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#79 of 133 Lincoln LS problems???
Dec 07, 2005 (7:40 pm)
I have a 2002 Lincoln LS that had been serviced by Desert Lincoln-Mercury in Las Vegas for 40,000 miles which was provided by Lincoln. After the included servicing had expired I decided to service the LS myself, because I wasn't that pleased with Desert Lincoln-Mercury service. The first service I performed I found numerous things broken and also noticed the oil level wasn't to the full mark on the dipstick. I didn't think much of it and serviced the LS, and did so again 4,000 miles later. My wife smelled oil and we made an appointment with Desert Lincoln-Mercury, since it was still under warranty until 75,000 miles. Long story short, I get a phone call from the service department telling me the valve cover had a hole in it? I asked how something like that would happen. Desert Lincoln-Mercury tells me someone?? stuck something down the oil filler and started the engine causing the valve to strike it and crack the valve cover, but it didn't happen there???? I asked where it happened since they where the only ones who touched the car, and me performing two oil changes. Desert Lincoln-Mercury tells me there was no way they did it and therefore they were not going to cover the valve cover?? Has anyone else experienced anything like this and what action should one take. I have no confidence that anything/previous services had been conducted correctly on the LS and unfortunately think I should get rid of it. I like the LS but have a very bad taste with Lincoln/Ford and probably with get a Cadillac next. All input would be appreciated.
#80 of 133 Re: LS short shift kit? LS buying tips? [oldhdbanger]
Jan 19, 2006 (5:32 am)
Do a search on 'drone' in this forum
(that looks long.. it is just the problems and solutions forum on this website. It could be the halfshafts, apprarently that is a common problem... I have a similiar problem, but haven't solved it just yet...
#81 of 133 Looking for a driver door mirror
Jan 21, 2006 (9:51 pm)
My car was vandelized tonight and I need a new driver door mirror. I was wondering if anyone knew where I can get one inexpensively. Sorry if this is in the wrong section. I did not see a parts section. Thanks
#82 of 133 Re: Alpine "Audiophile?" [rasher]
Mar 14, 2006 (7:36 pm)
I too have this option and keep it turned off.
#83 of 133 2002 LS Front End Steering Problems...
Mar 14, 2006 (7:55 pm)
I have owned an LSV8 2002 for 15 months and thought it was an awesome auto until today. The vehicle will be four-years-old on 11/16/2006 and only has 58,000 miles on it.
Apparently the front end has been going nuts on me since I changed rubber in October of 2005. (Same Michelin Pilot series that came with the car. I did not purchase the rubber at the dealership due to the fact that they did not and could not offer Road Side Assistance.)
After several attempts to figure out the problem with both tire shop and dealership, everyone is puzzled - that was until today.
The dealership hooked up a computer to the car and found out that the Variable Assist Actuator is defective as well as a module that controls this actuator may also be defective.
The end result - Me spending $886.24 + Tax to replace the defective item/s.
I told the dealership that I declined the repair work and it still costed me $140.66 for them to diagnose!
Personally, I do not feel that I should have to pay for an item that apparently was going bad when I changed the rubber and was still under the 50,000 mile mark.
No... I did not take an extended warranty and now I wish I did, but none the less, I feel that this is a manufacture defect, especially when the vehicle is not even four-years of age and is only 8,000 miles outside the 50,000 mile warranty.
Now, I could see if the vehicle was 5-years of age and had 70-80,000 miles and if the vehicle was owned by more than two people and was never serviced/maintained by a FORD/LM dealership, that I would have to pay for this.... but since I am only the second owner and the vehicle has always been serviced by a FORD/LM service centers, then I firmly believe that FORM should take care of this item for me.
I tell this story because I would like to know if anyone has expierenced anything like this - and what they have done about it, or what anyone may suggest for me to do, other than what I had already thought of... Find the car a home.
Thank you in advance for your time.
#84 of 133 Re: 2002 LS Front End Steering Problems... [2002lsv8]
Mar 15, 2006 (5:43 am)
Ford has a comsumer affairs appeal process where you can go above the service managers head. You should also call your local district office.
But since you didn't buy the car new, they will be less inclined to help.
#85 of 133 Re: 2001 Lincoln LS V8 - looking to increase power and performance [khemiztry]
Mar 23, 2006 (3:00 pm)
i redid my exhaust with 3 in. pipe and 2 chamber flow masters with 3 inch tips and it is awsome
#86 of 133 Cant find headlight & taillight covers for 02 Lincoln LS-V8
Jul 25, 2006 (8:33 pm)
I've looked everywhere for dark headlight & taillight covers for my 2002 Lincoln LS, V8,but absolutly no luck.I find it hard to believe they cant be purchased.Does anybody have any ideas?
#88 of 133 FREE - NEW Lincoln LS Rain Sensor
Sep 09, 2006 (7:31 am)
Hi folks. I purchased a brand new rain sensor (part number XW4Z-17D547-AA) back in 2000. I had planned to use it in a project I was thinking about doing but never got around to it. The part is brand new and has never been used. It also has all the schematics surrounding the LS wiper system. If anyone wants this part they are welcome to it. The part is free...just cover shipping and it is yours. if you are interested, check my profile for an email address where you can contact me. I'll hang on to it for a few more days and then I'm throwing it away if there are no takers.