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Lincoln LS repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 111 repairs.
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Lincoln LS engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2003 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

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

59500.0 mi

US $700
electronic throttle body - was bad from the factory, but no recall. electronic throttle body - was bad from the factory, but no recall. 
66000.0 mi

US $500
Bearing came loose inside of the engine. Engine was ruined at 66,000 miles. Car was sold. Bearing came loose inside of the engine. Engine was ruined at 66,000 miles. Car was sold. 

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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. 
77000 mi

US $2100
Had to replace the right catalytic converter. The part alone was $1,000. 

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2002 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

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

86000 mi

US $350
replaced all 8 spark plugs and coils due to random misfire. 
76570 mi

C $635
Throttle control sensor quit causing car to start but would not idle. Replaced unit runs just fine now. 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 
30000 mi

US $400
Rear Valve Cover Gasket had to be replaced 
36000.0 mi

US $1100
Fuel pump replaced 
36400.0 mi

US $260
Second fuel pump in tank replaced. One that pumps fuel over a hump in the tank to the primary side 
59000 mi

US $870
Engine diagnosis showed engine not coming up to temp. Replaced thermostat.  Oil in the spark plug Wells. They found a crack in the bottom of the valve cover, new gaskets, and new plug seals 
62000 mi The ls starts great when cold, but when warm, cranks for 5 seconds or more then stumbles when it does fire. Replaced fuel filter, which didn't help 
69000 mi

US $50
I am still fighting a hard warm start problem. This time they replaced the intake air sensor. Still no better at starting 
71000 mi

US $880
Engine hard start when warm. This trip was full diagnostic scan and two new fuel pumps. They said it was fixed, its not. Aaaarrrrgh! 
71000 mi Engine hard start when warm 
75000 mi

US $200
Still has hard start when warm. They had it for 5 hours told me to bring it back when i could leave it for a while. Then i left it for two weeks. They ran lots of tests and trials. Then they wanted to put new pcm in for $ 900. I said no. 
76100 mi

US $250
Still has hard start when warm. This mechanic owns lincolns, and is kind of old fashion. Changed the idle air control, but that wasn't the issue. He then gave up like the last two shops. 
79000 mi

US $875
Still was trying to get the hard start when warm fixed. Al's transmission in madison finally found that it was 4 bad injectors. Put rebuilt injectors in and all is good. Makes me wonder about the money i spent at other shops diagnosis. 
81000 mi

US $350
Replaced 2 coils 
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 
82600 mi

US $800
Overflow tank cracked lost coolant damaged water pump. 
85000.0 mi

US $200
replaced 2 ignition coils 
88000.0 mi

US $60
replaced 2 spark plugs 
91000.0 mi

US $250
replaced 8 ignition coils 
94000.0 mi

US $100
replaced 2 ignition coils (covered under warranty) 

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2002 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.9L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

59500 mi

US $910
Valve cover leak, requiring coil and spark plug replacement 
107300 mi

US $400
Engine running rough, acceleration poor. Solenoid needed replacing in onboard computer, required factory Lincoln part. 
57000 mi

US $200
valve cover was leaking causing cops to fail. replaced valve cover gasket and cops and well as new plugs 
122000 mi

US $15
Replaced thermostat. 
98000 mi

US $1630
8 plugs replaced however oil burning smell cropped up 2 weeks later. Believe that mechanic did not repair properly--possibly valve cover issue, though both were replaced at 60,000. Will return or go to a different repair location. 
112200 mi

US $74
Vehicle leaks oil from filter area and sprays all over the engine compartment. Requires frequent cleaning and replacement with original equipment oil filter. 

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2002 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

129180 mi

C $860
poor heating 
192000 mi

US $150
Replaced fuel pump 

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2000 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

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

102000 mi

US $70
Replaced valve cover gaskets and seals 
116300 mi

US $5
Fuel pump fuse blew, disabling car. Replaced fuse and fuel filter. 
57000 mi

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

US $1255
Fuel Pump 
115320 mi

C $160
tune up plugs & coils 
115820 mi

C $150
Replace one of the new coils 
117800 mi

C $175
Replaced one coil Replaced thermostat 
187000 mi

US $60
new thermostat housing after cap blew off, and complete cooling system flush. 

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2000 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.9L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

129000 mi

US $400
MAF sensor shorted and blew Fuel Injector Fuse 

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2000 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual RWD

144000 mi

US $1450
Front Main Seal Leaking Radiator and expansion tank both badly cracked Valve cover gaskets leaking into spark plug wells 
144000 mi

US $100
Motor mount on drivers side was entirely separated. Motor mount on passenger side was cracked. 

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2000 Lincoln LS 4dr Sedan

210-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

84000 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. 
85200 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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