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#1069 of 1953 Re: vibration in Expedition when turning [davidc2]
Mar 21, 2005 (10:17 pm)
I have the exact same problem with my 1999 Expedition we purchased last year(3/04). It had 73,000 miles when we purchased it and noticed shortly after a rumble in the rear end.....thought it was a bad U joint. Took it to a local mechanic I could trust & he said that the Expeditions & F150's have a problem with their rear differentials..."the clutch will grip & not slip as it should" is what he said....we tried the additive; but the rumbling around corners has gotten worse......Ford Dealer...$690 to replace the rear clutch packs?????
#1070 of 1953 Re: vibration in Expedition when turning [davidc2]
Mar 22, 2005 (9:58 am)
We had the exact same problem. First we had driveshaft balanced, and while they were at it they replaced all the non-lubricating U-joint with lubricating ones. But that still didn't stop it. Next we had the transmission flushed and they added a fluid that would quite the problem. That solved the vibration problem at 45-60mph, but now I seem to have a rear end clutch pack problem. When I start from a stop to turn a corner I get a grinding sound.
I don't know it they are related, but I think Ford should answer up for their messed up drive lines.
Does anyone else know if these things are related?
#1071 of 1953 When it Rains, my fan turns on!
Mar 22, 2005 (2:09 pm)
Seriously. When it rains, my fan turns itself on and runs until the battery runs down. No key, nothing. I have tried unplugging fuses but honestly, I can't say that works. It only seems to happen when it's REALLY wet out and the car is driven a short distance. Oh, 99 Eddie Bauer. I have had it in to the Ford shop twice, but they say they need to "see it happen" (e.g. they don't believe me!). Anybody have advice?
#1072 of 1953 Re: When it Rains, my fan turns on! [nybatterylow]
Mar 23, 2005 (4:06 am)
I can't give you a remedy, but I can offer my sympathy. I have a 97 F-150 with the same wiring. On rainy or even humid days the dome light and bed light relay just kicks on for no reason. Luckily, after about an hour it turns off. We have several late 90's fords in the family, and they are all plagued with electrical problems. My truck will sit parked and just periodically blink its parking lights. My dealer says they need to "see it happen" as well. Unfortunately, my truck can play that game too. It never happens when I'm close to a dealer.
#1073 of 1953 Re: New Owner [henpecked26]
Mar 23, 2005 (7:12 am)
I have a 1999 Ford Expedition - I bought it in a privtae sale. My biggest mistake! I bought it for $13,800.00 CDN > but I had to put another $6000.00 into it!(rotten deal that was!) - OK, I'm an easy target for con-artists.
It has a vibration. I feel the vibration in the steering wheel, and it's fairly contant. It was only 2 months ago that I bought it! And I didn't recognize the vibration at that time. Dunno why - I always wanted to try out an Expedition - but not at this price!
Now, I have the vehicle almost in good order - still another $1400.00 for a new heater box ( it's no good as well) They have to take apart the dash to get a new unit in. However, I don't have a clue on the vibration! It has no more hard or soft codes in the onboard computer.
I did replace (2) coils in the engine (part of repairs) but that didn't stop the vibration either. I also hear ping sounds from the vehicle after I stop on a long trip (metal fatigue?). Dunno. I'm looking for the same issue to solve - dam!
#1074 of 1953 Re: vibration in Expedition when turning [davidc2]
Mar 23, 2005 (7:18 am)
Hate to say it - but this sounds like the rear clutch pack (rear differential). I had the same type of problem in my 1999 expedition - I got ripped off on the price I paid as well.
I got it repaired for $1200.00 area Canadian. Dam - I will never buy a Ford Expedition as long as I live!
#1075 of 1953 Re: Sad American Auto's [sanodize]
Mar 23, 2005 (7:47 am)
I have a vibration that's contant - whether I'm driving or standing still. It's about the same in any position. My Exped is 1999. It sucks! I really don't know where it's coming from, nor are there any computer codes showing up - soft or hard. Unbelieveable! I will be very happy when my bank loan is paid off on it - I'm going to get rid of it as fast as I can - I'm not even going to wait for the loan to expire - I'm selling it as soon as I can get the price low enough for a buyer to pay the loan off! GOD! What a lemon! Well, if you can find out what the issues are - it would be appreciated by all I'm sure!
#1076 of 1953 Re: Vibration in 2003 Expedition [jsdritz]
Mar 23, 2005 (10:23 am)
My Exped 1999 has a vibration even when standing still. I cant' locate the issue. It has no soft or hard codes coming up. Just vibrates. It seems to be the same vibration whether driving or standing still. Really weird - I fully regret buying this vehicle now. Unfortuantely it was a private sale (I should have known better!). Probably the guy laughed his head off after I drove away!
Can't wait to pay off the bank now & get rid of this vibrator - sadly, it's not powerful enough to help anyone's sex life! But does drive me nuts!
#1077 of 1953 Re: problem with 2001 Ford Expedition [mollymoo1]
Mar 23, 2005 (10:44 am)
I bought a ford Expedition 1999 privately - I sincerely regret buy it big tine! It has a constant vibration which I feel thru the steering column and through out the vehicle. It vibrates while standing still or driving. The vibration is exactly the same in any condition. My hands are vibrating after doing a long trip! If this had a small connector - it could be a sex toy! It's that bad! It has no codes on the computer soft or hard. No - get your mind out of the gutter now!
It's a bloody vibrator - yes! And I will never buy another Ford vehicle again! And I can't wait to pass this piece of S_it back to a dealer, or another person to spend their millions in repair bills.
#1078 of 1953 Re: Vibration [corpus]
Mar 23, 2005 (12:16 pm)
I just bought a used Ford expeditionm - 1999. I replaced the transmission, the rear differential, and 2 engine coils. It still has a vibration in the steering wheel, and the whole vehicle. It is a constant vibration at a specific level.
I believe it may be the engine mounts. I will try to get them replaced/padded. It's killing me! I can see why there aren't anymore ford expeditions on sale anywhere - it's a "BAD" vehicle period! Vibration appears to be a typical issue. I can't wait to pay off the bank - in fact I'm going to try & sell it off at my loan cost as soon as I can.
I will never buy a ford vehicle again!. Good luck!