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Lincoln LS repairs by problem area

Chart based on 136 repairs.

Lincoln LS engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Lincoln LS

Engine not specified

131000 mi

US $2000
required a new computer. ford doesn't make anymore. went through 3 different rebuilt comps through ford dealership. they gave up. took to lincoln dealer. too another 2 weeks, but found comp and replaced. all works fine now. 

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2002 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.9L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

67000 mi

US $240
Ignition coil for cylinder #2 replaced 
69000 mi

US $1350
Right side valve cover gasket leaked damaging four cop ignition coils. also had all eight spark plugs replaced 
83300 mi

US $800
Overflow tank cracked lost coolant damaged water pump. 
76570 mi

C $635
Throttle control sensor quit causing car to start but would not idle. Replaced unit runs just fine now. 
83700 mi

C $130
PVC "O" ring was leaking small amount of oil onto manifold........minor but could smell when brakes applied.  
85560 mi

C $1000
timing chain replaced, vacuum hoses replaced 

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2002 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.9L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

122000 mi

US $15
Replaced thermostat. 
57000 mi

US $200
valve cover was leaking causing cops to fail. replaced valve cover gasket and cops and well as new plugs 

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2000 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.9L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

57000 mi

US $2500
Valve cover leak caused coils to fail, warping of head 
82000 mi

US $1255
Fuel Pump 

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2000 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

83700 mi

US $65
Oil leak into plug wells & valve cover leak onto exhaust. Had to complete job begun by mechanic because he didn't replace the spark plug gaskets that came with the set. One valve cover gasket still leaking. 
85300 mi Had a leak on left bank valve cover off & on for 3 months. I removed left valve cover again covered with grey gasket sealer, problem fixed. 
44000 mi

US $400
ignition coil replacement 

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Lincoln LS Engine Problems

155 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Lincoln LS. 25 of these members (16.1%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 64 engine repairs to Lincoln LSs--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Lincoln LS problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.