I have a question regarding the OBDII data from my 1998 4WD Lincoln Navigator but let me tell first what has been done so far.
I finally found a mechanic that is willing to learn how to handle and repair my car.
Living in Europe and finding a good mechanic for a USA car reasonably close by is near impossible, same is getting parts here.
I generally import them from the US myself, so I have no worries or headaches if it fits, if it's correct etc.
Ebay and RockAuto are my friends in this respect, although RockAuto is going trough the roof with shipping costs (and then I still need to pay import charges over everything including the shipping costs, crazy here in Poland).
My mechanic is currently repairing the car because it had/has some outstanding issues.
After enjoying the car for a long time, one of the coils spoiled and the engine started to run rough (misfire cylinder 4)
After the replacement of the broken coil and at the same time replace all the sparkplugs the engine still runs rough on higher speeds in lower RPM (Overdrive is terrible).
Switching off overdrive makes it handle a bit better but absolutely nowhere near it should be.
The engine is vibrating and jittering/stalling etc.
Few things I've replaced that might be related to what is happening.
Serpentine Belt, Alternator, Front Camshaft Seal, ALL oils, fluids and filters have been replaced, coil, sparkplugs and soon the Master Cylinder (still on the way from US to EU).
Now he connected the OBDII device to see if there are any faultcodes that might be the cause for this engine issue, and it's telling him my car is a Ford Explorer and not a Lincoln Navigator
My question is: Could this be a cause for the engine trouble because of software? I honestly have no idea if this was before, because I never found a decent mechanic
nor did I ever got involved in it.
For the engine rough issue I still have a few idea's that might be the problem and will need to be addressed first.
- Sparkplug Gap wrong
- Sparkplug cracked porcelain (while installing, it might've happened)
- Crankshaft sensor/connection (since the seal has been replaced, maybe something happened here, but I guess that should give a faultcode?)
If any more suggestions I could pass on, I'm all ears.