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#104 of 139 changing the spindel on 2004-2005 lincoln ls
Mar 06, 2010 (2:08 am)
I believe this is what is wrong with my car. Bent spindle. spun it out the other night, car became stuck, had to be towed. I retrieved the car from the wrecker co. and discovered the steering was out of wack pulling hard to the right, steering wheel is vertical rather than horizontal (wheels straight), the right pass. side wheel looks toed in and something is making screechiing sounds almost constantly now, I imagine it's grooving the rotor. Does this sound like a bent spindle or possibly something else?? thank you for anhy help. Tracey.
#105 of 139 Re: BEWARE OF SAFETY RECALL #00S39-Certain 2000-2001 Model Year Lincoln LS [akirby]
Mar 07, 2010 (6:09 pm)
as a quick fix, due to lack of money im wondering if a wheel spacer would help, it jujst sounds like something is not clearing, not sure, i've felt the inside of the tires and it doesnt feel like its rubbing, i might need to take the wheel off again, and i did hit a curb, it probably pushed everything towards the brake cal.,rotors etc..
#106 of 139 Re: thunking sound gone / airbags fixed [derrickburns]
Apr 13, 2010 (7:40 pm)
Stumbled upon your thread. i will be taking on the bushing job soon. I also do have the airbag light on. Do you mind letting me know how you fixed it in your case? thank you
#107 of 139 Re: thunking sound gone / airbags fixed [tecillo]
Apr 14, 2010 (4:00 pm)
It depends on the code that your car gives you. The code is determined by the number of times your air bag light flashes. Mine was a clockspring. I can't remember what code that was. I got the tutorial on-line on how to replace the clockspring, here is the shortcut http://clockspringremoval.blogspot.com/ It was quit easy though. Let me know if the code is for a clockspring and I will help out. I know that the Lincoln LS also has issues with wires being pinched under the driver side seat, but the first thing to do is get the codes.
#108 of 139 Re: thunking sound gone / airbags fixed [dsapern]
Apr 15, 2010 (3:17 pm)
thanks, i seem to be having the common 32 code currently flashed. i would like to rule out the driver seat wiring before jumping into the clockspring. Any help would be appreciated.
#109 of 139 Re: thunking sound gone / airbags fixed [tecillo]
Apr 15, 2010 (3:34 pm)
I also totally ruled out the wiring under the seat first. The way in which I did that was to inspect each of the wires very closely. In order to do that you need to take the front seat completely out. I think the connector was yellow, but I may be wrong. Do a close inspection and if that all checks out good chances are it's the clockspring. The clockspring is a dealer item, and mine had it in stock. This usually means that they sell alot of them.
#110 of 139 Re: thunking sound gone / airbags fixed [dsapern]
Apr 16, 2010 (2:53 pm)
Clockspring is a common repair item in the LS. Airbag light on usually means clockspring.
#111 of 139 2005 Licoln LS steering problem!!! help!!!
Apr 21, 2010 (7:33 am)
ok, just the other day when i was pulling into my driveway and when i was turning my wheel it seemed to get rough to turn, almost like it was getting stuck but then with a little more force it would free back up again, it seems to happen about every quarter turn in the wheel. When I go around a corner the wheel also doesnt pull itsself straight, I have to do it manually. On and off for the last 2 years my steering wheel has made a wierd whinning noise when i turned it, but i thought that it was just the berrings in the wheel or something. could this have anything to do with why my wheel doesnt turn freely, or would it be my luck and be something worse? any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you
#112 of 139 Re: 2005 Licoln LS steering problem!!! help!!! [jayyy_k]
Apr 21, 2010 (7:43 am)
It's either the power steering pump or the rack itself.
#113 of 139 Re: 2005 Licoln LS steering problem!!! help!!! [jayyy_k]
Apr 21, 2010 (2:29 pm)
Possibly a ball joint too. My T-Bird did the same thing, hard to turn, wheel wouldn't return, front end noise, it was the ball joint.