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I have a Lincoln Mkx 07, I have no leaks but the back of my engine seems to be smoking... what can it be?

I would recommend double-checking the fact that there are no leaks. Normally when smoke comes from the engine bay it is due to some sort of fluid leaking onto the exhaust while it is hot. Many times since the engine...

I have an AWD 2008 Lincoln MKX and the power train/malfunction light comes on

Hi There, The check engine light (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection) indicates that there is likely something wrong with the engine or transmission in your vehicle and will usually come on in conjunction with the vehicle going into the reduced power mode (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/reduced-power-light-is-on-inspection). This...

Roaring sound in the engine.

Hi there. The sound that you are hearing from the engine could be coming from the transmission. If you have a CVT (constant velocity transmission), then they are common to make a sound when driving them. I recommend seeking out...

Regular or synthetic oil

Hello there. Synthetic oil is far and away better than mineral lubricating oil due to the drastic reduction in contaminants that are ordinarily left in refined mineral oil. Synthetic oil can resist much higher operating temperatures without oxidizing and breaking...

Where is the vacuum check valve located on a vacuum assisted brake booster?

The check valve is built into the hose that connects to the brake booster. The hose should be disconnected from the booster connection when removing the master cylinder. If you apply vacuum to the hose after you remove it from...

When I press the brake I hear a click on the passenger front.

You may be hearing the brake pad (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/brake-pads-replacement) moving in the caliper bracket due to a small amount of rotor warpage and grooves. This may be okay if it is very minor, but I do not take chances with brakes...

Fan came on & temperature gauge raised to hot

When you say you had general maintenance, did you get a coolant service? If so, then your engine coolant may have had an air pocket from the coolant change, and then the pocket caused the high temperature spike which then...

A/C makes loud humming sound

The blower fan motor has something caught in it or the air filter is not in position and hitting the blower fan. Have the person or shop that did the work fix it. The filter may be out of position...

A warning light just came on my 2008 Lincoln mkx it's a car with two swiggley lines below the tires what's that mean?

This symbol is related to your traction control system. Your vehicle is equipped with wheel speed sensors (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/abs-speed-sensor-replacement) at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information simultaneously to the ABS and traction control system...

Do I need to put the engine out of the car to replaced the water pump, and should I replace the timing chain? 2010 Lincoln MKX

Hi there - unfortunately, the high repair estimate for a water pump for this engine is legitimate. The water pump is driven by the timing chain, which means MUCH more disassembly is required, with all the headaches, and special tools...

Can I get my oil changed by another oil change location other than the dealer?

Absolutely. You do not need to go to the dealer for most services other than possibly some types of repairs to the computer or factory theft control devices for your vehicle. You could have your vehicle's oil (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/when-should-i-change-my-oil) changed elsewhere,...

Alignment - 2007 Lincoln MKX

For an alignment (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-know-if-you-need-a-wheel-alignment-by-robert-tomashek) to be as precise as possible, the used tires (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-know-when-to-replace-tires_2) on the car have to have reasonably uniform wear. The best alignment results will be obtained with new tires, but so long as the tires that...

Hesitates to accelerate I've tried seafoam either I didn't know what I was doing or it just didn't work.

Hesitation to accelerate can be due to spark, air, or fuel. With you vehicle being close to 10 years old, it is a good idea to do a few maintenance procedures. If you suspect the spark plugs (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/spark-plugs-replacement) need to...

Loud cracking noise underneath them can have a nic loud cracking noise underneath then car almost dies out

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Lincoln MKX. Unfortunately, without hearing the noise or conducting a few tests firsthand, it is not possible to determine the cause of your concern. Since you say you are hearing the...

SUV hesitates when driving slowly and accelerating

If you have water in the gas, then you will have problems with the way it runs. I recommend having a fuel sample tested to see if you have water in the fuel. If you have an aftermarket air filter...

Beeps, squeals, and whistle sounds in brakes

You should first have the brakes fully inspected and the brake booster and master cylinder diagnosed for any leaks or defects. If no problems are found, then check to see if the vehicle has the latest calibration for the powertrain...

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