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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 4/15/2014
    I have a 2005 Lincoln Navigator, while I am driving my ABS and my advance tracks lights comes on, and it stays on until
    I turned off the vehicle. Also my four wheel drive light flashes occasionally while these lights are on.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/15/2014 HouseCallAuto
      It means that there is a fault with the abs and the diagnosis begins with a fault code check which needs to be done with a code reader that you do not have that is capable of reading Ford abs systems. Typically these code readers cost $150 and up. If you cannot identify the fault codes by number then the vehicle cannot be diagnosed or fixed any other way except changing parts blindly. All the lights are tied to the abs fault, even the 4WD lights. It might need a new wheel speed sensor, but which one? There are 3 or 4 of them and there are other components as well.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 3/25/2014
    Something is loose on the right side,under; Iwas told i need lower control arms on both sides in the front, could be
    new inner tire rods and tie rod end on right side, lower ball joints, both sides, joint asy- ball, 2 sway bar link kit ,front stabilizer bar control link-both sides, new bushins on both sides front and all kinds of alignments, the rattling noise is still there, ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Lincoln Aviator - Steering & Suspension - 1/18/2014
    Aviator pulls right and rubbing
    Hello.I have 2003 Lincoln Aviator and my car has been pulling right when i'm driving and also has some grinding or rubbing noise. I took my car to the shop a few months ago and they said I needed to replace to my wheel bearing,upper ball joints and brake pads. ...
     
    • Jimm
      1/18/2014 Jimm
      First step - obtain a second or even third quote for the repairs. It pays to shop around - often the repair prices for same work will vary greatly from repair shop to repair shop.
      What exactly is the issue and the recommended repair? What are the specific parts needing to be replaced? Be sure to get a thorough repair estimate - in writing - to list all the repair parts and services needed.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Lincoln Aviator - Steering & Suspension - 1/18/2014
    Aviator pulling right and rubbing noise
    Hello. I have 2003 Lincoln Aviator and my car has been pulling right when i'm driving and also has some grinding or rubbing noise. I took my car to the shop a few months ago and they said I needed to replace to my wheel bearing,upper ball joints and brake pads. ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/18/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Go to another shop and get a second opinion. I cannot know what it is that you need because I cannot hear it. They may be truthful but you still have to see if another shop can do the smaller job that can get you out of trouble. It is clear that this shop is only gonna do the $1600 job so when a shop is un flexible like that that shop deserves to lose the job. Get it out of there.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Lincoln Town Car - Steering & Suspension - 1/12/2014
    Rear air suspension going down
    when sitting for eight hrs or more the rear sususpension gets very low to the ground but not all the time and i was wondering what exactly the problem could be the air bags or something else with the air suspension
     
    • Jimm
      1/12/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; leaking air spring, faulty air supply hose, leaking air suspension pump. There is an available rear air suspension conversion kit - very inexpensive by comparison; Monroe part # 90003 for your vehicle.

      Try these on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. They (RockAuto) list this same kit from around $129.00.
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/12/2014 HouseCallAuto
      The most common cause for this happening is a leak from the rear air springs. The way to confirm this is to back the car up on mechanic ramps when the suspension is at normal height (you won't be able to back it up ramps when the suspension is down) and use Windex and spray as much of the rubber of the air bags that you can get to, especially at the bottom sides where the rubber is rolling in itself. Look for the foaming of the Windex indicating air seepage. The leaks will be evident, you will not have to wonder. If you see leakage replace both bags. Consult a YouTube Video for replacement info, you will want that and the book also. The job is not bad to do, you just have to know what to do by watching a tutorial. Without a tutorial do not attempt it. Ig one day the suspension quits completely and does not go back up then you likely will need to replace the compressor, expensive part (around $400 online) but fairly easy to replace.
  • yonas
    yonas - 2002 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 1/5/2014
    When the engin off the suspention go down
     
