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2002 Lincoln Ls sputters at about 40-50 MPH

My 2002 Lincoln LS Sputters at about 40 MPH when accelerating in D5 but if i put it in D4 it will sputter at about 50-60 MPH while accelerating. Then while idling at low speeds the car will rock or shake. I'm stationed overseas in italy so the closest american garage is 1.5 hours away. Just wanted to figure something out before i have it towed. Thanks.

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  • jtsupershine Nov 26, 2008

    I have the exact same problem

  • stepheniew Nov 30, 2008

    Same problem, did you get a solution!

  • sherry_stout Jan 25, 2009

    The lincoln LS 2003 V8 splutters when your going down the road.

  • dam2cook Feb 03, 2009

    Put on new valve gaskets, new titanium plugs, new coils and new injectors and it still sputters under load in D% at 40-50 MPH

  • crocdidit Apr 03, 2009

    I have an 02 have had 2 coils changed alredy 150K miles looks likle I need another, My wife has a 2006 avaitor at 69 K Miles it just started it s fist sputter signs. Is this a bad set up and should I change the rest? there 150 each from rthe shop with labor included


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First thing is the engine light on?
these cars had problems with the on plug ign coils and if this is a misfire the comp will tell you which cyl is the problem.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • don welch Aug 12, 2013

    I have same problem and it does not register a trouble code unless the coil is goes completely bad. i replaced 2 coils when the problem first came up and noticed oil on them. sure sign to replace valve cover gaskets. have done that and still have miss in high gear. i will guess that another coil is weak under load but good enough to not set a code.


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