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#44 of 365 Re: 1998 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR ISSUES [burgos]
Nov 27, 2007 (1:09 pm)
After having gone through numerous problems with my 2000 Navigator, we finally solved our issues by running a dedicated ground to the compressor from the battery, and then being 100% sure we had good contact at the wiring harness that connects to the relay behind the right front headlight. I even went to a scrap yard and bought a used suspension computer from a 99 Navigator to try to solve my problems but I believe the dedicated ground and the wiring harness were my biggest problem.
We've gone over a month without the system falling to the frame.
#45 of 365 2000 Navigator, suspension
Dec 06, 2007 (2:15 pm)
During a test drive by a mechanic at a brake shop, the rear suspension on my Navigator dropped. They checked to see what the problem was and told me that an air line near the master cylinder had come loose and the rear air bags were not working. I then drove to a Lincoln dealer and was told that the rear air bags had to be replaced, along with the master cylinder that the brake shop had just installed (which by the way did not correct the spongy brake pedal). My fee will be approximately $1,000 for the rear air bags alone. Is this a fair price.
#46 of 365 1998 navi air- ride
Dec 06, 2007 (4:57 pm)
i have a 1998 navi and the air-ride comes on constantly and the front end feels as if it keep goin up and down as the compressor keeps comin on. HELP!!
#47 of 365 Re: Leanin' [brimy]
Dec 06, 2007 (7:47 pm)
I finally went to a dealer after having terrible experience elsewhere!!!
$700 later they changed the rear height sensors (parts only costing $240; labor $115/hour ) I'm ridin' right!!!
#48 of 365 2000 Navi air suspension problems.
Dec 09, 2007 (11:19 am)
Hey guys, I am new to this board and am hoping to get a little bit of help.... Everything was working fine on my truck until I went to get new tires on it. After I picked the truck up I noticed the CK SUSP light was on............. I have read a couple of other sites and was told that when they raised the truck up that the key wasn't off and that would have cause the problem. I also seen a post that said to disconnect the battery for a couple of minutes and it would reset everything and it would be fine. Well I did that... it was disconnected for 3 hours and the only thing that was reset was the clock. Everything still had its memory as if the battery was never disconnected..... So my question is, has anybody else been in this same situation where they went to get tires put on or rotated, etc. and then the CK SUSP light was on. What did you do to fix this problem?..... Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#49 of 365 Re: '04 low rider [nelson51]
Dec 09, 2007 (9:56 pm)
Im new to this forum, but looking for info about how air ride works on 03-04 models. I am getting ready to buy a used Gator (my 99 was totaled !) I noticed on a couple of ones that I went to look at sat lower in the front ??? I didnt test drive either one and I did have at least one door open at all times.
So I take it that it may be normal to sit low in front until you start truck and close ALL the dorrs ?? Do you have to put in gear or drive ??
#50 of 365 Re: 2000 Navi air suspension problems. [daringmor]
Dec 10, 2007 (3:48 am)
Your tire dealer should have known that on the inside of the car is a toggle switch on the passenger side of the car, below the glove box, against the firewall, (user manual will show exact location). If this switch isn't turned off before jacking up the car, you will have to go to someone with a diagnostic computer, probably a lincoln dealer, and have the suspension computer re-calibrated. The ignition switch doesn't have anything to do with the suspension being turned on or off.
#51 of 365 Re: '04 low rider [myramosaccount]
Dec 10, 2007 (3:53 am)
All doors must be completely closed, including the rear door and window. If you are standing outside the vehicle with the engine running, you should hear a clicking noise at the front and rear of the vehicle. This is the sensors checking ground height prior to engaging the compressor. In my experience, once the system is pressurized, the vehicle should remain up for 10+ days at a time.
#52 of 365 spongy brake pedal, 2000 Navigator
Dec 17, 2007 (3:14 pm)
I had the master cylinder replaced 3-times in the past 2-weeks. I still have a spongy brake pedal that sometimes goes all the way to the floor. I was told that 2 of the master cylinders were defective. So is the 3rd one defective also, or is the problem elsewhere?
#53 of 365 Re: spongy brake pedal, 2000 Navigator [juanin1845]
Dec 17, 2007 (3:55 pm)
You said you had the master cylinder replaced three times already. Did the repair shop show you the old one or could they have made an attempt at an in-shop rebuild on your old one? There is nothing wrong with rebuilding the master cylinder in the shop as long as someone can verify the "core" is rebuildable. I've personally installed several master cylinders on my personal vehicles and I've never had one rebuilt unit that was bad. You may have something in the fluid that is ruining the seals.
Did your repair shop check your entire system for leaks, bleed, flush and install new fluid? Have they checked out your calipers?
Good Luck, ask lots of questions at the repair shop.