- Sep 26, 2022
- My Lincoln
- 2006 Lincoln LS V8
My 2006 Lincoln LS needs a transmission. Is it worth keeping? It's been sitting for 5yrs because I could not decide what to do.
The transmission in your LS is a variation of the C3 of the 1970s.My 2006 Lincoln LS needs a transmission. Is it worth keeping? It's been sitting for 5yrs because I could not decide what to do.
The car is in good shape, fully loaded. Milage is 98,000 so the motor is good. I had new jaguar brakes installed right before the transmisison trouble.. It runs fine and goes into reverse but slips in the drive posotionThe transmission in your LS is a variation of the C3 of the 1970s.
Much upgraded and fully electronic.
The exact variation is a 5R55S.
Like many transmissions, it is sensitive to lack of service. (Changing fluid & filter)
If that is the case most of the time a "failure" is mostly soft or replacement parts. Plus it is very dirty inside. Replacing the entire transmission may be a bit over the top. However due to marketing and producting rebuilding, a replacement may be less money.
Without labor (and depending on sources)
A used transmission likley could be had for $500 to $1000 - plus shipping if needed
A rebuilt could be had for $1500 to $2500 -
To select value, or your question of worth has a lot of moving parts. Those moving parts would be -
What condition is it in now? (Other than the transmission)
Would it be used? (It has not been used for the last 5 years)
If it would be used, is the cost to fix this lower than the cost to buy a replacement?
The Lincoln LS is/was not that popular of a vehicle. The market did not embrace it much and IMO that is Lincoln's marketing propblem. A non-running LS is not going to be worth much. Depending on condition and options, a running copy would be worth $1500 in poor condition to $4000 to $5000 in good condition with the right options.
If you are going to have someone do this and the car is in poor condition and you will sell it, not likely you will get all of your money invested. The best route may be to call a yard and have them come pick up. You might get a couple hundred dollars.
If the vehicle is in good shape and you will have a use for it after the transmisison is fixed, likley it wood be something to invest in for another daily driver.
Hope this helps
The car is in good shape, fully loaded. Milage is 98,000 so the motor is good. I had new jaguar brakes installed right before the transmisison trouble.. It runs fine and goes into reverse but slips in the drive posotion
Yes I can afford to replace it. The motor only has 98,000 on it. It also had new Jaguar brakes put on before the transmission problem. I was not sure if I should repair it or just get rid of it. If I recall correctly I was having trouble finding someone who would put the transmission in if I bought one. It runs fine, fully loaded. Reverse works but the drive position slips.No one can answer that but you. Can you afford to replace the transmission? What is your attachment to the car? Owned since new? Resale on those is not very good, so there's that, expecially with a bad transmission. You need to weigh the options of fixing it versus buying another car.
This is usually because the seals have been hardened due to heat.It runs fine and goes into reverse but slips in the drive posotion
I remember that it is a transmission that requires the dealer to open and fill.Here are some shade tree vids on how to fill.
One thing about this transmission that will be in your favor. It was used in 2005 to 2010 Mustang. (And other vehicles) Mustang guys will be alll over something like this. So it is not a unique transmission to LS.
If it were me I would add some fluid to see if the vehicle operates and does not slip with the correct fluid level. If it works OK, the drop the pan and refil with fresh fludi and a new filter.
I will do that. Thank you so much for all the information, I appreciate it!Doesn't have to be a dealership. That labor tends to be rather expensive because they are trained in most current technology. This transmission is not the latest and greatest. It is no longer made or used.
If you are not going to do this, a good independent transmission shop should be versed in this transmission. Ther labor rate should be less than a Ford/Lincoln dealership.
They are not struts - they are coilover shocks. Struts are a cheap suspension design with poor geometry are are structural.struts/springs
No, I ended up donating it. It was difficult because I really loved it. It had lots of get up and go!They are not struts - they are coilover shocks. Struts are a cheap suspension design with poor geometry are are structural.
When Ford dumbed down the DEW98 into the S197 Mustang they switched over to struts to reduce costs... and a solid rear axle. We want neither here!
So, Cheryl15 - did you keep your LS?