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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus LS
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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus LS 600h L
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FRONT ROTORS REPLACEMENT & KNOCKING SOUND GOING OVER BUMPS AND NORMAL DRIVING
In order to remove the rotors on the front, the calipers and caliper brackets will need to be removed first. Once the caliper and bracket have been removed, the rotor will come right off. As for the suspension issue, Lincoln...
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Steering suddenly notchy, only when running, fine when engine off, changed PS fluid and no help.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Although it's difficult to diagnose a steering issue remotely, the symptoms you're describing would lead me to the steering gearbox. In some cases, especially with about 175,000 miles on the vehicle, the steering gearbox can...
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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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My car is overheating quickly - 2000 Lincoln LS
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check to see if the electric fan is coming on when at idle. If the fan is not coming on, check the fuse box for any blown fuses. If all of the fuses are...
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My car has a lack of power - 2001 Lincoln LS
This may be a sign of a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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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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How can my power steering leak all of a sudden when it wasn't driving for 30 days?
Hey there. This suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a leak elsewhere in one of the power steering lines. The power steering system operates on very high pressurized hydraulic pressure (in some cases as much...
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There are no leaks under the vehicle but it is abnormally hot
There are several possibilities that could cause overheating without coolant loss: a faulty thermostat, a worn water pump, or a clogged radiator (either internally or cooling fins externally). It's also possible the electric cooling fan switch has failed, preventing the...
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Need new rear suspension arms and oil pan.
Hey there. Depending on the severity of the crash and the impact, there may be additional parts needed to repair the rear suspension arms, such as new bushings and ball joints. As you may know, the ball joints and bushings...
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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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engine rpm drops or stalls at stop light on abrupt braking.
Hi there. In many cases, the issue you're talking about is caused by an ignition timing problem; typically related to a damaged crankshaft position sensor or trouble within your ignition system such as the coil or distributor. This can be...
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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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Does my car have rear disc or drum brakes?
The rear brakes on this vehicle will have rotor discs. If you suspect that you have a problem with the rear brakes then you should have a brake safety inspection done by a mechanic. One of our technicians can come...
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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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