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I bought a used 2001 Lincoln LS that needs it's motor replaced. Is there a junkyard I can buy it from and have it put in by you?
The existing motor can be rebuilt. Used motors are available, too, for example from services such as Car-Part.com. However, used (junkyard) motors carry a risk. If you rebuild what you have, or buy an off the shelf rebuilt motor, at...
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I have a Lincoln LS 2003 3.9, changed the thermostat and O-ring, bled the system until steady flow came out. Now it's leaking from
If the thermostat housing is leaking after you replaced the thermostat then you either did not seat the thermostat correctly or the housing is cracked. Remove the housing to check for cracks.
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Transmission gate select position circuit -low
Your transmission has gate select position sensors, the purpose of which is to send a signal to the transmission control module identifying the gear position that the driver has commanded. The Code, P0906, that you are reading means that there...
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I have issue to turn my car on. I was thinking that maybe making a new pairs of key but is not work .
If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine you have to start your inspection at that point. A possibility is a weak battery and/or excessive voltage drop in the starter circuit. Prior to performing diagnostics the battery should...
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I have a 2001 Lincoln LS and the spark plug on the number 8 cylinder is leaking getting oil on the spark plug what do you think th
Sometimes there can be oil on the spark plug threads but the plug itself is not fouled. If the firing end of the plug is OK (not fouled, and not covered with liquid oil and so forth), the cause of...
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05 Lincoln LS 3.0 V6 engine at first it stop out of nowhere while driving then it started to shake real bad...what's my problem?
Hi there. The only thing I would fathom is that perhaps you have a loose vacuum line that may have been removed accidentally during your oil pan gasket repair. This seems highly unlikely, but that's typically the source of severe...
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Do I Need to reset the timing when the Serpentine belt breaks?
Loosing the serpentine belt should not affect the engine timing. But it sounds like you have some other problem. The first thing that comes to mind is that the harmonic balancer may be coming apart. The harmonic balancer is a...
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My 2006 Lincoln LS v8 clutch will not engage nor my coolant fans when I turn it on.. I have replaced the old compressor with a new
If you have installed a new dryer and evacuated the system down to about 500 microns (and it holds at that level with no leaks) and admitting the charge does not cause the compressor to run, there might be an...
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I need to pull axel out of 2002 lincoln ls
In order to get the axle out of the transmission you first need to disconnect outer joint from spindle knuckle and with a large pry bar pry behind inner CV joint and pop it loose from transmission or use CV...
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Coolent repair
Hi there. If a cooling system issue is found early, and the engine does not overheat rapidly, it's quite possible that damage to the engine may not have occurred. It's a smart idea to have a professional mechanic come to...
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My back rear tire is leaning inward at the top and wheel is getting some tear on the inside of the tire
If you have one of the rear tires leaning in then you have damaged the upper control arm or spindle is bent. Have the vehicle suspension checked for damaged components and have alignment done.
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Car stalls and sputters while in idle
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2004 lincoln ls waht makes the rear end sway
It sounds like you may have a broken or damaged sway bar or stabilizer bar. A sway bar or stabilizer bar is a steel bar that connects suspension components on opposite wheels. Its purpose is to combat body roll when...
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How to tighten a serpentine belt ?
Hello, thank you for writing in. You cannot tighten a serpentine belt. There are two considerations to make. One, is that the belt stretches out over time, and will end up being too long to function correctly. In this case,...
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There is a lot of slack on my serpertine belt ?
It sounds like you may have either a stretched serpentine belt or more likely a tensioner pulley that may need to be adjusted to reduce the excess slack in the belt. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come...
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Drive cycle
The OBD-II emissions drive cycle for your vehicle is documented at this link. If you desire, YourMechanic can dispatch a certified mechanic to inspect your vehicle for emissions testing readiness. If you desire that service, please request a check engine...
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Should I buy a car with a All-Trac advancetrac light on?how much would I be to fix on a 2000 Lincoln ls
The advance trac is the traction control system on the vehicle. Unless the vehicle has severely worn tires, the traction control not working should not be too big of an issue. I say this because vehicles were manufactured for decades...
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I have a 2005 Lincoln LS V8. Oil is running down the whole front of motor. Is this a symptom of a bad front seal?
It is very possible that the front seal could be leaking. However, I would be very difficult to say without performing an oil/fluid leak inspection first. If the front seal is determined to be faulty during this inspection, I would...
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9 codes at onece
Hello there. Typically when an engine runs rough when it's cold, it tends to be due to a problem with the fuel to air ratio not being corrected and fine-tuned by sensors. The OBD-II trouble codes you've posted seem to...
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Coolant is leaking from my radiator cap, cap and water pump replaced last year. T-stat housing just replaced
Hi Marcus. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Although it is rare for a radiator cap to fail within a year, it is possible; especially if there is too much 'coolant' inside the system. The coolant should be a 50/50 ratio...

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