First of all I want to introduce myself I Just bought my first Navigator because of the fine looks and the V8.
I am located in the Netherlands and I want to share some experiences getting this car back on the road.
I bought the car and it was involved in a flooding the car was ounder watter up to the level of the windows. The Mileage reading is 46.000 Miles.
I checked the car if you put turn the ignition the electrics seem to work, the dash works the meters go on and the lights , the ac goes on
I will receive the car on the 15th or 16th of this month and my plan is to do the following.
Change all oils and filters also the transmission filter, I dont know if it is wise to also drain the torque converter Someone here advised me not to do that as it might cause more problems.
The rear hatch doesnt open with the remote so I need some advise on how to open it when the remote does not work.
I checked the engine ECU and that looks fine after my visual check it looks watter tight so dont expect damage there, only will replace the battery clean all ground connections on the car and starter before connecting things up
Saw the fuse box in the passengers side was quite rusty, and I intent to replace that.
I will need some parts like Front doors they will damaged due to the incident
The Headlining which is damaged when they wanted to lift the car I think with a sling truh the front doors.
The sunroof opening is slightly damaged see pictures so I will need some parts from that however the sunroof does work.
so to recap:
1. How do I open the rear hatch without the remote
2. Do I have to flush the torque converter or not If yes I will also need the drain plug I understood after loosing it you need to use a new plug
3. I will need the following parts : * 2 front doors see pics attached
* Sunroof latches etc see pics attached
* Driver side running board non electric
* All fuseboxes in the car including the
harnass connected to it for just in case
* All 8 coil plugs want to replace them to
be on the safe side
So If any of you have these parts for an affordable price willing to ship it sea freight I would be interested because here we dont have many Navigators and no 2nd hand parts.