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#1625 of 1635 98' Lincoln Navigator
Jan 19, 2011 (8:13 pm)
i have been experiencing a problem recently dat every time that i reach 45mph or higher all of the lights in the dashboard come on and the radio along with all the electrical things[such as the AC and interior lights] begin to act weird. also all the needles including da rpm and speedometer begin to act up.
at first it was thought that it could be a short to ground, i check all the ground points on da vehicle and they were ok. after that i hooked it up to an OBDII scanner and performed a complete scan tests on all of the systems but gave me only one code a P1845. i made research on that code but couldn't find much that could relate to the problem.
i need a little help on these problem plz.!!!
#1626 of 1635 '98 Navigator and oil filter "extension seal"
Feb 22, 2011 (11:02 pm)
I noticed that the oil filter for the '98 Navigator is on what seems to be like an extension type of contraption which, of course, attaches to the engine block. Where this extension attaches to the engine block there is an small oil leak that needs repair.
In order to remove the this extension from the block to change out the seal seems to be a lot of work. It seems like you need to remove the differential to get to it form under the vehicle.
Is there an easier way to get to that seal? Any and all suggestions are most welcomed.
#1627 of 1635 Kudos to me Navigator
Jun 04, 2011 (10:30 am)
Just here to post a positive message, if u can believe it.
Took my Navigator on a 3+ week excursion to the Southwest. Mine is a 2004 with 4WD. Has 80,000 miles. No non-warranty issues, except that right now something is loose in the radio circuit. Either antenna or ground as it sometimes gets noisy but usually works. While in the southwest, I went to several places where almost all the other vehicles were Jeeps or 4Runners. Some serious 4WD roads. Some washboard roads. My Nav handled it all with ease. What is truly fantastic about this vehicle, and I haven't seen anything in the manual about it, is that the air suspension raises the vehicle several inches when I select 4WD hi or lo. I dont know if the Expedition has air suspension or not. If not, then the Nav must be the better of the two for off road. I did put my 3rd set of Michelins on just before I left. I was traveling with a friend during the first week who was in his Jeep Liberty. The Jeep got stuck twice and I had to help him out. The Nav never had a problem.
I have heard, but dont know for sure, that Ford in their wisdom, no longer offers 4WD on the Nav. Can this be true? Amazingly dumb if so. Course they destroyed Mercury too, which is also dumb IMHO. I guess I should go to the website to see.
Oh, and on the return trip of about 1200 miles I got 18.9 mpg. I was hypermiling a bit, but am pretty happy with that number, considering my comfort level and how much gear I was carrying. Oh and I also slept in the Nav. 1/2 the time using an air mattress and I could stretch out completely.
In any case, Hope you all love your Navs and I hope even more that my luck with mine does not change cause I can't afford a new vehicle, probably ever at this rate (unemployed).
#1628 of 1635 Re: Kudos to me Navigator [heydudes]
Jun 11, 2011 (8:56 am)
Replying to myself - luck did change - sortof. Went to the post office on Thurs. Pulling out and taurus comes flying into the parking lot straight at me. I throw in reverse but cant get out of the way. She rips my grille off, smashes bumper and pushes passenger fender over 1/2 inch. Great. First ever damage to my Merlot beauty. Estimate is $3400 to fix. Insurance to pay it all. Nobody hurt though - even the other driver, who says she thinks she hit the gas instead of the brake. Well, accidents happen.
#1629 of 1635 Re: Kudos to me Navigator [heydudes]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 11, 2011 (10:39 am)
Well, that's a bummer. Sounds mostly like just superficial damage though. Hope that's the case.
#1630 of 1635 Re: Kudos to me Navigator [steve_]
Jun 11, 2011 (10:55 am)
Yeah, $3400 in superficial damage. But not even a broken headlight. She sideswiped my front end. She broke something in her cooling system and had to be towed.
#1631 of 1635 Re: Kudos to me Navigator [heydudes]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 11, 2011 (11:58 am)
These days, $3,400 for body work is cheap.