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#139 of 157 2003 lincoln navigator water, leaking inside/front
Oct 01, 2011 (5:27 am)
Good morning! I own a 2003 Lincoln Navigator. It's raining here in Connecticut My "truck" just started leaking on the inside~both sides~Front~Appears to be coming from the screws on the handles that help you pull yourself up into the vehichle, if u use those , or The roof rack, eye am not sure~Just wanted to let you know about this AND is there a fix for this? I have always had GREAT customer service with Ford/Lincoln. I would never buy anything else but a Ford/Lincoln. Thank you in advance~I'll check back later~
#140 of 157 '04 Nav - only starts sometimes - EXPERT NEEDED
Oct 13, 2011 (4:35 pm)
I have an '04 Navigator. For almost 3 years, it has had a problem. That problem is now very bad.
When I try to start it, all that I can hear is a click from some device behind the glovebox. If I try to start it enough times, it will eventually start. Sometimes, I try for literally 10 minutes, with pauses in between the times I try to start it.
I turn the key to engage the starter, and it clicks. This sounds exactly the same as if I try to start the car with the shifter in D. If I try enough times, it will eventually start. However, I have recently noticed that just prior to the very few times that it does start, there is a bit louder click that occurs in almost the same location of the click that occurs when it does not start. This "bit louder" click occurs only a fraction of a second prior to the starter engaging, and it then it runs great.
I have taken it to multiple people, it IS DEFINITELY NOT the battery, or a battery connection. Sometimes, a PRNDL error occurs, but not always. It is very intermitent, and is really getting to me. I took it to a Ford dealership a couple months ago, and they were "pretty sure" it was a junction box. However, I have had one person after another lately tell me they knew what it was, and then that is not the case.
Does anyone have any ideas, or any troubleshooting I can do to narrow this down??? It is a great vehicle, but this is becoming a huge hassle. This problem used to occur only from about May-September (high humidity here in Indiana), but it is still acting up into October this year, so it is getting progressively worse.
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!
#141 of 157 Re: '04 Nav - only starts sometimes - EXPERT NEEDED [bzeller1]
Oct 16, 2011 (1:44 pm)
Sounds like an ignition switch where you put your key into or your neutral start switch. Good luck
#142 of 157 parking lights stay on Key Off!
Oct 20, 2011 (4:08 pm)
Have to take of battery gnd cable? Happened yesterday. disconnected battery-went back out two hours later connected and parkinfg lights came on again. disconnected.
Next day in evening-connected battery-no lights on. Drove car got dark out turned lights on came back home turned car off. Parking lights remained on. disconnected battery. Rained the other night.
Any thoughts or ideas would be aprreciated! or what be even better if a navigator electrical expert could tell me exactly what the problem is. module. fuse. gem.switch
#143 of 157 Re: parking lights stay on Key Off! [jmm99nav]
Oct 21, 2011 (12:59 pm)
If the cowl drain in front of the windshield gets filled with debree, rain water stands in there and backs up into the electrical relays. You need to clean this out and it should help your problem. I had the same thing happen to me.
#144 of 157 Re: parking lights stay on Key Off! [snowartist]
Oct 24, 2011 (4:13 pm)
Ok here is the update.
1.) Removed the headlight switch -let it hang by connectors.
2.) Started navigator; turned headlights on.
3.) Unplugged diimer switch-result headlights stayed on
4.) Unplugged headlights switch-headlights went OUT!
5.) Plugged dimmer switch back in- headlighhts still out
6.) Plugged headlights in headlights ON!
7.) Ordered new headlight switch with dimmer and autolamp
(actually bought a used one on ebay for $25)
note: While the headlight switch/dimmer/autolamp are all unplugged the dash lights turn on when the car is started. I cannot find which fuse shuts off the dashboard lights where the speedometer is and all that stuff.
The battery was drained because I did not take the gnd cable off the battery, even though the head light switch assembly has been removed.
Nov 03, 2011 (1:58 pm)
How much mileage can a 2003 Lincoln navigator take.. mine is at 164k.. and were in 2011
#147 of 157 Re: 2003 lincoln navigator water, leaking inside/front [kathleen22]
Dec 16, 2011 (6:37 pm)
Hi Kathleen, we have a 2006 Navi Ultimate. Like driving it fine, lots of issues though !!! Had a lot covered under warranty. We now have just 50,000 miles on it and are out of Ford warranty and had "LEAKING" PROBLEMS !!!
To address your situation, have the "drain ports" for your sunroof blown out with compressed air. Most likely, as in our case, they are plugged with needles or leaves and road dirt, we even had water come out of the DVD player on the ceiling. However, that was not the worst !!! We had multiple leaks around the top of the "Firewall", so much so that the lower part of the door opening frame was full of water !!! Carpets totally soaked and water running around the computer modules inside the right foot well compartment, passenger side.
We had everything taken apart in a body shop. They found lots of areas that had absolutely "NO" !!! sealant on it, including cable grommets. Sadly enough, It cost us $1,300.00 to have this done !!!! To have this happen to a 5 year old "TOP OF THE LINE LUXURY" vehicle is totally unexceptable !!! I will be writing to Lincoln about this, Not good for their name.
Anyway, good luck with your truck in every respect. Hope I helped you out.
#148 of 157 dash board lighting, suspension and A/C issues
Feb 07, 2012 (12:17 pm)
I own a 2003 Lincoln navigator which i ve had parked for 5-6 years. The issue I am having is that the dash board doesn't light up. The gauges at one point did illuminate (red) but not the dash board (Back round) . Also the entire truck has lost air in the suspension and is sitting on the ground. I was told by a service repair facility (gas station) that there is a bad sensor that is not keeping the system raised. Lastly, the A/C stopped working. No cold air would come out but heat is okay. I had the system recharged and this did nothing.
My questions are:
Is the compressor the issue with the A/C?
Is there a bad sensor of some sort and what is the part number?
Do I need to replace the dash board or should it be re built?
And are these common issues with these vehicles?
I welcome any and all input..