Lincoln LS Repair and Maintenance

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

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Lincoln LS Problems

Overheating Due to a Damaged Impeller

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.

 

Adjusting AC Clutch Air Gap

Checking and adjusting the AC compressor clutch air gap can extend the service life of the AC compressor.

3.9L v8, 5r55s, 4th and R shift erratically when @ temp, Fine when cold

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.

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Lincoln LS Questions

Fuel pump (1 answer)

Please need help on getting plastic ring back on new fuel pump

If i change the tranny (due to no forward gears only reverse) what approx. will (1 answer)

What will it cost me to get the new tranny programed to the car?

Alternator is good but not getting charge to battery is there a fuse somewhere (1 answer)

Have taken battery terminal off and it stays running just rodent charge battery

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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.

17" Chrome Wheels May Loosen and Fall Off

17" chrome wheels may not have been properly heat treated. These wheels may crack at the lug nut holes, which could result in loosening of the lug nuts. The driver may experience vibration and/or abnormal noise while driving. Continued operation of the vehicle could result in the wheel failing off, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the wheels and replace those without proper heat treating. The Ford recall number is 03S01.

Lincoln Recalls 2000-2001 LS Due to Loose Ball Joint to Control Arm Fasteners

If the ball joints are not fastened securely, it could result in a fracture of the ball joint stud. This could result in loss of vehicle control and an accident. Dealers will inspect the torque on the two ball joint attaching fasteners.

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Lincoln LS Reviews

Ever since I got mine had both of the front tires fall off I smell gas all the time and the car keeps turning off I don't like it hate no matter what I do something goes wrong I fix one thing and something else go's wrong and has put me and my family endanger I do not like my Lincoln LS 2002
The most common "Overheating" problem I found with this and other similar engines is the design location of the the thermostat is wrong. Common sense - the thermostat should be placed in-line at the engine "Output" to detect the heat quickly and stay open when hot. Remove the thermostat and also block the hot "bypass" return hose with a wood piece cut from shovel handle that fits tight into hos...
Good looking sporty car. I have had my Lincoln LS since 2004 with 24k miles this vehicle never requires nothing but getting a oil changed and spark plugs at almost 200,000. Got the luxury model with vent seats, navigation system, CD/Cass and more. The car got class engine is amazing I did go to Napa got a new air compressor after replacing original one but other things like batteries, brakes, p...

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