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  1. hk_rogers
    10-26-2013 01:06 PM
    Hi Rod. Having a strange LS issue I was hoping you could shed some light on. 2000 V6. I've had to replace ignition coils multiple times. Just started misfiring again but I'm getting no misfire code. I'm 99% sure it's a coil issue but with no code it's weird. The codes I'm getting are 1. P1565 - (I know the Clockspring is bad so I'm guessing that's causing this one) and 2. P0401 (I replaced the EGR Valve and am still getting this code so I have no idea what this one is from.) Do you have any thoughts on this issue?
  2. Trrrex92
    09-23-2013 07:37 PM
    Hey! I was told you have a great PDF file on how to change the pcv valve an elbow. I would greatly appreciate it if you could send it to me. I've been having problems with my 2000 lincoln ls v6 with p0171 and 0174 codes. Thanks! My email is
    Also here is a link to my forum thread detailing my problem.!
  3. 65comet
    07-01-2013 08:10 AM
    Continuing. Yesterday went with the wife to the malls and a bunch of other running around. Finding a parking spot after highway driving is probably one of the best tests. The stopped idle seemed to be the tiniest bit low a couple of times being 500 instead of the usual 550. But never any shaking or code. I'm thinking about doing another cleaning with tranny fluid. I pulled the oil filler extension for the cap out of the valve cover and it still has a far amount of gunk coating. I still worry about that screen and/or whatever might have broken it still floating around. In a diagram I saw it shows that passage feeds straight to the cam phasers and I hope they didn't get any damage. I saw videos of them being replaced and I don't have the time to do that and definitely don't have the money to pay someone else. So, I'm driving it a bit longer before I give it back to my wife and hope it is ok.
  4. 65comet
    07-01-2013 08:08 AM
    Hit limit per post, continuing. There was mentioned that sometimes the P0022 will pop when it really should be a P0021 (left bank), thus replacing both. I didn't know if the screen breaking caused the problem or if something hit the screen and passed through with the screen. Since the solenoids are primarily oil pressure driven (except after startup and until oil gets to a certain temperature), and there was a lot mentioned that because of that the oil needs to be changed often and not allowed to gunk up or use the wrong weight. Plus I was slightly worried the screen was also still in a passage possibly causing a clog. I did the tranny fluid trick Saturday morning. Nasty stuff came out with the oil. Filter was close to clogged (only a couple weeks old). Reset the computer. Drove it the rest of that day.
  5. 65comet
    07-01-2013 08:06 AM
    Last easy step before pulling off front of motor and looking at the cam timing phasers. It was pulling a P0022, VCT drivers side retarded. Cam sensors tested good. Pulled the drivers side VCT solenoid. One of the screens had a big tear in it with most missing. The bottom of that solenoid had a clip, so I took it apart and the internal piston had a knick in it. It slid one way fine, but not the other way. The inside of the valve cover was totally gooped up. I polished the piston and put it back in. Cleared codes. Next day P0022 came back. The P0022 popped up each time in conjunction with slow driving after warm up and a bit of highway driving mixed in. The coming to a stop or very slow turn would make it shake terribly because the timing wasn't switching back to what it should be for slow speeds. (I spent hours learning how the VCT works for the 5.4L 2004/2005) I bought two new solenoids and installed them
  6. 65comet
    06-28-2013 07:52 AM
    Thanks for sharing your experience with this. I think I'll do it tomorrow, jump on the expressway to the next exit 10 miles down. Do a return trip. 20 miles/20 minutes at about 1,700 rpms. I'll drain the oil right away to give it a look and cut open the filter. Also check the outlet at the block to the filter.
  7. 65comet
    06-27-2013 11:22 AM
    Hey Rod, I'd like your opinion. I have a post in Expeditions with no responses. I think the oil passages are clogged from previous owner bad maintenance. I read that putting in some tranny fluid, which has more cleaners than oil, will help that. But it didn't say how much or for how long. I'm thinking of draining the oil and putting in 5 qts oil and 2 qts tranny fluid (7 qt capacity on the 2005 5.4L). Then driving to work (120 miles a day) for 3 days then refilling with new oil and new filter. Thoughts?
  8. Bosshog1946
    06-08-2013 03:50 PM
    Do you know the date when Ford\Lincoln was aware of the misdiagnosis of the Coil #4 and the EFC problem on the 2004 Lincoln LSV8?
  9. tkswan
    04-10-2013 08:10 PM
    Hey Rod, got any documentation on the fuel level sending unit / jet fuel manual maybe? I think that's my culprit. if its attached to or has anything to do with the jet (behind the drivers seat) fuel pump, i will just replace it as well. Oh, 02-LS-V8.
  10. tkswan
    02-11-2013 11:44 AM
    Hey Rod, i did a fuel pump awhile back. ever since, while fueling the car, it leaks gas when the tank starts to get full. I finally took the time to pull the back seat out and go get gas to watch what happens. Seems that the ring, the big plastic one is not seated correctly. I keep trying to reseat it but it keeps going on crooked. Can you resend me the service manual on this again? Maybe there is a trick or procedure in getting it to seat correctly. thanks. 2002 LS V8. its the the fuel pump on the passenger side of the car.

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