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Lincoln LS Starting/Stalling

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  • Were you able to resolve this problem? I have a 2001 LS that now won't start and am experiencing similar issues to you. It started first with the check engine light always being on. I had the engine rebuilt (thankfully under warranty) but now the engione wants to turn over and starts for a few seconds but then the car dies. People think it can be the security system, another a weak battery not holding a charge. Like you I've had the original battery since 2000
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,621
    If it starts and runs for a few seconds it's not the battery or the security system. That sounds like a fuel problem (filter or pump).
  • I bought a new battery and the car has not done it again since. A battery that last 8 years the guy said was unheard of. I guess Ford did put good batteries in our cars ! I love my car and will keep it until........
  • What are the symptoms of a bad MAF sensor?
  • murphy35murphy35 Posts: 2
    I have a similar problem with my 2003 Lincoln LS V8. It seems that once in a while it won't start. It usually occurs when the outside temperature is above 90 degrees. I can stop at the local store, run in for a soda or whatever, come out and it won't turn over. No click, nothing. Radio works, gauges work, fan blows air, etc. If I let it sit for awhile (5-10 minutes usually) it will start. Yesterday, it sat for ~ 3 hours and still wouldn't start (but it was 104 degrees). Finally started.

    I have taken it to the Ford dealer, but when I get there, it works fine. It's really hit or miss. Hopefully this week, I can make it happen again. Determined to take it in every day until it won't start so they can diagnose it...
    Any other ideas? Thanks. :confuse:
  • ben96ben96 Posts: 1
    i have a 2004 lincoln ls v6. it has started stailing all the time the rpms dip then jump and shuts off. the dealer cant figure it out its throwing no codes and the dealer is just throwing parts at it can anyone help
  • toomanyfumestoomanyfumes S.E. Wisconsin Posts: 892
    Just a guess, fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator?
  • murphy35murphy35 Posts: 2
    Really an odd fix, but makes sense. When I was finally able to re-create the problem at the local Ford dealership, the error code was something like "Theft Deterrant System activated". Turned out to be the chip in the key. When the key got hot, it caused the chip to malfunction. Car didn't recognize key, and wouldn't allow it to start... Whoda thunk it...................
  • toomanyfumestoomanyfumes S.E. Wisconsin Posts: 892
    Sometimes,you gotta take it to the dealer...... :sick:
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,621
    Just make sure you get a vented battery since it's in the trunk. It's best just to get a replacement from a dealer if they have them. IIRC the cost was comparable to any other name brand battery and you know it fits. Considering you got 8 years out of the first one (you sure somebody didn't break into your trunk and put in a new battery 2 or 3 times?) I'd stick with motorcraft.

    Don't remember if you lose the radio presets but if you do it yourself have the keyfob handy. Removing and reconnecting battery power tends to set off the alarm system (to deter a thief from cutting power to disarm the anti-theft system and then reconnecting power to drive it away).

    I started to say it would also lose the transmission shift pressures but since in your case those are in your head and left foot I guess they won't be lost (at least not for a few more years - hopefully!). :sick:
  • toomanyfumestoomanyfumes S.E. Wisconsin Posts: 892
    I think you can use an Odyssey battery on these. Sealed, so no vent. I dont think they are any cheaper than what you are seeing, though. My friend that has a Miata with a trunk-mounted battery swears they last longer because they're not exposed to the heat of the engine.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,621
    $109? Yikes. Last price I heard was around $60 but that was probably a year ago at least and I don't remember where. I guess those aren't much in demand any more.

    Yep - still have my fusion. Bought the wife an Edge last year to replace the piece of crap Aviator and it's been great. That plus a kid in college and another one about to get her permit means I'll probably be driving it for awhile.....
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,621
    Tell your friend to save $6K and get the Edge. The interior is better and the only thing you're really giving up is the cooled front seats.
  • dliandlian Posts: 3
    I have the same issue, but it usually takes three times to get it start eventually!!!!!
  • just bought 2000 lincoln ls v8 from my aunt, its been on her drive way for 6 years. it has 21k miles on it almost new. but ive the change coolent,oil,battery and luckly gas tank was emty so i put 91 oct gas, check all fuses and cranked it, basically motor turns over but didnt fire up... what do you guys think i should check next??
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,621
    Check the fuel pump cutoff switch just to be safe. You could have water or varnish in the fuel tank unless it was actually run dry. The fuel pump may not be working properly. Check fuel pressure with a gauged on the fuel rail near the front of the engine.
  • dliandlian Posts: 3
    It usually takes three times for my 01 V8 to start. A heavy gas smell appears every time during and after starting. Can it be the starter issue or else?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,621
    Could be a leaky fuel injector.
  • Then I should just take it to a dealer?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,621
    Any mechanic should be able to fix a leaky injector - or at least verify that's the problem.
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