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#754 of 827 Uh Oh... No oil in my Navigator!!!
Dec 19, 2009 (3:58 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
#755 of 827 Re: Uh Oh... No oil in my Navigator!!! [jimmy_hoffa]
Dec 19, 2009 (11:19 am)
Did your oil light not come on, if not it should have? The oil you put in went into the oil pan and only after you started the engine the oil pump picked up the oil for the rod bearings and main bearings ( your 10 minute wait did nothing more than cool the engine). I would get the noise you have checked out, first check the oil pressure and if in doubt remove the oil pan ( a spun bearing is bad news and less hope not).
#756 of 827 Re: 04 Navigator gear shifter [dalesatter]
Jan 01, 2010 (9:10 pm)
i have the same problem with mine but on mine the center white wire broke so now my knob doesnt go into gear and i have no idea on how to replace it or how much the part is going to cost, mine is an 04, if u have any idea on how to replace it please let me know, thank you
#757 of 827 Re: Lincoln Navigator Overdue Maintenance [kingdudley]
Jan 10, 2010 (1:51 pm)
Hi I am wondering if you wound up buying or not?? I am also ready to put a deposit down on an 07 Navi ultimate with 40k miles....few services recorded.....just wondering how you like it so far? Thanks.
#758 of 827 Re: 99 navigator [betajdl]
Jan 11, 2010 (12:16 pm)
I also have an 2002 Navi and it was doing the exact same thing. My extended warranty ran out and I was freezing and couldn't afford to take it to the local Lincoln dealer. Plus they told me the year before it was something else i can't remember, and wanted like 350$ for the part. Well a week later I took it in for another problem and when I got it back my heater was working. I think they just didn't plug something back in. Take it in to the dealer if you have the warranty or have another mechanic take a look. A fresh pair of eyes couldn't hurt. My mechanics at my local dealership just don't care. I'm in there everyother month or so for one thing or another. I say your best bet if you can afford it is get another car asap. I love my lincoln but it is a thorn in my side if it isn't one thing messing up its another. If i new then when i bought my Navi what I know now I wouldn't have bought it. But i have no choice I am a full time college student and can't afford to trade in my navigator for something else for a while. so I'm stuck. Good luck with your navigator.
#760 of 827 2010 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
Jan 12, 2010 (12:00 pm)
Drive line vibration most noticable between 50 & 60 mph.
Wheels balanced on road load simulator, drive shaft re-indexed.
Vibration still the same. Has been with us since new vehicle delivered.
#761 of 827 1999 Lincoln Navigator
Jan 12, 2010 (4:17 pm)
Im having two problems with my navigator, the front head lights keeps going out i have replaced the fuses twice dont know what that is and also when im driving and it gets to about 40 mph the truck would start shaking, sometimes it does it so hard it feels as though something going to fall down. Please help! Dont trust to many mechanics have been told different things........
#762 of 827 Re: 1999 Lincoln Navigator [mzthompson]
Jan 14, 2010 (7:35 am)
I am in the Tire and Alignment business and the problem you may have is a bad tire
or loose lug nuts.
I have people put on after market wheels with the wrong off set and low profile tires making for this shaking problem and after time they must replace tie rod ends and get correct tires and wheels.
Let me know what and when you find your problem!
#763 of 827 Re: Lincoln Navigator Owners: Problems & Solutions [KarenS]
Feb 03, 2010 (5:04 pm)
Do not PURCHASE Lincoln Navigator replacement suspension products from STRUTMASTERS UNLESS you want your once nice kick ass looking ride to look like a four wheel drive Hummer!
No longer will your ride sit fat on 22’s and catch that look you paid for when buying the Navi…noooooo, now you get to look like a “ratard”.
I purchased the coil over struts to replace my failing air ride system, and NOWHERE on STRUTMASTERS website OR accompanying instructions is it mentioned that your ride will ride SOOOOO high. (Gee, I wonder why? Perhaps because if potential purchasers knew this, we would consider something else? Or make us sign a waiver that the ride height would be forever altered?)
When the vehicle was at the Lincoln dealer for service after installation of the STRUTMASTER product, the service manager approached me as I was paying my bill and asked if I wanted them to investigate why the vehicle height was so askew.
(What does THAT tell you.)
Anyway, the final answer from the company salesperson who sold them to me after months of asking for a refund or re-engineered product? He assured me that I was the ONLY person complaining as they had installed hundreds of systems on many navigators for numerous Lincoln dealers…and yet would not provide any contact information so I could inquire as to the satisfaction or measurements of such installs. “I wish you well.” I wish you well? That’s it?
Bottom line? Buy STRUTMASTER products AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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