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  3. Lincolnski

    Outside Ambient Air Temperature Sensor

    I Found It!! On a 2016 MKX FWD 3.7L V-6 the outside ambient air temperature sensor is located about 17" BELOW the Lincoln star on the grille. If one looks through the bottom grille, it will be front and center. I'm quite sure I can get to it by removing the bottom front splash shield. More to come!! .
  4. Gary A

    Intermittent moan noise

    Hello Cosmos36, Thanks for the input. I have heard the noises you describe and it is markedly different than that. I have also been unable to generate the noise using the a/c system since I read your post so even though it is a good thought, I think it is not it. Regards, Gary A
  5. Well, here I am again. My last attempt to procure information from this site had me reading old men arguing about the over engineering of glove boxes on European cars. NOW, I am here trying to find out the EXACT location of the outside ambient air temperature sensor and I'm reading about how fast one must drive to reset the temp sensor. I guess I missed the whole part about where it's located on the 2016 MKX.?? Anywho, I have a check engine light on and a temperature reading on the dash display that is not even close to what the outside temperature is. I have the code pulled and it's a P0073. The cost of the sensor is minimal however I'm just not sure where it's located?? Some say the front fascia must come off, others say it doesn't. Some say you can access the sensor by pulling the top cover where the radiator is but that is only for those who have a sensor on the top passenger side behind the grille. Some say the sensor is on the driver's side toward the bottom of the condenser?? 😵 Ahh, the inconsistency of internet data!! .
  6. Cosmos36

    tirre pressure monitor

    It was likely either (1) a glitch or (2) a forewarning of a pending failure of the monitor, common after 5-6 years of age. I've had a similar occurrence on my 2016 MKX over recent months.
  7. CARR142

    New Tires for our '07 MKX

  8. The other day the tire pressure monitor fault came up on screen on my 2016 Lincoln MKX tire pressure icon showed up as well I checked all pressures and they were good ran an OBD scan and no fault code came up could this just be a glitch or is something else going on. Thanks
  9. Galaxy Dancer

    Exhaust upgrade

    Hello. just had my flex pipe replaced. the dealer uses a non OEM partner as the OEM part is OS. Do not heat wrap that section. you will break the unions as that area will get so hot. The cat will also be affected. COO. your PTU? Change the oil every 30 k miles with RedLine Syn Gear oil. 75w140. our local OILER does ours.
  10. Galaxy Dancer

    New Tires for our '07 MKX

    WE just replaced our Tyres with MICHELIN CROSS CLIMATE 2's OUR 2013 MKX runs 20" Rims. They are awesome. No Noise and a ride like no others. We travel Wisconsin, Door County. These tyres are wonderful in the wet and in the snow.Handling ultra crisp. Check your dealer or Costco. They gave us an awesome deal plus Michelin rebates. Your 18" wheels should be less. Like you our Mkx is garage kept. rests on a carpeted garage floor. Be careful with tyres. Cheap not necessary a better deal in the long run.
  11. Galaxy Dancer

    Wind noise

    our 2013 MKX had nasty wind noise Rear top of drivers side window. Dealer replaced internal window rails and motor. prob solved.
  12. Galaxy Dancer

    Power transfer unit went bad

    Motorcraft fluid is sub grade. Use Redline synthetic Gear Oil 75x140. it is superior with high heat protection. Use Redline Synthetic Gear Oil 75x90 in your Rear diff also. Have been using RedLine in our 2013 MKX in these areas since new. There after, PTU changes every 30k miles, Rear diff every 75k miles.
  13. Galaxy Dancer

    Lincoln Extended Warranty - Worth It?

  14. Cosmos36

    Intermittent moan noise

    Gary A...welcome to the forum. Your 'moan or sigh' noise is a good description of some sounds that duplicate those in my 2016 MKX HVAC under-dash ducting system when it is adjusting auto/dual-control air distribution. It seems to occurs during the winter season or when ambient temperatures change due to the varying highway elevations that I drive. The noises may be accompanied by soft whooshing or padded thumping sounds. It's not annoying to me...just a rare reminder that mechanical devices are at work under the dash in accordance with their design function/my command settings. That said, I would rather that the closing 'thunk' of the liftgate were a trifle less dramatic. Gary R.
  15. Gary A

