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Lincoln Navigator, Transmission, SUV
#9 of 42 Re: whining sound when accelerating [pumkinhd1]
Oct 10, 2007 (5:02 am)
I have a 2004 lincoln navigator ultimate with 43,810 . I purchased it at 38, 000 in june 2007. I had the same issue with the high pitched whining on the highway. my husband took it to have had the transmission serviced new fluids etc. It stopped making noises and was was fine untill this past Monday . and now drive does not work. had to put it in d2 to get it home. it is now day 2 Sitting at the dealer awaiting mechanics thoughts. He thinks it is internal?? still under warranty but I understand this is a common problem for the 2003 2004 navigators and the only real fix is a rebuilt or new transmission. called 5 transmission shops and they all said yup seen alot of that problem with 2003 2004's . holding my breath they solve it . I am second owner on a very babied car. all records are up to date and the car was maintained very well. will update outcome
Oct 11, 2007 (5:45 am)
My 04 has 60,000 miles and needs a transmission power flush. Dealer charges $210, transmission shops charge $100. Does the dealer do something special?
#11 of 42 Re: power flush [tonynbarb]
Oct 11, 2007 (6:01 am)
The dealer will use the tranny cooler lines to remove and replace over 90% of the old fluid. The tranny shop is probably just dropping the pan and draining the torque converter which won't get more than 50% of the old fluid out, maybe even less. Let the dealer do it but you might want to shop around. I think I only paid $170 for my old Lincoln LS.
#13 of 42 transmission power flush
Oct 15, 2007 (5:37 am)
lincoln Dealership $210 (with a $25 off coupon), transmission shops $100, Ford Dealership $139. I went to the Ford Dealership
#14 of 42 2004- Lincoln Navigator Transmision
Dec 01, 2007 (4:58 am)
Our 2004 Navigator with 52,000 miles the transmission has gone out, the cost to fix is $3,800.00. Service regularly! Two Thousand miles over warranty and Ford will not take any responsibility. This is our second Navigator and our last Ford product. Our 2004 Suburban with over 100,000 has only needed a tune up. No wonder Ford Motors sells are declining.
#15 of 42 Re: whining sound when accelerating [seaglass]
Dec 01, 2007 (7:39 am)
I have a 2004 Lincoln Navigator that the transmission just went out, the cost to replace is $ 3,800.00, we are 2,000 miles over warranty and Ford will not cover. In your letter you stated that 2004 Navigators have had many transmission problems, do you know where someone can find this information? Thanks
#16 of 42 Re: whining sound when accelerating [bandon]
Dec 01, 2007 (2:15 pm)
Did you ask the dealer about an AWA (after warranty adjustment)?
#17 of 42 Re: whining sound when accelerating [pumkinhd1]
Dec 31, 2007 (10:40 am)
My wife has a 2000 and it made a whining noise, same as yours. The tor- convertor was back. We also had the tranny rebuilt since it was already out. $3000.00
#18 of 42 2008 transmission problem
Jan 15, 2008 (5:31 am)
I have a 2008 Navigator with 3000 miles. I purchased it new. Last week I heard a clicking noise which was audible from an idle and was louder as the engine was reved up. I took it back to the dealer and was told that the torque converter had a problem. It was explained to me that the fluid piut in at the factory was the incorrect fluid. It was green and they claim it should have been red. The green fluid had eaten away at the seals and gaskets. A new converter along with new seals and gaskets were put on and the correct fluid was put in. I get it back today. My main questions I have are:
On a new vehicle:
Does anyone know when the fluid is put in the converter and transmission? Is it at the factory or the dealer?
If at the factory, is it at the end of the line? Or is it done at the transmission assembly plant prior to be assembled to the car?
Is the fluid supposed to be red or green? I understand from the dealer it is to be red and green is for CVT.
I asked all these questions to Ford Customer Service and can't get an answer other than to contact my dealer.
I just really want to know how the wrong fluid got in a brand new vehicle? Factory or Dealer? Anyone have any thoughts?