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Lincoln Aviator, SUV
#1914 of 1950 Re: 04 Linclon Avaitor Shifter PIN [joethecarguy]
Jul 31, 2010 (8:51 am)
I'm having the same problem, the c
shifter is stuck in park and the button is stuck in. my wife says that the whole shifter lifts up like a cliup is broken. Is there a easy fix for this? I'm pretty mechanically inclined so I can do it with some advise! thanks!
#1915 of 1950 Want to buy a Aviator...need input
Aug 10, 2010 (9:31 am)
I am thinking of buy a 03 Aviator with 85000 miles on it. I am going to take it to a ford dealership to get it check out. Anyone have any info on what I should keep an eye out for. Also any feed back in how the Aviator runs ? I have a family of 3 and we need a larger size vehicle now.
Any input will be appreciated.
#1916 of 1950 Re: Want to buy a Aviator...need input [rece_30]
Aug 10, 2010 (9:49 am)
Get a loaded Explorer instead. They don't have the engine problem or some of the other problems that plagued the Aviators.
If you do want it, have a compression test done on all cylinders. That's the symptom of the head problem that costs $4500 to fix.
#1917 of 1950 Re: Want to buy a Aviator...need input [rece_30]
Aug 10, 2010 (10:35 am)
gas milage is horrible!!! I have a 04' I love it, it has 89,xxx and i have not had any problems other than the 12 or 13 mpg city that it gets I dont have any complaints. My sister has a loaded explorer and I think my car is much nicer than hers, maybe because its mine but I dont think the explorers really compare to the aviator.
#1918 of 1950 Re: 04 Linclon Avaitor Shifter PIN [joethecarguy]
Sep 30, 2010 (5:14 pm)
Hi, Can you share some knowledge on how to fix the shifter pin problem? Same thing happen to my sons Truck! Please any kind of advice is appreciated.
#1919 of 1950 Re: 2005 Aviator: Lots of Problems [talley13]
Oct 08, 2010 (7:47 pm)
I am having the same problems as everyone else - 2004 Lincoln Aviator.
1. The rear hatch applique is cracked around the emblem. I understand this is a design flaw and has happened to many. I have a bumper to bumper warranty, but they will not fix it because it is cosmetic.
2. My car vibrates or shudders violently over 60 miles per hour when accelerating, particularly down hill. Very scary. I have to slow down to get it to stop. I see others have had this problem.
3. Just recently my car has had two additional problems. When the car is idling, sometimes it will just shut down or turn off. The frequency has been increasing in the last couple of weeks. The car has shut down during mild acceleration and deceleration. For the first time ever, the car shut down in an intersection while I was moving. I then had no power steering!! I was scared to death. As with similar complaints, I was able to re start the engine and it seemed to be fine. I took my car into Lincoln today and dropped it off. I am now worried for my children.
Finally, the power steering doesn't seem to work on some random morning. If I re start the car, so far, the power steering seems to work.
If anybody has had any of these things successfully repaired, let me know.
#1920 of 1950 front bearing?
Nov 04, 2010 (7:16 am)
I am hearing a humming noise in the front right of my 04 avi. My first thought was transmission or front differential, after doing some checking around the net I am now leaning towards the wheel hub bearings. The best I can describe the noise I'm hearing is that it sounds like loud tire noise it is a deep hum and it is louder as I vear to the left with the steering wheel if I vear to the right at low speeds the noise quiets a bit. I would have thought that a bearing going bad would be more of a metal on metal sound or a squeeking noise but this is a deeper humming noise. Any advice before I just go and buy a new hub bearing assembly.
#1921 of 1950 Re: front bearing? [04avi]
Nov 09, 2010 (2:35 pm)
I had the right front hub assembly replaced about 3 mo. ago. The hum was so bad you couldn't stay in the car. It was doing exactly what you've described. Get it replaced...there is no other fix. I also had the left rear done about 4 weeks after that...about $400 each time.