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Remanufactured Lincoln LS Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Lincoln LStransmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Lincoln LStransmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Lincoln LStransmission 

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Remanufactured Lincoln LS Transmissions 


Designed to compete in the same space as the BMW 3-Series, the Lincoln LS is an agile and comfortable American luxury sedan. It’s got the looks and the luxury features. But transmission problems with the 5R55S transmission can make it feel as reliable as its German counterpart. So let’s see if installing a remanufactured Lincoln LS transmission can keep you on the road and out of the repair shop. 


Common Lincoln LS Transmission Problems  


Delayed/harsh reverse engagement  

Problem – Some vehicles may experience a delayed or harsh reverse gear engagement due to improper pressure control 

Solution – It may be necessary to place the solenoid body assembly, valve body and/or an in-line filter 


The 5R55S is electronic, meaning that many of its components are controlled by electronic solenoids. These include the gear shifting mechanisms and the torque converter. 

If you have a multimeter, you can easily check the solenoids to determine whether there are problems. 

You can also cause the transmission to overheat with improper maintenance or abuse. The main things you need to watch out for are overtowing and revving too much. These cause the transmission to rev too high and strip gears or use too much transmission fluid. The best thing to do, if you think the transmission is overheating, is to pull to the side of the road and let the vehicle cool down. 

Also, make sure you check fluid levels every 20,000 miles. 

If you notice the transmission fluid is dark or leaking anywhere, its a sure sign that damage is imminent. At that point, it should be repaired if possible to reduce the costs involved in a full transmission replacement. 


How to Solve Lincoln LS Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Lincoln LS Transmission 

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Lincoln LS transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 


Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Lincoln LS Transmission 

Getting a rebuilt Lincoln LS transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Lincoln LS transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 


Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Lincoln LS Transmission  

If you want to get the most service life out of your little luxury SUV as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Lincoln LS transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.