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2000 Lincoln LS Question: My car is really loud when it idles and it is almost jumping!

 

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Providence, 3.9L V8, Nathalie, VA, January 25, 2010, 07:26
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When the car is idleing it almost sounds like it wants to turn off. It also is moving a little bit. Then, when I accelerate, it doesn't seem to have full power but suddenly seems to shift gears hard. Then as I accelerate, it shifts again hard. Once I reach about 60 miles an hour it sounds and runs much better.

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    dandd January 25, 2010, 12:41
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    really should check the codes

    here is an article for this http://repairpal.com/check-engine-light

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    Visitor, February 25, 2010, 10:31

    *****SOUNDS TO BE THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPING........U MAY TRY TO HAVE THE TRANSMISSION FLUID CHANGED FOR ABOUT $89 OR FLUSHED(INCLUDES THE SCREENS AND SPCL FILTER FOR V8) FOR ABOUT $129... IF THAT DSNT WORK MAY NEED TRANSMISSION WORK $2,800 AS MINE NEEDED.....(THESE CARS ARE GOOD BUT WHEN THEY NEED WORK "THEY NEED WORK")

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    Visitor, May 29, 2010, 13:22

    you may want to check the spark plugs and injectors. also check the vacuum system and the park plug wires

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    Visitor, August 05, 2010, 19:16

    your tranmsission is controlled by a PCM (Power control Module). This is the "brains" in the transmission. Your solution is to have your PCM reflashed at the dealership, since it controls the shift points in the tranny. If after reflashing, it still surges forward, have them reflash it again. You might need new PCM if several reflashes (up to 4) don't solve it. Your poor idle is engine vacuum leak, a different issue.

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    Visitor, September 01, 2010, 08:48

    I have a 2000 LS with the 3.9 V8 and have had the exact same issue (twice actually). I had the transmission looked at and it's solid. Turns out, it's an "MMM", massive multiple misfire. Change the plugs and hope the check light comes on to indicate which coil may need replaced. Usually #7 & 8 are faulty as the valve cover gaskets tend to go bad in that area and oil blows by into the plug ports and coil housing, which saturates the plug head and kills it.

    Trust me on this one, it's a misfire.

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    Visitor, September 27, 2010, 05:07

    I have definately had this problem often. My car would change gears and shudder/vibrate/hessitate when excelling. It would knock my AC off for a few seconds but then everything would straighten out. Also, when ideling at a light my car would hesitate or shudder. There is a recall on the coil packs and the ford dealership will replace them free of charge. But the bad thing about it is, that they can't replace them all at one time. Once the engine light comes on,they will be able to put it on the machine and see what coil pack it is. They will then replace the defective coil pack and spark plug. I have had this problem for 2 years but I have had no problem in getting them fixed. They are under recall so it is free to you. I hope this helps.

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    Visitor, November 03, 2010, 10:16

    What year is your lincoln, I have a 2001 with the same problem.

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    Visitor, October 04, 2010, 16:20

    You have water in one of your coils probally #6. When it rain heavilly water gets into the coils causing misfires. I called Lincoln Inc and I am the first person to report this problem to them. I need everyone that has or has had issue like these to call 1-800-521-4120 (Lincoln Inc) report this mechanical issue so that we can get this issue resolved for free.

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    Visitor, December 01, 2010, 14:40

    put chevron

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