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Ford Expedition



  • I was very pleasantly surprised at the mileage. Got 65,000 out of them on the Explorer, and when I replaced them they were still not completely down to the wear indicator. I'm pretty sensitive to not pushing the limits when it comes to vehicles, as I drive a lot, mostly highway, and don't want to have any issues. It may be a different thing if I just drove around town. I currently have Goodyears on my Jeep Wrangler, but no matter what tires are on it, it will still be a bad ride.
  • If you have trailer towing package or a 4X4 then you have the 30 gallon tank. I have a 2000 EB 2WD with towing package and have the 30 gallon tank. I can only fill up the tank to about 25 gallons before pump shut off. I have to trickle the last 4 to 5 gallons in. I found out on an Expy owners web site that due to the design of the fuel tank, many owners have experienced the same problem. My parents have the same problem with their motorhome that is on a Ford chassis with the V10 (Of course they have a 75 gallon tank but pump shuts off at 64 to 65 gallons). You have to be patient filling it up, I have put in nearly 30 gallons on a couple of occasions ( I usually don't let it get that empty, fill it up as soon as LOW FUEL light comes on). Good luck.
  • I have a new Eddie Bauer Expy with 3,300 miles on it. On 09/10/00 I had a Firestone Wilderness AT tire explode. Returning from a camping trip, my buddy noticed a strange road noise. He said we better pull over and check. Right rear tire was bulged all around the sidewall like fist sized balloons. Since we did not relish the idea of changing a tire along a busy interstate we put the flashers on and attempted to limp to a truck stop 1/2 mile away. After only 40 or so yards the tire exploded. Was told this was road hazard related as there was a tiny puncture of some sort in the middle of the tread. These tires seem very flimsy and I am in the process of replacing them all now. I have no confidence in them at all at this point. Expy has been a great rig so far with no problems.
  • I have a 98 EXP XLT 5.4 and according to the window sticker I saved it's a 26 gallon tank. When I run the tank close to empty the gas cuts off between 18-22 gallons. On the slowest notch I can get close to the 24 gallons. But if I "nurse" it in I can get not only the 26 gallon capacity in but another 4 into the tank. Curious, but not too bad a problem, all things considered.
  • Thanks for the comments everyone. The dealer indulged me and actually dropped the tank a few days ago to confirm the size, and it was a 30 gallon tank (wish I heard about the special filling techniques before they dropped it). I'll try the nursing technique,I'm sure it will work.

    But since we are on the topic of gas. The owners manual is pretty specific about only using 87 octane gas. That's a good thing since it's the least expensive. Does anybody know if there is a benefit to using higher octane gas? Or do you just end up spending more money, or perhaps even lessoning engine performance.

  • I love my Expedition. I can haul just about anything, and it is tight and rattle free 2yrs and 23K miles later. Can't say that about many cars. I do wish it got better milage. 12mpg around town.....pretty bad.....
  • Have a 2000 EB Expedition. Does anyone have any recs on floor mat liners and cargo liners. Would prefer a carpeted kind over rubber. Suggestions on best fit, coverage, cost, and where to get them are appreciated. I think the types with raised edges to contain spills may suit me the best. Have two rugrats creating multiple stains in other previous vehicles. I have the oak interior.
  • I bought an Eddie Bauer Jul 99 and it has been an excellent automobile! There were two minor recalls, for which Ford provided a free day rental, and no mechanical problems at all. We already have 14,000 miles, and have driven 50 miles on a nice 4wd trail in Colorado.
  • i'm new to this post, but by way of intro, i've been a ford driver since my '73 ranchero to the current f250 crewcab powerstroke (with a short lapse to "suburbia" - 2 trannys and 3 rearends on a '96 with 21k miles)and now i'm looking at '01 Expys (the present big diesel is too much truck for my current needs).i'm responding to bear36's question about gasoline. i buy and sell gas for a living (typically a million gallons at a time) so i'm well versed on the "specs".if the manual says 87 octane, there's no advantage to paying the 10 to 20 cents/gallon diff at the pump. (btw, it only costs "us" about 3 to 5 cents to make 93 octane vs 87, the rest is "good marketing").for you navigator owners reading this, i'd suggest trying a few tanks of 89 and see if the engine "pings", especially under hard acceleration, or if your mileage suffers. if not, then you'll be okay. (this goes for anyone currently buying 92/93 or 89 octane for any vehicle.) i did have a '90 explorer (87 octane per ford) that complained with less than 89 octane, but i'd driven it pretty hard prior to that point. listen to your engine and you'll know. otherwise, save the $$.
  • getting ready to buy a year-end Exp....these guys have 11 dark green that look ok to me...they are definately steering me to one of their many green ones....but is this a bad color to buy or did my local dealer just get too many?....can't figure why they have 20 2000 EXP's on the lot and soooo many green would suit me fine but don't want one of those colors nobody wants either now or 2 years from now when I trade again.....
  • 1400 on 6yr 100k mi ford premium care extended warranty. Had offers as high as 1850. Any others out there get it for less? Plan to go today to finalize the deal. Supposedly under cost for the dealer, but they asked I give their service dept a chance to win my business.
  • Howdy,

    I just purchased a used 1998 Expedition/Eddie Bauer w/54K miles. Runs/looks like new. Had a Ford dealer go thru it for 3 hours and found minor issues, front brake pads wearing uneven, tire scollop, and idler arm. My question is should I consider a 3 yr/36K mile extended warrenty from used/private dealer for $1450/w $200.00 deductable or 1Source warranty that Edmunds advertises for $1300/$0 deductable??

