Last post on Jan 10, 2013 at 2:13 PM
You are in the Ford Excursion
What is this discussion about?
Ford Excursion, SUV
#131 of 519 Re: TIRES FALLING APART .... [kissmystamp]
Dec 19, 2005 (8:00 pm)
I have a 2001 Excursion Limited and received a recall notice directly from Firestone. There were different levels of tires installed on the Excursion (D-level, used also on the F-250 SuperDuty and E-level, used also on the F-350 SuperDuty). The Firestone Dealership in Lima, Ohio explained to me that it had been determined that the additional weight of the Excursion, combined with towing was more that what the D-level tires were capable of handling. I took my Excursion to the Firestone Dealership and they replaced all five tires (the spare hadn't even been out of the cover!) with no questions at all. I didn't pay a penny, even with 55,000 miles on the tires already.
As a Ford Motor Company employee, I'm disappointed that you received information that there had not been a recall on the tires and would like to help. Have your gotten your problem solved?
#132 of 519 2001 Excursion front end problem
Dec 21, 2005 (11:29 am)
I have a 2001 two wheel drive gas Excursion that when going over bumps, especially washboard types, the front end vibrates violently. I had a dealership tighten the tie rods, etc. and within three months had to have it done again. The problem has come back within three months. My driving is on normal city streets and the interstate. Does anyone know what to do?
#133 of 519 Re: Power door locks dont work [excurs]
Dec 22, 2005 (4:43 am)
I have had this problem since we purchased ours. The dealer replaced them all once and some twice. They still don't work and they won't replace them again. Please also send me the repalcement details so I can do it myself.
#134 of 519 Re: 2001 Excursion front end problem [daveatjohnx]
Dec 22, 2005 (7:03 pm)
I have a 2WD Excursion diesel. I notice the front end shimmy from time to time at freeway speeds as a result of bumps on the road. The front end doesnt have that SOLID steering feeling as it does at lower speeds. Maybe its because of the stiff 3/4 ton suspension? I have noticed when I have a load in the rear it handles better and seems to accelerate better as if it needs a load to run and ride properly.
#135 of 519 Re: Power door locks dont work [excurs]
Dec 23, 2005 (10:30 am)
I just found your rreply to the concern of failure with Excusion power door locks, I'm now experiencing the same with my 2001 passenger side, front and rear. Are you able to also forward me the instructions and tips you spoke of?
#136 of 519 Re: Power door locks dont work [excurs]
Dec 25, 2005 (9:19 pm)
My electric locks are failing as well. However, it seems that they are failing at the same time which doesn't make me think that the motors are all failing at once.
#137 of 519 Engine cleaning
Dec 26, 2005 (7:00 pm)
I decided to clean up the engine a little. I used a very wet rag with some soap and rinsed with the same rag. I did not use a hose on the engine. It now is missing and runs rough. I disconnected the coils from the plugs, removed each plug to inspect for water. I found 4 that still had moisture. After cleaning and drying all the coils plugs and boots, I still have the miss. Anybody have an idea what other sensors may have been affected by the little bit of water I used to clean the engine?
I have done this on other vehicles to keep the engine clean and never had a problem.
#138 of 519 Re: Warped Rotors/Vibration [laura_02]
Dec 27, 2005 (2:57 pm)
To answer your question about your interior lights and door open signal, one of your door sensors is shot. This is a common problem with all of the new ford superduties and excursions. If you have access to a code reader it will tell you which one is bad but more then likely it is the one that you use the most. I've changed them on 4 different vehicles on our ranch. They usually are the drivers side but the excursion was in the back hatch.
#139 of 519 Slight Miss Worsens as you Drive
Dec 30, 2005 (8:22 pm)
My 2000 v10 with 75K miles has suddenly developed a miss in the engine that is slightly noticeable shortly after you start the engine. However, as you drive it the miss gets worse especially when the engine is not accelerating at cruising speed. It levels out somewhat when you accelerate, but worsens again at crusing speed. Could this be the catalytic converter, or something else?
#140 of 519 Re: Power door locks dont work [excurs]
Jan 03, 2006 (3:46 pm)
This seems to be a popular problem. Would it be possibe to just post the instructions to this site? I think many would benefit from this, thanks for your help. Ron