Really need help to save my 2004 lincoln ls with transmission problem

hyanghyang Member Posts: 4
I just bought a lincoln ls 2004 v6 car with 11,3000 miles. The engine stalled twice when I stopped quickly at a red light signal. I had to push to P and restart the engine again. The engine light is not on and I did not feel it is the misfire problem. Another thing, each time I change from D to R, I can feel my car a little shake (if I do it slowly, the car don't shake). And sometimes when I push the gas a lot when the signal turns green I heard a big noise which sounds like the gear is not matched. I drove to the lincoln dealer to check the engine problem and they took 3 days and they they can't find any problem about the engine but they found the transmission problem. They performed electronic tranmission diagnosis and said EEC test KOEO pass CONT PASS KOER pass. They told me : the transmission fluid level OK and fluid is varnished. They also do a road test and told me: transmission neutralizes AHEN coming to a stop and shifts erratic also makes whining noise on acceleration from torque converter. They suggest me to change the transmission which will cost 3,700 $. I don't want to pay that much money so I came here to ask for help. This is my first car and I like it. I don't know anything about car but I want to save my first car with a reasonable money.

Thank you in advance.


  • akirbyakirby Member Posts: 8,062
    It does sound like the transmission but hard to say whether it needs to be totally rebuilt or not. I'd get a second opinion from another Lincoln dealer (not a transmission shop).
  • leadfoot4leadfoot4 Member Posts: 593
    I would suggest getting the fluid flushed first. It's not cheap or easy to do on an LS, but it's cheaper than having a transmission swapped if it really isn't necessary, so I think it might be a good gamble. Secondly, there were some valve body issues around the 200-2001 model years, and my car was one of the ones affected. I don't know if the problem extended as far as the 2004 model year, but as "AK" said, have another Lincoln dealer take a look at it...
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