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Lincoln MKS Repair and Maintenance

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

Lincoln MKS Problems

A grunting or grinding type noise may be noted from the front brakes. Our technicians tell us the problem is generally caused by the front brake caliper anchor brackets which can cause abnormal brake rotor and pad wear. The repair commonly involves replacing the brake pads and rotors and updating the caliper anchor brackets with revised parts.

Various radio performance concerns may develop including noisy operation, no operation, or SYNC issues. Reprogramming the appropriate module with updated software will commonly correct most of these issues.

A fluid leak may be noted from the axle area. Red fluid is from the transmission. Brown fluid is from the power transfer unit (PTU). Leaks are commonly from the axle seal and/or PTU cover seal. Leaking seals should be replaced as necessary.

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Lincoln MKS Questions

Long story short, I had my Motorcraft battery crack and the cables were corroded, so I bought a new Duralast Gold battery along with Duralast Gold cables. It turns out that the MKS has multiple harnesses connected to both cables, and it is one big piece. How do I replace the entire cable system m...

I can open the doors with the key I have installed new battery that has been tested and is good I made sure it snaps in and is seated correctly it is the correct battery but still does not work is there a way to reprogram yhe fob

Your estimator. Is that correct?
Thank you.
DLV

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Lincoln MKS Recalls

In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention clip may not have been properly installed. As a result, without prior warning the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving. This would result in loss of engine power to the drive wheels. Dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage.

The rear doors on these vehicles are equipped with child safety locks that prevent the doors from being opened from the inside when engaged. As the rear doors are opened and closed, one or both child safety locks may switch from engaged to disengaged without warning. With the child lock disengaged, a door could be opened accidentally, increasing the risk of injury to an unrestrained occupant. Dealers will test the safety locks and replace those not meeting the testing standard.

The fuel delivery module, which is located at the fuel tank, can crack, resulting in a fuel leak. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module in the affected vehicles to correct this concern. 

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Lincoln MKS Reviews

Bought my MKS in June 2010 as a demo car with 12,000 miles on it. It is my second favorite car of all time and I'm 70. It drives and feels more like a European car (the ride is not soft but not harsh)and handles very well in emergencies. My Lincoln is AWD and works great in the snow however, if the snow is more than 7" deep the airdam causes snow to be pushed up in front of the radiator. It...

Air conditioner does not work when on auto, dealer says,"we did not design this", . Ford insist that I am wrong, although I set the temp @72 degrees and the inside temp is at lest 85 degrees, but who is counting?. First and last time I buy Ford anything. From now on I rely on the "Consumer Reports" magazine. I read reports the MKS quiet, mine is like driving thru a thunderstorm( low ...

Check engine light comes on all the time, then goes off. I've taken it to the dealership twice and they can't find anything wrong with it. 1st they said it was the car's computer. Seems to come on after I get gas or just for no apparent reason at all. Nice car, but it makes me leary of the quality with the light coming on and off.

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