Specializing in Lincoln Vehicle Repair & Service in Lakewood, Arvada & Westminster
Lincoln cars and SUVs make up their own luxury division of Ford Motor Company. Focused on premium craftsmanship, with style and comfort. Pickering’s Auto Service will help you maximize your Lincoln vehicle’s health, keeping your life in motion.
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Lincoln Service & Maintenance
To keep your Lincoln running as smoothly and reliably as the day you brought it home, be sure to have it serviced regularly with one of Pickering’s ASE Certified expert technicians. Pickering’s Auto Service has provided Lincoln service and maintenance in the Denver area for over 40 years. We keep up-to-date on the newest Lincoln models built today while never letting go of our strong knowledge of older models.
To keep your Lincoln in the best possible working condition, our maintenance services include:
- Oil Service
- Fluid Services
- A/C Service & Maintenance
- Spark Plug Replacement
- Timing Belt Replacement
All vehicles need repairs at one time or another and Lincolns are no exception. Hoses, gaskets and belts will harden and crack due to temperature fluctuations and age. The clutch, brakes and tires are also normal wear items. Keeping up with these types of repairs will help save you time and money in the long run. Some of the most common repairs our technicians see are:
Spark Plug Issues
Spark plug problems are common in Lincoln models, especially the Navigator and Mark Lt. These engines can spontaneously eject spark plugs from the cylinder head, causing damage to the ignition coil and spark plug. Bring your Lincoln to Pickering’s Auto Service where our ASE certified technicians can install a thread insert into the cylinder head to fix the problem.
Other Lincoln engines have issues with a high thread spark plug design. These spark plugs can get stuck in the cylinder head and break apart during removal. This is caused by carbon build up inside the combustion chamber that locks the spark plug in place. When removing the spark plug, the porcelain can break leaving the tip inside the cylinder head. Our ASE certified technicians use special extraction tools to remove the broken piece. This issue can sometimes be avoided by scheduling your spark plug maintenance earlier than factory recommended intervals—before the carbon has time to accumulate and harden.
Power Transfer Unit (PTU)
The Power Transfer Unit (PTU), also known as the Transfer case, can develop a leak in the output shaft seal, allowing transmission fluid to leak out. Common symptoms of a bad or failing Power Transfer Unit include difficulty shifting gears with a manual or automatic transmission. Your vehicle may also jump in and out of four-wheel drive. If you notice these symptoms or see reddish fluid on the ground beneath your Lincoln, bring it to Pickering’s Auto Service for a proper diagnosis and repairs.
- Ignition Coils: Signs of ignition coil failure in your Lincoln include problems starting your engine or an engine that ismisfiring or backfiring. If you notice a rough idle, loss of power, or see a check engine light, bring your Lincoln to Pickering’s Auto Service to determine if any ignition coils need to be replaced.
- Key/Ignition Switch: If you are having problems starting your engine, it could be that your ignition switch is going bad. Common signs of a bad ignition switch include your Lincoln stalling while driving or your vehicle starts up and suddenly stalls. Don’t wait for the problem to get worse, potentially leaving you stranded on the side of the road. Bring your Ford to a Pickering’s ASE certified technician for an ignition switch replacement right away.
- Bad or Failing Starter Motor: Having issues starting the engine in your Lincoln? If your engine won’t turn over, or if you hear the starter activate but the engine doesn’t crank over, it’s most likely a problem with your starter. Bring your Lincoln to Pickering’s Auto Service as soon as you notice any problems with your ignition components. We’ll get you back on the road safely as soon as possible.
Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
The Variable Valve Timing (VVT) solenoids give your Lincoln a smooth idle and better fuel economy.
Common signs of VVT solenoid failure include a rough idle, a check engine light and poor engine performance. To avoid this problem, make sure the oil is changed regularly using high quality oil and filters. If you suspect the solenoid needs replacing, schedule an appointment with your Pickerings’ ASE Certified expert technician right away.
Camshaft phasers are common failure items that will cause a ticking or knocking noise in the engine. This can be caused by mechanical failure or due to oil sludge buildup. Symptoms of a bad or failing camshaft are difficulty starting the engine, reduced gas mileage, engine stall or a rough idle.
Timing Chain Guides
It’s common for the plastic timing chain guides to wear, develop slack, or break in Lincoln vehicles. Common symptoms if a worn timing chain include a rattling noise on startup, a rough idle or a check engine light. Proper oil viscosity and oil filters are key to avoiding this expensive repair. Bring your Lincoln to Pickering’s Auto Service for regular oil service to help prevent more serious problems in the future.
Fuel Pump Failure
One of the most common symptoms of a fuel pump issue is a loud whining sound coming from the fuel tank. You may also have difficulty starting your engine or notice engine misfires or a decrease in fuel efficiency. Pay attention to these warning signs and bring your Lincoln to Pickering’s Auto Service to have the fuel pump inspected and replaced right away. If the fuel pump fails completely, your engine will no longer start and you will have to have it towed, increasing the cost of overall repairs.
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