    Intermittent moan noise

    Hello All, I have an intermittent 'moan' or 'sigh' noise that seems to come from somewhere up front. The first time we heard it was on a road trip more than 6 months and 3rd road trip after purchasing the vehicle. It only happens when driving so cannot tell if it is in the cabin or the engine compartment. I have tried on many occasions to reproduce the noise, but to no avail. It occurs randomly, mostly at low speed (or maybe that is the only time I can hear it as it is not very loud). It will happen only when driving in D, not at a stop or when shifted into R or P. It will happen going straight or when turning, accelerating or steady speed, with foot control or cruise control, but never when coasting. It will usually be short duration, around 1 sec, but sometimes will persist up to about 4 sec. I have rotated the tires, had brake work done at the vendor, had the oil changed along with the air filter and the interior thoroughly cleaned and checked. Any ideas anyone?
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  17. our 2013 MKX AWD RUNS ON Michelin Cross Climatex2. Superior design. Even with our 20" wheels it rides oh so smooth. Best ride yet.
  18. Galaxy Dancer

    Full Synthetic Motor oil

    We use Liqui Moly full synthetic Special Tec AA 5W20 weight engine oil. We change every 6K miles. Prior to the change we use Liqui Moly Engine Flush. Filter is Ford OEM FL500S. I don't trust aftermarket. Stay away from Fram. AMAZON we purchase it all from. including RedLine Gear Oils.. My local OILER does the flush and change. ▪︎LIQUI MOLY (LM) is a German petroleum company. Been around since early 1920. Switched from MOBIL1 synthetic. LM manufactures and quality controls it all in one facility. MOBIL1, multiple locations worldwide. My DuraTec V6 engine responds oh so better to this LM oil. Just for you. My lubrication schedule. 📅 Everyone has their own. We like our MKX. Lubrication maintenance is the life of your vehicle and it extends well beyond engine oil changes. ▪︎ PTU - changed every 25K miles. We use Red Line Gear Oil 75W140. Out performs Motorcraft hands down. At my OILER. Dealership claims their PTU oil is lifetime never needs change. NOT SO. No concern if you do not have AWD. ▪︎ Rear Differential - changed every 75K miles. Red Line Gear Oil. At the dealership. ▪︎ Transmission - changed every 30K miles. Motorcraft trans fluid. At the dealership. ▪︎ Brake Fluid - changed annually. At the dealership. ▪︎ Coolant - change every 30K miles. Motorcraft coolant. At the dealership. ▪︎ Power Steering Fluid - changed every year. At the dealership. Hope this helps you.
  19. Galaxy Dancer


