Last post on Oct 13, 2012 at 7:49 AM
You are in the Lincoln LS
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Lincoln LS, Engine, Sedan
#59 of 108 Re: Bad luck with my lincoln ls [akirby]
Nov 20, 2008 (11:36 am)
I have brought the car to many different dealerships, so as far as a crappy mechanic, they must all have had them. I have been to 3 different Ford dealerships and 3 other car shops. Goodyear, firestone, and ammaco. They all specify in different issues so I was just trying everything.
Isnt the Lincoln a Ford? Thats why I have been bringing it to the Ford dealerships. And the dealerships I have brought this car to have been in 3 different states. Mississippi, Lousiana, and now Wisconsin. Somewhere along the line someone has to have had a different type of training or certification to help me with this car. But I will deffinetly look into a Lincoln Dealer if its not fixed this time. Oh, and I have had all 8 coil packs replaced during a tune up, is that what your asking about (COPs). its a v8
#60 of 108 Re: Bad luck with my lincoln ls [deanna7]
Nov 20, 2008 (12:22 pm)
That engine was only used in the LS and Tbird and the Tbird numbers were low, so there's a good chance that Ford mechanics simply haven't seen a lot of them. Lincoln sold considerably more LSes over a longer period. Yes, they should be able to fix it.
It's possible you have one of those strange problems like a frayed wire or bad PCM. Have they checked the fuel pumps and fuel filter?
#61 of 108 Re: starting problem [jlcls]
Dec 06, 2008 (8:17 am)
I have a 2000LS V8 and sometimes when I start the car, it will act like it is being stolen, it will start and then kill and the alarm will go off. It will eventually start after awhile. I have the original battery in it (8yrs) could that be it? I am scare to drive it scare that it might not start. I'm in Texas. The only other problem I have with the car is the heater goes on when the a/c is on and I have had to replace all of the coils/plugs at a great expense, other than that I love the car and the style. Help me now I need to Xmas shop!!!!
#62 of 108 Re: starting problem [bworthy]
Dec 06, 2008 (2:14 pm)
8 years? Change that battery!
#63 of 108 Re: Bad luck with my lincoln ls [deanna7]
Dec 08, 2008 (10:00 am)
I hope i can find answers here too. I have a 2000 LS v8 and i was driving and all of a sudden i couldn't give it any gas while i was diving. the gas pedal went limp. i shut the car off because i thought the Transmission was acting up but i couldn't crank the car up. it would start but would not turn over. I was told it was a fuel problem so i replace the fuel filter because it was blocked but the car still won't turn over, any more suggestions?
#64 of 108 Re: Bad luck with my lincoln ls [Bear205]
Dec 08, 2008 (12:50 pm)
Fuel pump would be my guess.
#65 of 108 Re: starting problem [bworthy]
Dec 11, 2008 (12:03 pm)
Were you able to resolve this problem? I have a 2001 LS that now won't start and am experiencing similar issues to you. It started first with the check engine light always being on. I had the engine rebuilt (thankfully under warranty) but now the engione wants to turn over and starts for a few seconds but then the car dies. People think it can be the security system, another a weak battery not holding a charge. Like you I've had the original battery since 2000
#66 of 108 Re: starting problem [Gabe58]
Dec 11, 2008 (5:20 pm)
If it starts and runs for a few seconds it's not the battery or the security system. That sounds like a fuel problem (filter or pump).
#67 of 108 Re: starting problem [Gabe58]
Dec 11, 2008 (8:39 pm)
I bought a new battery and the car has not done it again since. A battery that last 8 years the guy said was unheard of. I guess Ford did put good batteries in our cars ! I love my car and will keep it until........
#68 of 108 MAF sensor
Jan 01, 2009 (4:04 pm)
What are the symptoms of a bad MAF sensor?