Last post on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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#117 of 126 Should I be worried?
Jul 15, 2013 (10:17 am)
Hey Livid - I am thinking of buying an 2002 with 135K miles on it. They did not say they had a coil problem but I'm worried it going to come up. How much was the fix by your mechanic? And how can I get his name/number in case I need him.
#118 of 126 Re: Should I be worried? [iamdbld]
Jul 15, 2013 (3:55 pm)
My LS began its serious engine failure troubles which were misdiagnosed as coil problems at just over 50K mark. Yes, you should be worried. I can't discuss the facts of my car's history at this time due to pending litigation. Ask the owner(s) if they've ever had extensive engine work done on the vehicle and get a Carfax report on the vehicle. Have a legal professional write up a Bill of Sale with a clause committing the seller to any claims made about the vehicle concerning its repair history. Some states allow for refunds on a sale between private parties if the seller has misrepresented the item being sold. Check with your local state statutes. Good luck.
Aug 24, 2013 (9:08 pm)
My issue is the engine light keeps going on ..it went off for a little while but came back on how can I fix the issue with out getting the run around from mechanics
Aug 24, 2013 (9:14 pm)
My engine is jumping a little from time to time plus I'm having a electrical issue with my power windows and door locks I can only control them from my driver side door control..please help .
#121 of 126 misfire on all of passenger side of engine
Oct 17, 2013 (6:31 am)
I have a 2002 lincoln ls 3.0 v6 with approximately 113k on it. I have changed the egr pressure sensor, all spark plugs and coils, and o2 sensors. It is at the shop right now and the mechanic is stumped. He's done tests on the computer, the wires that control the injectors, the ignition coils, and the injectors themselves and said all were ok. However, the engine is not firing on the passenger side. What else could possibly be the problem?????? Please help!
#122 of 126 Re: misfire on all of passenger side of engine [shanahd]
Oct 17, 2013 (6:46 am)
My first thought would be a wiring problem since it's likely all of the wires for one side come together somewhere before being combined with the other side going back to the PCM. Second thought would be the PCM but I don't understand why that would affect one side of the engine only. If you could get a spare PCM to swap that would tell you for sure. But I would start with the wiring between the coils and the PCM.
#123 of 126 Re: misfire on all of passenger side of engine [akirby]
Oct 17, 2013 (7:58 am)
My condolenscence, shanahd. My engine was doing the same thing for years with the same ole worthless repairs you've mentioned. However, since I had the these parts replaced no prob: plastic substandard flimsy tensioners, primary chain guides, and cam chains. My left side was misfiring for a long time and now it's smooth sailing no more chugging. The work is not cheap, but if you feel your vehicle is worth then, I have a mechanic who can do the work for you. Let me know, he's in Illinois. Lincoln really bit the big one on the LS's and they will not stand behind them not now or back when my car had much fewer miles. They knew the problem existed and have left we owners to our own devices suggesting that they have no responsibility to stand behind these engines even though so many are experiencing the same problems. I will never buy another Lincoln. I paid a premium for a luxury car and got Pinto quality in return.
Oct 27, 2013 (7:47 pm)
I purchased this car new in 2004. It was good for the first couple of years. When the car had 45,000 miles on it 3 coils went. It was still under warranty. At 65000 miles the rest of the coils went and it was not under warranty. In 2010 when the car was only 6 years old and had 92,000 miles on it the seals were leaking and the compressor on the AC went. There had been minor things as well during the 6 years that were annoying as well. I got rid of this car in 2010 as it was not worth fixing (Forgot to mention the Transmission was slipping as well). I did not drive this car hard and it was always serviced at the dealer,
I had two Ford Products before this and they were great. Lincoln would have to come up with the best warranty out there before I would consider another one. I now have a Lexus and am very happy with the quality of it.
#125 of 126 Re: It was a bad car [jwflorida1]
Oct 28, 2013 (3:42 am)
Lincoln rushed the new LS model to market and left us holding the bag as far as working out the bugs at our own expense. It was wrong of them not stand behind their product (whether or not the warranty had expired because it's the engine failure that is the issue that we should not have had to experience on a luxury car at just over 50,000 miles for mine) not to mention it's a road hazard and NEEDS the attention from the transportation department there are too many on the road. I won't buy another Lincoln either and I won't buy a Japanese vehicle, either. A BAD car, INDEED!
#126 of 126 Re: misfire on all of passenger side of engine [shanahd]
Nov 15, 2013 (9:17 pm)
Hello I have a 2002 Lincoln ls that I am rebuilding. 3.9 8cyl laser iridiums or however its spelled. I have had the same issue, what I have noticed is there was oil on my spark plugs which cause the spark plugs to misfire. CHANGE YOUR VALVE COVER GASKETS that should cure your prob. while hes in there go ahead and replace your fuel pressure sensor/regulator and check All of your vacuum hoses IT MAKES A BIIIIIG GAS MILEAGE DIFFERENCE. Check ebay for parts.
do a little forum research on the product that you find before purchasing