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Lincoln LS Engine Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Lincoln LS problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Lincoln LS repairs by problem area

53% of the Lincoln LS repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 1% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 70 repairs.

Lincoln LS engine repair cost distribution

Of the Lincoln LS engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 7% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 34% between $500 and $999, and 15% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 41 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Lincoln LS

Engine not specified

Lincoln in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 130000    
131000 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

Lincoln LS in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 64000    
67000 240 Ignition coil for cylinder #2 replaced 
69000 1350 Right side valve cover gasket leaked damaging four cop ignition coils. also had all eight spark plugs replaced 
83300 800 Overflow tank cracked lost coolant damaged water pump. 
 
Lincoln LS in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
635 Throttle control sensor quit causing car to start but would not idle. Replaced unit runs just fine now. 
86180 130 PVC "O" ring was leaking small amount of oil onto manifold........minor but could smell when brakes applied.  
91760 1000 timing chain replaced, vacuum hoses replaced 
98580  

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2002 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.9L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Lincoln LS in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 118000    
122000 15 Replaced thermostat. 
 
Lincoln LS in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 56000    
57000 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

Lincoln LS in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 54000    
57000 2500 Valve cover leak caused coils to fail, warping of head 
82000 1255 Fuel Pump 
83000  

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2000 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Lincoln LS in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 83000    
83700 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 0 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. 
94000  
Lincoln LS in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 43000    
44000 400 ignition coil replacement 
44000  

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