    • bear.1216
      1/5/2014 bear.1216
      You likely have a leak in the air ride system. Have it checked at dealer.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII - Steering & Suspension - 12/23/2013
    Above 45 mph there is squeeking from the left rear.
    50,000 miles on the car inspected several times and see nothing rubbing
     
    • Jimm
      12/23/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty / worn / dry axle bearing, rubbing brakes, misadjusted parking brake. Try this as a first step - rotate the wheel from front to rear position - to see if the problem moves.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 11/9/2013
    Air suspension only inflates half way
    I am have problems with the air suspension. The air compressor comes on I can hear it. The right side front shock only inflates about half way and the left side doesn't inflate at all. Then in a few days everything works fine. Then in a few days it does the same ...
     
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    AutoMD Member - 2004 Lincoln Navigator - Steering & Suspension - 11/9/2013
    I am have problems with the air suspension. The air compressor comes on I can hear it. The right side front shock only i
    I am have problems with the air suspension. The air compressor comes on I can hear it. The right side front shock only inflates about half way and the left side doesn't inflate at all. Then in a few days everything works fine. Then in a few days it does the same ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 10/29/2013
    Wheel noise on the highway
    How to check wheel ends for endplay and noise
     
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  • Ronald Ackerman
    Ronald Ackerman - 2000 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 10/28/2013
    My ride is getting noisy. What can I do to suspension to make it less so?
     
    • omatsola brown
      10/28/2013 omatsola brown
      check suspension bushings and check confirm if it uses the air spring at rear of car as these may be the cause of the unpleasant noise from your ride
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1988 Lincoln Mark VII - Steering & Suspension - 10/19/2013
    Change from air suspension to coil spring
    Is it a good idea to replace an air suspension with coil springs
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/19/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Yes it will work fine but you will lose some of that marshmallow ride you were used to.
  • cabcurtis45
    cabcurtis45 - 2002 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 8/20/2013
    Where can I find a air ride to spring conversion kit
    My air ride system is leaking and I cannot afford to replace with factory parts .I am trying to find a air ride to spring conversion kit . Problem !! My car is the only car they made with front wheel drive. It also has independent rear suspension. I ordered a ...
     
    • gbasha
      8/20/2013 gbasha
      have you tried Arnott Industries ? www.arnottindustries.com
      gbasha
      8/22/2013 cabcurtis45
      Thank you
      that was one of the places my mechanic told me to check, but still nothing. I am holding up my mechanics garage so I am gonna bite the bullet. Thanks again
    • Jimm
      8/20/2013 Jimm
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources; such as; www.suncoreindustries.com, www.strutmasters.com, www.RockAuto.com, www.americanairsuspension.com, or www.autopartswarehouse.com for the replacement parts and conversion kits. For example, they (Rock Auto) list a front or rear shock for around $123.00 (each) for your vehicle.
      Jimm
      8/22/2013 cabcurtis45
      Thank you also for your help . Suncore is where I bought my second set of wrong spring & shocks .so I have given up 2 weeks without a car is enough. poorhouse here I come. Who needs to eat anyway :) Thanks again
  • evpagel
    evpagel - 2001 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 8/14/2013
    Where can I find replacement upper ball joints for rear suspension
    contacted dealer and looked all over web but cant find ball joints or spindles. don't want used garbage end up with same problem. can the front lowers be used in rear can find them all over.
     
    • Jimm
      8/14/2013 Jimm
      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com - to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the front lower ball joint from around $7.00 (each) for your vehicle. The front lower ball joint is the same design as the rear - only flipped around (different position) for your vehicle.
  • evpagel
    evpagel - 2001 Lincoln Continental - Steering & Suspension - 8/11/2013
    Where can I find upper ball joints for the rear suspension and are the front lowers the same as the rear uppers?
    this is a front wheel drive car with independent rear suspension. called dealership and looked all over the web and cant find replacement parts
 
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