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Ford Expedition Maintenance and Repair

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  • Every single window switch has gone bad on my 2003 Expedition.
  • yibelyibel Posts: 2
    Bought a used 99 expedition, no owners manual and there is no label in the fuse box under the hood to see which fuses are for what. would like to disable the A4wd since it has a worn out transfer case and I only need 2wd right now.

    Thanks

    Bill :confuse:
  • yibelyibel Posts: 2
    My Prolem was the opposite - door (or something in unit) broke. Used assembly $125, $1,000 in labor.

    Bill
  • gheimurgheimur Posts: 88
    I have a 2004 EB EXPY? Aren't these the slowest power windows ? All my other cars including a 96 taurus are much quicker. Comments?
  • i have 2003 that leaks also
    please let know if you find out why it leaks
  • What was that noise, can anyone tell me how to stop it?
  • nbxnbx Posts: 28
    What is that old song about some good news today for a change? Thought I would share information about a strange noise that the subject has had for several months off and on pulling steep hills. Noise from the beginning was like something trying to engage up front in 4wd system, a harsh banging and clanging. Dealer techs passed it off as spark knock from bad gas from the Gulf after the hurricanes. I discovered by trial and error that there was no noise when setting stayed in AWD instead of 2wd. Armed with this feedback, the Ford tech did a vacuum test and found a leak on the way to the left front wheel that was preventing that hub assembly from staying in 2wd as designed. Luckily there is some sort of flange or safety devise that prevents permanent damage when vacuum is reduced. Tech replaced plastic line that had worn through with a rubber line. Seems to be 100% fixed.

    In hindsight all now easily see how the vacuum drop pushing it hard on long grades with a hole in the line was causing the problem.
  • If the clicking happens when you turn the a/c on, take it to the dealer, they know what it is and will replace it. I can't remember what the defective part was called, but they knew exactly what I was talking about. (03 Expie EB)
  • HAVE ANYONE OUT THERE EXPERIENCED ANY UNUSUL ENGINE VIBRATIONS,RATTLING P/SEAT, OR WEIRD NOISES COME FROM THERE REAR WHEN VEHICLE DOOR OPENS OR CLOSES? IHOPE NOT BUT IFSO PLEASE REPLY. WE HAVE TAKEN VEHICLE TO DEARLERSHIP NUMEROUS TIMES.
  • I have a 2004 expedition and swapped out both outside mirror with the one with turn signals. The procedure was quite easy and they just plugged into the harness My question is, I went to turn on the turn signal and they won't work on either side of the outside mirror. Is there a step I left off, or something I forgot to do?
  • I have a 98 Eddie Bauer with 150,000 miles. It runs good but it gets stuck in park. A year ago I had the transmission replaced and ever since I have push the gearshift towards park for the vehicle to start, (intermittently) and have to jiggle the gearshift lever to get it out of park. Any idea what the problem might be?
  • I bought an 01 expy with 90000 miles. On a cold start, I get a noise that sounds like marbles rolling around, coming from the catalytic converters...truck runs fine, and when it warms up, noise goes away after about 2 minutes...anyone else ever have this
  • 99 ford expedition eddie bauer v8. had blowout at about 2 miles an hour on the rear passenger tire. ever since have had sever vibration in the rear of the suv. it happens when accelerating almost as if it has a violent jerk. we are usually able to acccelerate through it but it starts again when mildly accelerating. check engine light comes on sometimes but not frequently. also check suspension light comes on. turning the overdrive off seems to lessen the problem? any ideas???
  • Try checking the fuse box to see if there is a fuse for that feature, you may need to reference the fuse box diagram, or check the owners manual
  • gregb5gregb5 Posts: 82
    Check the exhaust manifold studs. They sometimes break and the noise you hear is exhaust noise. When heated, they seal up.
  • I have the same problem with my '04. I have checked the gas cap,tank etc and they were/are not the problem. I took it to my exhaust guy this morn and while we were talking about it,it made its sound like an empty gas can expanding. He is 100% sure the exhaust is expanding / contracting. We will put it on the rack and check it tomorrow. I am sure we will see the problem. It "pops" when I drive it as it warms up and it "pops" several times after it is parked and cooling down. Will let you know if we cure it.
  • scdscd Posts: 15
    I have a 2005 XLT. The gray body side moldings are beginning to fade. They are not the painted type like the EB's or the King Ranch. I have only had the Expy six months. It is always garaged. Around town I have seen numerous XLT's with the same fading problem, only much worse. Wondering if this is a widespread problem. Has anyone approached Ford and had them rectify this problem? I know I could paint them with Krylon Fusion, but I shouldn't have to. I hope Ford steps up and offers to exchange my faded moldings for painted ones. Whoever at Ford who decided to use these plastic panels goofed.
  • Found the thumping noise. My expedition was on the lift with the motor running. The exhaust shop owner had his hand on the muffler when it popped loudly as it expanded. The muffler will also pop when the car is shut off and it is cooling down. It was not the gas tank,cap, pump, suction or line. The Ford mechanics were to dense to find the problem.
  • I am a fairly new owner of a used 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 V6 with 70K miles on it. I have an extended warranty through Wynn Plus. Seems to be good, for what's on paper anyway. However, I am getting ready to have it checked at the dealer for the following:
    1 - noticed stains on concrete from apparent fluid leaking in the rear between the tires. 2 - Occassional stalling when I first crank the vehicle.
    3 - Squeaking like noise coming from front suspensions, possibly bushing?
    4 - Put it into reverse the other day, and it literally lunged backward, thankfully no one was behind me!
    5 - Occassionally, it seems like the transmission "slips" or hesitates to [non-permissible content removed] gears while going down the road. Noticed at about 25-30mph.

