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Lincoln LS, Steering, Suspension, Sedan
#89 of 139 Re: Found website for ball joints. [252hpls8]
Oct 08, 2009 (6:19 am)
Hi I;m actually going through that same thing where they are saying I need the whole control arm with the knuckle to fix my lower ball joint. What exactly did you buy for $88 from that website. I looked but I couldn't find exactly what i needed. I need a passenger side lower ball joint and a driver side upper ball joint.
#90 of 139 Rough Ride
Oct 09, 2009 (1:28 pm)
I've had my Lincoln LS for almost 2 years now and I love it. I know its time for some suspension work because its riding pretty rough now. I am trying to figure oout the cheapest route to go as far as my suspension. I was trying to figure out if an aftermarket full suspesnion kit with all new bushings or OEM would be cheaper.
#91 of 139 Re: thunking sound gone / airbags fixed [derrickburns]
Oct 10, 2009 (1:38 pm)
what did you have to do to fix the airbag wiring under the seat?
#92 of 139 Lower ball joints
Oct 23, 2009 (10:29 am)
I know there was a recall on the front lower ball joints for improper torque, does anyone know the proper torque? Also I purchased lower ball joints separately from the knuckle, and one of my local machine shops can't press the old one out or the new one in. Any ideas. I'm going to another machine shop later to see if maybe they can. Has anyone had any luck pressing out the old ball joints and pressing in new ones?
#93 of 139 Re: BEWARE OF SAFETY RECALL #00S39-Certain 2000-2001 Model Year Lincoln LS [mommi]
Oct 29, 2009 (10:36 am)
Just because the ball joint failed doesn't mean it was because the ball joint nut was loose! Ball joints fail everyday. A ball joint failure at 50-60,000 miles or more is not uncommon. If the telltale signs are ignored long enough, the failure can be catastrophic, as was your experience. If you were to provide the VIN, I could tell you when/where/mileage the recall was completed, provided your vehicle was included in the original recall.
That's all I know for now...
#94 of 139 Re: Lower ball joints [dsapern]
Oct 29, 2009 (10:39 am)
Per the recall bulletin, the ball joint nut should be torqued to 150 Nm (111 lb-ft).
That's all I know for now...
#95 of 139 thinking of buying an LS
Nov 09, 2009 (4:18 pm)
Is a LS a good car to buy? I was thinking of buying a used 2000-01.Does it have air suspension or springs and struts? thanks
#96 of 139 Re: thinking of buying an LS [ruckus02140]
Nov 10, 2009 (5:29 am)
Springs and shocks. The 03-06 models are better. Expect to replace the COPs and possibly do a tranny repair (usually just replacing the valve body). They're great cars to drive and a great value.
#97 of 139 front sway bar bushings
Nov 10, 2009 (1:24 pm)
J C Whitney has generic sway bar bushings they say will fit my 2001 LS. Has anyone changed any lately and do you have a " how to " to pass along. For $14 they sure are tempting and if they DO work what a savings.
#98 of 139 New on the scene; let's talk sway bar bushings...
Nov 30, 2009 (1:31 pm)
Hello all... Looks like sway bar bushings are a common LS problem. I've recently had knuckles/ball joints replaced by a pro, but would like to tackle the bushings myself, if possible. Have the Lincoln service CD, and there seems to be a lot more to this than meets the eye (control arm/strut disassembly, etc.). I have the Energy Suspension bushings mentioned elsewhere in this forum, but I did not see how much was actually required to mount them. Do the old bushings slip off the end(s) of the bar, and the new ones go on the same way? Or does the whole bar have to come out to make it happen? (I hope not) I will be replacing the links as well, if that makes a difference. Do the new brackets bolt right in where the old ones came out? How much of the engine compartment and front end do I REALLY have to dismantle to do this job?
Thanks for any help you can give. Like I said, I do have the Ford-issued SM disk, and have done a lot of work on the car myself, so I will try to be helpful and contribute here when I can.
Guess I should've mentioned that mine is an '01 LS8 Sport with 87K...