Preparing your vehicle

Preparing your vehicle  - Jump starting - Roadside Emergencies - Lincoln MKS Owners Manual - Lincoln MKS

When the battery is disconnected or a new battery is installed, the automatic transmission must relearn its shift strategy. As a result, the transmission may have firm and/or soft shifts. This operation is considered normal and will not affect function or durability of the transmission. Over time, the adaptive learning process will fully update transmission operation.

1. Use only a 12volt supply to start your vehicle.
2. Do not disconnect the battery of the disabled vehicle as this could damage the vehicles electrical system.
3. Park the booster vehicle close to the hood of the disabled vehicle making sure the two vehicles do not touch. Set the parking brake on both vehicles and stay clear of the engine cooling fan and other moving parts.
4. Check all battery terminals and remove any excessive corrosion before you attach the battery cables. Ensure that vent caps are tight and level.
5. Turn the heater fan on in both vehicles to protect from any electrical surges. Turn all other accessories off.

    See also:

    Starting the engine
    1. Turn the key to 3 (on) without turning the key to 4 (start). If there is difficulty in turning the key, rotate the steering wheel until the key turns freely. This condition may occur wh ...

    Fog lamp control
    With the ignition on, the fog lamps can be turned on when the headlamp control is pulled toward you and is in any of the following positions: Parking lamps Low beams Autolamps (wh ...

    Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for LT type tires
    LT type tires have some additional information beyond those of P type tires; these differences are described below. Note: Tire Quality Grades do not apply to this type of tire. 1. LT: ...