    Oct 10th 2021 just completed our "Wheel Art" project. ■ TOP SIDE - Our 2013 White MKX AWD @ 89K miles is complete top side. Under the Bonnet Fluid Maint' (Liqui Moly Engine Flushes and Special Tec oil changes, PTU oil changes, Rear Differential,Trans, Coolant, Brake and Pwr Steering changes) Replacement Stuffs (new rad hoses, belts, plugs, rear shocks, front loaded struts, awesome Michelin CROSS CLIMATE 2 tyres, an additional rear brake light incorporated in the towing apparite, interior/exterior LED's, Lincoln rear MKX bumper guard and Microlon Treated Eng-Trans-PTU-Rear Diff-Coolant/Radiator-A/C-Power Steering) Fun Warranty Stuff (drivers side window rails & motor, chrome door handle, rear driver side door internal open/close mechanism, glass roof plastic ski's, rear wheel bearing, transaxle seal, APIM, fuel vapour canister sensor) ■ NOW BOTTOM SIDES - Those horrid, dirty calipers and dingie dirty rusted rotor hats and every thing rotor out side of the pad area. Short of spending a kings ransom on Aft Mkt brake systems I discovered an affordable option. ▪︎ PLASTIC WHEEL WELL TREATMENT - scrubbed/clean, Turtle Wax Graphine Pro Flex Spray wax. Graphined treated. Marvelous clean appearance. The visual background for it all. Awesome stuff for the entire vehicle as well. ▪︎ DFC.COM - OEM stock replacement GEOSPEC/MET finished rotors. Neat silver finish superior to porous Zinc coatings that rust. These do not. This stuff lasts and boy do they look grand. Everything coated, internal vanes, tops, the rotor hats. DFC claims the coating against rust will out last the rotors life. I purchased their rotors, ceramic pads and stainless steel bracketry kits per rotor. ▪︎ CCI CALIPER COVERS - Plantation FL. these covers look like high end authentic calipers. Brilliant design. Attaches to the stock caliper points with insane Earth Magnets. Not the foreign junk or domestic fake looking competitors that attach on with clamps screws and bolts that fail. CCI offers 3 diff designs. You determine colour an label. We chose Platinum Silver Satin with corporate "LINCOLN" as our label. Not mechanical am I, so my Lincoln dealership mechanic installed them. Very impressed was he! They look stupendous. Nice design feature is they direct the brake dust aft of the wheel. Even better, those front massive stock Ford calipers with the CCI covers look massively great and complement the front end "Bull Dog" look I so like. Speed tested. Buried the spedo. No issues. ☆ The GRAPHINED WHEELWELLS + DFC GEOMET ROTORS + CCI CALIPER COVERS = "WHEEL ART"
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  21. The liftgate at times will not open with key FOB, liftgate latch button or console button, and then the next day it works. Has shown liftgate ajar warning, and once drained the battery. Has anyone else seen this issue?
  22. My wife and I live full time in our Newmar Dutch Star DP. That means we tow our vehicle all four down. We started talking about “upgrading” in the spring. After checking, I quickly settled on the MKX instead of Edge. Styling and some Lincoln extras were alluring in comparison to the Ford twin. Fortunately a nearby dealer had what we wanted. This included being serviced at the dealership during the two periods of ownership. The first was a sister of the dealership’s owner. The second owner was her mother-in-law who always buys the car after the lease is up. That it is a Reserve with towing package and cargo package was a plus. We haul our Schwann bikes on the car’s hitch. Happy to have found this forum.
  23. enigma-2

    2012 reflection on driver window

    Try ebay. Don't know what year you have, here's an electrical wiring manual (used) for $9. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-Lincoln-MKX-EVTM-Wiring-Diagrams-Repair-Service-Manual-Book-/124305033925?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0 You can pick up a PDF version of the factory service manual for $10-$15. Used hard copies are also available for considerably more.
  24. Cruising02

    New owner

    Hello all, just purchased a 2016 mkx select with reserve options and was built registered and owned in Canada. Has almost all options of the reserve and was originally a lease vehicle. Looking forward to this forum as I have a 2002 Chevy Avalanche and have been part of that forum since 2006. Has great info as I'm sure this one will.
  25. Cubbies2016

    Hello From Chicago!

    Just picked up a 2008 MKX Limited and I am enjoying it very much so. I downsized from a 2006 Cadillac Escalade that I had been working on for the better part of the last 2 years. Everything mechanical was done from all maintenance items to new transmission, diffs and all body work. The buyers offered me a deal I could not refuse so I sold it. I have always liked the look of this first gen MKX buy didn't really like all the chrome but when I saw the one I bought with the black grill, it made a big difference. Mechanically its a 9/10 with great dealer maintenance history. Body wise it is a 6/10. Definitely got a few parking lot dings and a small front fender scrape. The big issue is the front roof panel between the windshield and glass roof. It has rusted under the antenna and is letting in water. Body shop will fix that this Monday. Outside of the body work that I will get done over the next few months, I plan on upgrading the stock navigation and fixing the lumbar support in the drivers seat as it seems like the bag is popped. The only other item I want to fix right away is the passenger headlight is letting in condensation and the projector bulb looks crooked in the housing. I see plenty of headlight assemblies but since I have the Limited, I cannot seem to find one with the etched Lincoln logo. I think It would drive me crazy if I did not replace it with the same one. I will scan through the pages here to see if I can find anything otherwise I will make a post on it. I was very active in my Cadillac forums and know the drill :). I look forward to learning and sharing on this forum. Thanks Ray
  26. Hello. I'm wondering if anyone has ever experienced a clicking in the steering on the front passenger side of the vehicle while turning at slow speeds and also while stationary in their 2013 mkx? I have replaced both CV transaxles, both control arms, both sway bar links, both strut assemblies with KYB quick struts, both wheel bearings, and all of the brakes including calipers within the last year. However, the clicking is still there. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!
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