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  • dclsdcls Posts: 32
    There you go - a classy name: Cosmopolitan. Or how about Capri - the one that won the Pan-Am road race for 3 years in a row in the early fifties?
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 3,207
    There is no air suspension pump on any LS I've ever heard of, certainly not stock.

    Please tell me it wasn't someone at a dealership who gave you this information.
  • sniemietzsniemietz Posts: 40
    My high mount brake light went out on my 2000 LS. I'm at a loss on how to get to the bulb. It appears that the cover should just pop off from the deck lid but it sure does seem to be stubborn. Has anyone replaced this bulb and what is the secret to gaining access to the bulb???
  • lobsenzalobsenza Posts: 619
    I believe the cover should just slide off toward the front of the vehicle. I watched the guy do it when my tint was installed.
  • Suspension Pump?! :crazy:

    The 3rd brake light cover slides toward the front of the car. Push down while sliding to disengage the "teeth" that keep it from rattling loose.

    The Capri was (since the early 70's) a Mercury coupe. I own a '73. No way could that be used for Lincoln.
  • gunnersmategunnersmate Posts: 243
    do you hear any prononced mechanical sounds like a linkage clunking?
  • gunnersmategunnersmate Posts: 243
    not that heard of.
  • gunnersmategunnersmate Posts: 243
    yep... just slide it toward the nose of the car while pressing down and it should lift away.... I would say that the total travel is about 2 inches max.
  • bob550kbob550k Posts: 148
    Lincoln made a Capri throughout the 1950's. By the late 50's the car was wild in design with a big V8 I think the line ran into the 1960's. Other names were Cosmopolitan, Mark II (hand made and priced out of the market), Continental, Premiere, Lido (I've never seen a Lido but I understand they exist), Custom, I think the Zephyr discontinued around 1949? Go further back into the early 30's and Lincoln used letters, like L, then the K, or KB when the V12 was introduced.
  • dclsdcls Posts: 32
    Yeah, it was the service rep when I checked in at the LM dealer.
  • sniemietzsniemietz Posts: 40
    Thanks guys for the help. I was able to get the cover off using the method ya'll described.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Some service advisors are morons, who know nothing about cars and just bluff you if they can. I could tell you stories...........
  • gunnersmategunnersmate Posts: 243
    No doubt. I feel fortunate to have this venue where I can communicate with fellow owners and shade tree mechanics. Sometimes it helps just to get your concerns or questions out in the open.

    I'd like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for listening and more importantly for replying. Sometimes it is hard to troubleshoot a problem objectively becasue automobile ownership can get quite emotional.
  • kourykoury Posts: 225
    My '00 LS8 is having flaky problems that the dealer can't fix. While running the AC, hot air will blow from the right side and right middle vents, warm air blows from the left middle vent, and cold air blows from the left side vent. This is intermitant, but is happening more frequently, and even occurs when the AC is off. My local dealer hooked it up to a machine today (tried to charge $73 diagnostic fee)and said they couldn't see anything wrong (of course it worked fine while there).

    Any insight?
  • ezaircon4jcezaircon4jc Posts: 793
    This has happened to others. IIRC, it is a sticky blend door valve.
  • dclsdcls Posts: 32
    Well, you guys were right. I called back the dealer to question the service person, and when he checked, aploigized for not realizing that the '01 LS does not have air suspension. (Don't know about later models). Thanks for the feedback.
  • v8lincolnguyv8lincolnguy Posts: 273
    No LS has(or ever had) an air suspension unless it was aftermarket. The guy must have been mistaking your car for a Town Car as they do have these and yes, you can hear it when you first start the car. I had an 89 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Touring Sedan that also had this feature and made a similar noise.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I guess it's expecting a lot for the service advisor to know the cars he services and the dealership sells. But we do......
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 3,207
    additional evidence that not even dealership personnel know what an LS is. It's no wonder their customers don't. It's only been five years.

    Interesting owning a car that's so well known & respected. . .or not.

    Talk about a sleeper. The LS is more like a coma.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    so much as "underrated by the masses". It has more of a niche following (even on these boards) than about anything else I know. If you have one, you love 'em. Hell, I don't even have one, and I love 'em!!
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