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I'm not positive if this issue was adressed in later model LSes. However, I'm not sure if I'd want just any shop rummaging around my transmission, given the complexity of the 55RN transmission. This might be one instance where I would lean toward having the dealer look at it....
The problem is that my car is telling his computer that it has a bad solenoid pack. the code points to that. I am looking to see if any other lincoln owners have had similar problems with solenoid pack codes coming up, even after being switched out with a new one. I would like to hear their stories, and if im lucky, a solution.
As akirby said, I would have a Lincoln dealer pull the code and see if they do not get a different result than your friend. You could even take it to Autozone and have the code pulled for free. I think the solenoid pack replacement is barking up the wrong tree.
in response to akirby- the computer he has i saw was a snap-on, and i dont know much about any diagnostic equip, but i read up on the snapons like he has, and supposedly they give the description, not just error code. but i guess its still possible to misinterpret.
i follwed up with him, he said when he switched out the pack and it kept coming up on his comp, he actually called ford to help troubleshoot (i would assume he went over with ford everything he did for the car and what came up on his comp each time)- thats when they told him to check the cable connecting the pack to the cars computer... he found the broken cable and rewired. thats just a more detailed fill in...but either way thanks again to all, and ill repost w/ any updates.
If fixing the cable didn't get rid of the code then that wasn't the problem. Get the code and post it and we can at least give you some ideas.
You might still want to take it to a Lincoln dealer. They know these cars inside out.
In response to the other folks who also responded- I went to autozone for the free diagnostic. they "couldnt give me the code" but told me a pressure solenoid popped up, which could be eg or transmission.
It did start shifting a lil bit funky- and when it does that, it will start to warm up the slightest bit.
then about a week ago, i hear beep and look at dash to see the gear im in on dashboard is "E" and "check Transmission" light is also on, and she is overheating.. i pulled over, shut off, started up (no transmission messages now) drove it home and have been driving my winter car since... time to follow the best advice and just hit up the dealership...
Any advice would be awesome, thanks!
The other day while in cruise control traveling at 70mph, my 2003 Lincoln LS would not accelerate. I received a ETC engine shutdown safe mode (something of that nature) error code. I pulled to the side of the road, turned my car off then back on and continue on my way.
The next day I took my vehicle to the dealership (not Lincoln) explained what happened. Upon diagnosis, he pulled two error codes. P2107 and P2110 and advised that I take it to a local transmission shop. I received a phone call today from the transmission shop where as I was told by the tech they he could not figure out what the codes meant. He then advised that I take it to the Lincoln dealership. Can anyone give me an insight as to what is really going on with my vehicle???? BEFORE I take it to the Lincoln Dealership. :-)
Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks.
Now I don't feel stupid, I explained that I thought it was something electrical because the vehicle did not hesitate but simply would not accelerate. I was told that it had to be the transmission because of the codes.
Is this something that can be easily fixed? Expensive to fix?
I want to have enough information to (attempt) have a decent conversation with the tech when I take my vehicle to the dealership.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
2nd gear gives me a jerk and 3rd engages late. if the rpm is high the jerk is even stronger. does anyone knows if this is transmission/gearbox or my car needs tune up? cuz i have heard this could be related to bad coils/sparkplugs.
i am going to take my car to mr transmission as the dealers dont know shi* about their own car (past experience) :sick:
the only difference i noticed was that the car reaches 170kms+ in no time which wasnt like that before. just a little bit of push on the pedal and i can feel the downshift and the car flies LOL.
does anybody have a similar problem, or even better a solution to this, any help will be much appreciated
Seriously - take it to the dealer or a transmission shop.
My 2000 Lincoln LS (V6) started doing the same exact thing on 9/16/09! If you don't mind, could you tell me what the fix was? I really could use some guidance.
well bro to be honest, i havent fixed it yet, ive been trying to do some research on the tranny, but havent been able to find anything, the transmission is very complicated, atleast for me, it seems u have to have a special tool to check ur fluid temperature, n to add fluid, a mechanic told me that all i needed was to add fluid on the tranny, dont know if this is true though, other people told me i could have burned off some of the gears, which im pretty sure i did since ive never done any maintenance to the transmission
Here is what I can tell you.... I noticed 3 years ago shortly after purchasing the car in a private sale that the transmission would occasionally slip (more so on cold days) until it would warm to operating temperature. But, I could get it to slip even after it warmed up by coming to a stop very quickly & then accelerate. It would also "buck" a little after coming to a complete stop (felt like a bump as if someone just tapped my rear bumper). I had the transmission fluid changed shortly afterward at a Ford dealership. This did not make any improvement. This went on for 3.5 years until the transmission stopped working this past week (not working R, D5, D4 ~ 3, 2 & 1 all work. Reverse started working again after the car sat for a day). What always confused me is that there are no scan codes or transmission errors. It behaved as if it was low on tranny fluid. But being that some Ford engineer thought a sealed transmission was the best thing since sticking a gerbil up one's [non-permissible content removed], there is no way to easily check it.
The main problem is that when I took off this weekend for about 10 hours of driving on the road, I started having what I thought was hesitation secondary to bad gas. Put some some gas treatment in the tank and it seemed to get better for the 2 hours I drove it. Today when I headed home (4 hours of driving) the problem was still there. It really doesn't feel like it is sputtering and coughing. It feels more like something is slipping. It will do it when I am sitting in Drive at a stop light and does it some as I accelerate. As long as I am driving pretty constant, it seems to be ok. If I am going up hill, it gets worse. Does it sound like the transmission???? I sure hope not. Any suggestions on where to start when I take it to get someone to look at it. Thanks.
Yes - bad COPs will cause a CEL eventually. But they can be bad before the CEL comes on.
You conspiracy theorists just crack me up.
There is room on the V6 LS but they didn't want to have 2 different versions of the transmission and 2 different entries in the owner's manual, service guide, etc.
I think the real reason is that manufacturers are moving to "sealed for life" components. We may even see the sealed engine pretty soon.
I have reposted the issue here:
I noticed about 3 years ago shortly after purchasing the car in a private sale that the transmission would occasionally slip (more so on cold days) until it would warm to operating temperature. But, I could get it to slip even after it warmed up by coming to a stop very quickly & then accelerate. It would also "buck" a little after coming to a complete stop (felt like a bump as if someone just tapped my rear bumper). I had the transmission fluid changed shortly afterward at a Ford dealership. This did not make any improvement. This went on for 3.5 years until the transmission stopped working this past week (not working R, D5, D4 ~ 3, 2 & 1 all work. What always confused me is that there are no scan codes or transmission errors. It behaved as if it was low on tranny fluid.
What is the answer without spending 3k to take it apart to find out?!