2008 Lincoln MKZ Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Lincoln MKZ

2008 Lincoln MKZ Problems

Harsh or Delayed Shifting of Automatic Transmission

The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may correct the problem. As the mileage increases, internal transmission damage can occur. Repairs could involve replacement of the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Whenever major transmission repairs are made, it is important to be sure the PCM and the TCM have the latest software updates to help prevent these issues from reoccurring.

Power Steering Fluid Leak From Pump, Hose, or Steering Gear

The power steering may leak fluid at the pump, hose, or steering gear. This can be caused by one or more hoses not being clamped tightly enough. The repair involves adding new clamps and seals to the power steering hoses at the pump and steering gear.

Trunk Lid May Not Latch Closed

The trunk lid may not latch closed, this is generally caused by the trunk latch sticking in the open position. Our technicians tell us that in most cases the trunk latch assembly will need to be replaced to correct this issue.

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2008 Lincoln MKZ Questions

How can I remove and replace the water pump (1 answer)

My water pump is leaking out of the weep hole had it checked out the water pump needs replacing how can I get to it behind the timing case

I have to change the water pump how do I get started (1 answer)

My water pump is leaking. It has to be changed how do I get a started the pump is in the Timing case cover could someone tell me where do I start by

Why does my car shake when I reach 40 mph? (2 answers)

When I'm going either 40 or 70 mph or when I slightly have my foot on the brake I get a real bad shake

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2008 Lincoln MKZ Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Accessory Floor Mats Move And Interfere With Accelerator Pedal

Ford accessory floor mats may interfere with accelerator pedal operation. Dealers will install replacement mats, free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2008 Lincoln MKZ Reviews

Purchased vehicle new and now have almost 40k miles. Had to replace brake pads and service rotors at 25k; replaced two batteries, and tires at 32K (I replace earlier than most people I think). Have really enjoyed the ride and luxury of the Lincoln. The engine is strong enough for me and am not into handling as much as smooth cruising.

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