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#85 of 137 Repairs
Jan 07, 2006 (1:54 pm)
I have a 2004 Lincoln LS. We bought it brand new 19 months ago. Since that time we've had it in the shop for numerous complaints about the transmission, which they said is normal. Can feel every shift and at times when first starting out, it feels liks the transmission is going to drop out. Now it is in the garage because of the rear hub has gone bad and needs to be replaced, and the stirring column has a problem. So far the warranty has taken care of everything, but now we have over 25,000 miles on the car and the warranty will soon run out.
I'm frustrated and concerned. Is this normal for the Lincoln LS' or did we get a lemon? What's a person to do?
#86 of 137 COOLING FAN ADVICE
Feb 05, 2006 (8:10 am)
2000 LS8..COOLING FAN PROBLEM. THE FAN IN THE CAR HOWLS WHEN THE CAR IS WARMED UP. SOMETIMES I GET TEMP SPIKES WHEN THIS HAPPENS(I THINK IT IS BECAUSE THE FAN IS SLOWING DOWN) I REPLACED THE FAN BUT STILL HAVE THE PROBLEM. THIS HAPPENED AFTER THE DEALER CHANGED THE VALVE COVER GASKETS. I TOLD THEM ABOUT MY PROBLEM BUT THEY WANT TO GET PAID TO CHECK THIS OUT.. ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE A CLUTCH FAN ON A COLD CHEVY TRUCK WARMING UP. DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND INFO ON THE RELAYS & SENSORS THAT MAKE THIS FAN WORK. THE CAR HAS 60 THOUSAND ON IT SHOULD I CHANGE THE STAT??
#87 of 137 Re: Rough idling 2000 ls 6cyl. [donbaron]
Feb 23, 2006 (2:02 pm)
I purchased a 2000 LS certified used in 2003. It has been the worst car I have ever owned. I have had 4-5 misfire problems. The first 3 were under the cert. warranty. the last, this week was not. It cost me $ 800.00. oil leak in the cylinder and all. The first was the second day I owned the car. After one month I begged the dealer to work out a deal with me. I even offered to buy a new 2004 with the refund. He did not want the car back. John Scanlon Dealer, Fort Myers, Fl. never again. I had rear wheel bearing replaces, so much has gone wrong it is hard to list. This car as cost me so much money. Heck the driver door handle broke ($110.00 part and labor). That was hard to swallow. I am not new to Ford. I had owned three going back to my first car ever the Grand Torino (1974). That was a car. in 1984, purchased by first non Ford car. A Camry, again a great car. I usally baby my cars for at least 200,000 miles. this one will not last 100,000 miles. The
#88 of 137 Re: 2004 transmission [gunnersmate]2004 transmission [jv8] [gunnersmate]200 [jv8]
Mar 19, 2006 (1:32 pm)
I just bought my 04 yesterday and having them look at the tranny because it was 'jumping' when it would shift through the gears. Also it would hesitate on accelerating when pressing the gas. My question is.., will all this work be covered under my Extra Care ESP? Also, what if the problem is there when I pick it up on Tuesday. DO I have to take it? One of the items I had them write down was checking the transmission. Hope Im posting in the right place.. Thanks ebbentham AT yahoo DOT com
#89 of 137 2000 brake light out -ls v8
Jun 03, 2006 (2:51 am)
My right rear tail light went out-I changed the bulbs and there is no power at the socket-the dash light indicates bulb out-anyone with any similar problems
#90 of 137 '04 transmisson
Jul 13, 2006 (1:44 pm)
my wife has the 6 cylinder '04 LS. It too had been suffering from harsh shifting. Dealer "reprogrammed" the tranny and it is much better. Not perfect, but much better.
Her 6cyl LS came with the 16" Continental tires. Extremely noisy. Anyone have the same issue? Drove an '06 V-8 LS and found it to be a much quieter car overall. Service Manager has been more than willing to go for a drive with me and to tell me if the car is exceptionally noisy. Just have not yet had a chance to do so.
Am aware of a TSB on cupping and feathering on the 16" Continental tires.
Thanks for any help
#91 of 137 Re: Random misfire [dharris]
Jul 14, 2006 (12:50 pm)
i know this posting is a little old, but i was wondering what you found out about your car. i have a 00 LS v-8 and it does the same thing i have replaced spark plugs and coil packs ( over $900) and it still messes up. My mechanic says it is manufacture fault. please let me know.
#92 of 137 Window Regulator
Jul 15, 2006 (11:46 am)
I know this was mentioned early but I have a 2000 LS V8 that I love where the Drivers side rear window stopped operating and the dealer replacer the regulator and the motor. Is there a TSB on this that someone can point me to? I tried to get there from the link mentioned in an earlier posting and that part of the site appears to not be operating.
By the way if anyone has difficulty in the winter in this car throw on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires. Costly but they change the whole way the vehicle drives and handles. I swear by them.
#93 of 137 Lincoln LS '06 transmission
Jul 18, 2006 (7:28 am)
This is a new car & I'm still within the 30 day return policy. When I accelerate (hard) to merge into traffic, there is a pause/flat spot between gears. This is frightening when staying with traffic. It's at the dealer again. They can't find anything using the computer. I don't want to live with this kind of problem for the next 3 years. Would it be to my advantage to hold them to the return policy and take my old car back? Any help would be appreciated.......Thank you.
#94 of 137 Re: Lincoln LS '06 transmission [ladymac]
Jul 18, 2006 (9:25 am)
if you can get rid of it now DO!!! mine is a 00 LS V8 and i have the same problem, when it does that it almost feels like the transmission is failing or the engine is misfiring, but i had all spark plugs replaced ($250) the coil packs(they do not have the reg spark plug wires($500) and it still does the same thing I have had it to a transmission shop, to a dealership and no one can fins out what causes it but i hear that all of the LS's do it they are just badly manufactured cars.