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2008 Lincoln MKZ repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (9%)

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2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

29000 mi Transmission valve body failed resulting in hard shifting but still drivable. Valve body was replaced 

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2008 Lincoln MKZ 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

95000 mi

US $1176
Had intermittent shuddering and sounds as if I had a flat tire. It usually happened when in stop and go traffic at 20MPH. These sounds would go away. The Ford Dealer was a joke and a waste of time. Fixed by local shop. Drivetrain replaced. 
46520 mi

US $100
Rear drive shaft assembly replaced. 
21080 mi Low growling sound, apparently was a bearing in the driveshaft, replaced under warranty. 
13020 mi Whine developed over last few months. Dealer initially uspected axle bearing. Replaced and found not to be cause. Dealer then found TSB and replaced centre axle (AWD) and this cured it. 
16120 mi Blew transmission. Dealer advised it was first one in Canada. Took 1 week to diagnose - Ford authorized R&R of complete transmission. 2 weeks to ship transmission (nearest one in Memphis) and a few days to R&R. Lincoln warranty covered rental car. 
29000 mi replaced rear axle shaft assembly 
93000 mi

US $1500
replaced Power Transfer Unit (transfer case) 
13640 mi Buzz sound from under car, noticeable at low speed, rear driveshaft for AWD replaced. 

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2008 Lincoln MKZ Transmission Problems

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