Lincoln Zephyr Repair and Maintenance

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

Lincoln Zephyr Problems

Harsh 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.

Squeak or Creak Noise When Driving Over Bumps

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.

Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder

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.

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Lincoln Zephyr Questions

How does water keep ending up in the trunk of my 2006 Zephyr?! (1 answer)

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 ...

door lock was replaced now it will not unlock? how can I fix this (1 answer)

passenger headlight does not work, bulb and fuses have been replaced. what could (1 answer)

I have a 2006 Lincoln zephyr whos passenger side headlamp will not work.. we have replaced the bulbs and fuses. We have been told it is the headlight module but have been unable to find a number for it to order it online.. I can replace it myself but all the dealers around here will not give us ...

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Lincoln Zephyr Recalls

Accessory Floor Mats Move And Interfere With Accelerator Pedal

Ford accessory floor mats may interfere with accelerator pedal operation. Dealers will install replacement mats, free of charge to resolve the concern.

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