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The everything Aviator thread.

Discussion in 'Ford Lincoln Mercury' started by AviatorGuy, March 16, 2010.

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  1. dmbaile2

    dmbaile2 New Member

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    Does anyone have a running list of aviator parts that are discontinued / no longer manufactured by Ford or a third party? I ask because I found an aviator that is being parted out locally and think I might go take a look. It sounds like the Intake Manifold Runner Control would be a good thing to snatch up cheap if it is still on the vehicle. Anything else?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    Change all of the fluids that you don't know of their age. The transfer case is reliable when the fluid is changed properly. With poor mileage, I'd figure a tune up will help a lot. Replace the plugs, wires, and O2 sensors, if you don't know how old they are. Same for the rubber hoses, idler pulleys, belt etc. A low mileage vehicle doesn't mean it's perfect, and often the parts are old.

    My newest Lincoln Mark VII(1992) only has 53k miles, after I drove it home 380 miles. It looks to have the original plug wires and all hoses etc. The seller kept mentioning how original it is, I was hearing "needs a bunch of work", regardless of whether everything works now or not. My Lincoln needs lock actuators, window felts(makes the actuators go bad), radiator, plugs/wires, all hoses, idler pulleys, all fluids and filters, T'stat, and an unknown front suspension part(worn BJ etc, likely everything needs to go).
    1992 Lincoln Mark Series | eBay

    Enjoy that Aviator, I often wished I had bought one. Take great care of it, and it'll last a long time.
     
  4. edward jollimore

    edward jollimore New Member

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    hey all im new here ,,is this forum still active ??anyone here ?? i own a 04 aviator 180,000 miles running strong but some issues popping up with the infamous misfire code in #1
     
  5. Prerunning

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    Its still active but they only made 75k so there dying out. I had the misfire on mine as well but when i switched the coils to different cylinders the code stayed on the same cylinder. I never felt a misfire or had poor performance but the check engine light is still on today
     
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    Im parting out my 04 Aviator If anyone needs any parts hmu. The engine runs perfect has 178k trans has 80k but flares a bit this aviator has every option let me know what you need located near laughlin
     
  7. krab03

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    Just picked up an '04 Aviator with 97K miles, one owner, non-smoker. Love how this thing rides, and it's pretty plush for an SUV that's 14 years old. It's silver with the tan interior, really like the captains chairs for the second row, and how easy they are to flip forward to get access to the third row. The weekend I bought it I replaced the wiper blades with new Bosch Icons, recharged the AC, and replaced one of the rear door lock pulls with a matching set. Also worked on some surface rust on the roof, and some rust along the bottom of the rear hatch. Took a wire brush to them, wiped them down with brake cleaner, then put on a couple of coats of bedliner paint. Also drilled some holes in the plastic trim piece that the rear hatch contacts, in the hope that any water that accumulates there will drain to the ground, and not cause any more rust.

    Couple of annoying things: cruise doesn't work; driver's side rear passenger door window doesn't work; heated / cooled seats don't work; only functions that work on driver's seat is lumbar and forward / aft movement, no up / down or tilt; heat / ac control for rear seat passengers doesn't appear to work either. I suppose it could be worse for being 14 years old. The body and interior are in fantastic shape, paint still shines, no rips or tears in the leather; headliner is tight and not sagging; no carpet stains; no dash cracks; 3rd row seat looks like it's never been used; and it has some kind of 17" split spoke wheels (doesn't look like they're OEM). Put on a new set of tires, 255/65 Cooper Discoverer RTX, gives it the bigger, more aggressive AT look I wanted, better than the 245/65 all-seasons that were on there before. Have a new set of KYB gas shocks getting installed next week, and have a set of in-channel vent visors on the way.

    Definitely don't see too many of these on the road, see more Navigators than Aviators, that's for sure. I'm hoping this SUV will give us years and miles of dependable service, without breaking the bank on maintenance and upkeep.
     
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    Check your fuses under the dash
     
  9. krab03

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    Checked ALL of those little fuses, and there's a LOT of them, lol! They're all good...
     
  10. krab03

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    Finally got around to cleaning the wheels. 3 of them cleaned up pretty nicely, but the driver's front had some minor pitting from the buildup of brake dust. I'm going to try and post a picture of the wheels, and would appreciate if someone could tell me if they're OEM wheels, and what vehicle they came off of, so I can get the width and offset specs.

    Being an Atari guy in a Play Station world, I can't figure out how to post pics in here. The icon in the tool bar wants a picture URL, which I don't have since they're only on my computer, and don't see where I can add or insert an image from my computer. Do I have to be a paid member to have that ability?
     
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  11. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    When you open the reply box, do you have three choices at the bottom, the middle one being "Upload a File?" If not then you will have to upload the picture to a website that hosts pictures, and use the URL with the right tool at the top of the reply box.
     
  12. Prerunning

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    If I remember correctly they only came with 2 different rims. The ugly crown Victoria style and the chrome ones that look a lot better.
     
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    My cruise didn’t work until I replaced the (aux brake pressure switch) located on the front of the brake master cylinder.
     
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    There is a second brake switch on the pedal under the dash that is for the cruise control disable. I believe it is light blue in color. Mine failed years ago. They are for an extra safety switch for cruise only. I think I removed it and jumped the wires together. Main brake switch still shuts down cruise.
     
  15. shelbygt

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    I am the new owner of a 98k mile 05. I love this vehicle so far. I only had to fix the non-functioning tilt function in both seats by replacing the gear repair kit from S-197 Mustangs. Beyond that, everything works flawlessly.

    One thing worth mentioning, my 05 Aviator was built in 8-04 and it has DB heads. I also went to the junk yard and every one 03-05 had DB heads. Two 05s ( one of which I snagged the heads off for my 03 Cobra) also had DBs. I wonder that the build date cut off was for DB casting? Clearly, not all 05s have DC heads.

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