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#315 of 519 Re: 2003 Diesel quit running [pors]
Apr 24, 2008 (1:50 pm)
my 2000 excursion (7.3) started doing this a couple of years ago and it was the cam position sensor. I recently received a letter from Ford that there is a recall on the cam position sensor for the very reason you described. It sounds like your dealer is goofing on you, I called my mechanic when mine first started doing it and he said "cam position sensor, happens to lots of them", he didn't even have to see the rig to know what it was, the failure is that common. Hope this helps.
Oh, one last comment. I read a post from a member that stated he gets 23 mpg on the highway and 18 in town, with his V10 excursion, DUDE you are so full of it. NO ONE has ever gotten that kind of mileage out of the v10, unless you've got 8 kids and they are pushing it 40% of the time.
I own and still drive a 2000 excursion that I bought new, it has almost 200,000 on it and so far I've replaced the alternator, rebuilt the front end and replaced all the brake rotors, cam position sensor and that's it. I get around 16-17 mpg in town and have gotten as high as 24 on long trips with a tail wind. The vehicle is the best I've ever owned and very comfortable to drive long distances. It does however, have the worst electrical system I've ever encountered, bar none. I am planning on getting at least 350,000 miles out of mine, the sole reason for buying the diesel.
To all you excursion owners, enjoy a truly awesome rig. I laugh everytime I see a good friend of mine because he has a 3/4 ton suburban with a 454 and get 7 in town and 10 on the highway, and I still have more pulling power than he does, poor poor chevy owners.
#316 of 519 Re: 2003 Diesel quit running [idgolfjunkie]
Apr 24, 2008 (1:56 pm)
I saw that cam position sensor recall but it looked like it was linked to the 7.3 engine. I have the 6.0.
#317 of 519 Re: Brake Me Up!!! [doug777]
Apr 26, 2008 (7:50 am)
i have an '02 2x4 EX w/6.8 v10. installed rotors and pads from EBC (www.efltd.co.uk/) rotors are GD7082 (slotted and dimpled) and are marked "R" & "L". pads are DP41308R (yellow, ceramic-Kevlar). excellent!!
Apr 26, 2008 (8:02 am)
my '02 6.8v10 has +/- 157k. use 5w20 as recommended. want to use engine flush at next oil change (every 3k-5k). does not burn oil. any drawbacks? recommendations?
#319 of 519 Ford Excursion 2001 Issue
May 02, 2008 (7:59 pm)
Hi, I have a 2001 Ford Excursion and have noticed that lately we have issues when driving the car will accelerate forward at times as well as having problems with the check engine light and the door ajar sensor, the left rear door won't respond to the unlock button on the key ring or in the car and the interior lights come on while I'm driving. The interior lights and running board lights stay on well after we have unloaded everything in the car. I have taken it to mechanic after mechanic and the dealership and they have said there is nothing mechanically wrong with it but that I am better off getting rid off it due to electrical/computer chip issues. I love the Excursion, we are a family of eight and would like to either get it fixed or trade foe a newer version. I find it hard to believe that nothing can be done. I saw a news special last summer that stated that Ford had recalled a chip in the truck that was causing the engine to lock, as well as some other malfunctions, but whn I asked the dealer in my area was told that they had not heard about that. Anyone have any suggestions or experiencing the same things?
#321 of 519 brake chatter
May 03, 2008 (4:35 am)
2000 4wd, 140k miles....I get intermittent severe front brake chatter even after replacement of rotors & pads....Almost like ABS application...it's been doing this for 100,000 miles...seems to be worse after long stretches of driving.....feels like something loose at its worst....nothing obvious....no chatter marks on rotors or pads....Any ideas?
#322 of 519 Re: Ford Excursion 2001 Issue [chauce1]
May 08, 2008 (10:02 pm)
as to your door ajar problem, while the door is open spray down the locking mechanism on the door with wd40 and close and open several times. The dust in there gums up the door ajar sensor. The sensors are on other vehicles external push pins somewhere on the door frame area, in the excursion they are built into the lock. You should also spray the back glass door as well, the sensors are in the glass door latch on driver side. (This is why the interior lights stay on, because of door ajar sensors) As to your left door not responding, it sounds like your actuator is toast. The actuator is what unlocks and locks the doors.(one on each door) As for the sudden acceleration issue, do you have the diesel?
#323 of 519 Re: brake chatter [pfteryl1]
May 08, 2008 (10:28 pm)
Have you had the brake calipers serviced when you replaced the rotors and pads? could be worn calipers!
#324 of 519 cryogenic rotors
May 12, 2008 (10:26 am)
there are a number of sources for cryogenic rotors (for 2000 ford excursion)....please respond by posting both positive and negative experiences