I own a Lincoln Premier for over 20 years now, but I rarely use it due to some handling problems. Its steering wheel is very uncomfortable to drive, with almost one-fourth turn of play. I checked my tires, and none of them is succumbing to premature wear. I also inspected all the bolts, and they are all tightened and intact. Everything seems okay, except for some signs of wear and tear. What could be causing the poor handling?
Poor handling among Lincoln vehicles is a common problem. It is usually due to a wear in the directional part of the spool valve. There might be signs of wearing out in the bushing and directional arm, which moves when you steer the wheel. You might also have wear at the pitman shaft, which can be found in the lower bushing area. Make sure that the steering linkage is tight. You may opt to pull the box and have it rebuild to its respective specifications. You can always refer to your owner's manual for the exact information.
The brakes of my Lincoln Premier failed to back up. I had the car stored in my garage for a few weeks, so I decided to back the brakes up and pumped them a couple of times. I made sure that the master cylinder fluid is full, and there are no signs of vacuum hose leak. However, when I drove the car uphill and when I was going down, the brakes didn't work including the emergency brake. I was able to drive the car into a slope again, without any problem. I wonder what's happening to my car. What should I do?
Complete brake failure is a rare occurrence, but don't wait until it happens to you. The best way to keep this from happening is to ensure that your brakes get routine maintenance and inspection. When you hear a grinding or squealing noise, check out the condition of your brakes and don't ignore it. These sounds are symptoms that your brake system is at risk of failure. Bring your vehicle to your dealer immediately to have it checked. When you are faced in the same situation again, make sure to turn on your hazards and stay off the gas pedal. Pump your brakes only if your car doesn't have an anti-lock brakes (ABS) system.
I liked my Premier very much, not until I found out that there's a leak in the front transmission seal. The metal on the sealing journal of the torque converter had deteriorated. I didn't know what to do since it was the first time it has happened. What can I do to fix it?
Any problem that concerns seals or bushings needs immediate replacement. Especially if the cause of wear and tear is corrosion, make sure to replace it with a new part as soon as you can. Bear in mind to choose only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and not aftermarket parts if you are looking for high-quality parts.