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Both that disc and pad look perfectly normal to me, although I can't see from the photo how much material is left on the pad - but with only 25k on the clock I would expect them to have plenty of life left. You will always get light corrosion on the discs when the vehicle has been sitting for a while (as little as overnight if the weather is damp, a few ...


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I'm going to disagree with my esteemed colleague about whether they need to be replaced. While there is no profile view to really tell the depth of what is left of the pad, it looks to me as though it's on its last legs. In the pad photo, if you look at the left side of the pad (by your fingers), it looks as though you can see metal wear, as though the pad's ...


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Check the rear stabilizer links. They are located between the lower control arm and the anti sway bar. They should look something like this: or this: They can have ball and socket joints or rubber bushings. If the joints or bushing wear out, you'll get thumping or squeaking. They are hard to diagnose because they are under a lot of compression when the car ...


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From your pictures I can see the outer ~10mm ring of rust on the brake rotor. A small ring of rust is normal, but if you look at the brake pad you can see the arc ~8mm from the outer edge of the pad. This arc is from the pad riding on that thick ring of rust on the rotor. The shop was right to suggest replacement. You also said corrosion on the inside of the ...


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I used to work in automotive assembly plant trouble shooting problems, including squeaks and rattles. This one is wack. This sounds like a taillamp creak. The taillamp lens is made from acrylic. If the edge of the lamp is in slight contact with painted sheet metal and there is even the slightest movement of sheet metal you will hear an obnoxious creak ...


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What I'd be looking for would be even wear across the pad... that is the same amount of pad material thickness on all sides and the face being flat and no chunks missing. Importantly the wear on the pad on one side should equal the wear on the pad from the other side. If the wear is uneven across a pad or different between the pads then you will need to have ...


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Having lived for many years in the northern states that love to use so much salt that even the road furniture and bridges rot away at scary speeds, I've seen a lot of corrosion issues with brakes. Probably the worst place for corrosion is the pad backing material, which can tilt the pad relative to the piston, as can corrosion on the corresponding outer ...


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The area of corrosion the shop needs to worry about is the area between brake pad backing plate and friction material. If corrosion gets between these safety-critical components, it can cause the friction material to delaminate. When this happens, the friction material could separate causing a reduction in braking surface. This will lead to longer than ...


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I think your first reaction is true. It's most likely the ignition switch. Causes for this may include too many keys or weight on his key chain. Replace the ignition switch and recommend to limit weighted key chain.


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I would bet the issue is you haven't engaged the inner CVJ into the transmission fully. You may or may not be able to check it without disassembly, but there's a chance you might. If you see any leakage at where it interfaces at the transmission, you know for sure you have an issue. You might be able to use a brass drive and hammer it home, if not, you'll ...


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It is referred to as Driver Side Front Seat Trim Panel Shield Left Hand. A simple search (2004 Lincoln Navigator lower seat trim) for this resulted in several suppliers. My guess is that it snaps into place and the tabs are broken. It is available in several colors some more expensive then others. You can choose your priority cost or appearance.


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No. The 2019 navigator as far as I know uses PROX remotes (keyless entry and keyless start) with a fcc id of: M3N-A2C940780 The 2004 navigator uses a completely different style of keyless entry remote with a fcc id typically of CWTWB1U331 or CWTWB1U511. If you want to try, go to your 2004 Navigator. Insert key and turn ignition ON to OFF 8 times ending ...


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Under "normal" driving conditions, the synchromesh should need only a fraction of a second to allow an upshift to engage. Under hard acceleration, you will rev the engine higher before initiating your upshift, so there is a higher speed difference for the synchro to take up, so it can take a bit longer. Downshifts can take longer; for upshifts, the input ...


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