Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln Navigator Models:
Lincoln Navigator Problems
Check the battery cable ends frequently for corrosion. Corrosion can easily migrate under the cable insulation and cause numerous electrical faults and drivability issues.
Erratic engine coolant temperature or intermittent overheating can be caused by corrosion inside the water pump. The impeller may spin on the water pump shaft or the impeller may corrode. Either condition reduces coolant circulation resulting in engine overheating.
Prior to jacking or lifting a vehicle with air suspension, you must turn off the suspension switch. The switch is generally located in the trunk or on the right side of the passenger foot well.
In high dust areas, problems with the EGR system are common. The filter for the EGR solenoid may plug and cause the EGR to activate when it should not; this can cause the engine to stall. The dirty filter should be replaced to correct this concern.
When replacing the battery, make sure the battery height is correct; a battery that is too tall can cause a short circuit when the hood is closed.
Lincoln Navigator Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND MINIVANS. EQUIPPED WITH SEAT BELTS SUPPLIED BY TRW. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE DRIVER'S AND/OR FRONT PASSENGER'S OUTBOARD SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT FULLY LATCH. FORD CROWN VICTORIA BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01. LINCOLN TOWN CARS BUILT AT WIXOM ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/27/00 - 5/30/01. LINCOLN NAVIGATORS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01. FORD WINDSTARS BUILT AT OAKVILLE ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/23/00 - 5/30/01. FORD RANGERS BUILT AT TWIN CITIES PLANT FROM 3/28/00 - 5/30/01, AND ALSO AT THE EDISON PLANT FROM 3/13/00 - 5/25/01. FORD F-150 TRUCK BUILT AT NORFOLK PLANT FROM 4/18/00 - 5/25/00; AT ONTARIO PLANT FROM 5/10/00 - 5/28/01; AT KANSAS CITY PLANT FROM 9/11/99 - 5/25/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/9/01. FORD SUPER DUTY F-250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 TRUCKS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/27/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/19/01. FORD EXCURSIONS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 10/2/00. FORD EXPEDITIONS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01.Learn more »
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Ford recalls 2006 E150, E250, E350 Escape, Expedition, F150, Ranger, Taurus, Lincoln Navigator, Mercury Mariner, and Mercury Mountaineer due to a possible lack of lubricant on the wiper motor output shaft gear. Eventually, loss of wiper function will result. Dealers will grease the wiper motor gears as necessary.Learn more »
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Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Excursion, Expedition, F150, F250, F350, Focus, Taurus, Mercury Sable, Lincoln Continental, Navigator, and Town Car vehicles due to a defect in the wiper motor gear case. The wiper motor could overheat and malfunction, which may cause the wipers to stop working as designed. Dealers will inspect the wiper motor and replace the gear case cover.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.Learn more »
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Ford has recalled certain 1997-1998 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles and 1998 Contour, Mercury Mystique, Lincoln Navigator, and Town Car models to provide owners with proper instructions on how to aim their headlamps. If there is a need to adjust the headlamps, during headlamp replacement for example, there is a lack of proper documentation on how to properly perform the adjustment. Ford will mail vehicle owners a new owner guide containing revised aiming instructions.Learn more »
Lincoln Navigator Questions and Answers
When I open the driver door the running board and interior lights blink,can someone help me
It seems that my abs light comes on when i take off after stopping at a light.Why is this ,and where is it located on the 1998 Navigator
My truck has been in the shop for two eeks. It has a miss to the engine. Spark plugs have been changed and all boots have been changed also. The shop thought it was an injector that was still causi...
When my air conditioner was repaired, My navigator radio immediately started to have a lot of static. Radio stations that used to come in clear had a lot of static or could not be picked up at all.
Lincoln Navigator Reviews
Bought it used a few mths ago. Drove it quite a lot with no problems. Now at 185K miles, wear and tear has set in. Have found out that all parts on it are still factory. So, even though it is costing me a small fortune to replace them all (starter, flywheel, upper control arms, idler arm among a few others still needing replaced)the truck went strong without the slightest of problems.
I purchased a used 2003 Navigator in 2008. The first couple of years were good but it has been somewhat of a moneypit ever since. Had to eventually convert the suspension to a coil system after spending thousands replacing the entire air bag suspension to no avail. I have lots of problems with the backup sensors not functioning properly. The CD changer has stopped working altogether. I have been cut numerous times by the handle on the center console. I have replaced the motor in the passenger side power window. The spring has broken in the passenger interior door handle, so no handle there and am being told it will be around $600 to replace. Honestly, I feel as if I work just to pay for repairs to this truck.
My 2008 Navigator is Metallic Red and I love it. Prior to purchasing it I had looked at alot of luxury SUV's. It is so easy to drive and has a comfortable ride. One of the deciding factors was the 3rd row fold flat seats with a button. I have owned an explorer, expedition and an excursion previously and I knew that I wanted an easier way to haul things without having to man handle folding or removing the third row seat. And then when I haul the kids and friends it's as easy as pushing a button to bring them back up. My kids love this vehicle because it is comfortable and there is alot of plugs for them to use with their electronics. On one 24hour trip we had a x-box and 2 laptops running and charging most all the time. The center console in the 2nd row is huge. Kids can store lots of crap for those long trips where I go crazy if the vehicle is a mess/disorganized. Only issue that I have had with this vehicle is the window motors on both front windows. Repair cost was $220 on each window. And this vehicle was previously owned by a rental company and we know how some people drive those vehicles. A very dependable vehicle. If you want a vehicle that looks good and can still carry the kids...this is the one.
Recently purchased this 1999 lincoln continental. Have not been able to drive the car since leaving the seller's lot. There is a problem that causes the battery to go dead due to the interior lights staying on too long and or coming on by themselves through out the day. What can I do to stop the lights from running down my battery? What electric part do I need to fix this problem?
I bought my 04 Nav new in 04 and I have been very happy with it with these few exceptions.
The air suspension on these SUVs are not good at all. Every person I have known that has had one has had problems with the air bags and this makes the pumps run all the time, eventually burning them up. I paid thousands to fix the system twice and then replaced it with a standard system.
Other than that, the emergency brake electronic release went out in 07 and I never replaced it because it's hundreds of dollars to keep me from just releasing it by hand and I can do it by hand, no problem.
The hood paint cracked up like it had the wrong primer or something and I have just put up with it, but, it looks crappy and I should have taken it back to the dealer.
The chrome on the console handle becomes loose and this is very sharp in a place where you are meant to grab and lift up to open the console. I have replaced it 3 times and my wife has cut herself twice on it.
It has 150k on it and it began having what sounds like a valve tap at about 130k and it has become pretty loud, again something that is expensive to fix and I decided to what till it brakes. But, it's so loud now that my wife won't drive it cause she's embarrassed by it.
All and all it's been a pretty reliable decent car and I'd buy another if the economy wasn't so bad. For now, I'll fix what I can and drive it till it gives up :)