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how long can it take to change valve cover gaskets on 2003 Lincoln aviator 4.6litre
Hi there. The book time calls for approximately 3.5 hours to complete the replacement of both valve cover gaskets. But this will vary by mechanic, but this is the average book time. If you need to have them replaced, consider...
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i am considering buying a 2004 lincoln aviator with 1005 miles for $8000. according to auto check no accident but the score is 67.
Unfortunately, not all of the repairs made on vehicles are always reported to reporting agencies such as car fax or auto check, so these scores sometimes need to be taken with a grain of salt. As for a car like...
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Loud thump when SUV downshifts
Ford does have out a bulletin for this type of transmission issue for the Aviator, now the TSB only refers to transmission built within a specific period of time and maybe they feel that your transmission was built outside of...
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Car jerks when shifting
This is not a normal thing to expect. Ford does have a TSB out for a faulty pressure control solenoid depending on the production date of your vehicle. This can cause harsh shifting and delayed shifting into reverse to occur...
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Put wrong key in ignition and anti light start blinking car completely shut off - 2003 Lincoln Aviator
Hey there. You more than likely won't be able to bypass the system. You can try to disconnect the battery for 10-15 minutes to reset the computer. However, it still may not work this way. You will probably have to...
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Truck jerks trying to change gear around 45mph
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Check system charge light
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The check charging system and battery light is illuminating because the battery or alternator is failing in some way, or the sensors that monitor them are failing. The battery may not be holding the charge,...
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Bypass a.c. compressor with a short serpentine belt, can this be done if not what about a bypass pulley?
The compressor cannot be bypassed without the use of a compressor bypass pulley. It would cost more for a bypass for the compressor than it would be to just replace the compressor pulley. Install a new pulley or pulley bearing...
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just need the routine check up.... change oil, rotate tires, check fluids, brakes, tires, etc
Hi there. Quotes cannot be generated via the ask a mechanic portal. However, your request is being forwarded to customer service. Please have your vehicle make, model, year, mileage, and VIN readily available. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that...
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Car overheats while not moving or moving very slow.
Hello. A temporary "hotter than normal" behavior like your are describing is likely to be a failed radiator fan switch. The switch (and fan) should power up when the engine temperature is hotter than normal - such as low air-flow...
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Liftgate glass hinge.... can't remove?
Hi there. It's very difficult to explain exactly how to remove the hinge you're referring to. In this case, I think you'll find buying a service and repair manual for your Lincoln Aviator is a good idea.
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What are the signsof a bad tensioner pulley?
The most common cause of noise in the front of the motor having to do with the accessories is the tensioner and idler pulley bearings get noisey. I have also seen where the a/c compressor pulley bearing gets noisey. You...
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Will not acceleration
Hi there. It is possible that your Lincoln has entered a "limp mode"; which is when a problem is found in the transmission by a sensor. Essentially, it locks your vehicle in a low gear and restricts the speed, so...
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Its telling me to check my parking assist
The park assist requires the use of sensors in the bumpers. Go around and check each sensor and wipe them clean of any dirt and look for any damages. If there is any damage to one or more sensors then...
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I want to know if this is the CV axles or the differentials that need replacement.
With the clicking noise on turns and when accelerating you most likely have bad front CV joints on the front axles. If you notice the clicking on left turns only then it is the left axle joints. If you notice...
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Valve cover gasket replacement.
The engine in this vehicle is a DOHC 4.6 liter engine. The replacement of the valve cover gaskets require the mechanic to be at a mid level of experience or lesser experienced mechanic using the proper manual for the repair....
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Is it dangerous to drive while reduce engine power light is on?
The engine control module (ECM) has a safety feature built into it when the ECM detects a major fault in the sensors or actuators that can cause the throttle opening to be limited. With the reduced engine power and throttle...
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Idles and stalls again.
Hello, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds...
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Getting knocking sound when engine is idling from the floor front and side of the engine
Hello, thank you for writing in. The knocking is going to sound worse at idle because the number of combustion cycles happening is less than when you are accelerating or maintaining a higher RPM. With that being said, engine knock...
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What is happening when oil is leaking heavy in drive as soon as it cranks but engine has plenty of oil in it
When oil is leaking from the engine, it's typically caused by a damaged oil seal, gasket or an oil fitting that is cracked or loose. However, since the oil pressure light is on, it could be an oil line has...

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