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#69 of 108 Re: Lincoln LS [gr8tworld]
Jun 28, 2009 (11:36 am)
I have a similar problem with my 2003 Lincoln LS V8. It seems that once in a while it won't start. It usually occurs when the outside temperature is above 90 degrees. I can stop at the local store, run in for a soda or whatever, come out and it won't turn over. No click, nothing. Radio works, gauges work, fan blows air, etc. If I let it sit for awhile (5-10 minutes usually) it will start. Yesterday, it sat for ~ 3 hours and still wouldn't start (but it was 104 degrees). Finally started.
I have taken it to the Ford dealer, but when I get there, it works fine. It's really hit or miss. Hopefully this week, I can make it happen again. Determined to take it in every day until it won't start so they can diagnose it...
Any other ideas? Thanks.
#70 of 108 stumped
Jul 01, 2009 (5:30 pm)
i have a 2004 lincoln ls v6. it has started stailing all the time the rpms dip then jump and shuts off. the dealer cant figure it out its throwing no codes and the dealer is just throwing parts at it can anyone help
#71 of 108 Re: stumped [ben96]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:41 am)
Just a guess, fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator?
#72 of 108 Re: stumped [toomanyfumes]
Jul 04, 2009 (6:11 pm)
Really an odd fix, but makes sense. When I was finally able to re-create the problem at the local Ford dealership, the error code was something like "Theft Deterrant System activated". Turned out to be the chip in the key. When the key got hot, it caused the chip to malfunction. Car didn't recognize key, and wouldn't allow it to start... Whoda thunk it...................
#73 of 108 Re: stumped [murphy35]
Jul 05, 2009 (9:18 am)
Sometimes,you gotta take it to the dealer......
#77 of 108 Re: starting problem [hayjule]
Jul 06, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Just make sure you get a vented battery since it's in the trunk. It's best just to get a replacement from a dealer if they have them. IIRC the cost was comparable to any other name brand battery and you know it fits. Considering you got 8 years out of the first one (you sure somebody didn't break into your trunk and put in a new battery 2 or 3 times?) I'd stick with motorcraft.
Don't remember if you lose the radio presets but if you do it yourself have the keyfob handy. Removing and reconnecting battery power tends to set off the alarm system (to deter a thief from cutting power to disarm the anti-theft system and then reconnecting power to drive it away).
I started to say it would also lose the transmission shift pressures but since in your case those are in your head and left foot I guess they won't be lost (at least not for a few more years - hopefully!).