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2000 lincoln ls...Car dies and acts up untill it warms up

After about 5 min. of starting my car it will die and I have to keep turning the key on and off to start it, but it seems like it has something to do with the heater cuz if I turn on the heater it dies... It use to only act up when I turned on the heater so I took it to a shop and they replaced the coiles and it ran really good for like 2days then right back to the same stuff so they changed the trans. filter and still runs like ****. When I'm driving it all of a sudden where it says what gear you're in goes from d5 to E and car dies... PLEASE HELP!!!

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  • cozartconstr Feb 21, 2009

    Just wanted to say thanks alot for the advice!! Been working a lot the last few days so I've not been able to try it out yet but I plan to do so soon and I'll let you know how it goes when I do... Do you have a direct email add? Thanks again!!

  • JOE P Mar 25, 2009

    i have the v6 with 150000 an it did the same go from d5 to e an it would stall sometimes an it turned out to be the pcm relay fuse undre the hood



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There can be several things that could cause this concern on a LS and coil packs are certainly one of them. However since the problem is more previlant when turning on climate control I would think problem may be the dual climate control valve is shorting out.The e popping up on your gear indicator is telling me that the network is getting knocked off line, kinda like your home computer rebooting during a lightning storm.
You can do a self test on the climate control,use the follwing sequence.
Front Panel DATC Module Display—Retrieve Continuous Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
Continuous DTCs are fault codes recorded by the DATC module which have occurred during normal operation. For the DATC module this means that all faults (intermittent or hard) that occur while the module is in an operational state shall be reported as a continuous DTC.

  • To retrieve continuous DTCs, press the OFF and PANEL buttons simultaneously, followed by pressing the AUTO button within two seconds.
  • The DATC module will report all continuous DTCs to the vacuum fluorescent (VF) display.
  • The DATC module will not carry out a self-test; it will only display continuous faults codes which are stored in memory.
  • All VF display segments will light if no faults are detected.
  • Individual continuous DTCs will be reported with the °C symbol lit.
  • DTCs shall be reported as a four-digit DTC (less the alpha character).
  • Pressing the front defrost button will exit the retrieve continuous DTCs mode and clear all continuous DTCs from DATC module memory.
  • Pressing any other button (other than DEFROST) will exit the retrieve continuous DTCs mode and maintain all continuous DTCs in DATC module memory.
  • Upon exit from the retrieve continuous DTCs mode the DATC module returns to operational status. The DATC module executes a hard (cold boot) reset which places the DATC system in the OFF mode.
If you hav e code 2798 or a 2800 then I would say this is definetly your concern and I would replace the dual climate control valve. it is located on the passenger side of vehicle next to the radiator,you will see coolant hoses going to it from the heater core.

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