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Ford Expedition, SUV
Apr 07, 2002 (2:33 pm)
Sounds to me like you have a bad ignition coil pack. I to had this problem on a 1998 Expedition but I had the 4.6L engine. The engine would idle and run roughly. The check engine light came on and signaled a missfire. I am not sure if you are talking about the head gasket oil leak that affects some 5.4L engines but some claim that they smell a burning oil smell while having the heat on or window open when the problem surfaces. If you have this problem I have heard of people that have had Ford either replace the whole engine for free or cover half the costs for a new engine if the vehicle is out of warranty, because they are aware of the problem.
#719 of 1710 2003 Ford Expedition
Apr 07, 2002 (3:09 pm)
I attended the international car show here in New York City and my Main interest was to see the 2003 Expy. Well to make a long story short I was very upset at how Ford changed the Expy. The body does look nice and I can bear that but the side exterior mirrors that they put on that truck look so incredibly ugly. They are basically large rectangular mirrors that look extremely ugly. I like the old round ones better. In my opinion if they would have kept the old mirrors the new expy would look nice. Ohh one last thing it seems to me that the new one is bigger than the old one. I just had to share my grief.
#720 of 1710 1998 ford expedition
Apr 07, 2002 (3:56 pm)
does anybody know if the fuel filter should be changed every 15,000 miles on the 5.4 liter
does doing this make a difference in the truks performance
#721 of 1710 Fuel Filters etc.
Apr 09, 2002 (12:58 pm)
Look at around 30-35K to change the fuel filter. My dealer will do it for $30 which after the special tool, filter, and mostly mess is well worth it.
MSNBC had an interesting link to Ford recognizing a problem with the 5.4 (99 on). Worth a check.
I like the 03 3rd seat improvement, but REALLY like the new Lincoln "Aviator" about to come out. Center shift and a little smaller. 300HP.
I've had my fair share of woes with my 99EB (38K), rebuilt tranny, #4 coil pack, cd player, roof rack, and new seat covers (bottom front). Disappointed in fit and finish for $40K vehicle.
#722 of 1710 Synthetic Oil Question
Apr 09, 2002 (7:16 pm)
Any of you folks tinker with using synthetic oil in your Expedition? Does Ford have a problem with using it from a warranty standpoint? MB and BMW routinely use it in their vehicles and suggest 12k miles between changes based on oil sensor data. I'd like to avoid the extra shop visits if possible.
#723 of 1710 orkwis: Sure, use it regularly
Apr 10, 2002 (5:51 am)
Started using it 5000 miles, have 15K on the Expy now. Change it every 5K, which Ford says I MUST do to maintain the warranty. Ford also requires that I must keep a log and receipts for all my oil changes (that I do myself).
If you believe, as I do, that using synthetic is just a good thing to do, then OK. Ford will not cut you any slack regarding extended mileage between changes. They have only ONE process, and it applies to EVERY Expy. No exceptions.
#724 of 1710 Expedition offset crash test
Apr 10, 2002 (9:08 am)
I've been thinking of buying a used Expedition, '99-'00. Two vehicles ago, I had a new'97 F150 and loved it. Since then, the IIHS offset crash tests came out and nixed the idea of another F150 pickup. I do not find any record of an offset crash test for the Expedition. Do they consider them the same as the F-150, hence no additional test? I notice the same trend for the Chevy 1500 and Tahoe/Suburban. Is the front end of the Expedition identical to the F150, or are there additional structural modifications that set it apart?
Thanks for the input.
#725 of 1710 orkwis: Synthetic Blend Motocraft Oil
Apr 10, 2002 (10:35 am)
I bought Motocraft 5W20 Oil at Walmart for my last oil change and noticed when I got home that it is a "synthetic blend". Certainly, if the official Motocraft Oil recommended for the engine is somewhat synthetic, there should be no reason to avoid synthetic. I also would avoid the extended drains and do them myself on schedule.
FYI, the oil filter is pretty hard to get to for me. You have to be patient to remove it bit by bit.
Apr 10, 2002 (7:49 pm)
I own an F150 supercab (2 regular & 2 1/2 doors) similar to the one used in the offset crash test. I think the reason that it fared so poorly in the test is that the design to get the two rear doors was rushed, and the B-pillar is effectively removed. (The B Pillar is the structural beam in most cars that runs vertically behind the front set of doors). The lack of a B Pillar on the F150 seems to allow for too much 'flex' in the cab, and the passenger compartment takes much of the crash energy as a result. Because you have a full B pillar in the Expy, I doubt you would have the same problem. I believe that previous F-150's had decent crash test scores prior to the 4-door supercab intro.
The usual disclaimer: All above is my own opinion, which should not be confused with actual facts or knowledge : )
Apr 11, 2002 (11:32 am)
i own a 1998 eddie bauer expedition 4wd
shopping for tires could use some insight
i have the goodyears on now
looking into michelin or bf goodrich any ideas please let me know