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My 2008 Lincoln MKX seems to be having trouble holding on to…

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My 2008 Lincoln MKX...

My 2008 Lincoln MKX seems to be having trouble holding on to 4th gear, about 45mph and up. It feels like it’s missing or the transmission might be slipping. Almost 90,000 miles on it.

Mechanic's Assistant: This is potentially serious. How long has it been going on?

We actually bought it about 6 weeks ago and it started several days later. No warranty from the dealership 😬

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your MKX yourself? What have you tried so far?

Thought maybe water in gas tank at first from sitting for awhile at dealership. Put the proper additives in and actually thought it helped at first but was short lived.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Don’t think so

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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 1 month ago

What is most likely is that you have an ignition coil going bad causing a miss or skip feel when the engine is under a slight load or cruising speed. It does not sound like a transmission concern.

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