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#745 of 829 Lincoln Navigator Overdue Maintenance
Dec 09, 2009 (10:17 am)
I am interested in purchasing a 2007 Navigator. A dealership has presented me with and outwardly appealing vehicle. However, when I reviewed the CARFAX report it only reflected maintenance for JUN09 (26 months after purchase). There was no mileage on the report. The vehicle now has 28K miles. So I am lead to assume that it likely had 20K + before it even saw a garage. A recall for door handles doesn’t seem to have been addressed. This was a leased vehicle so I tend to believe that the person figured it would not be his problem so why invest the money. The dealership - which is not fly by night, says that they are performing their 154 point inspection to resell as a "certified pre-owned" vehicle. It is my understanding that the owner was a professional Male in his early 40s living in the state of PA.
I have 3 questions:
1. Is it likely that it went 26 months before service?
2. How harmful to the engine will that be?
3. Will the Dealership be able to certify this vehicle without verification that the scheduled maintenance had been performed?
Actually, I have 4 questions, Should I RUN away from this vehicle?
#746 of 829 Re: Lincoln Navigator Overdue Maintenance [kingdudley]
Dec 10, 2009 (9:02 am)
Your CarFax only list reports received from insurance, change of owner and most often service from dealerships. You can run a report on my cars and find nothing, as I have
no accident and get my cars service local. Have you checked the glove box for any
records, or best yet find the prior owner and talk with him if any doubts.
#747 of 829 coolant leaking above starter
Dec 12, 2009 (2:57 pm)
I have a 2001 lincln navigator it is leaking coolant from the back side of the engine above the starter .The rear heater lines are not leaking the heat works when the radiator is full.It does not leak when engine is running.But drains radiator when you cut it off.I really need imput on this.
#748 of 829 2006 Nav 4x4 Ultimate
Dec 13, 2009 (6:30 pm)
Help, I have a 2006 Nav. Ultimate just turned 40k today is certified by Lincoln. We have owned this SUV for 4 months and it’s getting on my nerves! First time was a few days after getting it pulling out onto a road going up hill. Stalled! Btw very steep hill with a lake maybe 150 feet below! My Wife or Son would of gone backwards into the lake NO JOKE! By chance I hit the break and grabbed for the door handle… The breaks held but…. Took it to dealer, answer running in speck…. Nav has always run rough and stalls stop lights, driving 20 -40 mph(hum) It has been into dealer 6 - 7 times for this! Dealer tells me “it’s running in speck”. Transmit ion will up shift down shift 30 - 50 mph. not like we would think. It’s not “slipping into and out of OD based on load or road grade. Very different. It will act like there is not enough transmit ion fluid when going into drive or reverse. Than suddenly drop into gear. The engine will run up with the accelerator as if it’s in neutral but with a grinding sound, not good. Dealer tells me it’s within spec. Um right. In and out of dealer 5 - 6 times for this. Now the air ride is not working. Front is low over the tires looks as if the top of the tires are leaning inward. This truck feels like “dating the prettiest girl in school” to much like work. Could it be the dealer? Any suggestion for dealers I am south of Boston by Cape Cod, Willing to travel to get it fixed. We had 2 Expeditions both cranked up 140,000K plus no issues other than normal things. (Maybe ball joints tie rods earlier than I would of thought but still 80,000K plus.)
#749 of 829 Re: 99 navigator [bannabeauty]
Dec 15, 2009 (7:54 am)
Any luck on the repair?
My wife drives a 2002 Navi and is having the same issue (heat not working in the front but working in the back). I do feel some heat coming from the front althrough not much. There is no evidence of a coolant leak although I do need a flush and fill.
Anyone have an idea of the cost to check/replace the switch mentioned above?
#750 of 829 how to replace sway bar link navigator 2000
Dec 15, 2009 (9:56 pm)
I need to replace sway bar link for front on my Navigator 2000. Can you please share procedure. Is there any special tool required to instal the new sway bar link. Do I need to raise Navigator to insert the link. I will appreciate response please
#751 of 829 98 Lincoln Navigator - heater problems and compressor problems
Dec 17, 2009 (4:03 am)
1. we replaced the struts on the front because of a whistling sound, we were told there was a leak in the bags by the dealer. We found a really great mechanic shop that saved us about 1,000. OK, that stopped the whistling. The compressor was already coming on frequently, and continued after replacing the struts. The truck does rise on the front as much as we can tell, the back doesn't seem to have any problems. It's not lower than the front, it just seems to stay in one position, only the front rises.
2. The heater in the rear works OK. It takes the truck a long time to get warm and seems to get better as we drive. But the heater in the front comes on, but only cold air comes out. NO HOT OR EVEN WARM AIR. We have been told it would cost about $600 to remove the dash and check a door that switches the air from cold to hot (or something like that) We don't have an additional $600 to fix, so we decided to just use the back heater.
My questions are:
1. Does it sound like the compressor is going bad and if so, can we replace ourselves?
2. Can we replace the dash ourselves. I am willing, I am more mechanically inclined than my husband. He'd rather wait til we get the money and and pay someone else to do it. HELP!
#752 of 829 Re: how to replace sway bar link navigator 2000 [john19999]
Dec 17, 2009 (4:08 am)
we also had to replace sway bars when we replaced struts on our 98 navigator. we paid a mechanic $100 to replace them. the parts only cost about $20. sorry i can't tell you if you need a special tool or not. the dealer was going to charge us about $200 to replace
#753 of 829 Re: 98 Lincoln Navigator - heater problems and compressor problems [bannabe
Dec 17, 2009 (5:39 am)
The door switch most often (driver side) sticks and when closed does not make contact and compressor will not come on and rear will not rise. The switch for the compressor is forward of the door and inside the panel and a bit difficult to get at but
dust and dirt after a few years it starts sticking and makes the compressor not come on and lift. I have a shop and have had a number of these problems.
#754 of 829 Uh Oh... No oil in my Navigator!!!
Dec 19, 2009 (2:58 am)
Ok heres what happened... I went to a shady hole in the wall to get a quick oil change. 700 miles later the oil was gone. I didnt realize it and drove it with no oil. The truck shut down while on the freeway. I put 3 quarts of oil in it and waited 10 minutes before starting. Once I started it up I drove it about a mile and a half and parked it at a friends house. The truck starts right up and runs smooth but theres a clanging noise coming from the engine. Not sure if I spun a bearing or what. Any ideas? Thanks!
1999 Lincoln Navigator