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#109 of 519 TIRES FALLING APART ....
Nov 01, 2005 (7:02 pm)
I have a 200 excursion limited. Here is what happened with my tires last july 2004. I was coming home from KY (37,000 miles on the odometer), to NH. Upon arriving home, my husband sees that one of the sidewalls of the rear tires has literally blown away, exposing the fabric underneath. As we look at all the tires, we notice that there are areas on all 4 that appear to be lifting and ready to burst open. I take the truck to the local ford dealer in the morning and the mechanic advises me to go directly down the road to the firestone dealer, that the tires look to him as though they are deffective. I go to the F?S dealer and they also say "they look defective to them" but there hasnt been a recall on that specific tire. (LT265/75R16 D-range)...I come home and call fors and firestone and get the same story. They also have the nerve to say that :we have no reports of any deaths associated with that tire" so there is no recall. Now I had to get my inspection sticker the other day and they fail the truck because of the tires. I come on line to see recalls with this tire...my question is...any advise????
#110 of 519 Just bought a 2001 Excursion- love it!
Nov 06, 2005 (7:56 am)
I have driven an Aerostar for the last 15 years. We've had 3,one was a 87 2x4 and two of them were AWD. I totalled the '94 one. I always loved the van but my husband said I am hard on them and the way I drive I should have a truck. Well the head gasket went on our '97 Aerostar and anti-freeze had been going into the engine for some time. Hub felt it wasn't worth the expense to fix it and since we were on our third trans in the thing, so we decided to look at the SUVs. We bought a 2001 Excursion from a dealer in TX off EBay. We had it shipped to Pa. It's a 7/3 ltr. Diesel with 2nd and 3 row seats and unbelievable room inside. At first it felt like I was driving a whole room around! Took some getting used to! LOL! My husband feels that this thing can take the abuse I put out. I do a lot of errands, with frequent traffic stops etc. so I go through brakes a lot. I admit I beat the Aerostar and though I always loved it, I like the way the Excursion feels. I hope we have it a long time!
#111 of 519 Clunk when you first start.
Nov 22, 2005 (5:51 pm)
I have a 2004 Excursion with the V10. Most times when I start out, I hear a thud and the dealer has showed me a Ford bulletin that says it is normal. It is the A/C unit "slugging". Something about the fluid changing states when you first start the engine. I've read the bulletin and it still sounds like garbage to me. I read earlier complaints of similar situations, but have not heard that anyone was able to get resolution. I've voiced my complaint to Ford, and that went nowhere. Any one have a suggestion?
#112 of 519 Re: Clunk when you first start. [mike528]
Nov 23, 2005 (9:39 pm)
THe clunk is the yoke on your drive shaft needs to be lubricated (also a ford bulletin). I just had this done on mine and it work. One cluck down - one to go. After readign through all the comments, I am going to check the cab mounts... this is a great site!!!
Joe - 23ford guy
#113 of 519 No More Excursions......
Nov 25, 2005 (7:48 am)
While gas prices soared in September, everyone seemed to ignore the fact that the last Excursions rolled off the assembly line.
I just received a post-cardseries from Ford explaining the importance of their service department.
I think THIS FORUM is going to be crutial in maintaining our Excursions.
Make sure you keep in contact and post any fix suggestions you come accross!!
Meanwhile, drive and enjoy!!
#114 of 519 Gas Mileage Improvement
Nov 26, 2005 (5:58 pm)
I just purchased a 2001 Excursion, mainly for towing purposes. While I didn't expect good gas mileage, I would like some input on devices such as the "Vortex", "Throttle Body Adapter", Performance Chip, etc. Do they really improve the mileage significant enough to justify the costs of these items?
#115 of 519 Re: Gas Mileage Improvement [nodlew]
Nov 26, 2005 (8:35 pm)
If any of that junk worked, it'd be standard equipment on vehicles from the factory.
#116 of 519 Re: COMPARISON 7.3 TO 6.0 QUESTION [rscott6]
Nov 29, 2005 (9:35 am)
I HAVE 2K RPM ON THE 6L
Nov 30, 2005 (3:59 am)
i have a 2001 x limited edition and the lock in hubs will not turn to manual or auto i cannot get it to move in either direction i was wandering if anyone else has had this problem or knows of a way i can fix it thanks...
#118 of 519 Re: Truck won't start. [detroitlions]
Dec 01, 2005 (12:26 pm)
I too gave up my keys of my 2000 Ex to the wife when my baby girl was born. Wife doesn't like to fill up at the pump and frequently ran it low. I also live on a hill and recently started having problems with start up. She would crank over but not idle without a little help from the pedal. I understand the fuel pump is inside the gas tank towards the front of the vehicle (not an easy fix if you fry it). Now I dont let it get lower than a 1/4 tank and I try to park it as level as possible. Problem seems to have gone away. Im going to change the fuel filter anyway - any tips or ideas for upgrades? Is the stock filter located under the rear passenger driver's side running board? Any special tools required? Do I need to do any thing special to maintain pressure? --- Just trying to keep a few $$$ out of the hands of those crooks at the dealership