'01 Navigator Suspension burning smell - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 1997 - 2002 and 2003 - 2006 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator Discussion

'01 Navigator Suspension burning smell

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-11-2008, 01:22 PM
msfdisk msfdisk is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
msfdisk is starting off with a positive reputation.
'01 Navigator Suspension burning smell

Bought this 01 less than a year ago. Compressor is loud, I'm assuming I need the rubber b/t the plates...... I comes on about 4-5 times in a 30 mins drive. Not sure if thats normal or not. I started noticing it sinking more and more if it sat. I have another primary vehicle that I drive to and from work. When that car needed brake work I drove the Nav. I started smelling a "hot"smell when I would get out of the truck coming from drivers rear side. Then it got real bad. Then I let it sit again. About a week later I started it back up and within 10 secs of the compressor coming on smoke started coming out of the rear wheel well (drivers side) and it smelled very hot again. I'm scared to take it to Ford or Lincoln. Not only do they want $95 to check it out, but I'm sure they are going to kill me on fixit charges. I can have someone take a look at it and have my hubby attempt to fix but would like to know what we should focus on....
Has anyone heard of this before? What is back there that could cause it to smoke and smell? I've sinced turned the suspension off and the smoke and smell have gone away.
Any help would be appreciated much.

Thanks

Brandy
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-11-2008, 04:06 PM
pdqford pdqford is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Central NYS
Posts: 2,634
pdqford has a good reputation on FTE.pdqford has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by msfdisk View Post
What is back there that could cause it to smoke and smell?
Who knows.., maybe a solenoid has shorted out. Best thing to do is get under there and see what's there. If you don't see anything that looks like its been hot, while your under there have your hubby start it up for 10 seconds and then see where the smoke is coming from.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-11-2008, 07:25 PM
msfdisk msfdisk is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
msfdisk is starting off with a positive reputation.
would that also cause it to sag? or is that just the bag leaking. Would the selenoid look like its burnt.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
2001, burning, burnt, expedition, ford, hot, lincoln, mks, navigator, odor, rear, smell, suspension, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 AM.