Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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Lincoln LS, Sedan
#3 of 15 Re: Door panel removal [cdnpinhead]
Aug 26, 2008 (5:48 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 15 2002 Linc LS prob
Sep 30, 2008 (9:41 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 15 Re: 2002 Linc LS prob [tomcat8]
Sep 30, 2008 (11:34 am)
Replace the COPS (coil on plug).
#6 of 15 Linc ls 2002
Oct 06, 2008 (6:14 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 15 to a kirby and anyone with a Lincoln ls
Oct 17, 2008 (10:04 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 15 Re: to a kirby and anyone with a Lincoln ls [tomcat8]
Oct 17, 2008 (1:42 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 15 Re: to a kirby and anyone with a Lincoln ls [leadfoot4]
Oct 17, 2008 (2:03 pm)
#10 of 15 Re: Door panel removal [rgnmstr]
Dec 25, 2008 (1:05 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!
#11 of 15 Re: to a kirby and anyone with a Lincoln ls [leadfoot4]
Jul 09, 2013 (8:58 pm)
Mostly, the coils on the spark plugs don't fail but the valve cover gaskets do. The doughnut type gaskets that fit beneath the spark plug wells fail and seep oil into the spark plug well area. Since the coil is just above the spark plug and the connection is with a spring wound type wire and boot, the spark finds a better connection with the pool of oil around the spark plug and, there you have a misfire or miss. This occurs with the factory Ford gaskets so, either get the updated ones or purchase Felpro, Victor or some other better brand that knows how to make good gaskets that won't leak/seep.
Once this is done, flush the spark plug wells clean with solvent and rag then blow them dry with an air hose. Reassemble and now if you find a miss, it's likely a coil or COP. If the gaskets are not replaced first, you will go through many coils never fixing the problem only, disturbing the spark path temporarily until the energy field finds the pool of oil again.
5 years late but worth the wait for those who need this information.
#12 of 15 Re: to a kirby and anyone with a Lincoln ls [garthman]
Jul 12, 2013 (8:15 am)
Wow - you must have borrowed Mr. Peabody's wayback machine..........