Lincoln LS Owners: Problems & Solutions

Lincoln LS Owners: Problems & Solutions

There are 2517 comments on the Edmunds.com story from Mar 2, 2006, titled Lincoln LS Owners: Problems & Solutions. In it, Edmunds.com reports that:

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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Rob H

United States

#846 Mar 2, 2010
We have a 2004 LS V8. If it sits for 3/4 days in wet cold weather it will kill the battery. 3 different dealerships have not been able to find the cause, they say no codes are displayed. It's totally killed 4 batteries.

They have replaced the rear electronic module..they've disconnected the key pad....cured water leaks in the trunk...replaced relays in trunk/battery area.
Greg

Southfield, MI

#847 Mar 2, 2010
Tony wrote:
Can some one tell me how I can get the code to my 2005 LS for the door? I looked on the trunk arm and it is not there...
take the driver side interior door panel off and the code will be on the control module.
Frank

AOL

#848 Mar 2, 2010
Selena in Florida wrote:
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I tried cycling the E-brake but the light & beep still come on. I've heard it's somehow connected to the blower/air conditioner, which blows intermittent hot/cold, which also seems to be a Lincoln LS issue. Thanks for replying!

The E brake is not tied into the heating/cooling the problem with your intermittent hot/cold is your DCCV (dual climate control valve)
Frank

AOL

#849 Mar 2, 2010
Rob H wrote:
We have a 2004 LS V8. If it sits for 3/4 days in wet cold weather it will kill the battery. 3 different dealerships have not been able to find the cause, they say no codes are displayed. It's totally killed 4 batteries.
They have replaced the rear electronic module..they've disconnected the key pad....cured water leaks in the trunk...replaced relays in trunk/battery area.
A battery draw will not throw codes. It could be any electric part in the car drawing even the Alt with an internal short. I would start by pulling fuses for stuff that does not need to be on for car to run. Then replace a fuse at a time. Then when car starts drawing then thats the circut.
Pam Craddock

Tulsa, OK

#850 Mar 4, 2010
My 2001 Lincoln takes about 4 seconds to start. Am I wearing out my starter? Is this normal?
Larry

United States

#851 Mar 4, 2010
I seem to see a lot of ck engine lights problems on this site.I also have that trouble as it pulled the code for a cat converter problem,put on new conv.same code pulls up.anyone have an answer for this? also air bag light is on but I think that is a clock spring,even though all steering wheel controls work and horn blows.All help appreicaited
Frank

AOL

#852 Mar 5, 2010
Larry wrote:
I seem to see a lot of ck engine lights problems on this site.I also have that trouble as it pulled the code for a cat converter problem,put on new conv.same code pulls up.anyone have an answer for this? also air bag light is on but I think that is a clock spring,even though all steering wheel controls work and horn blows.All help appreicaited
The air bag light is from the broken yellow wire at the base of your seat. Thats if your steering wheel controls are working like you said.
jdl52987

Clemson, SC

#853 Mar 9, 2010
I have a 2002 LS V8 I have never really had any major problems with it for the four years I have had it till now. I have 100,000 miles on it. Lately when its cold outside at night the car will just shut off when you are driving. The trunk ajar, door ajar will flash on the message board and inside lights will come on. Sometimes if you get the car up to about 2,000 RPM's the car will not shut off and run fine. If you hit a bump in the road the car will beep but nothing ever comes up on the message board. I have changed the fuel filter, TCP, alternator, and the battery. I have taken to the car deal and they have not been able to find the problem. Any suggestions would help....
FORD

United States

#854 Mar 10, 2010
Has anyone had trouble with the climate control,blows cold on one side hot on the other when you turn on a/c?
Larry

United States

#855 Mar 10, 2010
Larry wrote:
I seem to see a lot of ck engine lights problems on this site.I also have that trouble as it pulled the code for a cat converter problem,put on new conv.same code pulls up.anyone have an answer for this? also air bag light is on but I think that is a clock spring,even though all steering wheel controls work and horn blows.All help appreicaited
Yes it was a clock spring on the air bag light!
Frank

