Lincoln LS Owners: Problems & Solutions

Lincoln LS Owners: Problems & Solutions

There are 2573 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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ROSS

Irvine, CA

#366 Dec 12, 2007
Synclair wrote:
I got the check "left brake light" warning, so i replace the bulb. The left brake light still dosent work and Im stilling getting the warning. Any ideas.....?
I have to change a brake light how did you change yours I can't see how to get at it.
allan

Napa, CA

#367 Dec 15, 2007
I have smoke coming out from under my hood on my 2001 3.9cid lincoln ls about once every 2-3 months.
there are no leaks or stains under the engine and no fluid levels are decreasing
cory

Petersburg, VA

#368 Dec 17, 2007
i have a 2002 lincoln ls and when i got to start the car it cranks for awhie and then after 7 sec. it finally turns over.and when it turns over i get a strong fuel smell. i took it to get checked out but they said the car is fine and when i go to start it back up it does the same thing. this only happens when the car has been sitting for over 20 min. but when i hope out and right back in i have no problems starting it up. can somebody please let me know what is going on with my car. I dont want to have to blow this thing up.
2001 lincoln owner1

Highland, NY

#369 Dec 23, 2007
ok i have the same blem took it to several mechanics no one could find to real cause of the problem i had my termistat replace twice i then found one mechanic that new what was the cause of it the gasket on the water pump is warn causing some fluid to leak out have your pump inspected after i replace the pump the problem has never return
Shune wrote:
My 2000 Linclon LS has been acting as though it has overheated. When I pull over for 3-5 minutes, the indicator light goes off and then the car resumes as usual. It is real nerve wrecking and I don't know what to do. When I'm in route the temp gauge slowly goes up and I turn on the heat and it brings it back normal.
I am afraid that it will too expensive if I take it to the dealership. ANY SUGGESTIONS????
bobby

Boynton Beach, FL

#370 Dec 26, 2007
Tomada wrote:
I have a small problem. The Starter cranks extra long then the engine starts. It's when there's very hot weather and after driving a while . Otherwise in cool weather its normal starting . I suspect when I had the thermostat replaced the mecanic "Bumped " something .
What's recommended?
I have that same problem. I took it to my mechanic so he can figure it out... after new valve cover gaskets, new plugs, new fuel filter, fuel injectors cleaned and a $1000 later, it's still doing it. Now he is saying it might be the main fuel pump(there's two). I'm going to a different mechanic!!! GOOD LUCK!!! If you find out what is wrong with it please let me [email protected] Thanks
Amy P

Dermott, AR

#371 Dec 27, 2007
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
It is your 4-3 Prestroke Valve spring in the Valve body of the transmission. I replaced mine yesterday because it was doing the same thing and now it works great.
Did you do the work yourself?
How much did it cost?
Amy P

Dermott, AR

#372 Dec 27, 2007
chris wrote:
I have a 2000 lincoln ls with 72k miles.. and i am not to sure if i have a huge issue on my hands or not... when i put the pedal to the floor the rpms jump up and then the car shuts itself down.. can someone please help me.... i have been told that its a transmission but i honestly think it could be a transmission sensor... bc on the status screen it came up drive shift gear error... anyone ever hear of that? please get back to me
I am also having transmission problems, my car will not shift into 4th or 5th gear. what did you do to fix you problem?
Jim

Saint Paul, MN

#373 Dec 28, 2007
My LS has a problem with the steering, when I hit a bump or a long swooping bump the car jerks to the left or the right. The streering wheel also adjusts from 12 oclock to either 11 or 1oclock position untill I hit the breakes then the steering goes back to normal. Can anyone tell me if they have had this problem, mabey it is the Rack and pinion? I dont think it is the Sway bar. Any comments will help. Great car other than that
JIM

