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I have an electrical short on my 98 Lincoln navigator. i just brought it home from the dealership. i had the heater core replaced. the electrical short happens once in a while sometimes over bumps sometimes not. could there be something lose? if so where do i start to look?

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  • a_douglas67 Mar 19, 2011

    all instrument cluster and exterior lights all dash components flickers on and off when in travel. all gauges drop windows etc however it only lasts a few seconds then returns to normal.

  • a_douglas67 Mar 20, 2011

    This is not the first bad expeience i have had with this dealer. I just purchased the vehicle in november. i dont think i will be dealing with these peopl again. i do have a local mechanic that i would like to bring it to however i was just wondering if maybe it was something i could try and do as this heater core just cost me 1435.00! thank you so much

  • a_douglas67 Mar 20, 2011

    thank you so very much for your help and your guide. i will post on further outcome of this ordeal. thank you again.

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Hello Mr Douglas.

Could you describe what is shorting or what happens when it does?
Do lights blink? Gauges stop working? Blows a fuse?
If it is a fuse, which one?

Please return my questions in a comment here and I will be glad to help you towards a repair.
Thank you for using FixYa.
KL

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  • FUBAR Mar 19, 2011

    The heater core replacement requires many wire harnesses and connections be unplugged along with ground wires. Not to mention all the components as well.
    I doubt you have a short as this would likely blow a fuse by this time.
    I suspect a loose connection or a ground wire not properly tightened creating an open circuit rather than a short circuit.
    I would suggest you have a talk with the service manager at the dealership you had the work performed.
    If they are a good service center they should make you a satisfied customer.
    If they give you a hard time about it, let me know and I will try to lead you towards locating the problem, although it may be a difficult one to do over the internet.
    Let me know.
    Thank you for your reply.
    KL

  • FUBAR Mar 20, 2011

    This is not the first bad expeience i have had with this dealer. I just
    purchased the vehicle in november. i dont think i will be dealing with
    these peopl again. i do have a local mechanic that i would like to bring
    it to however i was just wondering if maybe it was something i could
    try and do as this heater core just cost me 1435.00! thank you so much

    I knew that replacing the core would be an expensive repair. Not an easy job at all.
    I am sorry it came at your expense.
    They should try to make jobs like this one easier to do when engineered.
    I worked at a Lincoln dealership years ago and understand your plight.
    At the time we tried to make our customers pleased. The world has changed, not always to the good.

    Have your local guy look for the things I suggested, but I suspect he would know what I have suggested already.
    I hope that your repair goes well and is found easily.
    I'd look for a loose screw on a ground wire to begin.
    Take care.
    KL

  • FUBAR Mar 20, 2011

    Thank you kindly for your reply and the rating. It is appreciated.
    KL

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