Last post on Sep 17, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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#50 of 59 brakes lincoln ls 2004
May 21, 2010 (11:37 am)
My service ((p)) light has illuminated on my 04 lincoln ls. At first it would come on after I drove for a couple of miles. Now it comes on right away. What could possibly be the problem. In my last post I had mentioned that both rear brakes and rotors have been replaced and I have reset the car.
#51 of 59 Re: brakes lincoln ls 2004 [aannetteta]
May 21, 2010 (12:28 pm)
#52 of 59 Re: brakes lincoln ls 2004 [akirby]
May 21, 2010 (3:20 pm)
My service parking brake light was coming on. Someone on another forum said a discharged battery might cause this. I disconnected the battery, charged it, and reconnected it. The light hasn't come on since. I'm not sure if it was the low battery, or disconnecting the battery reset it, but problem solved.
#53 of 59 Re: brakes lincoln ls 2004 [toomanyfumes]
May 28, 2010 (9:31 am)
Most likely what is happening is that your DCCV is starting to go. On every lincoln LS this valve goes, and when it does the service parking light starts to randomly come on. For more information on this check out the forums on lincolnvscadillac.com
#54 of 59 Re: brakes lincoln ls 2004 [bagge72]
May 29, 2010 (6:12 am)
Yeah my DCCV is shot. I have a new one ready to install. Had heard they might be connected, but the light hasn't come back on since I connected the battery.
I'm on that site a lot, same handle as here^^^^^^
#55 of 59 replacement brake pads?
Sep 16, 2010 (6:18 pm)
Hello. I have a 2005 Lincoln LS V8 with about 60k miles on it and I love it, but I need my brake pads replaced. I know I can't do it myself, so I called around my area (Atlanta) to get pricing/information. Two places (other than the dealership) told me that if I did not use the Lincoln certified pads they would squeal because they are a special ceramic pad. Is this true? I really don't want to spend extra money for the same parts because they have the Lincoln name stamped on them. Thanks so much!
#56 of 59 Re: replacement brake pads? [ladybug41088]
Sep 17, 2010 (5:39 am)
I personally used ceramic break pads from Advanced Auto parts, and have not had any problem with squealing. I'm not sure if that is true with the non-ceramic ones at all, but I would think so. The brakes really aren't hard to do on those cars as long as you have the correct tool to do the back ones, because the caliper piston actually has to be turned back in, besides that they are just as easy as any other car with disc brakes.
#57 of 59 Re: replacement brake pads? [bagge72]
Sep 17, 2010 (5:40 am)
** wouldn't think so
#58 of 59 Re: replacement brake pads? [ladybug41088]
Sep 17, 2010 (5:54 am)
Use whatever you want. I don't believe the factory pads are ceramic.
#59 of 59 Re: replacement brake pads? [ladybug41088]
Sep 17, 2010 (9:42 am)
When I bought my LS the Toyota dealer I bought it from used cheap pads that rattled and squeaked. I had the Lincoln dealer replace them (at the Toyota dealer's expense) and no problems since. I'm not sure they have to be ceramic, but I would buy quality brake pads.