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Apr 11, 2011 (8:35 pm)
I just purchased my 04 Lincoln Aviator. A few days after we bought it, it started acting really weird. It feels like it stuttering... i mean jumpy a little bit.. When you first start it, it runs fine. But once the engine gets hot, it starts the stuttering thing. So my husband and I both thought that it probably bad gas, so we go the more expensive gas and it, it still happening. Im not sure what the hell is going on, but i have already put about 500 dollars into this car and i havent had it but 2 weeks.. I have had 3 mechanics look at it and NO ONE can tell me what is wrong with it. They put it on the computer and everything came back fine. Someone please tell me this has happened to you, and what did you do to fix the problem.. please help! Please!!!!
#922 of 978 Re: HELP!! PLEASE!!!! [coreykelly88]
Apr 11, 2011 (10:21 pm)
I'll put money it's the engine coils. You explained a similar experience I had when a few of our coils went bad almost perfectly.
Best bet for a proper diagnosis is your local Lincoln dealership.
#924 of 978 Re: HELP!! PLEASE!!!! [coreykelly88]
Apr 12, 2011 (9:38 am)
Cylinder coil. Each spark plug has one. I've replaced several.
#925 of 978 Reply to Help! Please!! Coil issue
Apr 13, 2011 (7:21 am)
Agree with the posts. A couple of thoughts -
I had a similar issue and the dealership diagnosed as an "Intake Manifold Tuning Valve". After that was fixed, I've had to replace a couple of the cylinder coils. Both the tuning valve and the coils create similar "hesitation" type symptoms.
Hopefully it's a coils as they are $20 - $50 for a new one vs. $650 - $800 to replace the tuning valve.
I can't remember if the coil threw a check engine light or not but did go to a AutoZone and they plugged a device in that pulled the code, which contained the cylinder coil number (1 - 8) that was going bad - which helped a lot.
#927 of 978 Sound System
Apr 15, 2011 (11:48 am)
has anyone ever upgrade there audiofile 6 cd player system to a radio/dvd/gps type ??
#929 of 978 Re: Reply to Help! Please!! Coil issue [aviatorguy]
Apr 15, 2011 (12:24 pm)
ill try it
#930 of 978 Re: Sound System [ret69]
Apr 15, 2011 (2:00 pm)
Yes - After I purchased my 2004 Aviator in 2007, I was wanting to add the factory navigation system. I found out it was going to be 3k (likely more). One of the Ford dealerships steered me to do aftermarket.
I ended up purchasing a Pioneer AVIC system - which was the best investment I ever made. I purchased from Crutchfield (and paid the premium) but got all of the factory / finished look pieces, correct cables, and great support, etc.
The AVIC system (now 4 years old) has a great nav system, touch screen, bluetooth add on, xm radio add on, and can play DVDs. The new AVIC systems are even better from what I've seen.
Hope this helps.