2005 Lincoln LS Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Lincoln LS

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2005 Lincoln LS Problems

Very Hard Shifting in Higher Gears and Reverse When the Transmission is Warm

Very hard shifting may be noted after the transmission reaches operating temperature. Most commonly this occurs in the higher gears and reverse. Replacement of the transmission may be recommended to correct this concern.

Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump

Erratic engine coolant temperature or intermittent overheating can be caused by corrosion inside the water pump. The impeller may spin on the water pump shaft or the impeller may corrode. Either condition reduces coolant circulation resulting in engine overheating.

 

Service power steering fluid regularly

Even though the manufacturer does not call for regular servicing, our technicians recommend servicing the power steering fluid regularly.

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2005 Lincoln LS Questions

Serpentine belt coming off alternator and tearing outside strand of belt off (1 answer)

Changed balancer didn't improve,any ideas,could the alternator have shifted?

Lincold 2005 LS: steering drift (2 answers)

2005 ls v-6. I've noticed that, at highway speeds, there is some difficulty keeping a straight line without constantly moving the steering wheel slightly back and forth. The car seem to drift from one side of the lane to the other. There is a sort of "dead zone" at top center and a ...

The car wants to go slow when in gear. What could be the problem? (1 answer)

The car seems to only do this after it is warmed up, and it takes 1 hour to go 5 miles..... Please help!!!

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2005 Lincoln LS Recalls

A Crack May Develop in the Fuel Tank

On 56 vehicles, the fuel tank may have an area with a thin wall and may crack, creating the potential for a fuel leak, fuel odor, and the Check Engine Light may come on. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge. The Ford recall number is 05S29.

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2005 Lincoln LS Reviews

Rated
based on 3 customer reviews
Bought our LS V8 new in 2005 and put 80000 miles in the first three years. Now 5 years old we just had the 100K maintenance done (First plugs and coolant change) and had only one problem ever needing dealer repair. 2 of 8 ngine coils were replaced at 32000 miles,,, then we found out there was a factory service bulletin covering this so Ford replaced them all with a redesigned unit(s) and zero ...
this car is amazing.
Only minor elecrical problems in 3 years.

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