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#120 of 137 Re: tires [stockls]
May 20, 2007 (6:40 pm)
Here is where I found the TSBs:
Choose the 2003 LINCOLN TSB Lookup, then the 2003 LINCOLN LS TSB Lookup, then scroll down to TIRES. You will see two of them, 17929 and 18133. They are related. It's interesting that these same two TSBs were carried forward into the 2004 model year which were the ones that I used. Print them out and take them to your dealer. It saves a lot of talking. I had absolutely no fuss from my dealer. But they had all my service records since new and saw that I had the original tires rotated at the prescribed intervals, etc. Good luck.
#121 of 137 Re: tires [mercianbike]
May 21, 2007 (1:41 pm)
Thanks for the reply. Anything to save some money. Everything was done at the dealer by the previous owner and I am thinking that Im going to take it to that dealer even though it is a little further from me.
#122 of 137 Re: 2000 brake light out -ls v8 [notnutz]
Sep 01, 2007 (8:26 am)
I have an 02 LS with the same problem on the left side. Replaced the bulb which didn't work. Thought it may be the plug for the wiring harness. Cut it out and wired it direct, still nothing. Mine still says "check left brake light and left tail light". Any ides? The dealer can't tell me anything.
#123 of 137 Re: 2000 brake light out -ls v8 [jrippy]
Sep 01, 2007 (7:12 pm)
Check all the bulbs in both taillights and then check the CHMSL (center high mounted stop light). IIRC I had to replace the CHMSL bulb for the warning to go out. It must be wired in with the left brake/tail light.
#124 of 137 Re: 2004 transmission [gunnersmate]2004 transmission [jv8] [gunnersmate]200 [jv8] [ebentham] [lobsenza]
Sep 29, 2007 (11:05 am)
transmission problems in the LS are related to a faulty solenoid in the transmission. for 2 years it clunked in mine before i finally stomped up and down and lo and behold there is a service bulletin out on it!! replaced the solenoid and it now runs beautifully....i was told it will probably go again in a couple of years and to insist they replace it again.
#125 of 137 Re: tires [mercianbike]
Oct 21, 2007 (11:14 am)
My 02 LS V6 with 69,500 miles eats rubber. This is the third set all around and they are due for a change at my next oil change. Origional continentals P215/60R16 (94T)s.
Is the michelin Pilot Sport 225/55ZR16 a good replacement?? I usually run 38-40 PSI and the tires just wear out. No high spots etc just loses rubber..
#126 of 137 Re: tires [bonniesboytoy]
Oct 21, 2007 (1:59 pm)
I would like to give you a definite answer but my knowledge of tires is pretty slim. I would address your question to Akirby who seems very knowledgeable on just about everything related to the LS. One of his notes to me said "Continentals suck". I've only run my Michelins about 9K which included a trip from Virginia to Minnesota and back and they seemed excellent, particularly in some heavy thunderstorms I drove through. I would suspect, based on the cost difference between the Continentals and Michelins, that they are a better tire.
Jim in Front Royal
#127 of 137 Re: tires [bonniesboytoy]
Oct 21, 2007 (3:29 pm)
Have you had all four wheels aligned?
Do you rotate your tires?
I generally get 40K miles +/- out of a set of tires, which so far have included the original Firestone Firehawks, a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S & currently Kuhmo Ecstas.
Sounds like you're running your tires 5-7 psi higher than most do. Why?
#128 of 137 Re: tires [bonniesboytoy]
Oct 21, 2007 (6:35 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 (8:08 pm)
I had Michlin Pilot Sport A/S on my 2002 LS and I really liked them....