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#1685 of 1707 2003 FORD EXPEDITION
May 08, 2008 (9:31 pm)
My daughter recently purchased a 2003 expedition and after about a week started having electrical problems, the radio going on and off and tonight she couldn't get it to turn all the way off, the locks were going up and down by them selves,the dash lights stayed on with the key in the off position. I was wondering if these vehicles are notorious for electrical problems and maybe where to start looking to find the problem. I went over to her house and removed the negative battery cable for the night but this is not a very good fix,so any ideas would be greatly appreciated. DLM1
#1686 of 1707 2004 Ford Expedition
May 09, 2008 (6:28 am)
I have a 2004 and had a few minor issues when the car was new, Ez Seat would not work intermittently and the interior light would come on and not go off when
driving. The EZ seat was a track problem, maybe motor and their was a ground on the right front window post that may have been needed to be tightened. Anyway, since then No problems. 4 years later and 42k. A fellow that I know has a
2003 with 80k miles and he reported an electrical problem I think the 2003 had
issues that were fixed in the 04 etc. Another owner of a 99 Ford Expedition
that I know has told me that he has had zero issues with his and it has 100k on it
#1687 of 1707 1999 Ford Expedition- Eddie Bauer Windshield Wipers
Jun 24, 2008 (7:16 am)
My windshield wipers work fine when they are on except for the fact the when I turned them off, they'll keep going as if I have them on the first click..maybe a little slower. As long as the car is on, they'll keep going. The only way for me to shut them down is to turn the car off then back on. Anyone have any idea what may be causing this to happen.
This only happens to the windshield wipers in the front but not the ones in the back.
#1688 of 1707 Re: 1999 Ford Expedition- Eddie Bauer Windshield Wipers [norman_classen]
Jun 24, 2008 (11:40 am)
It sounds like the wiper activation switch is broken.
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#1689 of 1707 Re: 1999 Ford Expedition- Eddie Bauer Windshield Wipers [tidester]
Jun 24, 2008 (11:44 am)
Can you tell me where to find that? Is that in the manual or something I can replace on my own?
#1690 of 1707 Re: 1999 Ford Expedition- Eddie Bauer Windshield Wipers [norman_classen]
Jun 24, 2008 (9:25 pm)
With a little luck someone who owns an Expy will come by and tell us! Anyone?
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#1691 of 1707 All around issues with my '97 expedition
Jul 20, 2008 (9:51 pm)
First I want to start out by saying that Ford is a car that I will never buy ever again. I purchased my car with 70k miles on it. The first problem was the brakes that had to be replaced two months after purchase. Come to find out the brakes where forced on and they where on backwards. I did not purchase my car at a buy here pay here place. It was purchased at Keith Hawthorn Ford Dealership. I said that because dealerships say that they do 12 point inspection before they sell their cars. Not True. Second, three months after that i had to replace my ball barons ( if I am saying this right) on both sides of my car. Costing more than1,000.00. Third, the curse control had to be fixed twice because of a recall. Forth and so on and so on my spark plugs ( if i am naming the right item again) was constantly misfiring and I was continusly replacing. Then the bracket that holds the windshield wipers broke 6 times since i have had this car for the past 4 years. My windshield wipers are always going out. I have had a full tune up twice in one year , this is the first year of the purchase. The first year and a half of having my 1997 expedition i forked out 3,500.00 or more. The repairs never and still have not stopped. This car was not worth 17k and never have received a phone call from the owner of Keith Hawthorn. I have been calling him from day one and till tis day I haven't heard a thing. I even go up there and sit and wait ............nothing. Who else has had this problem and what should I do? To save some time. I can't trade it in because of the miles ( i kept the oil changed on or before time because of my traveling) everywhere I go I find myself fixing something else. Tune ups where done more than need the car will be paid for by the end of this year.
#1692 of 1707 Re: 2003 FORD EXPEDITION [dlm1954]
Jul 28, 2008 (9:06 am)
Did you ever resolve this problem? I have a 2003 EB and with 73k and all of sudden all the warning lights go on, the car will run w/o the key, won't let me put it in reverse. HELP!!
#1693 of 1707 Re: Brake Dust [firefighter9]
Aug 01, 2008 (11:14 am)
Hello, I remember my husband finding a silent recall for his 2003 Expedition regarding brakes giving off brake dust and getting new porcelain brake pads free by going into the ford dealer and announcing what he knew. The rims stay very clean now. He may have found this out through Blue Oval board?
Also we are having many problems with a thumping noise from the rear a/c depending on the setting we use, I have seen the responses from everyone experiencing this, too bad not a recall item, can someone please point out which part and process, it was not clear to me. Thank you very much.
#1694 of 1707 Re: Brake Dust [dimorale]
Aug 04, 2008 (5:34 am)
That would be ceramic brake pads, not porcelain.
Does the thumping go away when you switch from floor to ceiling vents or when you change the temperature mix?