Owning a Lincoln MKZ is not for beginners. To have a vehicle like that you want to show it off and
maintain it well so that it runs optimally at all times. Just like any vehicle, you may encounter some
problems at times. For the Lincoln MKZ, transmission problems could pop up from time to time. In an
effort to keep your vehicle running properly, you should pay attention to any sounds that could
signify your Lincoln needs transmission work. Should you experience any of these sounds, you
should head over to your mechanic and have them check it out to avoid further issues.
Unusual Sounds When in Neutral
It is not uncommon to hear sounds when your vehicle is in motion. This is often just the vehicle’s
components all running in an effort to get your vehicle where it needs to be. When your vehicle is in
neutral, you should not hear any noises besides maybe the engine running on your Lincoln MKZ. If
you do hear a strange noise coming from your vehicle, it could be the bearings or gear teeth. You
should pull your vehicle over and check to make sure you have plenty of transmission fluid in your
vehicle before you continue your journey. Should you find out that the gear teeth and bearings are
bad, they will have to be replaced.
As you drive your Lincoln around town, your vehicle should be changing gears with a seamless
motion that you do not notice. Unfortunately, a jolt in the gears shifting or a grinding noise is often a
sign that your transmission is having issues. You should not be able to tell when your Lincoln MKZ is
shifting gears. This can often be a sign that your transmission fluid needs to be flushed out and
changed or it could be that you have a transmission fluid leak. Either issue warrants a mechanic
completing an inspection on the vehicle.
The last thing you want to hear when driving your vehicle is a whining sound coming from under the
hood. This is easily one of the easiest ways to tell when you have a transmission problem. If you do
hear this sound coming from your Lincoln, you should avoid driving it until you have had the
transmission inspected and it has been cleared by the mechanic.
All three of these signs are often directly related to your Lincoln’s transmission. While you may never
experience any of these transmission symptoms, chances are you will have an issue with it
eventually. When this happens, it is imperative that you take care of the problem before it worsens.
This will help keep your repair costs down and the amount of time spent in the shop much less.