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Mar 02, 2005 (11:23 am)
I own a 1999 Lincoln Navigator. It has been a great vehicle, until it started vibrating. It does it every time I drive, but sometimes way worse than other times. I took it to Lincoln 6 times. They say it doesn't throw anything off when they hook it up to the computer. Since the car is under warranty I haven't had to pay anything. The first time I took it in they replaced the pcv valve assembly. The second time I took it in (because it was still vibrating) They replaced the air unit pump for the air ride suspension. Didn't change anything. I took it in again and they thought it was the engine and transmission mount. I told them how can it be the transmission mount when the vehicle vibrates at a dead stop? Any ways, they changed the engine and transmission mounts on their dime, I guess since the vehicle had been in so many times. They finally told me that the vehicle was getting old, it's at it's end of it's life at 63,000 miles?? I told them I don't think it's Lincolns' intention is to build a 50,000 dollar vehicle to stop running at 63000 miles. So I made them pull up another Navigator with more miles, same year and it didn't vibrate. They have done nothing, but play part replacers. I can do that! Lincoln finally told me that they didn't know and I would have to drive my vehicle in that state.. Can anybody help me?? Please!!
#61 of 829 Re: 98 navigator [jag4]
Mar 04, 2005 (8:10 am)
Hey man you have a bad coil some where I just repaird mine. Mine did the same thing. I spent money on all the above and more. I finally found it!
Mar 10, 2005 (9:39 am)
You think it's a coil? Where? Also I forgot to say that the vehicle runs smooth when it is cold. Especially at start.
Mar 12, 2005 (5:47 pm)
I have a 1998 Navigator and i purchased a 2000 5.4l engine. The diffrence between my current engine and the new engine is the intake manifolds. Can the 1998 manifold be swapped with the 2000 manifold. Is the block the same block that is in the 1998 navigator?
#64 of 829 2001 Navigator with Check Engine Soon Light
Mar 14, 2005 (8:19 pm)
I was on a long trip from Atlanta to Key West. Stopped in Miami and the check engine light came on after stopping and restarting the truck. Any idea what the issue could be?
#65 of 829 Re: '04 Navigator Dud [toolfxr]
Apr 01, 2005 (4:47 pm)
Sorry to read about your Navigator Dud, toolfxr. I, too, have had troubles with my '03 Ultimate Navigator beginning with a malfunctioning rear liftgate. Next came moonroof leaks, more leaks into the headliner (received completely new headliner for this one), intermittent running board problems (where it doesn't retract or come out as it should, when it should), then suspension problems (an updated compressor had to be put in) front and rear brake replacements (at less than 20K miles!!), and some other problems. The latest trouble I have right now is the "Check Park Assist" message --- the car no longer "beeps" when it's put in reverse. I't'll be in the shop first thing Monday morning.... again. Anyway, enough is enough already. I finally hired a lemon law attorney and he is handling this case for me as I haven't received any real customer service "commitment" from Lincoln. All Lincoln's done is to stall for time and give me the run-around.
Thought about getting a replacement for my lemon, but I am so leery of Navigators now. I had such a great experience with my '00 Navigator, too, that I automatically assumed I would have the same experience with this '03. No such luck.
I wish you lots of luck in having Ford buy back your lemon.
#66 of 829 Re: '04 Navigator Dud [lani5]
Apr 02, 2005 (9:09 pm)
FWIW, I have an 03 Gator - the only 2 problems you've had that I've experienced too, have been the rear liftgate and the front brakes - both were handled by Lincoln, no problem, no reoccurance. Been very happy with both my 99 and my 03. Looking forward to getting an 08. Sorry your 03 is a dog - it happens, it's unfortunate it happened to you.
#67 of 829 Re: '04 Navigator Dud [nvbanker]
Apr 04, 2005 (7:04 am)
To follow up on my previous posting, the dealer has now found a hidden problem code for the transmission. No fix at this time. Tranny sounds like it's on it's last legs at 11k miles. Will be putting this lemon back into the shop. Dealer told us to call back in 30 days for a resolution. Times up!!! Ford /Lincoln is ditchin' us also. No call back or letters.
#68 of 829 Re: Vibration [99licolln]
Apr 04, 2005 (4:41 pm)
My car would run fine when it was cold to. However if you had a bad coil you check engine light would come on. If they ran a test if would read system run lean bank 1-8 it could be any one they just need to tell you
#69 of 829 Re: '04 Navigator Dud [toolfxr]
Apr 05, 2005 (9:39 pm)
I have had no transmission problems in 27,000 miles. Smoothest shifting transmission I've ever had. I did, however, burn out a left taillight tonight, dammit. The car is falling apart......