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Ford Expedition Maintenance and Repair



  • fx4fx4 Posts: 72
    I have a 2004 NBX buiilt about 10/03 and have had the vehicle in the shop two times now for a noise very much like you describe. My noise is more at
    low speeds lugging in slow traffic or when changing up through the gears at low to moderate throttle. Dealer techs have not found anything. Noise has slowly gotten worse and my wife has been asking about it when we travel. Appears to me to be very small exhaust leak somewhere near the exhaust manifolds--not sure at all. Noise more annoying as I drive the vehicle daily, but techs cannot identify the source.
  • cnh4altcnh4alt Posts: 1
    does anyone know what can be wrong with my 97 expedition. The factory alarm wont work and the only way to turn on the truck is to push a small button under the dash. i have contacted the Ford motor company but they dont ever respond. so if anyone knows anything about this problem please help.
  • lenrlenr Posts: 13
    I am getting ready to hook up the trailer, and give someone at the dealership a ride. It is easy to duplicate under load. Hopefully, I can get the service manager to go. I have already been through the service advisor level, and they couldn't find a problem to fix. The noise is so loud at certain load/speed combinations that I pretty quickly try to change throttle setting to make it go away. I am beginning to wonder if it is an engine RPM/load combination as opposed to a speed/load combination. A few more experiments may tell. I think that it is going to be a long battle, but the noise is so loud, that I want to be sure that it is not doing damage.
  • jcleejclee Posts: 1
    Did you have any luck? I'm having the same problem and I've heard everything from bad gas to fuel pump to a sensor.
  • tbecrafttbecraft Posts: 1
    have you fixed the problem? mine is doing something similiar.
  • teldocteldoc Posts: 49
    Re: the navigation, when I first picked up our 04 EB, I had the exact same thoughts.

    It turns out, the system takes 1-3 minutes to lock on 3 satellites for triangulation. The color of the compass letter will change to white then green. Once I got used to that, my annoyance with it being 2-10 blocks off went away. Or does yours do this long into your trip?
  • ohairstonohairston Posts: 1
    are these coil packs easy to remove
  • Well after getting the dealer to give me a CD that wasn't scratched by some salesman and I got to use the nav, it is acceptable. I still have grumbles... Actually I don't have any problems with it being 2-10 blocks off. With the right CD I am spot on the mark when I have it it nav or map mode.
    I dont necessarily like that sometimes the audio prompts dont always go off when they should. you have to hit the voice button.
    I dont like how you have to have the thing in park to reenter a new destination. I understand Why they do it, it's just annoying.
    I dont like the way the system interacts with the CD and real Entertainment system. Even though my kids have their headphones on for their DVD they are watching the system only let's me listen to the front two speakers when I am listening to a CD. Im sure Ford thought having the rear speakers on would still interfere with the DVD system playback audio through the headphones.

    The Nav is at least now functional. though I find it amusing how my little iPaq navigation system I had slapped to the dash of my old car had more options. Even had speed control and display.

    In 2005 and for a car that went out the door for $55,000 I am somewhat amazed this isn't a touchscreen DVD based Nav. Of course Im still wondering why a $55k vehicle doesn't have a power passenger side seat where my $30k 2005 F-150 Does!

    But so far all Ive really had to deal with is the faulty Nav CD for my region. and the rear power vent windows. one of them went nuts and the power arm flew off the window and the window wobbled back and forth in the wind. Apparently it happens a lot and was a 5 minute fix at the dealer with just a pair of pliers. I hope whatever they did holds.
  • tomjones1tomjones1 Posts: 1
    My 2005 Expedition has 4,500 miles, and I just noticed that it was leaking water into the passenger side floor. Since I live in south east Texas it didn't take long to figure out that the air conditioner was leaking- I assumed that the drain hose was clogged. I took it into the dealer, and they said that they blew out the hose and didn't find much- they plan on ordering a styrofoam kit that will insulate the evaporator and keep it from condensing water and leaking inside the vehicle.

    This doesn't sound right to me- I ran the AC for months with no problem, and it just seems like the AC unit either has a hole, a hose came loose or got clogged.

    HAS ANYBODY HAD A SIMILAR PROBLEM? The dealer told me that he's done this several times in the past few months- that some Expeditions just "sweat more than others" - of course, there are 10's of thousands of Expeditions on the streets of Houston, and I'd imagine that this would be a well known issue if it were true, especially in the summer.
  • gheimurgheimur Posts: 88
    I have an 04 EB expy with 11K on it and live in NJ. The humidity over the last few weeks has been high, I've had no issues with the A/C, I would think that if there is a kit than it must be a known problem. I would guess that maybe they left it out , Good luck
  • blubyeu1blubyeu1 Posts: 1
    I agree FORD Sucks BIG Time! I have a 99 Expedition, 61,000 miles Transmission Front Seal as the Ford Service Person Said "Deteroiated" and the fluid poured out and obviously stop pulling. This Vehicle has not been abused or has it towed anything since I've owned it since 36,005 miles. I don't think that a Truck or car's Drive Train should act a fool @ such low mileage. Ford does not
    take care of there Quality issues in my opinion they do not back there products as advertised. They won't compensate the cost but rather donate $500,000.00 to GLAAD.
  • beep91beep91 Posts: 2
    My 2000 Expedition drove fine yesterday. Will turn over just fine this morning but
    won't kick over; like it's not geting fuel. Any ideas?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,444
    i have to guess a bit here. you usually start it by just turning the key, no foot on the gas? if you have the manual, you can check it, but you can floor the gas and turn the key. my wife's taurus had this happen once in a while. sometimes it takes a while get it going. it usually happened after starting the car to back it out of the garage or pull it in, then turning off the car. good luck.
  • I have a 99 expedition and it will not engage in 4wd or all wheel drive. Checked fuses, replaced switch on the dash and the Transfer Case motor. Still no go!! Any ideas? What vacuume line should I check?? :sick:
  • Never mind :blush: . When out and unhooked the battery and rehooked it back up. Now it engages. :P
  • drewnjaxdrewnjax Posts: 1
    I own a 2000 Ford Expedition and suddenly the AC stopped blowing cold air (it continues to blow fine, just not cold air). I was told that the fuse blew, and it was replaced. The AC worked for a couple of minutes, and the fuse blew again. I was told that it was the relay, and it was replaced. The AC worked for a couple of minutes, then stopped blowing cold air again (it continues to blow fine, just not cold air). What could the problem be? I've had to replace the engine, the coils, the starter, the alternator...I'm broke!
  • beep91beep91 Posts: 2
    Really perplexed now. Engine starts right up when I jumped the solenoid terminals together. Went back and tried with the ignition key and it turns over just fine but will not start. Going to replace the solenoid tonight even though that makes no sense.
  • royalhroyalh Posts: 4
    Exactly what does switching to this little icon with the "A" inside the lamp do. The manual is vague. This is on a new 2005 EB Expedition. I switched to the auto feature but I couldn't see that anything different happened. :confuse:
  • zman3zman3 Posts: 857
    On our 2003 (which I don't drive much) I think it is the auto headlight feature where the headlights will turn on automatically when it gets dark and will turn off automatically when it becomes light out.
  • txmat6txmat6 Posts: 1
    We just bought a '05 Expedition in April and it does the same thing when I brake. It doesn't happen every time I's unpredictable. Did you ever find a solution?
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