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Lincoln LS, Transmission, Sedan
May 09, 2011 (9:19 pm)
Hey everyone, I just bought by 2000 Lincoln LS V6 about a month ago. Since then I have (myself) replaced both valve cover gaskets, all 6 spark plugs, all 6 spark plug coils, the water pump, a new radiatior, radiatior hoses. But now it is having trouble shifting. It is almost "sticking" in 3 or 4 gear. And the only way to get it to shift and to pop it in Neutral put it back in Drive and then it shifts really hard. After that it is fine. but it doesnt do it all of the time just randomly. And it is also (only when it is idleing or at a stop) the car will act like it is going to die and then does die unless I keep my foot on the gas pedal and keep the RPM's a little over a 1000. What is going on with my car? Can anyone help?
#203 of 229 Re: help please [starbucks21]
May 26, 2011 (10:22 pm)
So my timing chains broke, I decided to get another engine and put in my car. After doing so.... Well, I came across the exact same issue. Have you found out how to fix it yet by chance? Idk what to do. I have checked all plugs and fluid. Also changed the computer in the car. Still no fix. Please help me. Kyle
#204 of 229 Re: 2004 lincoln ls [gall]
Jul 26, 2011 (6:52 am)
I had a similar problem and the computer at the dealership noted that there was a low voltage reading on an air intake sensor. The sensor was clogged with cottonwood fluff. They cleaned it up, it read normal, and the car has been fine since.
#205 of 229 tranny issue and coolant bubbling
Jul 26, 2011 (1:05 pm)
i have an 02 ls that ive owned for about 2 months now. i got it for a steal a buddy of mine bought it from the sale and played with it for about 2 months he had hydros put on it and couldnt finish the build so i bought it from him knowing it needed some work since i got the car i have replaced all eight coilpacks both valve cover gaskets two window regulators a fender a headlight and a o2 sensor the engine is running great but from time to time the coolant wants to start bubbling like the car is over heating but the gauge is reading normal , the ac is still blowing cold the car isnt showing any signs of it over heating and before i spend anymore money on the car looking good i want to make sure its not going to blow up on me and my tranny is also throw the code for a pressure solenoid can anyone tell me if the solenoid is on the outside or inside or out side of the trannsmission
#206 of 229 Re: help please [starbucks21]
Aug 24, 2011 (3:44 pm)
Yes, after I changer transmission fluid from FIRESTONE and the car driving about 500 mileage and message pops up check transmission, at the same the run only 40 miles only and RPM go too hight lets me driver so slowly on the freeway from redmond to seattle. I bring car to Firestone and tell them know about this problem and they toll me the Gear Ration 4 (P0734), Gear Ration (P0735) and (P0795) Pointing to a Broken Spring in valve body of transmission. I say my car before Run very well not thing wrong with transmission but after replace transmission fluid jut driving only 500 miles and got this problem. Now they toll me need to pay for transmission 1,400 dollar. this it so wear. Any one have i dear for me what can i do. Thanks
#207 of 229 2004 LS transmission problems
Aug 30, 2011 (3:31 am)
Hi all, purchased a 2004 in 2006 (14,000 miles ) unaware of the "pending" transmission issues. Back to the dealer with 25,000 miles to have the solenoid packs replaced but transmission still not right as it shifted hard from 1st to 2nd. Just hit 95,000 miles and the tranny is being rebuilt at a cost of $2700. Seems the torque converter, a band or two and some additional problems "surfaced".
At 95,000 miles??! The car is highway driven and well taken care of. And Detroit can't figure out why they're in trouble??! We are (were) a Ford family but no more. Looked at an Edge and a Mitsubishi Outlander for the wife, bought the Mitsu with the 10 year/100K mile bumper -to -bumper warranty. And you know what??! You never hear about Hondas dropping a transmission or losing an engine 95K!!
I'm done with American made cars,especially Ford. For those of you who have purchased an LS, be prepared. In addition to the transmission problems, there is the spark plug coil problems that will run you in the neighborhood of $600 to fix when THEY surface. That was last years problems....if I had known then what I was in for, the car would have been dumped on some dealer for a Honda/Lexus, etc.
WAKE UP AMERICAN CAR COMPANIES!! You are self destructing.
#209 of 229 Re: 2004 LS transmission problems [akirby]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 30, 2011 (8:28 am)
He didn't say it doesn't happen, he just said you don't HEAR about it
#210 of 229 Re: 2004 LS transmission problems [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 30, 2011 (9:24 am)
#211 of 229 Re: 2004 LS transmission problems [akirby]
Aug 30, 2011 (10:02 am)
Interesting...sounds like the same problem Lincoln has with their transmissions. Any chance it's the same supplier?!