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2000 V6 Lincoln LS

Valve cover gaskets were both replaced, all coils replaced, spark plugs replaced, but when you want to accelerate at about 45-50 mph, the traction control light comes on and it stalls, the needle falls even though you're still giving it gas. If you stop fully, it will accelerate again, but have the same problem especially if you accelerate too fast. We are yet to get codes on it. Any thoughts?

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  • burke405 Jan 13, 2009

    Do you mean to get a code?

  • burke405 Jan 13, 2009

    Well, my Dad's working on it, and has done all the work so far - semi-retired body man. He's got some buddies still at dealerships. Just thought the forum could be a helpful thing in the process.

  • burke405 Jan 14, 2009

    Well ok. I may have to do that. But i got one more shot before that. When i find out I will report.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I worked a Ford dealer for 30 years 10 as a Ford certified master electronics technician and never saw an issue like this, sorry it is not the ordinary problem.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    no for diagnosis

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    this most definitely needs to go to the dealer.

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Problem solved. Recently we put newer tires on the rear which are a lower profile than the front. Don't ask. The point is, aside from the typical oil leaking into the plugs problem, the problem was caused by the rear wheels spinning faster than the front once at the higher speed. Traction control turns off the fuel injection. All is fine now that the front and rear are switched.

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