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#1119 of 1936 Re: 2003 expeditions are junk [toofarunder]
Apr 26, 2005 (10:17 am)
I had a 2003 Expedition that had the spring clip repair and all went well. Then later the rear end went out and I traded it for a 2004. Got a good enough deal due to closeout price and rebates to get back to where I was when I bought the 2003 new. Much happier with 2004 due to newer 4R75W transmission's performance (especially the downshifts) and less quick steering ratio for the 2004. Sorry the 2004 did not get the new 300 hp 5.4 3V engine like the new 2004 F-150. Older 5.4L 2V is excellent just the same. Both vehicles are way too heavy for a 1500 series SUV--no way to have enough power to move the Expedition 4wd from 0-60 all that well.
My noise up front in the 2003 Expedition FX4 was more like a rumble when the setting was in 2WD on level ground speeds of 30-50 mph. The S clip repair fixed it after a couple of visits for wild goose chases on tires. Had to steer Ford guys to source of noise and repair method. S clip repair in the front differential stopped the noise immediately and there was no further trouble.
Some of the Edmunds' posts and TSBs mention a clunk heard up front as actually being the rear limited slip axle making a clunk that only sounds like it is coming from the front of the vehicle. There was no clunk with mine above, just the rumble in 2wd like the AWD setting was on and having its worst day as far as noise went. Before the repair, the rumble in 2wd in the mornings would mostly go away only to return the next morning.
Hope this helps!
#1120 of 1936 Re: Electrical problems [tourguide] IMMED> HELP NEEDED
Apr 26, 2005 (6:54 pm)
I was searching the web for info on the electrical problems and info on the GEM module on my 1996 Ford Explorer XLT. I took my husband's car to be detailed [interior only] on Friday. He drove it for the first time on Sunday and reported that the windows, interior lights and wipers were not working. It seemed too coincidental to be true, so I suspect that something happened during the detailing process. They claim, of course, that minimal water was used. I took it to one Ford dealer, who said it was the GEM module and it would have to be replaced to the tune of over $850 [about $350 parts and rest in labor].
What do you make of this? Could it be caused by the detailing? Are the prices in line? PLEASE HELP! My husband is saying thanks alot for touching his car..and I'm stuck getting the situation rectified..as he drives off each day with my car!!!
Thanks in advance for your reply and attention.
#1121 of 1936 Clicking noise !!
Apr 29, 2005 (4:27 pm)
I have a 00' EB Expedition and there is an annoying clicking sound coming from around the front tires. It makes the noise going slow or fast but is more noticable at slower speeds. I noticed an old post with someone experiencing the same problem but couldn't find a reply. If anyone else has had this problem please reply.
#1122 of 1936 Left turn signal
Apr 29, 2005 (4:32 pm)
I have another problem with my 00' EB Expedition. My rear left tail light doesn't work. Of course I have replaced the bulb. I have used a test light and am just not getting any power to the rear. The side mirror and front lights work. Is there another relay or something ? I have tried tracing the wire back to the relay but haven't found any breaks or shorts. Any info would be appreciated.
#1123 of 1936 Re: Weird intermitant front end loud clunking and popping/pinging [kitmar]
Apr 30, 2005 (10:48 pm)
I have a 2004 Expedition 2WD 5.4engine and also am experiencing the same metal plunking noise that you describe. It does sound like the gas tank is expanding/contracting. I notice it on start-up, when idling, coasting, all different times and with all different levels of fuel in the tank.
I haven't had it looked at yet. What did your dealer/mechanic indicate was the cause?
#1124 of 1936 Is there a rock stuck up there?
May 02, 2005 (10:17 am)
I have an 01 2WD and keep hearing a grinding noise from under my front. It sounds just like I have a rock stuck in my tires but I've checked them multiple times hoping thats all it is. The sound is constantly there just like a rock but when I turn going slowly I hear a popping/grind noise thats a little different.
I've briefly checked some of the previous problems and weird noises sound common. Is there a simple solution?
#1125 of 1936 Re: Ford Expedition Possessed [tristan2219]
May 02, 2005 (1:35 pm)
happen to me........alternater and battery needs changing/one or both.......its scary isnt it? but thats all it was..sounds like your catching it in time,unlike myself.ended up shutting down and paying a 50.00 tow...good luck..
#1126 of 1936 Re: A positive comment........ [tifajam]
May 02, 2005 (2:19 pm)
99 FORD EXP 85,000 mi/ oil always changed when due...............................freaking engine is KNOCKING...four dealers /mechanics comfirmed that the engine is done..................FORD SUCKS
#1127 of 1936 2003 Expediton problems 4.6 engine 2WD
May 03, 2005 (2:51 pm)
I replaced the rear differential twice. The second replacement is acting up like the other ones did. (Whining). The rear end chatters sometimes when accelerating from a dead stop on smooth pavement. The radio has been replaced twice. The right rear door lock has been replaced and needed replacement again when I traded it in at 38,800 miles. Right rear passengers could not get out of the car. The rear ac line needed to be replaced ($1559) and the rear window wiper motor ($482) when I traded. The dealer/Ford would not cover anything under warranty. Instrument panel lights went out at 19,000 miles and I had to drive car home at night. There was a rattle in the drivers B pillar on cool days. The driver's windshield wiper made a horrible dragging noise and I stopped using it as much as possible on rainy days. 4 new blades were installed at 29.95 each.
#1128 of 1936 Re: Clicking noise !! [nitzer]
May 04, 2005 (2:35 pm)
I have a 99 EB with the same noise. Did you ever get an answer?