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#1103 of 1936 Re: 2003 expeditions are junk [nomore1]
Apr 05, 2005 (4:54 pm)
I feel bad that so many of the '03 owners are getting stuck with problem vehicles (I almost bought one, bought a used '00 instead). My 2000 XLT has been extremely reliable so far at 41K. It just goes to show, Ford can't get a new design right in the first year of production. And I should know- I bought one of the very early '95 Windstar vans, a real POJ! I think Ford has become very indifferent to the idea of buyer loyalty; maybe in part due to the hyper-success of the F150-250 trucks (and the huge profits)- they figure the buyers will always come back. I don't think Ford will see a lot of the '03 Expy buyers faces again.
#1104 of 1936 Re: 2003 expeditions are junk [nomore1]
Apr 05, 2005 (6:24 pm)
There is a service bulltein for a spring clip install on the outside of each front axle. this may take care of the clunk noise you hear. If you're within warranty your dealer may take care of it, if you're out and have a good relationship they might split the cost.
#1105 of 1936 Re: Air Shock Problems [hijinxx]
Apr 08, 2005 (9:13 pm)
I have a 97 Ford Expedition with the Four Way Load Leveling System. I experienced something
similar with my air compressor except the valve popped very loudly and Ford wanted almost
$1000 to replace the compressor. I got a hold of customer service as my warranty had just
ended a few months earlier although I had not hit the mileage yet. They got the price lowered
considerably. Unfortunately the compressor lasted three weeks and the same loud pop again.
Ford replaced that one and it's been good for one year now. You got out much cheaper then
I did but I still think any car/truck should go 100,000 miles before any repairs should be
expected except for normal wear like brakes and batteries.
#1106 of 1936 Four Way Load Leveling System
Apr 08, 2005 (11:48 pm)
I have a 97 Exp. XLT FWD with the Four Way Load Leveling System. See the above post about
compressor problems. I have 93,700 miles on the vehicle and developed a noise just after
start up before the air compressor had a chance to fill the system that I determined was the front passenger side air shock. Since I could not find any after market shocks I purchased two from Ford and had an front end specialist who has experience with Cadillac and Lincoln load leveling systems install the shock for me. Three trips to the mechanic and my Expedition still has the same problem. I seem to have a leak coming from the connection on the driver side from the air hose to the shock. Consequently my compressor continues to run trying to fill the shock. Oddly enough, the "check suspension" light never comes on but the compressor will burn itself out if left on during anything more then a short trip. Any suggestions on sealing the leak? Is it recommended to change the hoses as well as the shocks? Could one of the new shocks be bad? Do you have to evacuate all the air from the system before installing the hoses so it gets an even fill? any suggestions would be most helpful
#1107 of 1936 Re: audio [snowmann]
Apr 10, 2005 (3:25 pm)
Just bought a 2001 Expy Eddie Bauer. Love it. the bass ws out when I bought it. Dealer has promised to fix it. they Checked it out. Said the amp next to the Sub was gone. sounds dead, I have heard XLT's that sound better, and they only have Premium sound, they sound good none the less. So U may want check that out . And yes it affects the other thats what I was told, they all feed off of that amp.
#1108 of 1936 Re: amp and/or subwoofer [kimron]
Apr 12, 2005 (9:58 pm)
I recently bought my 2001 Expy E.B. I have no Bass. dealer checked it out, it is the amp next to the sub woofer. they will replace minem still waiting tho. By the way, all the other speakers get their bass from this same amp. Read in a forum somewhere that the amp costs $187. also I saw some on ebay was not expensive . good luck
#1109 of 1936 Re: 99 expedition parking brake [ironmac1]
Apr 12, 2005 (10:08 pm)
Hey I don't know if this will work, but I believe if U put ur parking break on, put ur car in reverse and back-up it self adjusts not sure about trucks used to do that with my car. good-luck
#1110 of 1936 Re: 99 expedition parking brake [trevorb]
Apr 13, 2005 (6:01 pm)
I think that only works with rear drum brakes.
#1111 of 1936 Re: Expedition Squeak [xbcmc]
Apr 14, 2005 (7:29 am)
did you ever find a solution for this? Mine has done the same thing for the 3 years that I have owned it. it is a 98 as well. I keep the windows down and the radio up and it doesn't bother me. When I am driving in quiet with the window down i hear what I call jingle bells pretty good. It's annoying, but unless it were unsafe and my H said it was not, I have not been willing to gove someone permission to screw around with my car. If you found out what it was, please advise. THANKS!
#1112 of 1936 Re: Electrical problems w/ wipers and radio! [wkohler]
Apr 15, 2005 (6:02 pm)
Im new to this site. Today my radio didnt work it looks like it had no power. I checked all fuses and I didnt see anything out of the ordinary, any advice?