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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
When it comes to performance, there’s no argument: the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the leader in its class. Fortunately, it brings a number of other amazing features to the table too....

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Power Steering
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically when the warning lights illuminate after the dead battery, its because these systems went down before the battery completely died. When this happened the computer saved codes from the systems loosing power. The...
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Accidentally grounded out hot wire to chassis, now no electric available.
Hello. There are high current fusible links that should be tested before you look at the relays, particularly the circuit opening relay(s). These links are depicted on the factory wiring diagram for the vehicle. Since you short-circuited the battery, it's...
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Noise under the hood when idling and 1st gear.
Hi there. If you are putting the transmission in 1st gear and then you hear the noise, but the noise goes away after 5 minutes of driving, then there could be an issue with the transmission. I suggest changing the...
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2010 Lincoln MKZ suspention
From your description, it sounds like something in the suspension may have broken from age. If the vehicle is sitting lower, it could possible be a coil spring. The function of the springs is to carry the weight of the...
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Thermostat housing small drip/leaking
The thermostat housing if it is leaking and cannot be sealed will need to be replaced. The plastic may be deformed and cannot seal completely.
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Problem finding out what type of gasoline to use.
Your vehicle requires 87 octane gasoline which is referred to as "Regular". You can confirm this specification by visiting the Department of Energy website which has a database of fuel requirements and mileage ratings for all motor vehicles. A key...
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Trying to bypass the compressor on a 07 mkz
The labor time to replace the compressor is about 3 hours. Although a mechanic could be dispatched to attempt to size a belt that will bypass the compressor, you are probably better off just replacing the compressor and be done...
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Check engine lamb is on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The check fuel inlet light is referring to the fuel cap. Make sure it is working properly to regulate fuel tank pressure. This can cause a variety of other issues with the vehicle. You...
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Where is transmission speed sensor on 07 Lincoln MKZ?
Hi there. It is common for 2006 to 2010 Ford / Lincoln transmissions to have problems with the TSS and OSS harnesses. It's attached to the side of the transmission and is very difficult to get to without removing multiple...
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Care makes a loud squeking noice at low speeds when the outside temp is high
Possibilities include suspension and steering system faults as well as any of the accessory drives and the drive belt. There is always the possibility of more than one "source" of the noise, too. If you are hearing noise at idle...
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2014 lincoln mkz 3.7L When slowing down it gives a bit of a sputter type jerk .. when on the Freeway went to merge gave it has an
If your vehicle is turbo equipped, you might notice a hesitation on acceleration under certain conditions. As far as the sputtering is concerned, that is an engine controls issue that would have to be looked into. The air fuel ratio...
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08 mkz message on dash says check park aid. How do I reset or enable this feature?
This message is displayed when one of the components of the park aid system is malfunctioning. The most common cause of this issue is the rear parking sensors. There are normally four to five sensors on the back of the...
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how do you bleed the pump to make it start workn again?
Although this is a process that should be completed by a professional mechanic, this video gives you the basics on priming a power steering pump after replacement.
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I have a 2008 lincoln mkz. I ran the codes and am getting a o2 bank 4 sensor 4. I can't even find anything online that says my car
Hi there. From what I am aware of, there isn't a bank 4 sensor 4 on this vehicle or other Ford products. There are four total O2 sensors, (two upstream and two downstream), so the code you are getting might...
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Sun roof does not close flush with the roof. The sunroof suddenly stopped tilting up to line up with roof.
The glass may be adjustable on the track, there may be a calibration routine in the Factory Service Manual, and there may be lubrication possibilities which could restore range of motion. Those are the simple fixes. If none work, that...
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My 2012 MKZ intermittently makes a high pitched sound that seems to come from the passenger side of the car. It's loud enough that
The brake rotors can get a lot of rust on them from water and road salts that can make the brakes noisey when not pressing the brakes. You can replace the pads and rotors to get rid of the noise...
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My running lights are not working.
Check the light switch to see if there is any loose connections. Try wiggling the switch or putting it in a position between the running lights and the headlights and see if the lights come on. If the lights do...
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Oil leak
The only sensor I am aware of that is above the a/c compressor on that side of the motor is the camshaft sensor located just above the compressor in the cylinder head. It has an O-ring that can leak oil...
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i have MKZ2016 the trunk not open by RKE or interior switch or easy open switch. checked the fuses are ok
Hello, thank you for writing in. The locking actuator and the latch are two separate parts that have been connected to form a unit. If you have not already tested for power at the trunk lock actuator, you will want...
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Is there a way to turn off passenger side airbag?
The passenger air bag can be disabled by a switch. Check your glove box, should be a key-hole like switch. Set it to "off" and you're done. Keep in mind that if an airbag is turned off and just because...

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