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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
77,875 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rebuild engine (1 reports)
2003 Lincoln Aviator engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Lincoln Aviator Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 172012

Aviator Premium 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,875 miles


Engine light flashed, came back with a code P0308, which is a miss fire in the number 8 cylinder. Thought it would either be the spark plug, coil or even fuel injector. Turned out that the piston rings were shot. $9,000 to rebuild engine. So not knowing if it would be built correctly, I just got rid of it. Been on lots and lots of websites and they all say the same thing. This is a common problem because of the heads. Ford didn't fix the problem till late 2004. Ford knows of this problem and should help their customers to fix the problem at a discounted price.

- , Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

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