Last post on Jun 27, 2007 at 8:39 AM
You are in the Lincoln LS
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Lincoln, Sedan, SUV
Nov 24, 2004 (8:00 am)
I guess I must be remembering wrong, but I thought the 2000 ls had a 4y/50k bumper to bumper and a 10yr powertrain warrenty. I just sold mine (never had a problem with the manual tranny) so I can't check the paperwork.
Nov 24, 2004 (3:50 pm)
Yeah, not aware of any powertrain warranty beyond the 50,000 on a Ford product unless it's a certified product, or has a purchased extended warranty on it.
#86 of 103 Re: LS Manual Transmission [cdnpinhead]
Nov 26, 2004 (10:47 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I didn't realize so few were sold. I guess if I get it fixed and keep it for 30 years it will be a collectors items some day? Just got my 1st small scratch on it yesterday.
#87 of 103 Re: [koker]
Nov 26, 2004 (10:48 pm)
It's 50K for obvious reasons based on my experience. Actually, I drove my Ford Ranger for almost 300,000 miles with the original transmission, but that's a Mazda isn't it?
Nov 27, 2004 (2:56 pm)
The 5 speed in the Ranger was a Mazda transmission, yes, which was a real knock on the truck for some people. Personally, I liked it, and mine, though not in my hands anymore, is approaching 200,000 as well, and the rest of the truck is holding up fine as well, thank you...
I think the manual gearbox in the LS is a Getrag gearbox, isn't it?
Jul 29, 2005 (6:30 pm)
Just traded in my Lincoln LS 2002 to a new Lincoln LS 2005, with Navigation.
I placed about 20 site address into the navigator. However, I dont know how to recall the destination, other than by the address. This does NOT seem right. You should be able to refer to a name relating to the address for recall.
#90 of 103 Re: insp2750 [insp2750]
Aug 19, 2005 (11:30 am)
Thats what I have a problem with as well. This is not really an address book feature where you can store addresses by name, but rather a mechanism to just store addresses. I hate it. I have used several Nav products, this is probably the first that doesn't store the address by name.
And while I'm at it,..i also hate the fact that I can't enter destinations while driving..(yes yes..I heard it before...its for safety ...)
#91 of 103 Re: I'm Here [mkovalsk]
Aug 23, 2005 (6:19 pm)
Hello, my nam is Dan Hucklebridge and I just bought a 2002 LSE premium/sport and I am a mechanic w/ 24 years experence. It has 55K miles and is silver and clean as a pin. I love the way the 5 speed auto trans performs but I am very much into fluid changing and we don't have one one those fancy fluid exchangers. I tried to read the print on the bottom of the pan but it did not make a lot of sense. I know there is a plug on the tail shaft but have not touched it yet. Just like spark plugs, I don't think trans fluid should be left in for 100K miles. Pleaase respond, Thanks, Dan
#92 of 103 Re: I'm Here [dlh2002lse]
Aug 24, 2005 (2:46 am)
I'm not sure when our automatic transmission guru will have a chance to get back to you, but he used to recommend ~30K change intervals.
As I imagine you're aware, if you don't use one of the in-line exchange devices, there's quite a lot of fluid left in the torque converter, lines, cooler & etc. that'll still be in there when you think you're finished draining it. I suppose you could do it two or three times in a row, with a good long run in between each change, and come out at about the same place, but with quite a lot more work involved.
Mar 15, 2006 (5:17 pm)
Call me Tom, a driver of a 2004 Lincoln LS, the first American car Iíve owned. I am quintessential middle management, in a position requiring a lot of travel, most of it in my car.
My family was an early adopter of foreign cars, with a Renault Dauphine, a Volkswagon Beetle, and a Datsun B210 in the bunch. However, if not buying foreign, my parents typically bought GM. In college I drove a 1982 Honda Accord, and my family have bought foreign since. Cars Iíve owned include the following: a diesel Volkswagon Jetta, 2 Honda Accords, a Volvo 240, and a 1995 Volvo 850, which I still have. My wife drives a Volvo S70.
I spend a lot of time behind the wheel as part of my job, and after 10 years it was time to move into something newer than my Volvo 850. A spate of patriotism prompted me to focus on buying American. I did cross shop the Lexus ES330 and the Acura TL, but each had characteristics I didnít like. The Chrysler 300 Limited carried a $5000 ďregional economic adjustment,Ē and in my mind the interior wasnít worth that, nor was the Caddy CTSí interior worth the asking price. The Lincoln was a good compromise between what I didnít like in the other cars.
Never having owned Ford products, I wasnít familiar with Lincolnís history until I read up on it. Lincoln really has some high points in its history: the prewar KB cars, the original Continental, the Continental Mark II (yes, Iíll go ahead and consider it a Lincoln), the 1961 Continental, the 2000 LS. Lincoln seems to have lost its way as of late, but I certainly hope the marquee turns things around, and I look forward to spending quality time with my LS.