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#73 of 519 I have 2 2003 Excursions!
Jul 28, 2005 (7:59 pm)
I have 2 one Eddie Bauer v10 and the other is Limited 4wd 6.0. Each has had its own set of problems and one common one. But when you have 4 kids 3 of which are in car seats, I think they're the best things on the road. So far, my local Ford dealers have been pretty good at taking care of the warranty issues, but they are near the end of the period. I may pay for the extended plan for the diesel.
The V10 has had a bad alternator cash replacement and labor would have been about 750. I paid 0.
The 6.0 has had 2 turbos, an egr valve, fan clutch (did u know that you truck transmission won't engage when the switch goes out, in the middle of the desert pulling a boat at 110 in the afternoon an hour ffrom the arizona border). I guess costs whould have been about 6000 so far only 75 buck for a fuel filter.
They both have common problems with brakes. I can feel the vibration of warped rotors on both and I think I'll due the complete Power Slot rotor replacement on both along with the ceramic pads. Everything I've read says that is the way to go.I've learned alot about them and if you have questions I may have an answer. But I'm not a tech by any stretch of your or my imgination. Have fun and I really like this site. Good people!
#74 of 519 Re: Engine idle occasionally low [pjmarg]
Jul 28, 2005 (8:03 pm)
I took mine to the dealer and they reflashed the engine computer with updated programming. It seemed to fix the problem for the past year. Check and see it there is a recall for your year model
#75 of 519 Re: backup sensors [blackx]
Jul 31, 2005 (2:19 pm)
my 00 moutanieer does the same thing, need some help, whats the cause of this?
it use to work fine, then it would make a short chirp and tun off, now it just turns off
when i but it in "R"
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#76 of 519 Removing 2000 Excursion inside pass. door panel
Aug 02, 2005 (12:59 pm)
I need to replace my outside towing mirror and need to get to the wiring inside the door. How do I get the inside panel off? I can get the nuts off on the mirror itself, but don't see how the panel removes so I can get to the wiring connector?
Help! Thanks, John
#77 of 519 Re: Removing 2000 Excursion inside pass. door panel [gtracer83]
Aug 05, 2005 (6:45 am)
Rather then messing up the door, you are probably better off taking it to an auto glass repair facility and let them do it for you. Look in the yellow pages, they normally replace windshiedls, but will definitely helpy you.
You should be able to negotiate a price for it. It should not be more than $20. Plus they will be done in around a half an hour and you will never notice the door was taken apart. Doing it yourself might mess things up. They know which way the door panel moves to get if form the door itself. I had a similar case with a different vehicle.
#78 of 519 Re: Removing 2000 Excursion inside pass. door panel [gtracer83]
Aug 05, 2005 (4:40 pm)
Well, rather than tell you to go have someone do it, how bout I provide some real meaningful advice. It's quite simple:
1) Rock the plastic cover at the front, highest point of the door (its the one about 6" long) until it comes off in your hand.
2) Gently pry the bezel that holds the power window control out of the hole. Start at the end closest to the front of the car. You can use a pry bar or very blunt screw driver. Don't mar the plastic. It should pop right out.
3) Mark the wiring two wiring harnesses and the holes that they plug into with tape and symbols
4) Gentle remove the wireing harness from the two fittings
6) Look for the screw that holds the panel to the door frame and remove it
7) Gently pry the red light cover on the door panel out of its position
8) Remove the screw that holds the panel to the door frame
9) Gently lift the door panel upwards and rock it back and forth until it just comes loose.
10) Look down on the inside and see the wire that powers the lightbulb in the door panel
11) Turn the plastic light bulb fitting 90 degrees and it will come out of the door panel
12) Remove the door panel.
Reverse to re-attach. Of course, you can drive to an auto-glass company and company then pay someone to screw it up for you but that wouldn't be as much fun.
#79 of 519 Re: brakes and more [bigpainford]
Aug 11, 2005 (6:18 am)
My Excursion has some of the same problems. To fix the inside lights staying on/door ajar thing spray all of the door sensors with WD40.
#80 of 519 Re: Problems [cf_koch]
Aug 11, 2005 (6:26 am)
To fix the light problem, spray all the door sensors w/ WD40
#81 of 519 2002 Ford Excursion V10 -2 wheel Drive
Aug 16, 2005 (5:00 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford Excursion with the 6.8L (V10) and the rearend gears are 4:30 - I've been having problems with pinging while under load - and recently without being under load - Our mileage was HORRIBLE on a recent trip 5 miles to the gal while towing our 30' Weekend Warrior FS30 model - I've switched out the air intake with a Air Raid system and also used the Hyper-Tech III for programming!!! all have helped - with the exception of the pinging - the other MAJOR problem is the DAM doors squeaking - I've had the weather stripping molding replaced 2 times - which solves the problem for 3 or 4 months - I'm know looking at trading it in!!! and buying a new 06 F350 4 x 4 Crew Cab Dually! The price is right - with the exception that I own the Excursion out right - it just turned 44,500 (however the trade in value would not be what I'd want or NEED- We did purchase the extended warranty 6yr / 60,000 -however some of these problems have been addressed before and still have not been resolved - I'm thinking I should be looking at Chevy or Dodge trucks to resolve my problems!!!