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when trying to start my 03 Lincoln LS (v8) all i get is a singal click.and thoughts?
Hi there: It's very common for multiple battery-related components to all wear out around the same time, including battery cables and the battery temperature sensor attached to the bottom of the battery box. In some cases, when the battery temperature...
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Heating
Hello. There can be several components that will cause the heater to fail. Always start with the simple options first. The heater relies on hot coolant from the engine entering the heater core where air is pushed over it before...
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The car started overheating recently
Hi there; Overheating issues can be very tricky to diagnose due to the multiple components involved in the cooling system. If you've recently replaced the radiator and thermostat, it's probable that air bubbles may have been trapped inside the cooling...
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Won't blow heat on the inside
You should start and run engine for at least 5 minutes at 2000 rpms to warm the engine up to full operating temperature. Set heater on medium blower speed and measure vent temperature as temperature is increased with controls. If...
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Car won't start until 3rd attempt
Hi Brock: There are several electrical components on your Lincoln that could be the reason why you're having difficulty starting; ranging from faulty battery cables to an ignition component such as the crankshaft position sensor that controls ignition timing. In...
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Car Loses Power And Puffs Out Large Amounts Of Black And Grey Smoke, First Backfire Was Very Loud, with sulfur/exhaust fumes smell.
Hi there. For the engine to backfire, there was a misfire on the engine and the spark plug was fired on the exhaust stroke causing the fuel to burn in the exhaust pipe make a loud bang noise. The black...
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I can start the car it comes on as normal but when i press the gas the car wont move
Hi there: If your engine will rev but when you shift into forward gear it doesn't move anywhere, then the problem is almost certainly in the transmission. The first step would be to have the engine and transmission control modules...
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Engine misfiring.
Although this is a common issue on this generation of the Lincoln LS model, engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination...
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witch solenoid causes the drive & revers to go out in the transmission
If the transmission is not engaging in drive or reverse, that is probably a valve body fault, for example with the manual valve in the valve body. Of course, double check the adjustment of the shift linkage so that you...
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Hydraulic cooling pump replaced pump and now won't circulate fluid.
Hi there. Assuming, the replacement water pump is correct by application and the serpentine belt is properly routed. This would lead me to believe, air is trapped in the cooling system. Sometimes, bleeding the cooling system can be difficult. A...
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What is the function of the crankshaft sensor in a 2005 Lincoln LS 3.9 liter v-8 ?
Hello - the crankshaft position sensor (CPS) provides an ignition timing reference information for the engine management for both ignition and fuel injection. Originally, the CPS provided only timing information for the ignition, replacing old-fashioned distributors. However, with newer, more...
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I have had the water pump and the thermostat replaced and it's still overheating
You should have the cooling system checked to see if the cooling fans are coming on when the engine is up to operating temperature and also when the a/c is turned on. The cooling fans have two speeds and both...
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Can the oil pan gasket replacement be done at home? 2006 Lincoln Ls V8. Does it use just a liquid gasket or does it use an actual gasket?
Hi there. The oil pan gasket is either a gasket of cork or rubber (silicone molded) or a spread of RTV Silicone. The oil pan gasket can be removed at home, you will just have to jack up the vehicle...
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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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Engine is running warm
With this engine set up if you just had major cooling system work done and refilled the system then run it and runs a little warm. This is most likely caused by air pockets in the the engine. You should...
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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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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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The car is rattling in the front
Hi there. It really depends on the type of rattling that is occurring that will indicate where or what is causing the problem. If you're getting a rattle or vibration in the steering wheel at speeds above 50 mph, it's...
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Coil pack
Hello, A coil pack will generally start to fail intermittently causing a loss of spark for brief periods of time which will of course cause the car not to start. In some cases the loss of spark may happen also...
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Oil leak
Hi there. The two services are individually priced, but often can be completed at the same time. In order to provide you with an accurate estimate, please request a camshaft seal replacement and valve cover gasket replacement quote by clicking...

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