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Apr 06, 2011 (10:51 am)
I concur with you about compelling and excitingly designed product. I just can't get worked up over any Lincoln today. Seem like overpriced Fords. God help their slovenly dealer network in comparison to Lexus and Infiniti. I gave up on Ford after the Marauder debacle and axing the LS for good with no real replacement.
I can remember the excitement back in 1999 and 2000. Just re-read the old Edmunds, MT, C&D, & R&T comparison. The early LS gave you a 5 Series car at a 3 Series price! It was a Jaguar sibling. (And you could get a manual transmission.) This was something exciting. That was why so many of us were so passionate about it. The only other Fords in the 20 years before that which had excited me were the Merkur XR4ti, Lincoln Mark VII LSC, and the hot rod V8 LTD (not the Crown Vic) sport model (forget what this 1-year model was labelled: LX?).
The LS held its head high proudly in a competitive market. It could compete. On performance. Looks. Equipment/options. Price.
Anyone remember the Cadillac Catera? A gussied up Opel! Wasn't it the Caddy that zigged? Something about a duck in its ads? The LS walked all over it! But Cadillac learned, created the CTS, and look who is being walked all over now? Lincoln!
See in today's Wall Street Journal an article on Jaguar/Land Rover and Volvo. Jag made $443 million for Tata in 4th Qtr of 2010 on the basis of all the time and money Ford sank into it before selling it off. JagLR's worldwide sales up 19%.
Apr 06, 2011 (5:25 pm)
I've still got a 2001 LS8 Sport, built Aug 2000, with 50,500 original miles. Problems encountered to date are: Head Lamp Assy's, Window Regulators x6, Tail Lamps, Rear Seat Locks, Howl In Rt Rear Suspension, Valve Cover/Spark Plug Gaskets, Thermostat, Clock Spring (No Function and/or Irregular Steering Wheel Radio Controls & No Radio Dash Lights), Front Leather Seat Covers, Heated Seat Function, Rain/Wiper Sensor and likely soon to be timing chain(s) tensioners.
Love the car overall still. Handling is wonderful even though this year model lacks a little power compared to the 2005 engines.
I attended the LS Mania in Irvine for those who were there and/or heard about it. Came in second place behind Brain Beckman. Lincoln was happening in those days all due to Jim Rogers, head of Lincoln.
#15441 of 15504 Re: Old Days [g2iowa]
Apr 16, 2011 (10:09 am)
You mention semi-retirement, yeah, ME TOO! I gave up the 50-60 hour/week corporate life in '08, and did nothing for a year, as I needed a break. I'd been living like that for 37 years. Then the reality of being only 57, and the economy sagging, got me thinking about a little "supplimental income". I was in the local "big box" auto parts store a few times getting supplies, and the manager asked how my "vacation" was going. I replied, "Vacation, what vacation....I'm retired"! He said he needed a part time delivery driver, so "step inside my office"......
My wife and I truly enjoyed our LS, but 9 northeastern winters were starting to show their wear on the car. I was starting to see rust in the rear quarters, where the inner fenderwells and outer panels meet. Once it gets in there, you've got issues. Secondly, although we had put only 60,000 miles on the car, some of the wear items like shocks, were needing replacement, some of the heater/AC control lights were shot, and one of the door lock modules had quit working. Parts were never plentiful or inexpensive, even when Lincoln was making the car, so I was looking at the handwriting on the wall, and it didn't look good, so I sent it down the road 2 years ago.
Ironically, although I thought I had "resigned" from the "other place" when I sold the LS, I got a renewal e-mail from them a couple of days ago. They said if I didn't send my dues, I'd be dropped....I thought they did that last year! It's good to see that some of the old gang is still around, and doing reasonably well.
Apr 25, 2011 (10:21 am)
i have a 2000 lincoln ls v8 which i crashed last month. i bought another ls and put my engine and transmission in. since then the car has difficulty gaining speed and doesnt change gears while driving. it however works great in reverse. whenever i start the car, for a few seconds everything is going well and the the fan kicks and and the "check transmission message pops up at the same time. i took it to a transmission shop and the diagnostics returned all the codes for the sensors in the transmission are not working. i changed the transmission and still have the same problem. does any one know what the problem might be?
#15443 of 15504 Re: Whining in an 02 LS rearend [rsulli]
Apr 25, 2011 (4:19 pm)
1) Is noise different, Acceleration vs. deceleration?
2) Does noise change when cornering? (Even on X-Way you may find a difference)
3) If you've mis-spelled the issue, and it should be "whining" check trunk for presence of ex wife.
#'s 1 & 2 are serious.
#15444 of 15504 Re: help please [starbucks21]
Apr 26, 2011 (2:04 pm)
Sounds like you possible crushed a wire harness somewhare in the 3-4 miles of wiring that the car has, during the engine swap. Or, possibly something didn't get connected correctly.
I'd offer to sell you my shop manuals, since I no longer need them, but this forum doesn't allow that kind of communication....
#15445 of 15504 2002 Lincoln LS 110k Miles Airbag Traction Cntrl Trans Issues B1869 B1932
May 07, 2011 (6:54 pm)
I bought a 2002 Lincoln LS with 110k miles. I noticed the horn and steering wheel controls were not working, the traction control light was on and the car would beep when i put the car in drive 5 sets of 5chimes. I scanned the car and I got the following codes.
B1869 Lamp Airbag Warning Circuit Warning Indicator Circuit Open
B1932 Driver Airbag Resistance High
P1575 Seed Control Command Switch Out of Range
P1788 High Pressure Control Solenoid B Open Circuit
So far I changed the Driver Wheel airbag and Airbag clockspring. My horn and steering wheel controls are working fine but I still get the Traction Control Light and the airbag chimes. I am also still getting the B1869 and B1932 codes.
Any idea on these codes? And the traction control?
#15446 of 15504 Re: 2002 Lincoln LS 110k Miles Airbag Traction Cntrl Trans Issues B1869 B1932 [umoms]
May 08, 2011 (8:36 am)
Check the yellow harness under the driver's seat for the airbag light and the TC is probably an ABS wheel sensor. Just guesses though.
#15447 of 15504 Passenger Window regulator
May 20, 2011 (7:26 am)
I have a 2006 LS V8 Sport model and recently my passenger window got stuck and wouldnt go up anymore. I heard something snap which I am assuming is the Power window regulator, when I hit the power button I can hear the motor still running and it sounds as if glass is running through it...My question is, Since the motor seems to still be responding to the electric signal, do I have to replace the motor AND the regulator or can I still use the same motor and just replace the regulator? Can someone help me out please? Much appreciated!
#15448 of 15504 Re: Passenger Window regulator [deleonj]
May 20, 2011 (4:11 pm)
You can just replace the regulator. You may have to drill out the rivets on the old one though. Initially it was a single unit.