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#4 of 1710 Shaking at 67 to 70 MPH !!!FIX!!!
Sep 04, 2000 (2:38 am)
I have 1999 Ford EB Expedition. It use to shake between 67 to 70 Mph. The fix is as follows:
1. Have the tires re-balanced and indexed. The
indexing I'm not sure what it is. My guess
is that the tire stem has to be at a certain
location with respect to the tire.
2. The drive shaft has to be re-indexed and
Those 2 steps should cure your shaking problem.
It cured mine.
One more thing once the drive shaft is re-balanced and indexed you'll need the tires re-aligned. The balancing of the drive shaft caused
my truck to go out of alignment.
Sep 04, 2000 (9:36 pm)
I have put Edlebrock IAS Shocks on my Explorer (before it traded it for an Expedition) and a Jeep Wrangler. Huge improvement in cornering,no sacrifice in ride. Best results were on the Explorer. It rode like it was on rails. Of course the Jeep is still a Jeep, how good could it possibly get? It did improve, but not to the degree that the Explorer did. Monroe has been advertising a similar shock lately. The Edlebrocks are not cheap, around $75 each, the Monroes are around $79. I am going to put the Edlebrocks on my Expedition shortly.
Sep 04, 2000 (9:39 pm)
I had the reindexing done also, as well as the drive shaft. Still have the problem. I'm waiting (although no so patiently anymore) for a new computer control module. We'll have to see how that does.
#7 of 1710 extended warranty?
Sep 05, 2000 (12:57 am)
Can anyone give me an Idea what I will have to pay for an extended warranty on a 00 or 01 exedition Eddie 4x4? Just about to take the plunge and it will be my safety net.
#8 of 1710 Expeditions with televisions
Sep 06, 2000 (3:02 pm)
I am looking at buying an expedition that has a little 4-6" tv that folds out of the roof. Has anyone owned this type and how did it work for you?
#9 of 1710 Problems with '98 Expedition EB
Sep 08, 2000 (12:18 am)
Our '98 Expedition has been non-stop problems. Yes, it was previously loved and had 27k when we got it- beautiful white w/tan leather - size matters. Unfortunately the beauty was only skin deep. Rear WS wiper- 4 times, rear A/C stopped, rear tail lights quit, short circuit that drained battery, passenger side seat heater (6 months to get heat element). End of warranty - check engine light (#4 cylinder coil)$140, A/C gasket $242, starts and goes dead and we're trying fuel filter change and PCV valve change. Worst vehicle we have ever had. We put 158k on '88 Taurus and 170k on 4Runner and '98 Expedition has spent more time in dealer service bay than those other 2 vehicles combined. Average mileage for 13,000 miles is 13.9 - highest tank mileage was 18.9 - lowest was 9.8. Now trying full synthetic oil to see if I can get better.
Anybody else had as many problems as me?
#10 of 1710 #9 - Recycled Lemon?
Sep 08, 2000 (5:36 pm)
did you do a History check on it? Sounds like a good candidate.
Unfortunately, sometimes that information gets "lost" depending what state is involved.
#11 of 1710 i do not understand why
Sep 09, 2000 (3:02 am)
after 2yrs with my 98 EXP & no mechanical problems (just a rear wiper they took 5 tries to finally fix) I'm shopping....trade every 24 months...read the mags and ALL seem to LOVE Tahoe/Suburban. Drove both. Suburban seemed "overburdened", felt slow, and I wondered about all the praise for the Chevy engine (which is the constant criticism of the Ford). My EXP seemed like a race car by comparison. Decided to drive a Tahoe which did feel distinctly quicker than the Suburban,and perhaps a bit stronger than my Ford 5.4. But not enough to justify all the praise for the Chevy engine. Both Chevy's rode a tad better (if softer is better). That said, everything else about the my 98 Ford feels and looks better than the 2001 Chevy. The center console on the Chevy looks like an ice chest, and that cassette deck sorta shoved above the cupholders looks like something in a 78 Oldsmobile. The whole interior of the Chevy looks a decade behind Ford. The stereo in the Chevy which brags about a 9 speaker system with a subwoofer sounds weak. My Ford system with 4 speakers sounds much better. If you compare the Tahoe with the EXP (which is really the comparison) the Tahoe looks smallish through the rear view mirror...maybe a foot+ shorter behind the rear seat. Something as small as the power window switches on the Chevy looks like a throw-back to the square "no ergonomics" 1970 while my EXP door design sweeps gracefully following the natural curves of the human body. I'll get another Ford. I will never understand all the hipe about Chevy or why they get such positive comment while Ford EXP consistently gets a "so-so" review. I wish....my EXP rode a bit softer, and that it got a bit better gas milage (12 in town and 16+ on the road) but otherwise I love the thing.
#12 of 1710 I've got both...
Sep 09, 2000 (3:53 am)
New Silverado with 5.3 and new Expy with 5.4, both 4x4's. Even though the Expy is about 500 pounds heavier, it still has much more noticable power than the Silverado. And it should since the 5.4 has more Torque.
Even though the 5.3 has 20 more HP (on paper), its so high in the RPM band that its basically useless.
What I was really impressed with was the difference in drivetrain components (Axle, driveshaft, differrential, tranny, etc) between the two vehicles. When you look underneath, the Silverado (1500) shows its expected 1/2 ton related parts, while the Expedition surprisingly shows 3/4 ton components.
If you don't believe me, check the two side by side sometime. It also explains the heavier weight and the lower gas mileage in the Expy (more along the lines of a 3/4 ton).
I have not looked under a Tahoe or 1500 Sub, but I bet you find the 1/2 ton parts.
#13 of 1710 Expedition Reliability
Sep 09, 2000 (4:15 pm)
I just finished reading all 511 posts in the other area and summarize problems as follows:
1) There is a vibration problem between 60-70 that post #128/ of 511 seems to know how to fix, but how do I tell if used 97 Expeditions I am looking at have fixed these problems
2) There seems to be potential for transmission to fail
3) Rear wipers seem almost a certainty to fail
4) Newer models seem to have intermittent problem with engine suddently turning off at slow speeds or turning at slow speeds
Does these seem excessive or comparable? I have always liked Fords am very interested in the Expedition but should I look at Durango or Suburban instead?