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Feb 14, 2005 (9:12 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition and it is a peice of junk! The seat heaters do not work, the air conditioner has not worked since it was purchased in 2002 (even after several trips to the service dept), the entire break system had to be replaced after 4,000 miles, the rear washer broke and soaked the inside of the vehicle, the alternator went out and caught fire, the serpentine belt had been replaced 2 times after leaving me on the side of the road for extended periods of time, the radio only works when it feels like it, and it shakes like a vibrating bed. The warranty has not covered a lot of what they told me was wrong, the dealership gives me the run around, and the roadside assistance sucks. Roadside assistance left me sitting on the side of the road in 10 degree temperature for almost 2 hours last Thursday. After 6 phone calls my cell phone went dead and they finally arrived 30 minutes later. This is the 3rd Ford I have owned because they do not hold resale value and you will never get your money out of them. Ford is the worst brand vehicle I have ever owned and though I may take a loss on this one, they will never get another dime from me. If you were considering purchasing a Ford, I hope that my story will help to discourage you.
#1011 of 1936 Re: Electrical problems w/ wipers and radio! [wilsoncj6]
Feb 15, 2005 (9:27 am)
I have the exact same clicking sounds and the exact same electrical problem you are describing. I posted earlier but forget to mention the clicking sound. Can anyone help?
#1012 of 1936 Re: Electrical problems w/ wipers and radio! [rpmathis]
Feb 15, 2005 (1:19 pm)
Today the problems have disappeared. I am beginning to think there may be a water leak causing the problems as they seem to occur when it is raining or snowing. Won't take in to be checked as dealership won't do anything if the problem isn't occuring.
#1013 of 1936 Re: Electrical problems w/ wipers and radio! [ranwin33]
Feb 15, 2005 (2:17 pm)
I'd take it in anyway. Tell them what's happening, that it acts up only when raining or snowing. Ask them to look around and see if there is moisture or water getting into areas around the drivers side floor board up under the dash. Or, pull the carpet and matting back and look for yourself.
#1014 of 1936 99 expedition parking brake
Feb 15, 2005 (4:32 pm)
I replaced the rear pads on my 1999 Expy XLT and the parking brake is still not holding the vehicle. Not really a problem unless parked in a hillside area; however, I need to get it working. Can't find an adjustment for it anywhere on the vehicle???
#1015 of 1936 Electrical problems
Feb 15, 2005 (6:19 pm)
I would be willing to bet your GEM module is wet from a water leak. If you find that is the case, get it to an auto-glass place and have them find the leak and seal it to solve the problem.
#1016 of 1936 Re: amp and/or subwoofer [kimron]
Feb 15, 2005 (6:49 pm)
I've not heard of that happening, but it could. I have seen the subwoofers die before.
#1017 of 1936 Re: Electrical problems [tourguide]
Feb 16, 2005 (11:52 am)
Thanks, I will do that. Can you tell me where the GEM module is?
#1018 of 1936 Re: Electrical problems [ranwin33]
Feb 16, 2005 (3:06 pm)
It is up by your fuse box under the dash.
#1019 of 1936 Re: vibration on 03 expedition, bad tire? [ford_owner]
Feb 16, 2005 (5:34 pm)
I've got the same problem. I noticed it right after I got my '03 EB and complained to the dealer. They test drove it and obviously didn't hear the same LOUD sound it makes nor did they find any problems. But after reading this and finding out that I'm not alone, I'm going to be stopping by Tustin Ford and making a much bigger stink about this. My truck now has 18,500 miles on it and the sound is loud and clear. Every time I complain about it they rotate the tire to the rear and I don't hear it anymore.
Anyone have any hard evidence to show my dealer????