Last post on Sep 12, 2013 at 2:30 AM
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#200 of 209 Re: Happster [garthman]
Jul 10, 2013 (4:26 am)
Hi- I didn't have that prob. but I just got rid of my 02 LS V8 sport and that car is seriously the WORST CAR EVER BUILT BY FORD! Know for all the "Electronic Failures" my suggestion........as I have learned MANY times with the LS....it could just be the electronics acting up - my "Traction Control" which in New England doesn't do jack light has been stuck on before. Did you try un hooking your battery? Just a shot in the dark but may work. Mine stuck on from time to time sometimes for a few days even then just goes off especially when it was cold out. My LS had 230,000 miles on it - my rear A-frame rotted out - not weldable won't pass inspection and not safe to drive. It had a lot of other issues as well at the time....the god damn check engine light was on AGAIN and the "Check Charging System" has been on for months - replaced battery and altenator (BITCH OF A JOB) and still on!! It's a bad connection we think considering the car sat ALL WINTER LONG and still fires up right away. BOTH my Cats are clogged - due to driving with Cylinder misfires - the 02 should have been recalled on Cylinder misfires - the 03 was - OMG yeah I have had like 5 or 6 of the coils done, spark plugs too. Owned for 6 LONG ASS PAINFUL YEARS. My suggestion dump this car while you still can I wish I had. I know it's a sweet car -mine which is still sitting in my backyard - prob gonna scrap - black with black leather - sunroof all the bell and whistles. Well good luck to you.
#201 of 209 Re: Happster [garthman]
Jul 10, 2013 (9:07 am)
I have a 2000 Ls V6 and traction control light has been off and on for 3 yrs. If I was you I wouldn't sweat it. The cost of fix may not be worth the light staying off. I have 206,000 miles on my Ls and got it 62, 000 miles in 2003. It's been paid for and I would dream of getting rid of it with all the past repairs been made. Getting all my money and sum by keeping it...lol
#202 of 209 abs/tc issues
Jul 10, 2013 (10:44 am)
Huh, with a little effort, prompt attention to fault lights and know-how, my LS had 250k on it and was in showroom condition when I traded it. It has faults, as all cars do, but they were easily fixed. Let an engine misfire for more than 15 miles and you'll be lucky if all you lose is your cats. Sounds like maintenance failures to me.
Replace the clock spring and watch all the false abs warning lights disappear for good (once recalibrated at the dealer for $90). See my prior post for details.
Didn't have any prob with the traction control. Don't think it runs through the steering wheel (unless your switch is on your wheel). Start with the easy stuff - test (or replace) the switch. If that's good, check your tires for wear. It works by counting the rotations and when one tire spins more rotations than the others over the same distance, it senses a spin condition and kicks in. An undersized tire (by size or extreme wear) will mimick that process because a smaller wheel takes more turns to travel the same distance. The next cheapest fix would be cleaning and testing the sensors (on the hubs). Only then would I suspect the brain. If the cheaper fixes work, your last task is to get a new mechanic, because he's porking you if he's jumping right to the most expensive part.
Also, there's something to be said for leaving well enough alone. if it seems to be working, in your state does not fail a vehicle because the traction control light is on, I wouldn't worry too much about it. I find that a small piece of black electrical tape over the indicator light works well.
#203 of 209 Re: abs/tc issues [Happster]
Jul 15, 2013 (12:16 pm)
My mechanic says the ABS light will illuminate if the wheel sensors are bad or detect what you explain. The Advance Trac light is unrelated they said. I've disconnected the battery recently as it was time for a new battery so the cables were off for a good half hour. Nothing had changed.
The clock spring seems to be the best value to fix for now since all the steering wheel buttons and radio dash lights including the radio stay on feature when you turn off the key and leave the doors shut will all come back to function normally.
Jul 16, 2013 (4:43 am)
Yeah, you need to recalibrate the abs every time you disconnect a component to reset the system and the light. A bad clock spring mimicks a disconnect every time the connection is lost. If other control switches on your steering wheel are not working it's a slam dunk solution for your abs issues. Very easy you only need a wheel puller. The sensors usually don't fail unless messed with...very delicate to the touch.
#205 of 209 lincoln ls v8 Want to change hydraulic fan to electric
Aug 22, 2013 (3:31 am)
How do i go about changing fan to electric? what do i do with the hoses uning thogh hydraulic fan? what type of relay do i use if im going to hook up a switch to turn it on?
#206 of 209 Re: lincoln ls v8 Want to change hydraulic fan to electric [cmarshall8787]
Aug 22, 2013 (6:30 pm)
just recycle the hydraulic lines back into the pump and get a double fan that is higher cfm and fully electric, mine was installed yesterday, but car still has temperature climb for some mysterious reason, hopefully I will have that answer tommorrow. Changing my fan got rid of overheating when a/c turned on. 2 problems 1 down 1 to go.
#207 of 209 Re: lincoln ls v8 Want to change hydraulic fan to electric [darigger]
Aug 24, 2013 (5:56 am)
so jus leave the lines connected to the fan motor and mount it some where?please let me know what other problem you found for temp issue.
#208 of 209 Re: Radiator upgrade [vette176]
Sep 12, 2013 (2:21 am)
Hey Vette, was wondering if you had any advice for me, I have an 03 Lincoln LS V8 3.9 L with 106,000 miles, and soon as the car is warmed up and being driven the fan runs on high speed and the sound is real loud and it'll stay on and I also see the temp Guage slightly rise above its normal halfway mark than drop back down (it'll keep fluctuating), I know it's not normal because when I had bought the car at 27,000 miles it would Run quietly. I've taken it to mechanics and at one point I was told I needed a new waterpump, had that replaced, the thermostat replaced, the coolant reservoir replaced, and just recently another mechanic told me that there's a secondary cooling system that went bad (any validity to that) also Theres oily looking substance that appears in the coolant reservoir but coolant isn't getting mixed in with the oil. ... I'd appreciate your input or anyone else's Thanks
#209 of 209 Re: new overheating issue!! [lovinmylincoln]
Sep 12, 2013 (2:30 am)
I think I might be having the same problem, I also smell coolant everyone I get out of the Lincoln after driving it. .... how did you fix the reservoir cap problem?