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Ford Expedition, SUV
Jun 04, 2001 (4:20 am)
I Have had some experience with the Ford stalling problem, but not with this Expedition. I had a 98 Explorer that would stall at unpredictable intervals, usually when attempting to start off at a light or stop sign. we had it for 2 years and 35k miles and "it could not be reproduced" in the words of the serv. dept after 2 years we gave up and traded in on a new 01 PF. That was the best decision we have made in a long time. Man the Pathfinder is a great, quality, tight vehicle.
Anyway, back to my story. Ford seems to have a stalling problem over many different models. Several of my friends who have explorers had the same problems, a Co-worker with a 1999 XLT Expedition has had Her's stall on a few occasions. California is considering forcing Ford to do a mass recall (if it hasn't happened already) due a stalling problem in several models from the early to mid 90's. The point is you are not alone, but it is unlikely to be fixed. If you had somekind of purchase return warranty on your Expedition, I would return it now and try your luck with a different one. Our 2000 EB Expy has not yet reared the stalling monster's head.
Jun 04, 2001 (5:55 am)
The vibration happens at 1600 rpm between 60-65 mostly. It is easier to fell when you approach a grade and try to maintain speed. It will vibrate until it downshifts. It will keep doing it as long as you like if you prevent the downshift. I don't understand your comment about fixing it - nobody here has been able to get it fixed. If we had, we wouldn't talk about the chronic nature of the problem and the 400 fixes that have been tried.
Jun 04, 2001 (5:59 am)
Also, (at least with our experience) its more pronouced on smooth blacktop roads than it is on rougher concrete roads. The smoother the road is, the more you notice it.
#363 of 1707 Alwaysfords
Jun 04, 2001 (11:14 am)
>>I don't understand your comment about fixing it - nobody here has been able to get it fixed.<< I thought I read a few hundered posts back about somebody getting it fixed. Sorry, didn't mean to tweak you so badly.
#364 of 1707 Tires - do you still have the Firestones?
Jun 04, 2001 (11:30 am)
With the report last week that Ford was replacing ALL Wilderness AT's, I decided to call the dealer just for the hell of it to put our name on the list to get done.
I figured it would take all summer for them to call me back, but they already called back, and are replacing them this week.
The only problem is, we were hoping for the Michelins, but my dealer is only doing Wrangler RTS's at this point. I guess we'll give them a shot.
Anybody have any feedback on these Goodyears?
Jun 04, 2001 (11:47 am)
Feedback...they are round, black and roll really well. I SERIOUSLY doubt there is any difference on what brand is on there as any kind of feedback from this 3 ton tank is minimal at best.
Jun 04, 2001 (1:15 pm)
One or two posters did say the issue got better, but most have not been that lucky.
I've had the Wranglers on a Bronco and an Explorer, and currently on a Jeep Wrangler and an Expedition. On the Explorer I got 68k on the first set, and still wasn't at the wear indicators. Rode fine, as they currently do on the Expy at 40k. Never any issues of any sort. I was thinking of trying Michelins on the Expedition next only since some have commented that they thought the ride improved. Best ride improvement was Edlebrock IAS shocks on the Explorer and Jeep. I will eventually do it to the Expedition.
#368 of 1707 Once a month?
Jun 05, 2001 (6:58 am)
Geez, I think that's pretty generous.
#369 of 1707 alwaysfords: Edelbrock shocks
Jun 05, 2001 (5:52 pm)
I put Edelbrock IAS shocks on our '98 Isuzu Trooper when it was only a month old. The ride stiffened and the handling improved dramatically. However, the stiffer ride sure seemed to loosen up lots of squeaks and rattles. It was pretty obnoxious when we traded it for our Expy in January.
Personally, I'll try Bilsteins again when the Expy needs shocks. Their ride isn't as stiff as the Edelbrocks.
I'm also replacing the rubber bushings on the Expys sway bars with polyurethane bushings. I've finished the rear, but really didn't notice a big difference in handling.