Last post on Jan 10, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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Ford Excursion, SUV
Aug 26, 2012 (5:18 pm)
I HAVE A 2000 FORD EXCURSION AND EVERY TIME I TURN IT SQUEAKS VERY VERY LOUD AND IT'S VERY ANNOYING....WHATS CAUSING THAT?
#515 of 519 Re: 2000 Ford Excursion Turbo D. 7.3 Limited Starter [donc7]
Aug 27, 2012 (1:10 pm)
The flywheel should not fail that quickly unless it was defective. My '02 7.3 has 205k miles, on its third starter and still the original flywheel. Even if you are not mechanically inclined, I would suggest you check the starter to make sure the bolts are tight. Especially with the diesel vibration, the bolts can work loose and when the starter tips, the gear doesn't engage fully with the flywheel. I recommend cleaning the bolts and holes and using blue loc-tite on them.
#516 of 519 Re: SQUEAKING [suvluva34]
Sep 05, 2012 (5:33 pm)
Regarding your squeak, I would check the usual suspects such as ball joints and tie rod ends. Also, sway bar end links and sway bar mounting rubber mounting points are a know source of squeaking on these vehicles. If you've never had them replaced, that would be my best guess as to what is causing your squeak. Finally, the front body to frame mounting bolts and rubber isolators can eventually wear. If the squeak feels like it coming from right under your feet on the drivers or passenger side, it could be the body mounting points will need attention.
#517 of 519 Creaking sound in body
Jan 10, 2013 (10:26 am)
I have a creaking noise coming from the forward cab area. I have been told that this may be a body mount issue. Could this also be responsible for the clunking I hear on rough road. I have replaced leafs, upper and low ball joints, outer axle shafts and hubs. Not much left but the trac bar bushing (the clunk?), drag link (which mechanic thought was fine) and or the body mount creak. Need some insight here...
#518 of 519 Re: SQUEAKING [walt501]
Jan 10, 2013 (10:28 am)
How big a job is replacing the body mounts? Should a body shop be used for this?
#519 of 519 Re: SQUEAKING [figure11]
Jan 10, 2013 (2:13 pm)
Body mounts easy to replace a lot of it is from water getting in between the rubber and washer. The pain in the butt is taken up the carpet to get to them. Need a floor jack and wooden blocks loosen the two front ones and replace the then do the two rear ones make sure to put block in between frame & body for safety you should not have to disk conect any thing only pick up about an inch good luck