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2001 Lincoln LS Base 4dr Sedan V6 Auto

2001 Lincoln LS
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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February 28, 2013, 7:13 pm

Valerie R

Question: my car didnt pass smog test

I just bought the car on craigs list, and the seller told me he is aware of an oil leak and a missfire.when i start the car and accelerate it makes a loud noise like motor is not rite,then after 10 mph it goes kinda normal.also sometimes it sounds like the car wamts to die out for couple seconds.

March 1, 2013, 10:47 pm

Richard W
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You should have had a shop look at the car before buying it. The missfire could be a bad engine. That is common for your car. But I hope that is not the case. I would check the codes in the computer first. What ever is there is what I would start with. If there are no codes you could have a bad ignition coil. At that point you mite want to have a shop look at it.

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