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Lincoln LS, Steering, Suspension, Sedan
#119 of 138 Re: Just replaced Sway Bar Bushings [tecillo]
May 06, 2010 (2:13 pm)
I bought the individual ball joints on ebay and had a local machine shop press the old ones out and the new ones in. You may need to shop around to find a machine shop that has a large enough press to do it. The first shop I went to didn't have a big enough press. I spent about $200 ( $100 for the ball joints $100 labor at the machine shop) to have the whole job done. Of course you will have to have the alignment done after the ball joints have been replaced.
#120 of 138 Re: 2005 Licoln LS steering problem!!! help!!! [jayyy_k]
May 31, 2010 (10:05 am)
Just encountered some of the same problems with my wife car '01 Sport 5sp man. She took it to a repair shop they told her it was the rack. They replaced the rack. That made it worst now it has "NO" assist in turning. I return the car and said it seem from the beginning to be the pump. They said the tech check the pump. This time they said it was air in the system. Still no steering assist. They sent it to Lincoln and Lincoln agreed with what I told them. They sent it to a Ford dealer I got that word and stopped by told them the history they ordered the pump so far still steering like a "NEW CAR" the pump was free the new rack $450.00 installed. Check pump first!
#121 of 138 Re: BEWARE OF SAFETY RECALL #00S39-Certain 2000-2001 Model Year Lincoln LS [expolice]
Aug 02, 2010 (11:46 pm)
the vin # of my car was not even included in the recall! i have left it up to the attorney bc the matter is out of my hands. my mom assisted in the purchase of the 'safe, reliable car'...then that happened. Needless to say she is quite pissed & has chosen to pursue it further. i saved all the parts and my attorney has then and has had them examined as well.
*sigh* will b glad when this is all over tho!!!
#122 of 138 Re: BEWARE OF SAFETY RECALL #00S39-Certain 2000-2001 Model Year Lincoln LS [mommi]
Aug 03, 2010 (6:14 am)
I can't believe you're still pursuing this 3.5 years later. If the recall wasn't applicable to your vehicle then you have no case for negligence. It was an accident - that's why you have insurance.
#123 of 138 suspension parts same as jag s-type
Aug 05, 2010 (6:08 pm)
so ford likes to rape people by making you buy the whole control arm on lincoln ls for bushing/ball joints. but guess what, all of you who wanna change out the bushings on the lower control arm can use the bushing for the same year model on the jag s-type. after researching and getting know where, i figured it out. take a look at the control arm for the s-type, same part right,lol. same replacement parts. so instead of getting it in the butt from the dealership for 700 in parts get what you need for 45 bucks a side for bushings and 60 a side for ball joints
#124 of 138 Re: BEWARE OF SAFETY RECALL #00S39-Certain 2000-2001 Model Year Lincoln LS [mommi]
Sep 01, 2010 (8:34 am)
The same thing nearly happened to me. I purchased a 2000 Lincoln LS last fall and have dumped a large amount of money into repairs since. The car is currently in the shop because of the same ball joint failure. I nearly lost control of the car going 65 mph. The mechanic just called me and wanted to know who had attempted to remove the ball joint because the nut was completely loose to the point of nearly falling off. I checked the recall info and either my car was not recalled or it had already been torqued. In either case, the result could have been deadly. I hope things work out well for you.
#125 of 138 Re: Ok here is the deal. [christo1]
Sep 04, 2010 (8:33 pm)
Where did you buy this problem solver sway bar online? I'm looking into replacing the thing myself as well but have not has any luck finding the replacement part.
#126 of 138 Re: BEWARE OF SAFETY RECALL #00S39-Certain 2000-2001 Model Year Lincoln LS [socalrccprix]
Sep 04, 2010 (9:01 pm)
On the sway bar bushing part number from Energy Suspension it there a G or R after the 9.5171? Is the sway bar a 30mm in diameter? Does anybody know?
#127 of 138 lower control arm bushing
Oct 06, 2010 (10:38 am)
Does the front most bushing on the lower control arm contain any oil or lubricant? As I am seeing some leakage from it and can not find any source of fluid coming from anywhere else.
#128 of 138 Re: BEWARE OF SAFETY RECALL #00S39-Certain 2000-2001 Model Year Lincoln LS [mommi]
Apr 05, 2011 (11:01 am)
Hi my name is Skylar Shaw, and i to have a 2000 lincoln ls with the same problem. I took it to a machanic to see why the car was squeaking while driving. After he inspected it he deemed the car dangerous and unsafe to drive. So i did some research and like you i saw it was a recall on the front suspension on the 2000 lincoln ls. I followed up with lincoln the next day asking if they would honer the recall. I was told 3 different things, 1st they said the original owner brought it in back in 2001 and the problem was remedied, another rep said it wasnt a recall on this car and another rep said the car was old and the case has closed on those models. If you have any info that can help me, my email is shawskylar83yahoo.com