Last post on Sep 22, 2013 at 4:36 PM
You are in the Ford Expedition
What is this discussion about?
Ford Expedition, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#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!
#1079 of 1953 Re: Don't always blame the tires [tbooth2]
Mar 23, 2005 (12:36 pm)
I have a 1999 Expedition and it has a "VIBRATION" that's present when idling or driving. It's about the same level of vibration when traveling or at a stand still. It's definitely not the wheels and the computer has no codes - soft or hard.
It's aggravating! The vibration is through-out the vehicle, and especially felt on the steering wheel. Maybe it's really bad engine mounts. Dunno. But as soon as I can "Dump" this Expedition - I'm going too.
The is truly a ("Fix-Or-Repair-Daily vehicle")
I will never buy a Ford vehicle again!
#1080 of 1953 Re: Door code..... [nvbanker]
Mar 23, 2005 (12:40 pm)
Go to a dealer. They get the code from Ford. Costs about $30.00 or so. Takes about 15 minutes.
#1081 of 1953 Re: Door code..... [explorles]
Mar 23, 2005 (12:53 pm)
The cost should be $30 - $50.00 max. $85.00 means he's profiting beyond reason! He's just using his computer to ask Ford what the code is. Go to another dealer - they should charge less.
#1082 of 1953 Re: Don't always blame the tires [cool_cdn]
Mar 24, 2005 (5:55 pm)
Are you sure there's not a nut loose behind the wheel?