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2003 lincoln aviator: seat..lift..small lever to shift checked fuses

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2003 lincoln aviator shift is sticking in park had to remove small panel on side of seat and manually lift small lever to shift checked fuses all are good also humming noise when i drive straight or turn left no noise turning right
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for visiting
Are you saying sometimes you can't get it out of park? Does the cruise control work? Brake lights?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Everything works if you look inside the panel it looks like asmall coil bumps against the shift and when you press shift button it does not engage I am very concerned about the noise from the front end as well
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
Can you get the noise to duplicate when you turn the wheel at idle? Pop the hood, can you tell me if the noise is coming from the power steering pump?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
at work can't do it right now doesn't do it at right turn only left turn and straight when idling it does screech alot like the belts are cold
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
well, the reason I ask is this vehicle has a history of power steering pump issues, and it sounds like it could be a belt/ power steering pump problem. I would check here first.
I am not convinced the 2 problems are related however. Did both problems start at the same time?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the shift problem was first then the noise about two weeks later although i can manage to shift manually in the daytime when i can see having to hold a flashlight at night is a pain is this a huge job to fix/expensive i have extended warranty what would this fall under
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
This gear shift issue shoulnd't be a major repair, maybe brake switch is failing thats why I inquired about the brake lights.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I will check your suggested fixes as soon as I get home from work would the brake switch issue fall under brakes in the warranty. I appreciate all your help
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
A brake switch is an electrical part not really a brake part.
No problem, let me know how it goes.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
will check back with you in about an hour
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No noise when idling or turning wheel while idling only when I am in drive faster I go louder the noise only straight and to the left not right brake lights and cruise work fine where is the brake switch located
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
The brake switch is located behind the brake pedal, since there are no problems with cruise or lights, let's ignore it for now.
Let's check the wheel bearing for the noise.
I suspect if it is a wheel bearing it will be the passenger side. Since the noise isn't present when turning right, the left bearing should be ok.
To check the wheel bearing, elevate the vehicle, position our hands at 12 and 6 o clock.
Shake the wheel/ tire assembly and look for play in the hub. Any play, and the wheel bearnig is likely bad. You can also try spinning the rim/ tire and see if you can hear a noise.
Get back to me.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
At the repair shop it was indeed the passenger wheel bearing thanks fpor all your help