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#786 of 827 Re: Location of the Computer Module [vast8fm]
Nov 24, 2010 (7:08 pm)
passenger side in the little pane. have to get up under to be able to see it...
#788 of 827 NEED A ENGINE FOR A 04 NAVIGATOR
Dec 27, 2010 (11:05 pm)
WELL I WAS HIT FROM BEHIND ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO, GEICO WENT OUT SAW MY BUMPER, I ALSO TOLD THEM MY CAR WAS MISFIRING EVER SINCE THE ACCIDENT, I TRIED AND TRIED, BUT THEY SAID WITHOUT PROOF THAT IT WAS CAUSED BY THE ACCIDENT THEY WOULD"NT DO ANYTHING. WELL I'M DRIVING DOING ABOUT 60MPH AND IT CUTS OFF ON ME ? I THOUGHT IT WAS THE STARTER, TOOK IT TO PEPBOYS AND A SECOND MECHANIC AND BOTH TOLD ME THE ENGINE WAS STUCK, I THOUGHT IT WAS OIL BUT NO, IT WAS LOW BUT NOT OUT OF OIL, THEN I WAS TOLD , I COULD HAVE DROPPED A VALVE, OR THERE COULD BE WATER IN THE PISTON? SHOULD I JUST TEAR THIS ONE APART OR BUY A USED ONE? ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. TIMES ARE TIGHT AND I ONLY GOT ONE CRACK AT THIS.
CARLOS WELL, WITHIN DAYS THEY CUT ME A CHECK
#789 of 827 Re: What is the difference between a Vin R and Vin A [bigred28]
Jan 15, 2011 (1:20 pm)
The 8th digit of the VIN:
5.4L VIN L : 5.4L Single Overhead Cam
5.4L VIN A : 5.4L Double Overhead Cam
Romeo vs Windsor Engines
Hope this helps!
#790 of 827 5.4 L DOHC, misses and hesitates
Jan 15, 2011 (1:38 pm)
I have a 1999 Navigator with a 5.4 liter /DOHC (vin A) engine. 200,000 miles.
Everything worked and the engine ran well until one cold day recently when the Service Engine Soon light lit. At the same time the engine developed a distinct hesitation/miss. I have had Coil Packs go out in my Ford Trucks and this felt like I had just lost a coil pack. No biggie no worries.
The car goes to a Lincoln Dealership. They diagnose two coil packs bad. re assemble and have the same warning and miss..they diagnose a third coil pack faulty. reassemble and still has the miss...they replace 2 more packs found faulty -- still misses. They replace 8 coil packs -- still misses. They then diagnose a faulty relay (don't tell me which one) and then a 2nd relay and finally a third one which was back-ordered for five days...now the engine has 8 new coil packs and three relays for God knows what and the engine has the same miss...so they diagnose further and tell me the computer has become faulty, and also by the way, the engine no longer will start...
#791 of 827 Crossed Jumper Cables
Feb 23, 2011 (10:27 am)
Love the message board. Great info! Here is my issue. Today, I needed a jump. Jumped My 03 Navigator from the BMW 745. There are not any signs on the posts of the car, so accidentally crossed the cables. The truck starts and runs fine but it will not raise, the adv track light is on saying "check" and my stereo system will not come on. I checked all of my fuses, they are all good. I checked the fusible link, its fine. Have not checked all the relays but since none of my fuses are blown, I am assuming the relays are OK! Oh, also my power steering is not power steering. Any suggestions?
#792 of 827 maintenance navigator
Mar 10, 2011 (9:09 am)
i need a maintenance to my navigator i host in scottdale 85253 i want to know where are the place nearest
#793 of 827 Clunking Noise
Apr 04, 2011 (12:32 pm)
I own a 2005 Navigator Ultimate limited and love it! It has about 111K miles on it and have had very few problems. I am having one ongoing problem which no one seems to be able to correctly identify. When initially starting my car, I hear a loud metallic "clunking" noise which sounds like its coming from the back. It also "clunks" which I first start driving up to about 20 miles an hour. It's not a continual clunk. It's just one, big, scary "CLUNK."
Sounds terrible. Like my car is belching!
Any suggestions on what it might be??? Hope its not my transmission!
#794 of 827 Re: 99 Navi HUGE problem [alisenior]
Apr 10, 2011 (9:55 am)
I,m no expert, but here's my experience with my 1999 Navigator. Over the years I have had coils fail and had them replaced to resolve rough running problem. That usually worked. However, at about 167,000 miles it didn't work and dealer said problem was engine needed a valve jib, but that couldn't be done due to aluminum heads. They recommened head replacement at $4K. I had another mechanic I trust check it and got same diagnosis. I checked cost of complete engine replacement with new short block and heads - $8K. I did that at Lincoln dealer because it gave me 3 yr 36,000 mile warranty and who knew if the other head would go bad. I hope this isn't your problem. Ford should be ashamed of putting and engine that unreliable in a $50K + vehicle. Makes it tought ot buy American and not feel like a fool.
#795 of 827 Re: 5.4 L DOHC, misses and hesitates [eaglewerks]
Apr 10, 2011 (11:46 am)
The referenced Navigator is now history...LOL I now own a "new" model year 2000 (built last day of July 2000) Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer with 170,000 miles. One owner, a noted surgeon, all options, smells and appears new inside and out. The good doctor had it serviced, oil and filters and safety checked, at the selling dealer every 90 days. He also was picky and at each service noted anything he wanted changed or replaced, like window switches or armrest switch plates which were looking worn, etc. The engine and transmission have never failed in this particular car. It looks, smells, run and drives like a new showroom car. Serial Number 1FMPU18L3YLC4XXXX . I am now a very happy camper!