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#34 of 73 Buying a used 2000 ls v8
Jan 04, 2008 (9:40 pm)
I was thinking about buying a used 2000 ls for 7,000 miles. The ls has 74,000 miles on it and is clean. I just have two problems that trouble me with buying it. The problem is when I had the car changing gears to check the transmission, I started to turn the wheel, and when I turned it all the way it was a noise. The noise wasn't cracking or grinding, but it just didn't sound right. When I returned to the chevy deale about the problem he said he had no idea. The problem i thought was the recall for the lower ball joints. The dealer called lincoln and they said the vehicle was serviced for the recall. I was wondering if you think its the power steering, the ball joint or axle? Another question is are there any problems that are consistent on this car, I should now about?
#35 of 73 Re: im trying to find any feedback on 2001 ls v8 with 100k miles or more. [nvrsbr]
Jan 06, 2008 (7:11 am)
Any engine should go at least 200K if it is properly maintained and doesn't have any incidents, overheating, lack of oil. But, the concern is if the car is a quality piece or does everything consistently break and cost you an arm and a leg in repair costs. My 01 LS V8 just turned 70K and I have replaced way too many parts for a car with this many miles on it. I just replaced the rear caliper and clockspring in the last 2 weeks and the car was finally uptight, all fixed. Now, the drivers window regulator broke yesterday???? A cheap plastic guide roller that the cable rides on sheared off the outer edge and pinched the cable, broke!!!! A metal roller would last for forever compared to the cheap plastic gear they used. Found a new complete regulator assembly on ebay with motor for $60 shipped. Must be alot of demand for this part for it to be so cheap and available. This is a $250 repair at the dealer, so if you can't do it yourself, this cars maintenance cost would be extremely high and offset any discount you got on the initial purchase. Here is my list of repairs in last 12K, 58K-70K miles: coolant control valve, COPS, Valve cover gaskets, seized rear caliper, clockspring, fogged headlights, melted 3rd brake light lens, lumbar inop, front end clunks-struts, visor broke, head liner loose, front pillar covers twisting, and now, 1st broken window regulator, more to come I am sure....
#36 of 73 Re: im trying to find any feedback on 2001 ls v8 with 100k miles or more. [
Jan 07, 2008 (5:28 am)
The LS uses the same regulator parts as Mercedes. The reasons are complicated but it's not the part itself - it's the weatherseal around the windows (too sticky, puts too much strain on the regulator).
You can get just the regulator for $30 new and you reuse the motor.
#37 of 73 re/ used Lincoln LS
Jan 14, 2008 (3:57 am)
I haven't been here in quite a while, surprised to see some of the same "cast of characters" are still here.My wife and I still have our 2000 LS, and it's still running well, although it has only 55,000 miles on it.
I was pondering this the other day, as I've gone on a "cleaning blitz", clearing out a ton of old paperwork in my files. I've kept all of the dealer repair orders for this car, and was looking through them as I cleaned. I have to say that there were a lot more of them than I remembered. Fortunately, I still enjoy the car, and fortunately the dealer made the service experience as painless as possible, and fortunately the car hasn't left us stranded. However, it hasn't been the most trouble free car I've ever owned.
I just hope that I don't encounter anything major, as I'm now out of warranty.
#38 of 73 Re: re/ used Lincoln LS [leadfoot4]
Jan 14, 2008 (8:48 am)
Welcome back, leadfoot. Still have my 2001 getrag LS and at 90K it's sill basically like new except I still need to replace the bushings on the front swaybar. If I could afford to replace it, I might think about it. But as it is, there's nothing that comes close for any reasonable cost. Hope it keeps on truckin as the only money I've spent on it for maintenance is brakes once and tires twice.
#39 of 73 re/welcome back...
Jan 16, 2008 (5:10 am)
Just looking at my member information...I'm not sure about the total number of posts being correct, but the date certainly isn't correct. I joined this forum about 14 months earlier than that, about the time I started researching the LS, which I bought in May of 2000.
#40 of 73 Re: re/welcome back... [leadfoot4]
Jan 16, 2008 (5:30 am)
Yeah, me too. Everyone who was posting on Edmunds on April 13 got that join date, regardless of reality.
#41 of 73 Re: re/welcome back... [leadfoot4]
Jan 16, 2008 (5:38 am)
It looks like all of us early birds have the same member start date, although many were earlier. Yes, I stumbled on to this site much sooner than April of 2001. I have one of the earliest LSs - 4/99 build. It used to be quite a daily routine of reading all of the new posts.
#42 of 73 Re: re/welcome back... [brucelinc]
Jan 16, 2008 (8:00 am)
Yeah, remember those giddy days??? There would be 70-80 posts a day!! It would take at LEAST one cup of tea to make it through all of them......
#43 of 73 Re: re/welcome back... [leadfoot4]
Jan 16, 2008 (8:21 am)
And some of the personalities! Remember our friend from Omaha? I wonder how many of those "regulars" from back then still have their LSs.