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#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.
#1922 of 1950 Re: gas milage woes [04avi]
Nov 10, 2010 (5:39 pm)
I know this is late, but you might want to check your coil packs. A weak pack can really cause havoc with fuel mileage.
#1923 of 1950 Re: gas milage woes [mongo1]
Dec 01, 2010 (8:25 pm)
Check engine light came on the other day had it checked turns out its a coil pack #8. Any help with the firing order I know its on the drivers side but not sure which one. Also on the earlier problem it was the drivers side wheel bearing that was making the huming noise. The part was 150 and took about three and a half hours to do. man that thing was a pain to get out I had to beat the ^h&t out of it for ten minutes to get the bearing out. Also any advice on new coils or should I but a generic one. I found some for 15 bucks a piece and as much as 50.
#1924 of 1950 Re: gas milage woes [04avi]
Dec 02, 2010 (7:00 am)
I thought it still used a single coil pack, not individual coil on plugs but I could be wrong. Are you sure it's the coil and not the dreaded head problem? Seems like cylinder 8 was the one that goes bad but I could be wrong. A compression test would confirm it (or deny it).
#1925 of 1950 Re: gas milage woes [akirby]
Dec 02, 2010 (8:03 am)
no it is individual coil on plugs, an dno I haven't done a compression test but hopefully its the coil and not the cylinder I will know soon enough. i'll post when I'm done with it
#1926 of 1950 Re: gas milage woes [04avi]
Dec 02, 2010 (7:45 pm)
Good luck. Hopefully it's the coil. Cylinder 8 should be the one closest to the firewall on the driver's side.
#1927 of 1950 Re: gas milage woes [akirby]
Dec 03, 2010 (10:30 am)
ok so I read an earlier post stating that the coil problem was on a recall and after calling my local dealer they told me it was covered I dropped my vehicle off this morning and they have called and said there were two bad coils they replaced the coils and plugs and I'm ready to go. no charge I wont pick it up until after work but hopefully it runs better and maybe my gas milage will improve a bit. Nevertheless I am very pleased with how easy it was to get this fixed by Lincoln. i bought this car used with 90,000 on it who would have thought anything would be covered still on a warranty man I love Lincoln!
#1928 of 1950 Re: gas milage woes [04avi]
Dec 03, 2010 (1:49 pm)