Will not start, clicking sound & a burning smell

Asked by Oct 16, 2016 at 03:39 PM about the 2006 Lincoln LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I turned the car on and it was making
whining noise as if it needed power
steering fluid ( hadn't turned the
steering wheel at all). Proceeded to
drive, the noise was still there & then
the burning smell came along stronger
and stronger ( battery smell or wires
not sure). I turned the car off went into
store, came back to start car and it
would not turn over: there was a
clicking noise. On the dashboard the
battery symbol was lit up and the
dashboard read system charging &
then read check traction control. I
pushed the traction control button and
then the the dashboard read traction
control off. I pushed the power control
to roll the windows up and it wouldn't
work, the car alarm starting going off
and then it turned off. I let the car rest
for a while, then I tried to start it again:
no start just same clicking noise. The
power button for the windows did work
thus time allowing the windows to roll
up, the seat adjustment worked, the
automatic steering wheel adjustment
worked while key is in the ignition, the
hazard lights worked, but the car still
would not start. I had the car towed
home. Please help me diagnose my car,
thanks.

5 Answers

Perhaps its the starter might want to check into that....

Will do, thank you.

18,820

Sounds like the alternator is bad remove and take to auto parts store and have tested.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

yes actually could be one or the other hope your able to find out

Thank you both. I'm trying to get a hold of someone now to help me get them both checked out.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

LS

Looking for a Used LS in your area?

CarGurus has 489 nationwide LS listings starting at $2,195.

ZIP:

Search Lincoln LS Questions

Lincoln LS Experts

#1 Ionatan Ion
Ionatan Ion
Reputation 1,220
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 890
#3 Jonathon Sheffield
Jonathon Sheffield
Reputation 740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln MKZ
151 Great Deals out of 12,436 listings starting at $2,999
Used Lincoln Town Car
35 Great Deals out of 1,791 listings starting at $1,500
Used Cadillac CTS
186 Great Deals out of 10,513 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
590 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Accord
948 Great Deals out of 77,739 listings starting at $899
Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 29,324 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chrysler 300
400 Great Deals out of 19,199 listings starting at $850
Used Lincoln Navigator
103 Great Deals out of 5,837 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW 3 Series
941 Great Deals out of 30,258 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
324 Great Deals out of 24,382 listings starting at $999
Used Lincoln Mark LT
11 Great Deals out of 249 listings starting at $8,900
Used Ford F-150
2,058 Great Deals out of 207,340 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Lincoln LS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 49 listings starting at $2,195

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.