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Loud metal screeching noise and vibration from pulley
Hello, thanks for writing in. For this particular vehicle it appears that the pulley and harmonic balancer are integrated into one unit. That means replacing either would be to replace both, as they are one part. If you would like...
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Overheating issue, when heater is on its normal temp. but if heater is off it begins to overheats, until heater is turn on again.
You need to scan the computer to see if the cylinder head temperature sensor under the intake on the right head is reading the engine is overheating or what temperature the engine is running at. The engine cooling fan module...
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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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Q: 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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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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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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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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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 should it cost to replace ac compressor, accumulator
It takes roughly 12 hours to replace the compressor and expansion valve. As you may know, the expansion valve is attached to the evaporator under the dash and thus is not readily accessible, hence the hours. If you input your...
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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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I have a Lincoln LS 2003 3.9, changed the thermostat and O-ring, bled the system until steady flow came out. Now it's leaking from
If the thermostat housing is leaking after you replaced the thermostat then you either did not seat the thermostat correctly or the housing is cracked. Remove the housing to check for cracks.
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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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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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What would cause a whining noise from the front of the engine in my 2004 Lincoln LS
Hello. A whining noise from the front of your engine can come from a number of things. Most of the time though it is caused by a failure in the power steering pump or low fluid in the pump. I...
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Want to swap an engine.
The engine will fit, but the engine in the 2002 does not have the Variable Valve Timing System. You will need to swap the cylinder heads over to the other engine to make the VVT system function in your vehicle....
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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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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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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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