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Ford Expedition Care and Maintenance

gasguzzler007gasguzzler007 Posts: 70
edited March 19 in Ford
I have found that using turtle wax gives a great shine. I use their wax and car wash. Iam interested, what do you guys use to wash your tires? You know, to make them look shiny black. And what leather cleaner is best?


  • mrtuxmrtux Posts: 2
    I've heard from many detailers that Lexol is the best - I'm in the process of trying it on my 2000 Sable. I've had real good results from 3M Car Show Paste Wax.
  • I have two dogs so my seats get dirty very often.
  • golfman49golfman49 Posts: 1
    has any one installed a air intake system,did it give better mpg and more hp as avertised?
  • I installed a washable K & N air filter in my 2003 EB, the design is such that it takes in more air, the engine breaths better. I noticed an immediate increase in acceleration, and MPG has gone up 1.6 to about 2 MPG. I am planning to install an after market intake kit soon. I Will post the results after i install the intake kit.
  • djrobdjrob Posts: 8
    Hey guys I just put brand new 22 inch wheels on my 2003 EXPY and it looks great. I paid $2600 for a set of four wheels and tires with installation.
  • When i put my car in Drive or reverse... my expedition starts shaking... Check engine light is on also... I got the problem checked and it was the oxygen sensor. Replaced sensors... Problem still occurs... RPM also goes up and down when i turn on A.C. in drive position... any idea what the problem could be?
  • I'm having the same problems with my Expedition. Mine is a 98 with about 75,000 miles and has been doing this for a little while now. I've also replaced my sensors and it hasn't helped anything. Were you able to find out what the problem was and how to fix it? Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.


    Ray T.
  • mday5mday5 Posts: 1
    Hey I also put a set of 22 inch rims and tires on my 2003 Exp. Got any pics? I am looking to start a website for ford expedition owners to put pictures on.
  • can someone tell me how to change the breaks on my 03 Expedition EB...i had a cherokee and it was easy but i can't figure out how to get the calipers off on the Expy.
  • misty83misty83 Posts: 1
    I have a 1998 Ford Expedition (Eddie Bauer) and just recently I have been having problems with my air condition. It doesnt blow cold air. It blows fine but there is no cold air. I have gotten the a/c looked and they said the hose was fine, but it was short on freon. I added freon and it was back to normal. However wthin about a month, it is back to not blowing an cold air. It still blows air great but it just hot air. I also noticed that when the a/c gets turned on it makes a noise. It does it until you turn it off. It sounds like a rumbling. It starts for a few seconds and stops for a few seconds. I am not sure what the problem is. All I know is that when it starts blowing hot air, and I take it to get it looked at they always tell me the freon is low. Any advice is greatly appreciated
  • marlonemarlone Posts: 4
    i have experience this air con problem on our Ford Chateau E-150. Twice we injected freon and it was okay for two weeks but back with no cool air. Culprit was a pin hole freon leak at rubber hose and fitting for the air con system. Refer to a car air con techn and pinpoint the leaking hose.
  • marlonemarlone Posts: 4
    We have two 2003 Ford Exped. One has a normal idling of 1000 rpm but the other one has only 500. Usually, the engine stops during heavy traffic w/ the engine on idle mode. We replace spark plugs but didnt work. Anybody who had experienced such trouble? Pls help.
  • dipdabeardipdabear Posts: 2
    2001 Expedition calls for 5W20. I use Mobil1 Synthetic. Could I use 5W30? It seems to be more readily available and easier to find. Could it hurt to switch?
  • azmike99azmike99 Posts: 1
    After removing the caliper bolts, the Chilton manual says you can just lift it away to get to the pads. I can't figure out how to do this .... what's the trick ?? Any help would be appreciated, THANKS
  • i have a 99 explorer that i just bought and climbed beneath it to grease the ball joints. no such luck no fittings and there are only 2 on the front end. i read that the places where the fittings should be may be plugged so back under and yes they are but with what. cant get a wrench on them are they knock outs? need some help on this
  • stssts Posts: 1
    I have a ford exp 2003(eddie bauer). My door ajar warning sign stay on quite often. Now when I insert my key to the ignition, the driver seat either hesitated to move forward to the pre-set position or does not move at all. Does anyone has an idea what might be the issues here before I take it to the dealer? Thanks for your thoughts & suggestions
  • of course you asked this two months ago, but if you still have the problem spray a little WD40 in each of the latches. They tend to get gunked up. Spray and cycle the doors. It has worked on mine twice in the last 3 years.
  • I am looking at purchasing a new 2006 Expedition Eddie Bauer. It is black exterior. The only thing is I don't like is the trim that Eddie Bauer packages have on the exterior. This one is gold. Would it be difficult to get them to paint it black? How much should I expect them to charge? Thanks!
  • I'm not sure if it is still an option, but there used to be an EB option for black and red Expeditions that made that trim body colored.
  • I discovered something unbelievable. My 2003 Eddie B. Exped. was a smoker's truck. I was able to remove GRIME from the seats that did not come out with PrepSol (mineral spirits), or Lysol cleaner by using the Armor All clear wipes. It took some elbow grease but it worked mint. Then I wiped them well with Armor-All protectant wipes. B.J.'s wholesale club has the Dual wipe tubs for $9.99 each comes with 50 wipes. Tan interior is now MINT! Good Luck.
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