    Also anyone have any comments on Edmunds 1Source extended warrenty program??

  • I have a 2000 XLT, 4X2, with 4.6L. Purchased new in May. Engine has vibration when accelerating and hits a resonance at high rpm (about 4200 RPM). I brought it into the dealer, Team Ford , Marietta Ga. They worked on it for a full day. Service advisor acknowledged there is an engine vibration, but said they were not successful in fixing it. He said they spent entire day talking with ford engineers and hanging weights off the engine and exhaust system. They believe there is static unbalance in the engine. They advised me to bring it back when I can leave it with them for a few days to do further diagnosis. Has anyone heard of this problem? If so, what was the remedy?
  • My 2000 Expedition 13,500 miles, Leaks water from the A/C Condenser housing. I noticed problem 100 miles into a long trip when I slowed suddenly and heard rushing water. Upon investigation I found that the carpet padding had gotten soaked, then the water filled up the wire tray under the passenger door threshhold , with several pints of water. This could have been happening for months, since most trips are shorter. Carpet is rubber backed, so never gets wet on top.

    Been to dealer twice...they can't duplicate the condition in the shop. A/C drains normally when they look at it. Whenever I go on a long trip, sometime along the way, something stops up, water stops running through drain, and then runs under foil insulation blanket, under carpet, soaks padding through then fills up wire channel. Getting very frustrated. Dealer is D&D Ford in Greer SC. Dealer says he cannot get an OK from Ford to disassemble dash or condenser housing unless he sees water leaking from under insulation. He says he has cleaned drain tray (???external part???) I am always on a weekend trip when this happens, so no dealer is open for me to get it checked when it happens.

    If anyone has any info that might help...please post response. I have called Ford in Dearborn, but no action has been taken as of yet.

    Vehicle also suffers from high oil consumption (3/4 qt over 1000 miles) Anyone else have this problem?? Fords policy is to do nothing unless it uses over a qt in 1000 miles. 5.4 liter Engine, Tow, 3.55 rear end.
  • I have the 2000 EB w/ about 3500 miles. I'm bothered by an annoying wind noise which seems to be located at the lower center portion of the windshield. The noise manifests itself at about 60-65 mph regardless of relative wind direction. Also seem to have a very minor water leak coming under the windshield while driving in heavy rain. Possibly the two problems are related. Anyone else experience this?
  • The two problems are related. Bring it back, and they will hunt for the leak using soap solution and compressed air. They will probably try to reseal it locally as opposed to removing the glass and replacing/resealing the whole thing.
  • Update to No. 35 of 37
    Still no fix on the A/C undercarpet leaking. Transmission was leaking (slow drips). Dealer, dropped Transmission, found stripped bolts in housing. New housing was built up with components from my transmission and unit was reinstalled. Vibration and noise increases are now very apparent. Idle vibration greatly increased as well as noise (Engine? Trans?) at highway speeds. Im am afraid that dealer did not index or balance something in the torque converter or transmission some how. Comments anyone?
  • jr182jr182 Posts: 1
    I bought my 2000 EB Expedition in May 2000. Traded my 99' F150 (5.4L) for it

    The Expedition has an intermittent Horrible Exhaust odor. Dealer has R&R'd Catalytic Converters, PCM Module, Mass AirFlow sensor and still about every 4-6 days the exhaust smells REAL BAD.

    Dealer just swapped it out for another 2000 EB Expedition after the dealer offered a $4000 Owner Appreciation Certificate rather than continue the Lemon Law Process. I am a Ford X-Plan buyer so I get to buy at 4% over A-Plan. This come sout to about $800 under invoice.

    Ford just lowered the interest rates on left over 2000 Expeditions to 0.9% for 24 or 36 month, 1.9 for 48 month or 2.9% for 60 month. If you can find a 2000 that meets your needs it's a good deal.

    Anyone else have this problem. I had a 98 F150 w/5.4L 99'F150 w/5.L that were great
  • I have a '99 Expedition, EB edition. It has 29K miles on it and has recently developed a rear suspension squeak very similar to what the older (60'70's) mustangs did. I hit a bump in the road or go over a speed bump and it squeaks loud enough I can hear it with the radio on. Does anyone else have this problem or have experienced it?
  • knauknau Posts: 1
    Just wondering if anyone knows if EB's come in deep wedgewood blue? i have seen some sites that say they do, while others dont list that as an available color. thanks....
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