Lincoln LS Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Lincoln LS
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Lincoln LS ProblemsOverheating 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.
Even though the manufacturer does not call for regular servicing, our technicians recommend servicing the power steering fluid regularly.
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.
Lincoln LS QuestionsWhat is the torque for the camshaft bearing cap bolts (1 answer)
My torque wrench was set improperly and i busted a bolt that holds down the camshaft. If you could tell me what those were called or what type of bolt im looking for would help tremendously.
Lincoln LS RecallsA 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 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.
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.