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#134 of 229 Re: Help w/unknown transmission code [bikerboy44]
Aug 06, 2009 (6:04 am)
BikerBoy44, My 2004 Lincoln LS V8 sport with 42,000 miles recently had the 'Check AdvanceTrac" warning come on. It went on and off for about a week. Then yesterday, the "ETC Engine failsafe mode" warning appeared, and it put the car into limp mode. I pulled over, shut it off, and when I turned it back on, all problems disappeared. Interestingly, after heavy rains recently is when this problem started (see: http://answers.edmunds.com/question-2006-Lincoln-LS-ETC-engine-failsafe-mode-err- or-9646.aspx). Since the rain has stopped, no issues, Thoughts? I took it to a Ford/Lincoln dealer. Their diagnostic check said I needed a new "Throttle Body". They special ordered a part and said it would be $900 parts and labor. I'm holding off for now until I learn more. How much did your problem cost to fix? I'd like to tell them to look at the coils on the plugs first before I end up dropping thousands on them trying 5 different parts to fix a problem that may be as simple as your was to fix. I'd appreciate your input (or anyone else's) before a drop a grand at the dealer. Thanks!
#135 of 229 2000 lincoln ls tranny problem
Sep 04, 2009 (5:50 am)
recently my 2000 lincoln ls hasnt been able to move, reverse dont work, 5th n 4th dont work, the only way i can move the car is if i put it on 3rd gear, i tried hooking up the diagnostic tool, but didnt get any DTC
does anybody have a similar problem, or even better a solution to this, any help will be much appreciated
#136 of 229 Re: 2000 lincoln ls tranny problem [willy8886]
Sep 04, 2009 (12:05 pm)
I'm no expert, but do you think it could be a transmission problem?
Seriously - take it to the dealer or a transmission shop.
#137 of 229 Re: 2000 lincoln ls tranny problem [willy8886]
Sep 19, 2009 (12:05 pm)
My 2000 Lincoln LS (V6) started doing the same exact thing on 9/16/09! If you don't mind, could you tell me what the fix was? I really could use some guidance.
Sep 19, 2009 (6:21 pm)
THE PROBLEM WAS THE TRANNY WS TRASHED BECAUSE OF THE TOURQE CONVERTER OR SOMETHING BUT IT COST ME $4016.12 TO GET A NEW TRANNY AND COIL PACK BUT ITS BEEN RUNNING LIKE A CHAMP EVER SINCE IT WAS DONE IN MARCH 2009
#139 of 229 Re: 2000 lincoln ls tranny problem [lsjunk]
Sep 19, 2009 (7:30 pm)
well bro to be honest, i havent fixed it yet, ive been trying to do some research on the tranny, but havent been able to find anything, the transmission is very complicated, atleast for me, it seems u have to have a special tool to check ur fluid temperature, n to add fluid, a mechanic told me that all i needed was to add fluid on the tranny, dont know if this is true though, other people told me i could have burned off some of the gears, which im pretty sure i did since ive never done any maintenance to the transmission
#140 of 229 Re: 2000 lincoln ls tranny problem [willy8886]
Sep 20, 2009 (8:48 am)
Here is what I can tell you.... I noticed 3 years ago shortly after purchasing the car in a private sale that the transmission would occasionally slip (more so on cold days) until it would warm to operating temperature. But, I could get it to slip even after it warmed up by coming to a stop very quickly & then accelerate. It would also "buck" a little after coming to a complete stop (felt like a bump as if someone just tapped my rear bumper). I had the transmission fluid changed shortly afterward at a Ford dealership. This did not make any improvement. This went on for 3.5 years until the transmission stopped working this past week (not working R, D5, D4 ~ 3, 2 & 1 all work. Reverse started working again after the car sat for a day). What always confused me is that there are no scan codes or transmission errors. It behaved as if it was low on tranny fluid. But being that some Ford engineer thought a sealed transmission was the best thing since sticking a gerbil up one's ass, there is no way to easily check it.
#141 of 229 2002 Lincoln LS- I thought it was bad gas
Sep 20, 2009 (3:57 pm)
Numerous problems with the LS I purchased used less than a month ago with about 70,000 miles. First thing I found was none of the controls on the steering wheel work 100% of the time. They may work one minute and not the next. When they are not working, neither is the horn. CD player doesn't work. Air seems to have a mind of its own. No codes came up when electrical checked.
The main problem is that when I took off this weekend for about 10 hours of driving on the road, I started having what I thought was hesitation secondary to bad gas. Put some some gas treatment in the tank and it seemed to get better for the 2 hours I drove it. Today when I headed home (4 hours of driving) the problem was still there. It really doesn't feel like it is sputtering and coughing. It feels more like something is slipping. It will do it when I am sitting in Drive at a stop light and does it some as I accelerate. As long as I am driving pretty constant, it seems to be ok. If I am going up hill, it gets worse. Does it sound like the transmission???? I sure hope not. Any suggestions on where to start when I take it to get someone to look at it. Thanks.
#142 of 229 Re: 2002 Lincoln LS- I thought it was bad gas [oliverrb]
Sep 20, 2009 (4:04 pm)
Steering controls are the clockspring. A/C problems could be DCCV (dual climate control valve) which controls heat and a/c for the driver and passenger sides. TH hesitation and missing could be the COPS coil sits on the spark plugs, and failures are common. All of these problems are common on the LS.
#143 of 229 Re: 2002 Lincoln LS- I thought it was bad gas [toomanyfumes]
Sep 20, 2009 (4:11 pm)
Thanks a lot. Would the COPS cause the engine light to come on? It didn't come on when the problem initially started, but was on the next day. The ride is also not as smooth as it was before the problem. As far as the AC, the problem is that it may be blowing at the front windshield when it is set to blow out the passenger vents. Or it may be blowing really cold and then it seems to go to heat. (not set on auto) Would the DCCV cause that?