AOL

#856 Mar 10, 2010
FORD wrote:
Has anyone had trouble with the climate control,blows cold on one side hot on the other when you turn on a/c?
Its your DCCV.
Self

United States

#857 Mar 10, 2010
Tomada wrote:
My check engine light came on for the 2nd time. The code is PO125 wth a statement in the computer print out that the engine takes excessively long to warm up .
Other than checking (replacing) the thermostat what else could be causing it? Can I
take interim measures to heat up quicker eg. turn off the air conditioning?
IT'S THE THERMOSTAT YOU KNOW THE OLD RADIATOR GOOSE NECK VALVE.--BUT IT COST ME $285! TO HAVE A MECHANIC DO IT! IT STILL LOOKED LIKE AN OLD FORD tHERMOSTAT!
Tomada 2002 LS

United States

#858 Mar 10, 2010
Self Now I have three out of 4 Door locks that don't respond to either the diver master lock/unlock switch or the remote key fob lock/unlock- What goes first -do you think main battery low or solonoids?
Tomada 2002 LS

United States

#859 Mar 10, 2010
Self Now I have three out of 4 Door locks that don't respond to either the diver master lock/unlock switch
Frank

AOL

#860 Mar 10, 2010
Larry wrote:
<quoted text> Yes it was a clock spring on the air bag light!
Yep I just rechecked and LS's can have steering wheel functions work but just air bag wire can be broken.
Larry

United States

#861 Mar 10, 2010
Thanks Frank,Is this DCCV problem an easy fix or a real problem?
Frank

AOL

#862 Mar 10, 2010
Larry wrote:
Thanks Frank,Is this DCCV problem an easy fix or a real problem?
This system has a self diagnostic that will self test all ac doors and thermostats. The self test is well known, but just in case people are unaware it's - key on, press OFF and FLOOR at the same time and then press AUTO within 2 seconds.

The system will self check 25 points and then give you any fault codes that it finds (any open or shorted temp sensors would show up during this self test) Fault codes are 4 digit numbers (1251 is the in vehicle temp sensor circuit open)-

Also if one side or the other vents blow hot or warm air - and it is caused by the DCCV, clamping off the heater hoses at the DCCV should allow the system to blow cold until you remove the clamp from the hose. And as it takes a few minutes for the water to get hot (after sitting all night) the ac should blow cold out of all vents within 2 or 3 minutes of start up - then as the engine comes up to operating temp - if the DCCV is allowing coolant to flow to the heater core that side would warm up. Hope this helps.
Larry

United States

#863 Mar 11, 2010
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>
This system has a self diagnostic that will self test all ac doors and thermostats. The self test is well known, but just in case people are unaware it's - key on, press OFF and FLOOR at the same time and then press AUTO within 2 seconds.
The system will self check 25 points and then give you any fault codes that it finds (any open or shorted temp sensors would show up during this self test) Fault codes are 4 digit numbers (1251 is the in vehicle temp sensor circuit open)-
Also if one side or the other vents blow hot or warm air - and it is caused by the DCCV, clamping off the heater hoses at the DCCV should allow the system to blow cold until you remove the clamp from the hose. And as it takes a few minutes for the water to get hot (after sitting all night) the ac should blow cold out of all vents within 2 or 3 minutes of start up - then as the engine comes up to operating temp - if the DCCV is allowing coolant to flow to the heater core that side would warm up. Hope this helps.
Hey Frank, Thanks again
mad as hell

Sumter, SC

#864 Mar 12, 2010
I have a 2001 lincoln ls v8.I have had so many problems with this car i cannot begin tp name them.I will never purchase another lincoln product.The company should be ashamed putting out these high priced good for nothing cars that will leave you bankrupt.
Frank

AOL

#865 Mar 13, 2010
mad as hell wrote:
I have a 2001 lincoln ls v8.I have had so many problems with this car i cannot begin tp name them.I will never purchase another lincoln product.The company should be ashamed putting out these high priced good for nothing cars that will leave you bankrupt.
Why not explain your problems and find out how to fix the problems yourself and cheaply. Also I didn't pay alot for my LS (1500) and it has not left me bankrupt. And also you have an almost 10 year old car come on now.

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