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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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I have a a jump starter but its dead can I keep my jump starter plugged in the outlet as I also jump my car
Hi Shae. Thanks for contacting us today. It's a good idea to let the charging system fully charge before attempting to jump start the vehicle. Some of these units require you to not have them plugged in, so you'll have...
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My 2003 Lincoln Ls is shaking I was told its my coils and that there is 8 of them they want to charge me almost 600.00 seems awfu
Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...
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Smoke coming inside the car when I turn on the heat and it smell like oil
If you just purchased the vehicle from a used car lot and have some sort of warranty from them then I would suggest you have an independent mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and check the vehicle out to see...
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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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Q: Car cutting off
I would not think an O2 sensor would cause a stall and no or hard restart. I would think you have a problem with a fuel pump or pump power supply problem. This could cause O2 sensor codes if vehicle...
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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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What would cause a whining noise from the front of the engine in my 2004 Lincoln LS
Hello. A whining noise from the front of your engine can come from a number of things. Most of the time though it is caused by a failure in the power steering pump or low fluid in the pump. I...
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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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Want to swap an engine.
The engine will fit, but the engine in the 2002 does not have the Variable Valve Timing System. You will need to swap the cylinder heads over to the other engine to make the VVT system function in your vehicle....
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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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2004 Lincoln ls v6 my car runs bad when cold until it hits normal temp. The breaks are stiff during the warm up process
To identify the cause of poor operation like that you are describing, the cylinder firing patterns have to be looked at on a scope. That diagnostic reveals whether the issue is fuel or ignition related and also which cylinders are...
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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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My car turns over but won't start, no power to the fuel pump or fuel injectors
It sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...
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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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Lincoln LS cranks but won't start. Checked fuel pump fuses/relay, all good changed ckp sensor, it started once. Now it won't
Measure fuel pressure on the fuel rail. If the pump turns on, that's hopeful but it doesn't mean there is actual pressure. Also, check for actual injector operation using a noid light. Is there an actual spark at the spark...

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