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#1044 of 1953 Re: Brake Dust, Vibration, 03 problems [soldbysisler]
Mar 02, 2005 (7:26 am)
I'm on my second 03. First was an early "A" build in 2002. Too many issues, so sold it and bought a "C" build. No problems to date with now over 60,000 miles. While my Continentals had no real problems, due to normal wear, I just got rid of them at 60,000 for a set of Michelins. I do notice a much quieter ride and the tires are not as intrusive as the Continentals. However, and again I reiterate, I had no real problems with the Continentals; no cupping, no vibration, etc. Also, I just spent $745 to take care of the brake dust issue. My brakes were getting a little thin and needed a brake job anyway. I'm sure money spent on wheel and tire cleaner will drop dramatically. I think we all need to keep something in perspective here. Out of the thousands of vehicles, Expeditions included, that Ford sells, we have just a handfull of folks taking advantage of these types of websites and using the websites to "vent" our problems and concerns. At times it looks like everyone that owns an Expedition has problems with tires, brakes, vibrations, noises and on and on. Realistically, I'm sure that's not the case at all.
#1045 of 1953 Re: About those Ford Expeditions and Brake Dust [wkgmomof3]
Mar 03, 2005 (8:05 am)
I have a 2004 Ford Escape with 25,000 miles on it. At the turn of 25,000 miles, the brake light came on. My brake shop told me that my pads were worn and the front rotors were warped and had to be replaced. They also told me that front rotors shouldn't need to be replaced this early! I believe that Ford Motor Co. has known this for years on most of their vehicles (just check the websites!)and continues to install inferior brake systems on their vehicles. I believe it's time for a class action suit to wake them up!
#1046 of 1953 Re: About those Ford Expeditions and Brake Dust [dnolan]
Mar 03, 2005 (12:48 pm)
I agree. More lawsuits. Yeah, definitely more lawsuits.
#1047 of 1953 Re: 03 Expedition First Start High RPM for secs [ford_owner]
Mar 03, 2005 (12:52 pm)
What RPM are you talking? Anywhere between 2 and 2500 is normal on cold startup in winter.
#1048 of 1953 2000 Expedition electrical/transmission problem
Mar 03, 2005 (7:41 pm)
2000 Expedition the engine dies when shifted into reverse or drive. All experts say it's the intake air control valve. This has been replaced and all ports cleaned. The solenoid in the transmission and the torque converter has been changed. The theory was that the converter was locking up. The problem still exists. If when shifting into drive or reverse, you hit the gas pedal at the same time, it will lurch and go and drive normal, until you stop and it immediately dies. Any brainstorms? We are perplexed in this area of the country. Thanks!
#1049 of 1953 Re: 2000 Expedition electrical/transmission problem [dchrisner]
Mar 04, 2005 (4:23 pm)
I would take it to a Ford dealer and pay the diagnostic rates to have it truly diagnosed. The dealer tech has instruments to read all mechanical devices when it stalls: fuel trim, throttle opening, transmission movements, etc. A few hours diagnosis will be expensive, but cheaper than all the parts you've replaced.
#1050 of 1953 Re: Vibration [duce1]
Mar 06, 2005 (9:56 am)
I bought a new Expedition on February 15 and when I got on the interstate I noticed a vibration starting at about 65 up. It was not in the steering wheel but rather in the vehicle chassis. I live about 45 miles from the dealership so I called a few days later and told them. They made me an appt and I went in. They said the tires were out of balance and that solved the problem they sed. I started back home. Now mind you, the interestate is rather rough into you cross into the state I live in and the road gets ultra smooth. Well as luck would have it, the vehicle still vibrated, no difference. I called again and got yet another appointment. They service manager drove the vehicle with the mechanic and said he noticed nothing wrong. He said he felt road vibration then went on to say that when the vehicle was changed in 04 to a new body style, the previous owners of expeditions wanted more of a sport ride, tight, not an easy rider like apparently the 03's and previous was. Anyways, I am not satisfied with that answer. The steering wheel does not vibrate, its the chassis and or tires. Sounds like to me that I have a tire problem judging from a lot of postings on here. I have 1100 miles on this vibrating machine and have always bought fords. Oh if I only had it to do over again. any suggestions as to my problem?
#1051 of 1953 Re: 03 Expedition First Start High RPM for secs [ford_owner]
Mar 07, 2005 (1:24 pm)
I have had the same problem, and the dealer basically blew me off as "that is normal for 'cold' engines". However, after a couple of years my Expedition experienced a problem where the engine would not idle at all, and I had to feather the throttle just to keep it going. It turned out to be the solenoid, or other type of valve motor that operated the air intake butterfly. Upon replacing this unit, suddenly my vehicle does not over-rev at starting. In addition. on very cold mornings (I live near Canadian border) my engine would have a little internal 'knock' until warming up and driving for a few minutes. However, after replacing the air intake 'motor', viola, not only did the over-revving stop, but now the 'knock' is gone as well. If you opt to replace this unit, let us know your results. I love forums like this where people who 'care' about each other can really help, without going to the dealer where all you can be sure about is a quote for hundreds of dollars of repairs, that may or may not help!
#1052 of 1953 Clunk in front end
Mar 07, 2005 (1:59 pm)
I have also started experiencing a 'clunk - clunk' in the front end of my '98 Expedition. It occurs mainly when turning a corner and there are bumps in the road or driveway, causing a 'swaying' of the vehicle. Checking the tightness of the components under the vehicle shows no loose items. Shocks, tie rods, torsion bar, rack-in-pinion, A-arms, CV joint, any ideas??? I know the dealer will recommend hundreds, or thousands of dollars if I go directly to them!
Mar 08, 2005 (6:58 am)
Hello everyone as you can tell by my user name i am controlled by my wife. In July we purchased a 1999 ED Expedition 4WD. Her grand am blew up well it was great to own an SUV until the problems started. First the vibration in the front end. After reading some messages i dont have a clue how to fix it. it could just about be anything. second i saw something about a recall. we bought it used and I'm not sure if they apply to me but there was something about a fire and i want to make sure it wont happen to my wife. is there anywhere i can get a list of the recalls made on my expedition? if anyone has any ideas how to fix the vibration i have at 60-65 mph let me know. thanks alot.