Re: Anybody got anything on an Aviator?
Make sure that the vehicle in question has had all the latest TSB's performed at the dealer. There is no charge but as the vehicle is being purchased used it's better to do your homework on any related issues no matter how small. It seems the transmission goes abruptly in gear from owner abuse. I know people (old and young alike) that change automatics with the vehicle still rolling - very bad and can cause premature transmission failure if it's done on a regular basis. I'd make sure the linkage is correct and is tensioned accordingly. If the tension is good a transmission flush may help solve the problem, albeit just temporarily. lincolns (even Ford Explorer knockoffs) have a good reputation for reliability. You can check out user reviews on edmunds.com and autos.msn.com both are good websites for catching up on some homework. Again, check with a local dealer for any TSB's that haven't been performed on the vehicle by the original owner. Dealers don't always notify owners of Technical Service Bulletins unless they're safety related.
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