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Ford Excursion, SUV
#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
#119 of 519 Good old reliable FORD.
Dec 01, 2005 (1:36 pm)
Im so glad I found this site. My 2000 V10 4X4 just turned 50k. I've got peeling paint on the roof (I had some paint repair done under warranty in the door jams as well). Rear hatch has scratched up the barn doors, the infamous "CLUNK" under the front end has been there the last 5 years, both passenger side door locks dont work (I hear the click but the actuator doesn't lift), I just did my 1st complete brake overhaul at 30k (pretty darn good for hauling around a Weekend Warrior FS26), and I just lifted it 6" and threw on some 36 x 12.5 BFG Mud Terrains. The first few weeks of the lift I actually got better gas mileage from 10mpg around town to 12 (now I get 7). I've already got plenty of tips on most of the problems but I would really like to fix the POWER DOOR LOCKS and gas mileage??? Anyone out there upgrade Chip, Banks, K&N, if so what was the outcome?
#120 of 519 Warped Rotors/Vibration
Dec 02, 2005 (3:39 pm)
We've had many problems with our rotors warping. They can't even be turned, but need replaced prematurely. . . AGAIN! The Ford dealership denies any knowledge of a problem, but the recent improvements Ford has made a with their 2005 Ford Super Duty Trucks, including larger rotors and disc brakes, would seem to prove Ford finally received enough pressure to make a change. We are going to try Power Slot rotors w/Hawk pads this time. Hoping to get 25K-30K but haven't found anyone who warranties! THANKS to everyone who posts on this site for your input, It's nice to have company when you're feeling warped (ha-ha)!!! We'll keep you posted. Has anybody successfully dealt w/sensor problems, ie:false readings, alarms, etc??? Our interior lights stay on and it looks like a door is always open. Thanks ahead of time.