Last post on Jun 21, 2009 at 5:54 AM
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#128 of 137 Re: tires [bonniesboytoy]
Oct 21, 2007 (7:35 pm)
That is a bit high on the PSI - could be related. 20K-25K isn't unheard of depending on road, weather and driving style. Michelins won't be any better in that regard but they will drive and ride better (for a price).
Assuming they're not wearing unevenly it's either normal or it's the higher PSI. Check the tire wear rating on new tires and also use the tirerack.com surveys to see what others are getting.
#129 of 137 Re: tires [bonniesboytoy]
Oct 21, 2007 (9:08 pm)
I had Michlin Pilot Sport A/S on my 2002 LS and I really liked them....
Oct 25, 2007 (5:38 pm)
I can run 65/70 on a wide cloverleaf, the tires are really great but they just don't last. They r great in the rain, and snow is not a problem, well once in the driveway,(it's on a hill), and once on ice patches, (did a ueweee). 38/40 keep the tires from looking flat. If they r suppose to look flat then cut down on the profile. Those low profile tires really suck in the snow/ice/rair, (my neighbor has a set of low profiles and they just look pretty, now good for anything else.)
#131 of 137 Re: tires [bonniesboytoy]
Oct 26, 2007 (7:15 am)
40 PSI seems pretty high to me as well. Highest I've ever run is 35.
I've got 90Kon my 01 LS. On my 3rd set of tires. All Firestones. THis last set I like the best: Firestone Wide Ovals.
#132 of 137 Re: tires [mercianbike]
Dec 01, 2007 (6:26 pm)
Tried that at the dealer and they wouldn't do it. I even contacted ford and lincoln with no luck. The reply I got was the car was one month out of service warenty and there was no official recall on the tires regardless of the TSB report.
#133 of 137 Re: 2004 transmission [gunnersmate]2004 transmission [jv8] [gunnersmate]200
Dec 04, 2007 (9:50 pm)
did dealer cover your cost? what was the solenoid part cost and labor involved? I'm having similar problems, had tranny rebuilt at 15K miles (now I'm at 53K), and thinking of changing out the solenoid pack myself. I changed the tranny fluid last weekend but it didn't help, even though the fluid was quite brown (versus the new reddish stuff).
#134 of 137 Re: Headlight Moisture [lglove]
Mar 01, 2008 (12:44 pm)
After my 01 was out of warranty I just removed both lamps from the headlight assy and connected a shop vac to one of the lamp holes and let it run until the moisture was gone and then I put new vapor proofing on the "o" rings on the lamps. That was three years ago and is still fine.
#135 of 137 01 LS Sport
Mar 01, 2008 (8:00 pm)
I have ben reading all the horror stories about the LS. I can only say I have had my car since new. and the only problem I have had is the headlight fogging. I do drive it hard. Non stop trips for 24 to 26 hours and 80 plus MPH. Since warranty is out I do my own service. sorry but if they still made them I would buy another.It is a shame that the choice of rear wheel Drive auto's is going to suv's or the large Town car. I am a true blue Ford person. Buy American.
#136 of 137 ATTN: Lincoln LS Owners!
Jun 16, 2009 (1:31 pm)
2000-2001 Lincoln LS owners beware...please read my story! 100% TRUE!
On january 23, 2007 i was the owner of what i thought was a very safe and reliable 2000 Lincoln LS V8. I was driving only about 30 mph (thank God!)and all of a sudden with no warning my driver side wheel broke off! It wedged under my car as i struggled to maintain control and steer it to the side of the road. People passing were absolutely in awe and were pulling over to take pictures! It freaked me out...i wondered how something like that could even happen. After researching i found out there was a recall on that make and model (ones assembled at the Wixom Assembly Plant). SAFETY RECALL # 00S39 FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS. I bought the car from Import One and didn't own the vehicle at the time the recall was issued but a man at a Lincoln dealership told me something to the effect of the owner of the car at the time brought the car in to a Lincoln dealership in Lake Charles and was told the recall didn't apply to that car...i'm not sure if the vin wasn't included in the recall or if the defect wasn't occuring.
I wasn't quite sure of exactly what the hell was going on. This all was just insane and hard for me to process. Why did this happen? How could this happen? Wheels aren't supposed to break off cars!!! It was really scary for me to think of what could have possibly happened if i would have been on the interstate going 70+ mph...especially with my son (who was 1 yr old at the time) in the car with me!
I no longer have the car but have hired a lawyer and am seeking any information anyone may have regarding this matter. I am not happy and i want answers! I also want to make others aware so this doesn't happen to anyone else with possibly much worse consequences!
#137 of 137 Re: ATTN: Lincoln LS Owners! [mommi]
Jun 21, 2009 (5:54 am)
Keep us updated on the lawsuit. Sounds like it might be tough to prove, though. You say wheels aren't supposed to break off cars, but a worn ball joint will do the same thing. You will have to prove that it was a defect and not just a worn part.
BTW, my '95 T-Bird I sold to my nephew just did the same thing, worn ball joint and the top of the wheel popped out in a parking lot. Good Luck.