Last post on Dec 25, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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#1 of 10 Door panel removal
Aug 26, 2008 (5:19 pm)
I apologize if this topic appears elseware. I'd like to remove the top half of my driver's side door panel if that's possible to take a look at the locking mech. since it's started to only operate intermitenly. I'm thinking loose wire or corrosion. I only see one screw on the left edge and removing that does hardly anything. Anyone done this and what's the trick? Thanks.
#2 of 10 Re: Door panel removal [rgnmstr]
Aug 26, 2008 (5:44 pm)
As I recall (I'm too lazy to actually look it up or walk out and poke around in the car in our miserable weather), there are 3 screws along the bottom edge of the door panel, plus which you need to pull up the little cover in the door pull, which gives access to two screws. There's a little trim panel around the inside door handle that needs to come out.
Once all that's done, you can begin (carefully) pulling the panel away from the door. The whole thing comes off as one piece. There is no such thing as removing the top half. Then you get to unplug the electric connector & set the panel aside.
If your LS is an early one, you'll get good at this if you keep it long enough. If the window regulator doesn't pack it in, the inside handle will.
#3 of 10 Re: Door panel removal [cdnpinhead]
Aug 26, 2008 (6:48 pm)
OK I got the door panel off or I should say I have the bottom open. I've tried jerking all the wire connectors around to see if there is a loose connection but no luck. I still have intermentent operation of the driver's side lock with either the remote or the switch on the door. Although I can see everything on the back of the door I don't see what operates the lock. Is it a motor or a relay? I would try hitting it with a hammer. (grin)
#4 of 10 2002 Linc LS prob
Sep 30, 2008 (10:41 am)
Auto has started to surge at idle and sometimes it dies. I scanned out the check engine light and replaced items suggested. Same prolem and same indications and same OBDII code. I have replaced Spark plugs, O2 sensors and fuel filter.I found oil in #1 and #6 spark plug cavities. I corrected oil leak problem with new valve cover gaskets. Problem persists. Any suggestions and do you know where I can get a Vacuum line drawing for this vehicle?
#5 of 10 Re: 2002 Linc LS prob [tomcat8]
Sep 30, 2008 (12:34 pm)
Replace the COPS (coil on plug).
#6 of 10 Linc ls 2002
Oct 06, 2008 (7:14 am)
Replacing cops did not fix problem. There is a recall on vacuum leaks that seems like the most likely fix. Will let you know.
#7 of 10 to a kirby and anyone with a Lincoln ls
Oct 17, 2008 (11:04 am)
I have corrected my problem with my LS. It was surging at idle . I have seen several such reported problems on this site. My correction was a short ninety degree piece of rubber hose connecting to the PVC valve. It deteriorates either caused by engine heat of manufacture defect. It is located below the intake manifold. there is an upper and a lower manifold. the lower one is located directly below the upper. It is black plastic and is secured by 4 bolts. You will see the PVC valve screwed into the oil seperator in the center of the block. Do not spend your money buying COPS. This advice is a bunch of bunk.
#8 of 10 Re: to a kirby and anyone with a Lincoln ls [tomcat8]
Oct 17, 2008 (2:42 pm)
Gentlemen, if I remember correctly, the V-6 engine has a PCV, while I have yet to find one on my '00 V-8 equipped car. The V-8, however, is known for COP issues, although, thank God, I haven't experienced any issues with mine.
#9 of 10 Re: to a kirby and anyone with a Lincoln ls [leadfoot4]
Oct 17, 2008 (3:03 pm)
#10 of 10 Re: Door panel removal [rgnmstr]
Dec 25, 2008 (2:05 pm)
Thanks ... this worked great.
I found that you can open the door when the latch is broken by pulling on the lock with one hand and the latch with the other simultaneously. You can actually get away with not replacing the latch until the lock breaks!