Lincoln Zephyr Repair and Maintenance
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Lincoln Zephyr ProblemsHarsh 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.
A squeak or creak noise may be noted when driving over bumps. Our technicians tell us of two possible causes. The lower control arm may have faulty welds or the strut jounce bumper could be rubbing on a dry strut plate. There is a factory repair kit for the lower control arms. If the noise is coming from the strut it may require dis-assembly to lubricate the jounce bumper.
The ignition key may become stuck in the ignition lock, possibly associated with a binding shifter bezel. Our technicians tell us that if the shifter knob is sticking or the shifter bezel is binding the affected part should be replaced.
Lincoln Zephyr QuestionsA grinding sound coming from the wheels when you turn it started as a little noi (1 answer)
It started as a little noise when you were at a stop and turned the steering wheel. We had to strain to hear it. Now you hear it clearly whenever you turn the wheel. We just bought the car used
Hasn't been much rain lately but I believe this happens after rain. But the driver side area of my trunk gets wet. I've had to remove the trunk liner twice, and once found about 1/2 gallon of water under the spare tire. Tail lights are not holding water and are working properly. Trunk is ...
Lincoln Zephyr RecallsPassenger 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.
Ford accessory floor mats may interfere with accelerator pedal operation. Dealers will install replacement mats, free of charge to resolve the concern.