Question about Ford Cars & Trucks
Getting ready to fly down with Brother-In-Law to the Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL area to go vehicle shopping for a 2003/2004 Lincoln Navigator. My dream vehicle.(I think) My requirements on purchasing are the following; -Less than 150K on miles -Good Tires -Colors: White, Black, Maroon, Gray, Gold -Leather seating -All car features/options work -Prefer V-6 engine(better gas mileage) but will look V-8 as well I've selected about 9-10 vehicles via used car websites(e.g. carguru, cars, carsforsale, etc) and notified the car dealers that I would be this coming Thursday. Now, I'm aware that a few may already be sold when I get there. No problem. That's why I selected 10 with a hope of test driving 4. BIG QUESTION: What things/vehicle features should I need to be looking for during my vehicle selection and ultimate price offer? If I am successful with making an negotiated offer, I had plan to take the vehicle to a national chain auto service center(e.g. NTB,Goodyear, Firestone) and get and a general evaluation of the vehicle. For more objectivity, I chose not to take it to a local area mechanic where I'm buying the car. Is this a good strategy?? I call this certification period before finalizing the deal. If all goes well, I will buy the vehicle in cash. Being that it is CASH offer, what else can I negotiate in the deal. (e.g. free gas, car wash, extended warranty etc)? I've done this before with buying cars, but getting input from smarter people is paramount in my book. I want this to be a GOOD deal for me and my family. At least for the next 100k in miles. Thanks sincerely to everyone for your assistance.
Why would you fly anywhere to buy a specific car? All of this time and money invested to buy a ten year old car. You should go on Cars.com or any of the similar sites and search for this car within 50 miles from home. Set up an inspection with a highly recommended mechanic near you. Put the airfare in your gas tank, when you get a car.
Posted on Nov 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes...they do program the computers to come on or give a "service engine soon" light so that you will bring them back into the dealership....if you have access to an obd2 diag tool you can reset the codes yourself
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
The ETC going into safe mode because PCM sees something wrong that it believes will interfere with throttle control. It goes into failsafe so as to not loose control and have an unattended acceleration and cause you to crash.
Now what almost always causes this ,95 % of the time on this vehicle is a bad coil pack. It will usually show up a wide open throttle almost everytime when your rpm's get close to 5-6k rpm's.
It will feel like you reach up and turned the igntion switch off and back on. The only for sure way to tell which coil or coils are causing this is to have the dealer do a stress test on them.
It could also be the valve cover orings maybe leaking and getting oil on the coil packs,you can verify this be removing the coil packs and seeing if spark plug wells are full of oil.
The only other thing I have seen on this model that may cause this is a coolant control valve shorting out.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
i had the same trouble, there is a rubber boot under the cover on the top of the motor, it is coming from the egr valve, takes about 5 mins to repair and less than 5 dollars.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
I will make an assumption here, we know what the root word means. This code was extracted from the computer by? What this is telling you one of 2 things: The Bank 2 oxygen sensor down stream of the catalytic converter (there are 2 converters, one for each bank of cylinders on the 4.6ltr engine) is bad and/or that the Bank 2 catalytic converter is no longer doing the job it was designed to do. Simply, Catalysts wear out. They are good for approx 100,000 miles (as required by Federal Law). Again, I assume that the reason the intake manifold was replaced was because it had a crack in one, or more, of the runners? (part that feeds the head of a manifold). It may have taken a while to find this as being the cause of why the car running incorrectly, maybe rough. This means, that during the time the car was being driven with the problem, the amount of unburned, or not within spec exhaust gases, coming off the side of the engine affected by the intake issue was higher than normal. This out of balance level of exhaust gases were being dumped into the converter on that side of the engine, thus causing the converter to have to run hotter, work harder, or even at the time the gas was being processed through, causing deposits to be formed in the converter, thus shortening it's life span. The Bank 1 side of the engine, apparently, did not have the issue and it's catalytic converter's life was not affected. I hope this makes sense to you.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
SOURCE: 1999 lincoln town car no start
yes the teft light will stop the vehicle from running. that is the pats system and can cause all sorts of trouble. if the light flashes fast its not reading the key. no start. if it turns on for two seconds and shuts off the it should start
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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