Feb 282019
 

When driving the car shakes and the check engine light flashes. What could it be?


Anytime the check engine light flashes the engine should be turned off and repaired before permanent damage is done. The most likely cause for this problem would be an engine misfire. You will want to start by have the engine codes pulled with a scan tool. This process is generally referred to as computer diagnostics.

Sep 122016
 

2003 Lincoln LSWhat controls the down shift on my Lincoln LS transmission?


RESPONSE

I would think the speed sensors and the PCM. Let me take a look at the wiring diagram for the transmission. Yep, it would look like the PCM uses the input signals form different speed sensors. It also uses the signal form the throttle position sensor. Of course the selector switch for manual mode sends a signal tot eh PCM when activated. Here is the wiring diagram for you to look at for yourself.

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Feb 012016
 

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My car overheats within 5 miles off driving under 30 mph haven’t been able to see if fan is turning. My hydraulic fan reservoir had a creamy white substance in it. It kind of looked like paint. Had a yellowish white tinge to it. There’s a steam being released near passenger headlight/under upper radiator hose close to the ground…any ideas? I have a 2001 Lincoln ls

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RESPONSE
I’m just going to identify the issue as a busted radiator.

The transmission fluid is cooled inside the radiator as well as the coolant. When a radiator busts internally it allows transmission fluid into the coolant. No need to worry about coolant getting into the transmission as the pressure is greater in the transmission. But since the coolant now has trans. fluid in it the color will turn creamy as you also described.

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Hood up on 2001 Lincoln LS – Engine Compartment

– What to expect from overheating the transmission

What should I do when my car engine overheats?

When your engine overheats with in 5 miles from the house you’d better turn around and park it. Take notice of any liquid trails on the ground from where you just drove. pay particular attention to where it was parked when you left. The first place to check is the coolant reservoir, which you did and that helps to tell the story of what happened. In most cases the coolant tank would just be empty and you could just look for the leak, repair it and top off the coolant level. But when things decided to head south under the hood and the radiator overheats beyond its abilities to function….. or more likely you ran over something and didn’t know it…. and the radiator busts open. Sometimes when she overheats like that you need to flush the entire cooling system to get all the contaminates out. Make sure to replace the thermostat at the same time so you save money by not using twice as much coolant.

May 072015
 

I am working on replacing the fuel pump however I have a damaged elbow connector on the white connection (where fuel line connects to pump assembly). I can’t find the exact name or part number for these and was hopeful someone can point me in the right direction

Apr 222015
 

I have recently swapped the engine in the Lincoln (with same) and got it to fire up about 4-5 times. I couldn’t let the car run too long due to a cooling fan degas issue and not wanting to fry the impeller of the cooling fan. After fixing the degas problem I went to jump the car again and it would crank but not start. Lights good and bright, plenary of power to crank over. I checked the fuel pressure via pressing the nipple on the fuel line rail with no pressure being released.
Question: since car was starting and running (for about 30 secs to a min ea time) could this be fuel related and the engine just used remaining fuel in the line before not starting and no pressure in the rail line? Checked fuse 17 in trunk (fuel pump relay fuse)

Mar 162015
 

I’m having trouble with my car stalling on me. It starts back after about 10-15 minutes.Can you tell me what to do?

Mar 102015
 

I have to replace the coolant resevoir. It looks like the best way is to remove the brake booster first. Is there anything special I need to know about removing the brake booster?

Jul 082013
 

I have a 3.9 engine it keeps overheating I put in a thermostat water pump and flush the radiator out and it still overheating I took a chemical test for heads and that was good and the fans are working and he bleeded the system what can it be