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#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!
#280 of 519 Re: Ford Excursion Recall!!!! [twtcad]
Dec 06, 2007 (3:04 pm)
You're welcome. I watch these pretty close, ever since the Firestone Tire fiasco. I was one of the lucky ones. They did recall the Firestones on the 'Ex's but I never did get a letter to tell me that. But just by watching the recalls I got 5 new tires free!!!
#281 of 519 front brakes & engine ping
Dec 23, 2007 (4:39 pm)
I have an '02 w/V-10 that has +/- 145,000 miles and pull a 6x12 cargo trailer for my work. have had the front rotors turned once last year and 2x's this year with pads changed each time. rotors are at minimum allowance. any suggestions for upgrades? had plugs and boots changed at +/- 118,000 with motorcraft oem plugs and engine still pings on acceleration. change fuel filter regularly and have tried higher octane with no noticeable decrease in pinging. also have used injector cleaners i.e. Lucas, Gumout, Seafoam. suggestions?
#282 of 519 Re: front brakes & engine ping [roccosu]
Dec 24, 2007 (8:19 am)
Hello........I replaced my rotors almost two years ago w/ slotted/dimpled one's from http://www.r1concepts.com/ I also got there performance brake pads and I'm just due for replacing them. Now I do not tow a trailer daily, but I am an aggressive driver. These brakes made a world of difference w/ my '03 7.3l Excursion and I highly recommend! I will be ordering new pads from them shortly. By the way it was February of '06 when I installed these.
As far as the pinging, I would consider going to a hotter plug or maybe an after market ignition upgrade so the spark is hotter. I'm not a mechanic......just my 2 cents! Good Luck!
#283 of 519 2000 Ford Excursion 4 wheel drive problems
Jan 07, 2008 (8:26 am)
I have a 2000 ford excursion. Does anyone have any problems with front end noise? intermittent rubbing sounds like a weak car horn... going into 4 wheel drive on its own? I replaced the hubs and bearings. I had the rotors and brakes checked. Do i have a switch, vacuum or transfer case problem. The Ford dealer was no help. I am currently driving it with the hubs removed.
#284 of 519 Re: MORE Peeling paint.... [roosmama]
Jan 07, 2008 (6:39 pm)
As I stated in my reply, I'm a retired mechanic and changed my own spark plugs. I torqued the plugs to the factory specs according to the factory service manual. I had over 30k miles on the spark plug change before it blew out. If it was striped out from over torque I feel it wouldn't have lasted that long. I think it would be a good idea to re torque the spark plugs after a few thousand miles. As I stated Ford knows it is a problem or they wouldn't have gone to the expense of making a $1000.00 kit to repair the spark plug treads or would not have put out a TSB on it. Also the other tool companys, Cal-Van and Lisle, would not have came out with a kit made just for this application unless it was more then just a small number of Ford engine (V-10s & V-8s) with this problem. Any ways I hope Ford comes back with the $2500 bonuse cash because I want to trade it in on a new ranger.
#285 of 519 Excursion 4X4 not working
Jan 12, 2008 (7:39 am)
I am new to the forum so bear with me. I own a 2001 Excursion Limited 4X4 diesel
with 126,000 miles on it. My 4X4 does not enguage the front axle. I do not trust and do not know anyone or dealer that I feel I can go to. When I switch the 4X4 switch the lights come on but the axle does not enguage and niether does the transfer case. I heard it could be the PCM module but before I go that route I want more opinions. The PCM is very expensive. Please help as you can, thanks in advance.
#286 of 519 Re: Excursion 4X4 not working [fphilli1]
Jan 12, 2008 (8:26 am)
Check the vacuum... for possible leak... bad hose.
#287 of 519 Re: Excursion 4X4 not working [aebrown]
Jan 14, 2008 (7:10 am)
Would this affexct both the front axle and the transfer case? Thanks for the help.