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Lincoln LS, Steering, Suspension, Sedan
#74 of 139 Re: BEWARE OF SAFETY RECALL #00S39-Certain 2000-2001 Model Year Lincoln LS [mommi]
Jun 16, 2009 (6:18 am)
This happened 2.5 years ago and you're just now following up on it? Yes, there was a recall for a potential loose nut or bolt IIRC. Was that the cause of your wheel failure? No way to know for sure. 7 years is a long time. Who are you going to sue? Not sure you'd be able to prove liability and even then you'd only get the amount of the repairs.
#75 of 139 Re: BEWARE OF SAFETY RECALL #00S39-Certain 2000-2001 Model Year Lincoln LS [akirby]
Jun 16, 2009 (12:14 pm)
thanks for your reply!
No...i sought immediate legal advice. It has been filed but it has jus taken the lawyer this long to research everything and rule out the possibility of a class action suit. All the automotive experts that examined it told me that yes that surely did seem to be the cause. The actual print out of the recall from Ford Motor Company states this: Some of the affected vehicles may have an under-torque condition of the front suspension lower ball joint attaching nut. An under-torque condition may result in loosening of the attaching nut. In some cases this can result in a fracture of the ball stud, which may lead to a separation of the lower control arm from the steering knuckle.
i assure you that even to see pictures of it would bother you and give you quite disturbing thoughts!
My lawyer is deciding who is fully responsible...or whether it is two parties responsible... 1 being the Lincoln dealership who declined to fix the problem at the time of the recall, 2 being the other reputable dealership i bought the car from in the summer of 2006 (not a Lincoln dealership but possibly should examined the car better for problems before selling it!)
We definitely are doing what we can to get to the bottom of exactly happened!
#77 of 139 I need to change the upper ball joint.
Aug 21, 2009 (1:02 pm)
My aligment is bad and is eating my front tires like crazy!! they told me that they need to change my upper ball joint first and then do the aligment. Anybody knows where i could find the upper ball joint a lot chiper than buying it from the dealer?
would it be smart buying it from a junk jard?
#78 of 139 Re: I need to change the upper ball joint. [252hpls8]
Aug 22, 2009 (7:47 am)
Buying from a junkyard is a bad idea. Check parts suppliers online, that might save you some money. I think the ball joint is part of the upper control arm on this car, that might be why it's expensive.
#79 of 139 Re: Found website for ball joints. [toomanyfumes]
Aug 24, 2009 (1:49 pm)
i was going to buy the upper control arm and the ball joint because they come together for $253 and i found the control arm, ball joint, and bushing everything for $88 dollars!
check it out
#80 of 139 Re: Rattle Noise - Sway bar Bushings [jmn1964]
Aug 24, 2009 (2:14 pm)
Hello jmn1964, my Air bag light its on all the time how did you fix it?
#81 of 139 BYE LINCOLN!!!
Sep 17, 2009 (10:45 am)
My freaking ls just broke down AGAIN!!!! I had already changed the timing chain like about a year ago, I end up paying $650 to get it fixed. Now last week the car just died on me while driving and it didn't start after that till next day with this huge nasty noise and shaking from the motor then I knew it was done!! Mechanic tolm me it's the timing chain and that is better just to get a new motor than to fix it because it probably damage the motor but i don't have the money right now for it so i dont know wath to do!!!!!!
#82 of 139 Re: BYE LINCOLN!!! [252hpls8]
Sep 17, 2009 (11:04 am)
A timing chain that breaks after 1 year is either a defective timing chain or a defective repair. How is that Lincoln's fault?
#83 of 139 thunking sound gone / airbags fixed
Sep 17, 2009 (8:40 pm)
Like other 2000 LS V8 owners, I have been plagued with the thunking front end sound for years. I ordered the energy suspension part # 9.5171. They fit and the noise is gone! As others have reported, the old sway bar bushings don't even look bad. AllData quotes 1.2 hours to replace both bushings. It took my mechanic 1.5 hours. Total charge (pre-negotiated): $120 for labor.
Incidentally, I also fixed the airbag wiring under the driver seat. It took 20 minutes and $24 in parts. I did not have to remove the driver seat at all.