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Ford Excursion, SUV
#270 of 519 Re: MORE Peeling paint.... [ridley1]
Nov 21, 2007 (9:00 am)
I am really starting to wonder about how good your dealer is. I fought with my 2000 Excursion V-10 for over 2-3 years because the stupid thing did not want to idle. I was seriously thinking of trading it in and getting rid of it. Then I moved, took it to a new dealer, told them the problem, and SURPRIZE....now it runs like it did when it was brand new. I even said to the service guy "what the ____ did you do to my truck???! IT WORKS!!!" As for the dealer not wanting to spend $1000 for a kit...that is garbage!!!! That big V10 is in more vehicles than just the Excursion. AND my dealer told me that the V10 6.8L is just the 5.4L with 2 extra cylinders. SO you are being handed a line. I'd be taking it elsewhere!! There are more Ford Dealers in the sea!
#271 of 519 Re: MORE Peeling paint.... [roosmama]
Nov 21, 2007 (11:23 am)
Ridley, so what fixed the Idle problem?? My 2000 V-10 Excursion has had this problem for a few years and my dealer cannot seem to fix it, either!
My husband would be *very* happy to have this problem fixed - he's currently stuck with my Excursion as I took the other vehicle and I'm out of state (working) for a few months.
#272 of 519 2006 Ford SD 20" wheels on 2000 Excursion
Nov 27, 2007 (9:21 pm)
Will 2006 factory F250/F350 20" wheels fit on my 2000 Excursion? If not, what is the reason.
#273 of 519 Re: MORE Peeling paint.... [ridley1]
Nov 28, 2007 (7:42 am)
This is in reference to plug problem. Is it an opriginal design problem or could it be due to regular service replacement of plugs and a mechanic applying to much torque?
#274 of 519 Re: MORE Peeling paint.... [roosmama]
Nov 28, 2007 (9:12 am)
I don't think the first ford dealer I took it to wanted the job. He referred me to a dealer in a bigger city. They have a kit they have been using for some time. It's not the "FORD" kit but a different brand. They have had good luck with it. They quoted me $900 which includes all parts. They found it to be better if they removed the intake manifold to make it easier to do the job. They also remove all the spark plug and inspect the threads and install new spark plugs. That price includes repairing all plug threads that they find bad. Right now we have been talking to Ford about some financial help but it doesn't sound promising.
#275 of 519 Re: MORE Peeling paint.... [tzimmermann]
Nov 28, 2007 (9:22 am)
I have talked to two different service technicians. No real answer. One service manager said that Ford has not redesigned the head but another service manager said they had. Who knows? I wonder if it could be bad threads because of inferior metal. Any ways I'm a retired mechanic and I replaced the original plugs myself about 30k miles ago. I used the torque spec's from the "FORD" service manual. When ever I buy a vehicle I but the factory service manual also.
#276 of 519 Re: MORE Peeling paint.... [owltruck]
Nov 28, 2007 (9:25 am)
I'm not sure what they did. When I talked to the service manager he told me that it sounded like some air intake valve was sticking as they had seen some other Fords (Windstars and Explorers) that acted the same. So I handed the 'X' over to them and they did what I would call a MAJOR tune up. They took the valve apart and cleaned it, replaced all the spark plugs, flushed the injectors, changed ALL the filters - the inline fuel filter was nasty. Bottom line is the service cost me $600 CDN and was worth it. Whatever they did the thing is running like a happy kitty.
#277 of 519 Re: MORE Peeling paint.... [ridley1]
Nov 28, 2007 (9:40 am)
I agree with the other guys on the site. For an engine to "blow out" a spark plug is not normal. Someone must have over torqued the things or forced in one sized wrong. I can remember when I still worked at the dealership the manager freaked out at a mechanic who stripped a spark plug and damaged the threads on the engine. I'd suspect that someone did this and did not tell you.
#278 of 519 Ford Excursion Recall!!!!
Dec 06, 2007 (12:12 pm)
Got this off the internet...
WASHINGTON - Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.17 million trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans to fix an engine sensor that could lead to engine stalling.
The recalled vehicles are all from the 1997-2003 model years with 7.3-litre diesel engines, including the Ford E-Series van, Excursion full-size sport utility vehicle, and F-450 Super Duty and F-550 Super Duty trucks.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting on its website that the camshaft position sensor on the engine could function intermittently and lead to an engine stall and potential crash.
The sensor is an electrical component that helps regulate the fuel going into the engine.
Ford spokesman Dan Jarvis said there have been 14 accidents associated with the problem, but no injuries reported.
Recall is to start Dec 17. For those of you with that engine.....enjoy!!!!
#279 of 519 Re: Ford Excursion Recall!!!! [roosmama]
Dec 06, 2007 (1:37 pm)
Thank You for the notice! I just scheduled my repair for next Thursday!