AOL

#374 Dec 31, 2007
allan wrote:
I have smoke coming out from under my hood on my 2001 3.9cid lincoln ls about once every 2-3 months.
there are no leaks or stains under the engine and no fluid levels are decreasing
the valve cover gaskets need changing. this is not an easy job.lincoln dealer will want around $4-500.00
pbo1328

Germany

#375 Jan 3, 2008
JIM wrote:
<quoted text>the valve cover gaskets need changing. this is not an easy job.lincoln dealer will want around $4-500.00
I have the same problem with my 2003 ls and found out that ford recently issued a recall for the valve cover problem and extended the coverage to 10 years or 100,000 miles. I get a free fix. Thank God
pbo1328

Germany

#376 Jan 3, 2008
ROSS wrote:
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]
You hav eto look in the trunk and pull the felt cover back to expose three nuts. Loosen these and the whole tail light assembly pulls out from the outside and you can replace the bulb.
Smirnoff

Burbank, CA

#377 Jan 7, 2008
2001 LS V6 started it up this morning and have bad vibration and the car shifts very rough. Service light started flashing, then went to being on solid.

drove the 5 miles to work and it would run ok, then vibrate, run ok, vibrate...u get the idea.

is this a tranny issue. I initially thought so but don't think it is.
wesley gray

Reidsville, NC

#378 Jan 9, 2008
having problem with lincoln l-s v-6 front of motor around pullies making a loud noise like a powersteering or water pump is going out there is smoke that comes out from under hood around
Kevin

Denton, TX

#379 Jan 12, 2008
Please help! 2002 LS with V8 and 84K miles. The "Check AdvanceTrac" light comes on intermittently while driving, even if the AdvanceTrac has been turned off. What's the deal? Is it something that I can fix myself? Same car also has documented clock spring issues with Air Bag light on constantly, no horn, and no cruise control. Does this have anything to do with AdvanceTrac light? Your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Boca Raton

Boca Raton, FL

#380 Jan 13, 2008
I have a 04 LS and the emission light has recently been on, the car also is riding very sluggish and doesn't get very good acceleration, what could cause this?
Phil

Sherman Oaks, CA

#381 Jan 15, 2008
My 2002 LS V8 just shut down on me this morning. Same problem that I've seen in here and on other boards today. "AdvanceTrac" check light came and stayed on, Advance trac switched to off. Radio shut off, ABS light came on and stayed on. I turned off the climate control and my headlights and the radio turned back on. I manually turned the radio off.
I could feel the car starting to chug. I exited the freeway and kept the car reving.

All of the warning LED's came on and started beeping and the car finally just shut off.

Have there been any solutions to this problem?

Is it as simple as a bad alternator/belt?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

[email protected]
CHASE

Mesquite, TX

#382 Jan 16, 2008
Gabrielle wrote:
I have a 2005 Lincoln LS V6 and my service parking brake light just came on. Does anyone know what this means?
HEY I'M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM, HAVE YOU SOLVED THIS PROBLEM OR KNOW WHAT THE ISSUE IS? THANKS, CH.
sabrina

Milwaukee, WI

#383 Jan 19, 2008
you are not crazy I own a lincoln ls and the windows roll down on their own and the alarm goes off by it self and seriously I was thinking my car was haunted to or maybe the old lady i bought it from died! Do you ever have problems with the battery going dead?
sabrina

Milwaukee, WI

#384 Jan 19, 2008
In the trunk their are screws that you have to untighten to change the culbs for the brake lights.
kenny

Dallas, TX

#385 Jan 22, 2008
cory wrote:
i have a 2002 lincoln ls and when i got to start the car it cranks for awhie and then after 7 sec. it finally turns over.and when it turns over i get a strong fuel smell. i took it to get checked out but they said the car is fine and when i go to start it back up it does the same thing. this only happens when the car has been sitting for over 20 min. but when i hope out and right back in i have no problems starting it up. can somebody please let me know what is going on with my car. I dont want to have to blow this thing up.
...I HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 2002 LINCOLN LS...PLEASE HELP !!!!

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