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Have the car on, in park, emergency brake on. Under the hood, red dip stick. From line to line should be 1qt. This is best done when the cars warm. Add until the 2nd line. Get in your car, hold the brake, slowly put it in reverse, neutral, drive, 3,2,1 then 2,3, drive, neutral, reverse, park. Repeat a couple times to move the oil around, and you're good to go.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Jan 16, 2016

Hi Anonymous.

The answer will depend on the other details. It may be leaking from the reservoir when the car is running as well, but be harder to see since you will be moving rather than forming a puddle.

  1. If the fluid is all the way up to the top of the reservoir and leaking out around the cap, then you're either overheated, or you may have air in the coolant that is expanding and pushing coolant up into the reservoir. You can look up 'How to Bleed Radiator' for your make and model and see if that makes a difference.
  2. If you bleed the radiator, and then end up with more of the same, and more air/gas in your coolant, that can, unfortunately, be a sign of head gasket problems. It would mean that high pressure exhaust gas is leaking through the head gasket and into your coolant. If that's the case, you'll want to get your compression checked, and contemplate the cost of the repairs vs the age and value of the car. (if the head gasket is going, you'll likely as not need to redo the valves and the piston rings at the same time. otherwise the restored compression from the new gasket may just send those components over the edge that much sooner)
  3. If it's not that sort of air in the coolant, then Fixes will depend on your vehicle. You can:
    1. Make sure the reservoir lid is on tight
    2. See if there is a gasket (or perhaps only part of one) in the lid/cap. if the gasket is shot, it'll let fluid leak.
    3. Make sure the reservoir isn't over-filled. There will be a fill line. The coolant should go no higher when the engine is cool. It needs some space to expand when the engine runs.
    4. Spray the reservoir with some simple green or other cleaner, and wipe it dry with paper towels. Give it a short drive, then stop, turn the car off, pop the hood, and feel for dampness around the reservoir. An actual physical crack or hole in such a reservoir isn't all that likely, but it can happen. if there is one, you'll need to replace the reservoir.
    5. Akin to #4, feel at the joints where the hose(s) attach to the reservoir. If they are damp, check the hose there for wear or damage, and make sure that the hose clamp is in place, and is tight. Work your way down the hoses and see if they start getting wet part-way down. If so, then there's likely a leak there, which means the hose should be replaced.
That covers the most likely sources. As general rules of engagement here, please:
  1. Don't work on the car with the engine running if it can be avoided.
  2. Try not to work on the car with the engine compartment hot from extended driving. it's easy to singe yourself on really hot metal.
  3. You're working around potentially hotter-than-boiling-water coolant here. Wear gloves and eye protection. As someone who was once thoroughly doused with said scalding coolant when a hose on a rebuilt Chevelle SS popped loose, it really sucks and hurts like *(&^^%%%. Eyes would be a lot worse.
  4. Coolant is also toxic stuff, which underscores wearing gloves. IF you have to drain things to replace parts or bleed the coolant system, please use proper buckets and pans and take waste coolant to a proper disposal spot - most auto parts stores will accept it. Animals tend to think it tastes sweet and aren't put off by the color, and it'll kill them painfully, so please help the neighborhood pets and birds. stay happy too.
Good Luck!

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Dec 03, 2015

The car has the entire vinyl roof attached not to the roof but a fiberglass sub roof. To remove well that's the upholstery people secret and why they charge 700. To remove and replace after the glass co. Comes in and replacing e's the rear glass. There is a patent on it and different mold for every car.


2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Sep 25, 2015

You may have knocked a wire loose. Id go back over you work and make sure nothing got bumped or moved. Ive done it more than I Care to admit.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Aug 15, 2015

constant velocity joints are for front wheel drive cars to transfer the power from the transmission/engine to the front drive wheels that turn around corners , your car is rear wheel drive , rear wheels do not turn around corners so it does not need any type of joints , its a straight drive axle , incidentally your car has the 3.o jaguar engine id bet since they were a deal ford did when obtaining jaguar (let them use them in there lux cars)

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Jul 22, 2015

did you change the gas in the tank? it could be that the gas is old so it won't light so it won't start

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Jun 22, 2015

this sound like a tsp problem you need a scanner to check this problem if your check engine light is on take it to your nearest auto zone they will read the code if the tsp code comes up tats your problem if it do-sent it could still be your problem but that's a little hard to check without the scanner u need to go were the scanner is reading the tsp sensor and push the accelerator pedal down slowly the reading should go up slowly if it goes bikers that's your problem

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Jun 11, 2015

Michael: You may be having two separate problems. One owner says fuse # 20 operates the cigarette lighter. Usually when your car will not go in reverse, there is a problem with the transmission.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on May 25, 2015

If the alarm light is blinking, then the issue could be with the vehicle immobilizer or key. The key may need rematching to the vehicle's ECU, which will need reprograming by the manufacturer service centre.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on May 06, 2015

They don't go bad. I only replace them if I rebuild the engine. They clog up(it can be cleaned up), but you have other problems if they do. It is on the passenger side, mounted on the valve cover. Has a big hose going to it from the air plenum / air filter box.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Apr 05, 2015

I have an 2001 Town Car and that happened to me. I checked the fuses listed in book. Sorry but I needed to take to dealer to fix. Hope you get better help.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Apr 02, 2015

We have purchased physical manuals for any vehicle we've ever owned and there is one available for your make and model:

2001 Lincoln LS Auto Repair Manual ChiltonDIY

It's also good to have this on hand in case you stumble on a less-than-competent mechanic who starts out with 4-figure estimates.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Mar 29, 2015

The Lincoln has a cabin air filter which filters outside air. It is probably plugged therefore the heater can only recirculate the the air inside the car. The results are windshield may clear but most other windows away from the heat stay fogged up.
Try changing the cabin air filter and see if it helps a great deal.

2001 Lincoln LS | Answered on Mar 18, 2015

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