??/
JOEGIB

Bronx, NY

#352 Nov 22, 2007
Lincoln LS 2002 wrote:
Ok,
I find these postings interesting. Sounds like my sister is having the same issue. Her Horn is not working none of her steering wheel controls are not functioning and her Airbag light is on. Any Ideas. Oh yea and just a few days ago. Her seat does not adjust n e more. If any ideas please email me at [email protected] and please put LS in the Subject Line
Thank You
REPLACE CLOCK SPRING
JIm

United States

#353 Nov 25, 2007
I have a 2000 Lincoln LS. It blows cold air with the heater on. Any solutions?
David

United States

#354 Nov 26, 2007
Eric,
I have the same problem with #4 not firing. Replaced the coil twice, same error. Replaced the spark plug. Same Error. I was told it could be several problems. Injector was miss firing, electronic signal messed up, no electronic signal, bad compression. I know it is getting gas as the plug reeked with gas when I pulled it. It seems to be intermittent as the check engine light (CEL) stays on for days and then off for a day, and back on for several days again. The Ford dealer told me to replace coils one and five (they wanted $480) to solve this problem. I did and eight new plugs. Found out by another mechanic the problem is cylinder #4. When we pulled the valve cover it had a brand new coil. Replaced that coil , same problem still.
Now it cranks over for about 30 seconds at times when I try and start it, other times it starts right-up.
If you have any ideas and find (or have found) a solution for your LS, let me know.
David
[email protected]
P.S. It is not everyday the Ford dealer sells you a car that the check engine light comes on minutes after you drive it off the lot.
David

United States

#355 Nov 27, 2007
Wow, after I posted the above post I went to drive home. The car did not start this time. It kept cranking over, wanting to start, and went back to cranking until the battery went dead. Got a jump, finally started. As I was driving it home it died right in the middle of the freeway. The ABS light had come on and an error message that said "problem with autotrak" just before it died. I know I read about that issue posted somewhere here. Anyway, put a jumper box on it and it instantly started. Left the charger on it overnight. This morning it took about 10 seconds of cranking, but it started. I know it has a miss with #4 out, but I wonder if that is the problem or related?
JOHNNY

AOL

#356 Nov 28, 2007
I HAVE A 2000 LINCOLN LS 3.9 I CANT GET THE HEAT TO COME ON,THE A/C WORKS GREAT BUT NO HEAT. I CRANK IT UP TO 90 DEGREES AN STILL NO HEAT ANY IDEAS
Eric

Kansas City, MO

#357 Dec 1, 2007
I never did find the problem on the 2001 ls 3.9 v8
Code returning with a misfire on #4, when we unplugged all the coils at once on right bank while it was idling there was no change, unplugged one at a time on left bank even with right all plugged in and it about killed the engine.
This car runs great except at idle.
I gave it back to customer and ate my time trying to find the problem, about 15 hours. He was willing to pay for parts since it was due to be tuned anyway.
Plugs and all coil connectors,1 new injector,1 new coil,fuel filter,and fuel where we removed old and replaced with new.
They are willing to sell the car for 5500.00, very clean with 70,000 miles but I have had my fill.
He is supposed to call if he ever fixes the issue and tell me what was up.
Mike

Carrollton, TX

#358 Dec 1, 2007
We're having the same problem. How did you fix the problem? Mike - [email protected]
Thomas wrote:
My lincoln LS 2002's horn is non functional and whenever I make a turn in close quarters like a parking lot I get this clicking sound in the drivers side wheel, occational I can hear it on the road in bumpy or winding roads. the horn works for the locks and alarm but not for the wheel. Spent too much money on quick fixes looking for a more permanant solution to get rid of this headache -
Mike

Carrollton, TX

#359 Dec 1, 2007
We're having the same problem. How did you fix the problem? Mike - [email protected]
Morris

Huntington, WV

#360 Dec 2, 2007
I own a Lincoln LS v6. Engine warning light keeps coming on. Replaced one unit related to catalytic converter. Week later, it happened again. Any similar problems with electrical issues or catalytic converter?
tim

Boca Raton, FL

#361 Dec 5, 2007
Advancetrac light comes on.....slowed down at a stop sign....really bad jerking that I could feel at the brake pad.....turned car off and on again, and the light was off. Do I take this in a get it looked at? If so what kind of pricing fro repair am I looking at?
Adam

Grande Prairie, Canada

#362 Dec 10, 2007
I hope this will help some people who are having a hard start problem. My 01 LS V8 had a mind of its own, when to start and when to crank crank crank then start. I searched for months and months on which issues have been addressed. The fuel pump, the PCM, ignition switch, and the fuel injectors. And over a week ago I found one more cause to the no start issue, the IAC(Idle Air Control) Valve. Easy to take out and very easy to put back in, 10 mins TOPS. Try and search on google for this and you will find out that it will cause bad idle, and no starts. And Ford is known for this part to get very dirty and get stuck on occasion or, during a very cold day, just get stuck. Hope this helps someone out. So before changing Fuel Injectors that cost 50-150 bucks each, and will take you hours of labor, try this out.
Melinda Pounders

Detroit, MI

#363 Dec 11, 2007
2001 lincoln ls v6 won't start not getting gas replaced fuel filter and pump and plugs
Daniel

Pueblo, CO

#364 Dec 11, 2007
does anyone know where i can find a parts list?? i have a broken front window lifts and the pulley if messed up beacause my windows froze and the cable broke the internal components. I am trying to fix it myself but im afraid i need to take it to the shop? can anyone help me reduce my costs and send me some inforemation on parts numbers or schematics of the right front door and window mechanism. any help would be appraciated! thanks

Dan
ROSS

Irvine, CA

#365 Dec 12, 2007
I need to replace a brake light on a 2001 Lincoln LS, how do I get to the light to replace it? Please email me at [email protected]

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