28th Jun 2008, 14:11
I have owned my 2000 Lincoln LS V8 Sport for 6 years. The first few years were great, I replaced the coil packs twice and the only other issue was that the chrome wheels were chipping and leaking air. There are several knock off rim manufacturers that produce the rims between $250-$300/rim. So those were to be expected. What was not, was the lack of knowledge of these cars by Ford and it's service centers. In the past year and a half, this car is a nightmare. I like most everyone had the heating problems. After 2 thermostats, two overflow tanks, two extra pressure caps, 7 bleeds they finally admitted that it was the pump. $6,000 and 7 months later, that problem is solved. As soon as I got the car back, it wasn't handling correctly instead of replacing my ball joints, they put lock-tight on it. Two weeks later I spun out of control, the ball joint snapped and I went over a curb. The airbag light is constantly on and the removable front piece under the bumper has fallen off 3 times. This car was not made to go past 90,000 miles.
The ball joint was recalled. If yours has not been inspected yet, go get it done, you could get hurt, or hurt someone.
29th Jul 2008, 17:18
2000 Lincoln LS V8. This care is "Luxury" on the outside but junk on the inside! I'm fed up with fixing it. It makes me feel somewhat sane to know others are going through the same thing.
1. My third window in two years has fallen down ($350)
2. My engine light comes on and off.
3. Shifting the gears jerks the car.
I hope future cars are better.
31st Jul 2008, 18:09
I had a 2000 Lincoln LS and had most of the same problems you all had.. CHECK ENGINE.. MISFIRES.. I replaced COILS several times ($$).. til I took it to someone who actually took the whole thing apart and realized that it was the BOOTS under the coils that needed to be replaced..
BEEPING.. the 5 sets of beeps- 5 times everytime you turn on the key.. yeah.. I took it to Lincoln Mercury and they told me there's no fix for it.. I searched high and low for beeps, tones, warnings, noises, sounds -- anything I can think of to look in the manual to see what I can relate it to, to fix the problem, and could find nothing.. no mechanic could tell me.. no one.. WELL, I came to find out.. I got in a car accident and totaled my car 2 weeks ago - MY AIRBAGS Didn't DEPLOY!! (head on at 45-50 mph) If you look under "airbags" then you'll find under airbag warning the 5 beep thing.. hmm.. guess you're not suppose to find out until the damage is already done??
SO for ALL you who may be experiencing some of those problems.. I hope this helps a little :)
31st Jul 2008, 18:29
Please help me, I have a Lincoln LS 2000, I've had it for 4 years plus, and have had the same issues; now my car is still over heating after a new fan, thermostat, reservoir, radiator, and hoses. Please feel free to call me at 1-352-636-1870 or email me at email@example.com. Please help me figure this out.
I am taking my car to the shop again tomorrow. I love my car so much, but these expensive issues are stressing me. I am so stressed out with car issues.
8th Aug 2008, 21:06
I have a 2000 LS bought in early 2001. It has 103,000 miles.
I have had just about every problem and associated high costs mentioned by those commenting before this entry. I needn't go into detail.
I will say that Ford now advertises that their quality is equal to Toyota's.
As a American, I find that a painful declaration on Ford's part. It's admitting defeat.
12th Aug 2008, 22:44
2003 Lincoln LS V8. This was my 2nd LS. What was I thinking. I purchased a 2001 LS V8 new and as many of us had the ball joint problem. Most annoying was the shaking in the steering wheel & the seat. Yes, I tried the wheel balance. It persisted. I replaced the tires, then the rims, then balanced the drive shaft. It still vibrated. I got upset with it and traded it.
I traded it for a 2003 LS V8 Sport. I liked the style and handling. Guess what, it developed a shake. This time I got smart and replaced the front brake rotors with heavy duty rotors and ceramic pads. Problem solved. Seems that the cheap thin rotors warp and cause a vibration. The new pads got rid of that squeak. That was the first problem. Here is what followed;
Right rear brake caliper came apart. The dealer said brakes are not a warrant-able item. It's not like they wore out.
Left rear bearing spun and had to be replaced.
The CD player works when it feels like working. I have not yet recovered my CD's.
Transmission sensor went out causing a hard shift or a delayed shift.
Replaced a window motor.
Fixed the drivers door handle.
Now the kicker. I have had 3 sets of coils put in. First at 51,000 miles, then at 84,000 miles, again at 104,000, now at 116,000 miles I am having that issue again. Seems they last less each time. See the pattern. Is it the boots or the coil position?
I haven't decided what to do with the car. It looks almost new. I liked what it was supposed to be, a luxury sport sedan. Maybe I should drop in a 427ci and a 9 bolt rear end. In the mean time I parked it in the garage next to my Vette and bought a BMW.
They no longer produce this model and Ford is not in 2nd place. Go figure...
24th Aug 2008, 14:11
I owned a 2000 STINKEN LS for 2 years and they suck!!! Everything about the car sucks.
Don't buy American cars, they suck and are so costly to repair. I'm going back to import cars because they are more reliable.
Ford is a bad car company, no wonder why so many plants are being closed down!!!
I hate my Lincoln LS and will never buy one again!!!
27th Aug 2008, 05:26
I have a piece of crap 2000 Lincoln LS. I have spent over $2000 in the last year fixing it and am getting ready to get some more work done on it.
The ball joint snapped on me last October, luckily, I wasn't on the freeway as I has planned to be. Ford said they aren't liable because the recall replaced the nuts/bolts. I say the owe me a new car at least! This is complete crap.
Is anyone filing suit? Let me know firstname.lastname@example.org, subject, 2000 Lincoln lawsuit.
3rd Sep 2008, 22:09
Okay, I have a 02 V8 with the Sport Package. I really love my car, but I am getting to the point that I want to drop kick the thing. I am the type of person that cannot stand issues being wrong with none of my cars, so I take them in like clock work.
It first started when my extended warranty ran out at 75000 miles. Lived in Wisconsin for most of the time, I noticed that the AC was not getting as cold as it should be. Took it in several times while under warranty. Ford said they could not find anything. Moved to Texas 2 years ago, took it in to the nearest dealer, found the problem right away. Cost was $600, luckily it was still under warranty.
While in Wisconsin, took it to my alignment guys who said the ball joints were bad. Ford refused to change them. When I moved to Texas, I did the same thing, Ford would not replace them.
Took it in this morning because the coolant light came on, and then the engine started sounding like a jet about to take off. This is only after the CD changer (spent $400, last week with an after market radio) ate 6 of my CD's and the rear driver door jammed.
Got a call from Ford today after taking it in, and found out it's going to cost me anywhere from $1900 to $2500 to get the hydraulic coolant fan motor, thermostat and door unjammed. What a waste - as I was hanging up the gentleman had the nerve to tell me the ball joints were bad.
I understand I am a woman, but I am not a dumb woman, I do my research. Found out that the HCFM they are trying to charge me for only is $359, where they want $600. I also found someone who will change my thermostat. Hopefully he will be able to do the HCFM, heck I will pay him the $600 that Ford wants to charge me for just the part.
I am going to let Ford do the door jam, but I am going to purchase the part and take it with me. Found it cheaper at an online dealer.
Since the call, I have been to many websites where people are just having issues with all the same common things on these LSs. If a lawsuit develops, please keep me abreast. I would not mind sticking Ford in the pocket.