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#1151 of 1707 Solenoid Body Assembly
May 03, 2003 (5:31 pm)
Today I have to take my 2002 Ford Expedition XLT to the dealer because the "Check Engine" light lighted up, and the overdrive light on the handle started blinking like a Christmas tree. In addition to rough idle. Recently took my ESPY from L. A. to El Paso, to Carlsbad, New Mexico, to El Paso, back to L. A., no problems whatsoever.
(Wonder if the long trip may have been the cause of it, but I doubt it) It probably made the problem to come up sooner.
They put the computer up and had the following problem codes P0740, P0741, P0743. The SM indicated that there was a problem with the Solenoid Body Assembly. Solenoid Body Assembly, Filter and a new sealer gasket and all of the transmission oil was replaced. They also had to adjust the manual linkage.
To be honest, I don't know what all of that means, and would like someone to explain to me exactly what went wrong, what could have cause the problem, and whether anyone else may have had the same problem. My "TANK" only has 15K, is a year and 1 month old, and two long distance trips, one to Puerto Vallarta, MX 5,000 miles (no problems there), and about 2,000 to the L.A., ELP, Carlsbad, ELP, L.A. trip.
May 10, 2003 (3:40 am)
Does anyone know of a solution to get rid of the excessive brake dust that dirties the front wheel. I'd appreciate if someone would respond. Thanks.
May 10, 2003 (11:17 am)
The only solution that I have heard of other than trying to go to a different pad is a product called Kleen Wheels. Do a search and you will find their web page. I hear they work well.
#1154 of 1707 dirty wheels
by steve_ HOST
May 10, 2003 (11:21 am)
I've heard that if you wax your wheels a couple of times, and then keep them waxed every few months, it'll make it a lot easier to clean the dust off. But it won't prevent it. Some people like to install brake shields, but others say they'll cause the rotors to overheat and warp.
#1155 of 1707 98 and 99 expedition 4.6 liter Hp diference
May 12, 2003 (8:41 am)
was reading on this website that in 1998 the 4.6 liter engine had 215 Hp and in 99 it had 240hp. Whats the difference? Is that a typo?
#1157 of 1707 Edmunds Full Size SUV Comparison.
May 14, 2003 (11:56 am)
"With the Toyota so far ahead of both the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition, it was left to the domestics to fight for second place. Ultimately, they settled for a draw."
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May 22, 2003 (12:18 pm)
Anyone have any information on planned changes for the 2004MY? Will there be a 3-row side curtain airbag for instance?
May 23, 2003 (8:46 pm)
I HAVE HAD A LOT OF BRAKE DUST ON MY WHEELS TOO. IT IS HARD TO REMOVE. I JUST GET IT CLEANED BY A FULL SERVICE PLACE. I'LL HAVE TO TRY THE KLEEN WHEELS. HOPE IT WORKS.
Jun 16, 2003 (9:51 am)
Looks pretty slow in here. Hopefully it will pick up soon. I am a new Expedition owner. As is evidenced by my user name, I am a former Dodge Intrepid owner. I just bought a 2001 XLT 2wd with the 5.4 liter, comfort convenience package, and the premium sport appearance group. It's a beautiful truck! I towed my boat for the first time yesterday and it pulls it effortlessly compared to my F150 4.9 Liter. I was wondering if any of you had any experience with Goodyear's Fortera tires on your Expy's. I saw them on TireRack.com and thought they looked like a pretty good buy based on their survey ratings.