Last post on Oct 04, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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#963 of 980 Re: Injector Service Wash/Flush experience? Cyl 8 prob [ginnysmom]
Apr 23, 2012 (9:00 am)
I am on my second RX-350 by Lexus since the Lincoln Aviator. The Lexus RX-350 is one of the cheapest cars to own on the market because of the high resale value.... if you purchase and do not lease. I am even smarter now in that I purchase a CPO and save one year of depreciation. Boring car.. but safe, dependable and very very high resale.
I was able to get Ford to pay 2/3rd the cost of the engine rebuild. It was 2K out of warranty. They should have picked up 100% of the engine rebuild because this is a known problem with the engine.
I will not own another Ford/Lincoln Mercury product again because of the way they treated me.
#964 of 980 Re: Injector Service Wash/Flush experience? Cyl 8 prob [akirby]
Apr 23, 2012 (9:07 am)
This is what I wrote on the subject 4 years ago!
File a claim with the NHTSB.
Replying to: uvsrw3 (Apr 26, 2008 11:20 am)
The problem you are having is that cylinders 7 and 8 are fouled and you need an engine rebuild. The head/valve cover on this V8 comes in two pieces. It fouls around 50k miles and needs to be rebuilt. Ford should recall the engine and fix it gratis. There is a TSB on it. Ask a Lincoln Mercury Dealer and they know the TSB. All engines of this type, Ford puts in Ford Mustang, Navigator and Maruader fail. Mine failed at 52k miles and they covered part of it but not all of it. My 6th and last Ford btw. The dealer will quote $5500 if beyond warranty. They will pick up part of the tab if you push. Time for a class action??
#965 of 980 Re: Injector Service Wash/Flush experience? Cyl 8 prob [bostoncigar]
Apr 23, 2012 (10:54 am)
The failure rate is still relatively low - my guess is way below 10%. You only hear about the ones that fail but there are tens of thousands that never have a problem.
Yes, it's a known problem and I would like to see Ford step up with an extended warranty since it's an engineering flaw. But from a business standpoint I understand their position.
#966 of 980 Re: Problem with Lincoln Aviator Gear Shifter [rsego]
Jul 16, 2012 (4:14 pm)
Did you ever get a solution to your problem? i am having the same problem
#967 of 980 Lincoln 2003 Aviator: remote door locks work but not the switches on doors
Jul 16, 2012 (4:18 pm)
I have the ability to lock and unlock my doors with the remote but I can not lock or unlock the doors using the auto lock switches on the door handles.
Got any solutions??
#968 of 980 Re: Problem with Lincoln Aviator Gear Shifter [gabesounds]
Jul 16, 2012 (4:20 pm)
The only solution would have been a new engine. I had 11% compression loss on cylinder 8. Sold the Aviator to Carmax and bought a new car.
#971 of 980 hard time getting out of park
Dec 20, 2012 (6:29 pm)
I have a 03 Aviator and I have to continuously press the brake until I hear a click before I can get it out of park. I had the switch under the pedal fixed (mechanic suggested) still does not work. Also when Iím sitting in park the truck feels like its going to cut off. Any Ideas?
#972 of 980 Fixing/Releasing stuck Lincoln Aviator Gear Shifter [gabesounds]
Jan 16, 2013 (4:45 am)
Lots of stuff written about the problem which is the "brake actuated shifter lockup in park" on Lincoln Aviators is erroneous or more nearly total BS!
The brake light switch on the brake pivot pivot when depressed sends 12v to a cheapo solenoid that pulls a piece of lamp chain on the drivers side of shifter connected to a plastic cam that then gets out of the way of car shifting out of park. All you do is pull the little plastic access panel as described in the owners manual off and you can see it. It can always be unlocked by pushing it forward with a screwdriver. Mine worked intermittently until I pulled the gearshift in out of 1st gear a bunch of times and lubed it took all of 10 minutes. The shifter assembly can be pulled out in half an hour or so using simple hand tools and the manual that shows how to do it costs less than $50 on ebay and their are videos as well. The cam gizmatchie can then be tied or screwed out of the way. USA shifters in San Diego rebuilds these pieces of junk and sells rebuild kit. Again right in the owners manual are instruction on how to release the gearshift with just a screwdriver!!