    Do any of you have an idea of where these problems may be leading and what to say or not say when I get it to the dealership to be looked at or what to watch out for them to tell me? Thank you.
  • I have a 1999 Expedition that started having a strange problem the other night. When I open the door, the courtesy lamps go on (Reading lights in back, the main overhead courtesy light and the running board lights), Problem is, they don't go off after I close the door. They stay on all the time I am driving and for about 45 minutes after I turn the car off and lock the doors (I guess until the battery saver shuts them off). I have been told that the buttons on the inside of the door need to be oiled or greased since they are not working anymore. Problem is, there are no buttons on the doors. I have found a round thing on the inside jambs of the front doors, but I can't figure out what they do. I feel like an idiot, but I need some help here. Any ideas?
  • Hey Beep - did you ever find out what the deal was with your Expedition? Our '98 is doing much the same... no codes, won't start, let sit for about 15 mins and will start ???? any ideas?
    What resolved your problem?
    -Joe
  • It's a very common problem. The door ajar light is staying on most likely as well. Open the door and spray some WD-40 inside the latch (on the door) you can't see what's in there but just spray a bunch in there. The sensor for the door is now inside and sometimes if it gets dirty it won't function right - just spray some in there. It'll be fine - did it to mine and a freinds' and they've both been trouble free since.
  • Ponton,

    Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, the lamps still don't go off. When this first started the door ajar warning light did come on, and I think it was caused by the lift gate window not being closed properly. I reclosed the window and the door ajar light went off but the courtesy lamps stayed on.

    I sprayed the insides of the latches with DW40 but still I have the problem, the lamps don't go off until the battery saver feature turns them off in about an hour. I'm afraid that I am going to eventually wear down my battery. Any other thoughts and ideas?
  • hmm, idk - i'm a little stumped now. Could be something to do with the GEM or that rear door you were having trouble with. if the light isn't on all the time it might be anothere problem - stumped me!
  • I went to goto work in my 2003 ford expidition, I press the unlock button on the remote. No lights light up inside or out. I get in to start it, Its starts, My wife was at the front door calling me I tried to open the windows not happening. I'm driving down the street when i look to see how much gas I have... NONE of my gages are working, not a one. Tried to turn or the radio, Nope, no radio.. I get 5 min. down the road everything comes on. A note on the miles read out, reads check (Adwtrac), and airbag lite is on... Get to work ok worked my 9 hours go to go home same problem, But corrects itself again with in a min.
    Ford can't do a thing for me unless the problem happens right there. Anyone have this problem yet? only thing that seemd to work was the door locks, the dash lights were on, only the clock on the radio and the headlight and tail lights..
  • :confuse: I went to goto work in my 2003 ford expedition, I press the unlock button on the remote. No lights light up inside or out. I get in to start it, Its starts, My wife was at the front door calling me I tried to open the windows not happening. I'm driving down the street when i look to see how much gas I have... NONE of my gages are working, not a one. Tried to turn or the radio, Nope, no radio.. I get 5 min. down the road everything comes on. A note on the miles read out, reads check (Adwtrac), and airbag lite is on... Get to work ok worked my 9 hours go to go home same problem, But corrects itself again with in a min.
    Ford can't do a thing for me unless the problem happens right there. Anyone have this problem yet? only thing that seemed to work was the door locks, the dash lights were on, only the clock on the radio and the headlight and tail lights..
  • Gary, the owner of Gold Street muffler in Ironton, Ohio showed me how to find the muffler "popping" noise. I took my '04 Expedition back to the Ford dealer. I instructed the service shop manager on how to find the problem. They now have a new "after warranty" muffler ordered. They will install it this week. The service manager and the Ford representative agreed that the noise was not normal.
  • Had rear clutch pack re-built on 03 expy with 30k,
    few months later its all back but much louder.......there is a service bulletin on this --this vehicle has been baby'd--but been back many times for fixin...this is my last FORD.
  • I have an '04 Eddie Bauer Expedition with the factory DVD player. A local detail shop trashed the factory wireless headphones. I have now purchased 4 different sets, by different manufacturers and cannot find a set that works. All we get is a static "hiss" when they are turned on. I've gone back to the dealer and they have been very unhelpful. Am I doing something wrong, do they need to be "activated" in some way or do I have to initiate the link in some manner. Is there a specific brand that I need to buy that I haven't found. Help!!
  • What was the resolution of your problem? We've just started having a problem with the gear shift of our 2004 Expedition. It stays wherever it wants, whenever it wants.
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