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#28 of 155 electrical issues with 2003 Navigator
Aug 10, 2008 (6:40 pm)
Our battery died and we replaced it--then the car started, but almost all the electrical features in the car would not work--no dashboard, radio, navigatiion, windows, hatch, seats. The only things we found that worked were the headlights, windshield wipers and air conditioning. Since we had the car we had random problems with the driver seat not working and the running boards not going in and out properly. The dealer says there was a leak in the car (?) and all the wiring harnesses are wet and corroded. The car never had a visible leak, and there is no musty smell or damp mats. Dealer said it will be $12,000 to $15,000 to fix and the car only has 38,000 miles and we are out of warantee. At first they sounded like they would help us with Lincoln to get it fixed, but now they say it is not due to the design of the car and Lincoln has no responsibility. My insurance said the car was never in a flood, so it is not eligibe for a comprehensive claim--so I am out one car, that cost $60,000 five years ago. Any suggestions?
#29 of 155 Re: electrical issues with 2003 Navigator [speech1121]
Aug 11, 2008 (7:23 am)
Find another dealer. Doesn't sound right to me. If there was a leak it had to come from somewhere - what did the dealer say?
Aug 15, 2008 (3:41 pm)
hi i have a 01 lincoln navigator and my service engine light will not turn off i just had the transmission rebuilt. i hooked up the machine to it and it gave me a code that said p0171 and p0174 could you tell me me what these codes mean.
#31 of 155 Re: read codes [bigc99703]
Aug 16, 2008 (9:47 am)
Do a google search for OBDII codes.
#32 of 155 Re: read codes [akirby]
Aug 16, 2008 (2:18 pm)
Li'l Queenie here I did search for OBD II codes. Thanks for that kick, akirby. I didnt realize they were industry standard and that, eg P0171 and P0174 mean the same things on all vehicles and that is both the left bank (71) and the right bank (74) are running too lean. The P means Powertrain and the 0 means standard codes - if the first digit were a 1 instead, then the rest of the code would by manufacturer specific, eg if a Ford then P1169 could mean Honeywell turbo implosion imminent. something like that.
In any case, thanks I learned somethin today. Now I wish I could figure out why BOTH of my 1995 Ford econolines have intermittent CELs and never a code?
#33 of 155 Intermittent start/squats
Oct 18, 2008 (7:03 am)
For the last 3 weeks, my 98 Navigator will sometimes not start. The starter will turn but the motor won't fire. I brought it to both the dealer and a good mechanic, and of course, it started for them. They found no problems with it. I went out this morning after trying to start it again after work yesterday and now the back end is squatting down. It seems like the car is just about to roll over and play dead. I've checked all the fuses and battery and all is good. Any suggestions?
#34 of 155 2004 Navigator
Nov 05, 2008 (10:33 am)
I have a 2004 Navigator and since New Years Day I have had to be towed to the dealership 4 times and they can't seem to find the problem. Something in the electrical is completely draining the battery if it sits for 24 hours or more. They have replaced the battery and several sensors, cleaned conections on the running boards, door mirrors. They have hooked up to the computer which says nothing wrong. When I get a boost as soon as they hook up the cables it starts usually if its drained it should take a few minutes of being hooked up before there is power but not with mine there is power instantly which tells me its not draining the battery but its gotta be something electrical. Does anyone have any ideas cause Ford Lincoln can't figure it out.
#35 of 155 1999 Lincoln navigator dash lights out
Nov 10, 2008 (1:26 pm)
I am unable to find the fuse for the dash lights on this vehicle. I can locate the fuse box, just don't have the location of the fuse for the dashboard lights. Any help would be appreciated. never got a manual with the used vehicle.
#36 of 155 Re: 2004 Navigator [lilbit3]
Nov 27, 2008 (6:38 pm)
I was having the same problem with my 04 Navigator. I came back from a trip and had to get a boost from the airport parking lot. Took it to the dealer and they said it was the alternator, but it wasn't. Changed the battery, but it still drained the day after. I had to take it to a shop to get diagnostics and a load test and it was a ground wire from the negative terminal of the battery that was causing all the problems. Does your panel lights come on on their own? This was the first thing i noticed when I came out my house to check on the car. All of the lights in the car and the side mirrors were on but the alarm was still on.
#37 of 155 PUT JUMPER CABLES BACKWARDS ... HELP!!!!!
Nov 30, 2008 (8:11 am)
MY FRIEND GAVE SOMEONE A BOOST BUT PUT THE CABLE BACK WARDS AND NOW THE TRUCK HAS NOT STARTED SINCE. THAT WAS ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO. IS THIS TRUCK FRIED?