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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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what would cause my message center to go out
All circuits are fused and so a blown, or even loose, fuse is a possibility. But, fuses are circuit protection devices so if a fuse did blow, replacing it might not resolve the issue as there might be an underlying...
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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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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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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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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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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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Just replaced thermostat, thermostat housing, oring and lower hose. But after adding coolant and starting the car the coolant is l
Thank you for your question. The complete procedure to bleed air out of the cooling system on this vehicle, as published by Ford Motor Company, must be followed for best results. That procedure is posted on the Internet at this...
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In cold weather, car shakes and stalls within minutes unless I begin driving right away
It sounds like you may have a leaking or failing fuel pressure regulator that may be losing its ability to maintain proper fuel pressure after sitting for long periods of time. The fuel pressure regulator is a device which controls...
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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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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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