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Right now that is the lest of my problems. I just blew out the spark plug on cylinder #10, last one on drivers side. The good news is Ford just came out with a kit (October 2007) to repair the spark plug threads. The dealer didn't know for sure if it can be done without taking off the head, he thought it could be done without taking it off. The quote he gave me was $200-$300 without removing head or $1400 if they have to remove the head. The bad news the kit cost $1000.00 and the dealer doesn't want to invest that kind of money. They feel it may take 2-3 years to recoup their money. I found Cal-Van Tool Company makes a kit for around $250. I might buy it and it do it myself. That way if I blow out another I have the kit to do it again.
My husband would be *very* happy to have this problem fixed - he's currently stuck with my Excursion as I took the other vehicle and I'm out of state (working) for a few months.
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.17 million trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to fix an engine sensor that could lead to engine stalling.
The recalled vehicles are all from the 1997-2003 model years with 7.3-litre diesel engines, including the Ford E-Series van, Excursion full-size sport utility vehicle, and F-450 Super Duty and F-550 Super Duty trucks.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting on its website that the camshaft position sensor on the engine could function intermittently and lead to an engine stall and potential crash.
The sensor is an electrical component that helps regulate the fuel going into the engine.
Ford spokesman Dan Jarvis said there have been 14 accidents associated with the problem, but no injuries reported.
Recall is to start Dec 17. For those of you with that engine.....enjoy!!!!
As far as the pinging, I would consider going to a hotter plug or maybe an after market ignition upgrade so the spark is hotter. I'm not a mechanic......just my 2 cents! Good Luck!
with 126,000 miles on it. My 4X4 does not enguage the front axle. I do not trust and do not know anyone or dealer that I feel I can go to. When I switch the 4X4 switch the lights come on but the axle does not enguage and niether does the transfer case. I heard it could be the PCM module but before I go that route I want more opinions. The PCM is very expensive. Please help as you can, thanks in advance.
We live in Colorado and are looking for an 8/9 passenger 4x4.
I have a 2000 Excursion with 110k on it. If i had to do over again i would buy another Suburban. I had an 88 surburban and traded it with 180k miles on it for the Excursion. At the time i wanted another Suburban (a real truck) but the Chevy dealers weren't dealing on price and the Ford dealers were. I needed a large 4 wheel truck so i went for it. While I like the truck... great power... over the years I have had too many costly weird maintenance and 4 wheel drive problems with the excursion. Big ticket items were replacing the front hubs... and I had to replace the front bearings twice. I'm not crazy about the braking. The door locks stopped working years ago. And then there were the expected problems... batteries... starter.. alternater... etc.
Good luck with your decision...