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Experience:  16 years experience with Lincoln
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Gear selector error" is being displayed on the message

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gear selector error" is being displayed on the message screen and then car stalls
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: no lights on except when the error message shows up, stalls when driving. It also is taking a few times to get it to start. I did notice this weekend there was a traction control check light that came on a few times and went off but hasn't came back on.
JA: What is the model/year of your Lincoln?
Customer: 2002 V8 LS
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have read it could be just a low battery causing it to throw the code, a loose connector, or the PCM is going out
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Customer: any suggestions?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not that I can think of.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Do you have a scan tool to see which codes are stored?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I will go have the codes done now.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Super, can you reply once you have returned.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  1. I have to assume you were not pleased with my help, because you have not replied or rated the post.
  2. What would you like to do regarding your question now?
  3. Do you still need help? Please reply I want you to get equal to or more than what you paid for.
  4. This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. That can prevent me from being able to post answers to your replies.

Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The only way to get the codes off the Lincoln is to have it put on the analysis machine. The part store machines do not pick up the codes.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It was the relay switches, throwing the PCM offline, which resulted in the error message.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Glad you got it resolved.