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#189 of 519 Re: Power Lock Trouble (again!) on 2000 Excursion [ciiidds]
Aug 03, 2006 (10:20 am)
door lock trouble on the excursion is very common ... the actuators have to be replaced , each door takes about 30 minutes ....... the first door you do will take longer .. make sur to use ford actuators , i learned this the hard way, after replacing 4 of them with aftermarkets. they worked well for about a weeek then it got cold and they worked no more until the outside temp was above 20 degrees
#190 of 519 Re: Door Ajar Light/Exterior running lights & Interior lights [john142]
Aug 03, 2006 (10:30 am)
spray the rod that goes inside each door with wd-40 , the switches are locted in the door and are most likely just sticking
#192 of 519 To buy or not to Buy an Excursion?
Aug 05, 2006 (1:38 pm)
I am looking into buying a 2000-2001 Ex with anywhere from 78k-100k miles. I am hesitant in buying such a large engine vehicle, 10Cy. but am looking forward to the extreme size of the SUV. I am looking for advice and opinions of past owners.
Is there a big difference between the 6.8 vs 7.3?
Any problems with electrical or engine/trans?
8cy vs 10cy? Perference?
Any know reoccuring issues with used Exs?
#193 of 519 Problems with middle bench seat.
Aug 06, 2006 (11:47 am)
Hey I am new to the forum so please for give what might be a repeat question. I did a search but didn't find any answer to my question which is
What can be done to fix the strap that holds the floor mat up on the middle bench seat?
I thank you for your help.
#194 of 519 exploding rear window
Aug 06, 2006 (5:46 pm)
As I was driving down the road, with no other vehicles on he road, my
back rear window just exploded. I stopped and looked at the glass there
were no holes all intact hanging to the tint when I got back in and
shut the door then the glass went everywhere. I took it to Bell Ford in
Phoenix AZ where I had purchased it. They stated that this is not a
defect so I would have to submit it to my insurance. EXPLODING GLASS IS NOT
A DEFECT, SO IT'S SUPPOSED TO DO THIS? I asked them about a recall and
on the ford explorer for the same reason and they claimed not to know
about this yet I found it on the internet. They tried to say maybe I had
hit something causing the window to shatter. I told them that just
because I am a female does not mean I don't know anything about vehicles,
if I hit something hard enough to cause the window to explode there
would be damage to the vehicle. At this point they began to give me another
excuse. I found situations of other ford vehicles, and mercury having
this problem and yet it didn't matter, they stated only if there is a
recall will they do something about it. Though I also found situations of
acura and honda owners having this occur and even though there are no
recall on these vehicles, the companies took care of the situation. I
guess Ford does not stand behind their product maybe this is why they are
in a financial bind. I have a 2004 ford excursion and a 2004 mustang.
My family owns fords also. I would like to support the BUY AMERICAN but
I can't afford to! They are saying replacement is $1300! When Honda and
Acura are standing behind their products. The dealership contacted ford
and I had a message on my phone from a ford rep asking me to call the dealership back. Their solution was if i
submit it to my insurance company while they made the repairs they would
give me a vehicle to drive!! BIG WHOOP! I turned down the offer. If you
have had a similar occurance or maybe know what else I can do please let me know. Thank you
#195 of 519 Re: exploding rear window [mdarlington]
Aug 19, 2006 (5:15 pm)
Thanks for your post. I too just had a similar problem with an exploding rear window...but in my brand new Nissan Sentra. Yesterday, while driving on westbound 8 near Dateland Ariz., on the freeway doing about 75 MPH, the rear window suddenly exploded. My first thought was a tire blowout (very loud concussion). Then I saw the glass inside (blew inward) and thought it could be a nut case wacko shooting at passing cars. I drove to the first exit about two miles west and called the highway patrol to report it in case it was a shooter. They thanked me but said no other reports had been placed.
Having just completed a 3 week 5,000 mile road trip in my new car with daytime temps over 105, I didn't think the 100 degree temp yesterday could cause this. No bullet holes, no rock fragments, nothing to indicate how it happened. No cars passing either way, no flying debris, nothing. It just happened without warning. A really big surprise.
My rear window was partially tinted and had glass heaters but the autoglass company said that should not cause problems. Nissan said no recalls were in effect yet on this but had no explanation. It does occur though but maybe unknown factors (heat, small rock ding, high air conditioning?) Other ideas: USAF experimental laser beam weapons? Homeland Security secret weapon? Aliens from another planet?
Oh well, I'll pay my deductible and just get 'er done!
I hope others report this problem....it's really scary when it happens.
#196 of 519 Re: Problems with middle bench seat. [mawade]
Aug 28, 2006 (6:21 pm)
FYI, regarding the stap that holds the floor mat up on the middle bench seat, I took mine to the dealer and they had an uphosterer screw it in place, works great.
#197 of 519 Re: To buy or not to Buy an Excursion? [palbert]
Aug 28, 2006 (8:20 pm)
do you have a particular model in mind? (maybe know someone who is selling?)
you should get a very good price on this vehicle, no matter the year or mileage, unless you want diesel.
I've owned a 2000 Ex, v-10 2wd (base model and now an '04 V-10 Limited 4WD. Both were great vehicles and fun to drive, although mileage is a bit depressing (11 MPG average)
The first one I drove to 36k miles, never a problem, oil changes only, the 2nd one had the Ball joints replace under warranty, otherwise only oil changes, has about 45k miles on it now. bought the 04 used in 04 (20k miles on it) paid 28 for a car that stickered at 50 and was only 10 months old.
Enjoy your EX if you get a good deal, they are a lot of fun!
#198 of 519 Re: Problems with middle bench seat. [pw3]
Aug 28, 2006 (8:24 pm)
uhmmm, how do you fold it back if its screwed in place instead of velcroed?
what did they charge for this 'fix'?