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Jun 30, 2005 (7:56 pm)
as the 2005 EB-KR I just bought is pretty much the same as the 04 from what Ive been told, I can personally state that the engine noise on my 05 seems a bit loud. Frankly it even sounds a tad louder than my 05 F-150 if thats possible. Of course Im still trying to figure out why my $30k F-150 Lariat 2x4 has power seats for driver AND passenger and my $55K Expedition King Ranch (keep in mind theres $4400 sales tax and $2500 extended warranty tagged into that figure) doesnt even have a power passenger seat! lol... I could have killed my other half for insisting on the silly DVD player for the back. To me its hardly $1500 worth of anything given that a single 7 inch screen that hangs squarely in the way of the rear view mirror. You could buy a $250 setup from Wal-Mart that has two monitors that hang off the front headrests with DVD player. Just seems ford charging $1500 for about $80 worth parts....well, thats another arguement..lol.
I figured out part of my problem with my overpriced Nav system... it seems one of the schmuck salesman were probably demonstrating the nav system and scratched the disc for my region. the other regions seem to read,, but obviously without My region the thing isnt going to give me a reading from my area. called and complained. hopefully tomorrow I will get a new disc or at least one ordered. Hopefully that will work. Then all I'll need to do is figure out how to operate the Nav, audio CD and the read DVD player all at the same time! heheh
Jul 01, 2005 (6:48 am)
I am an owner of a 2001 expedition. I would like to know if anyone else has noticed his/her expedition shutting off whenever parked in a declining position? Mine does, and I've noticed that it does that with 1/4 tank of fuel or less. Does this happen b/c all of the fuel moves to one specific area of the tank or some other reason? I would also like to know what a reasonable selling price would be for tires(good condition) and wheels(factory chrome)? I recently replaced mine with custom wheels and tires.
#1216 of 1953 Re: '04 Expedition ash trays [roadhog59]
Jul 01, 2005 (1:31 pm)
you should be able to order it as an accessory try going online and looking the place i always go to get my ford parts is www.fordparts-fordparts-fordparts.com or www.y2kford.com they always have the best pricing i have seen. check them out they respond and will ship anywhere fast
#1217 of 1953 load leveling system
Jul 02, 2005 (1:30 pm)
The rear end of my 01 expedition has completly collapsed. My wife says when she put the vehicle in park she could hear air escaping the system at a high rate. Any ideas???
#1218 of 1953 Re: Is it just me, or does the Nav suck? [patrick427]
Jul 02, 2005 (8:22 pm)
I just purchased an '05 EB Expy and it came with the NAV system. I must say that this NAV is much cruder than others I've seen out there. In addition, I've only had the vehicle for 2-weeks and the NAV is already on the blink. It seems to have no idea where my car is at any given time. It is consistently 2 to 10 blocks off from my actual position...which is frustrating to say the least. I'm gonna take it is and see if they can figure out what the heck's wrong unless anyone out there has any ideas I can try on my own. As an aside, my heated/cooled driver seat has also stopped heating and cooling...! I'm getting a bit dissappointed.
#1219 of 1953 Re: Is it just me, or does the Nav suck? [kucimat]
Jul 05, 2005 (8:04 am)
2-10 blocks? Heck, I'd like mine to tell me I'm in the same state! I finally got it to partially work. My particular region CD was apparently scratched by a salesman. So they had to order another and will take it in tomorrow to see if we can't get it to work properly. I'm still getting a bad taste in my mouth thinking to myself that it wasn't that much more to go with the Lincoln Navigator which DOES have a DVD based NAV system, and a 6 speed auto tranny to boot (among other more refined amenities). My issue was that I was already approved for the loan at the ford dealer who goes through their special fleet department underwriter to get the approval. As one who has bought cars before on their business credit I can tell you not all dealers are alike. Some of them can royally screw up your ability to get the deal done. This Ford dealer I had used before because he has an excellent connection at Ford credit to get me approved in 30 seconds. Unlike consumer credit which is largely based simply on pulling your credit file and if the score is good enough your approved, business credit is somewhat different and not all dealers can get you done in the same way. So... I was basically afraid to go with the other dealer in fear they couldnt get me done. But the Lincoln, which is of course based on the same platform as the Expedition, offers a much more refined package for not that many thousands more I mean frankly if your in at $55k, what difference will it make with $60-62? I mean if your going to go new it doesnt matter as you'll be so severely upside down on the loan for quite some time anyway!
Hindsight.... As ebven if I went into a Lincoln dealer now where they probably could adjust the already approved note into something else, Id be simply eating Way too much more for the possible mistake I just made.
The exp drives very nicely. I have no issues here. But in the short few days Ive already owned it I did manage to get lost the other day and a properly working Nav system would have come in handy. I also note that the passenger front seat, aside from not being powered, doesnt manage to go back as far as the drivers seat. But of course these issues should have been addressed by myself prior to doing it. Ultimately it falls on me.
still, for carrying a $55k note a DVD based nav system would have been nice. much like the overprived DVD entertainment system, the CD based $2k Nav radio has grossly underperformed for it's price and for the overall performance you'd expect to get out of a 2005 vehicle in the $50k+ price range.
DO love them King Ranch leather seats though. Very comfortable!
#1220 of 1953 Re: load leveling system [harder1]
Jul 05, 2005 (1:58 pm)
What a coincidence, I had same situation when I was in Las Vegas on Sunday July 3rd, 2005, when I was going to go back home to San Diego. After doing the normal blown fuse checking and confirming that air suspension compresor was working fine, I was able to find a broken hose coupling in the air supension supply, this hose coupling is located close to the fuse/relay box, (under the hood, driver side), and it runs between the fuse/relay box and brake fluid reseirvour, I was able to level my truck by connecting those two hoses toghether with my hands, after the leveling cycle completed, I turn off the leveling switch located on the front passenger kick plate, that worked fine to me and I was able to go back home safe, I'll take my truck to service/repair hopping this problem is covered by my extended warranty, badly all ford service shops were closed on 4th, July, any way that's my short description of my workarrund... : )
#1221 of 1953 Front axle will not engage in 4wd
Jul 07, 2005 (5:20 am)
1997 Expedition ...when selecting either 4WD or AWD the indicator lights say everything is ok but that is not the case. The front wheels will not engage and after a few minutes the indicator light begin to click back and forth from 4WD to AWD. What's going on?
#1222 of 1953 Re: Drive train noise under load [lenr]
Jul 08, 2005 (8:39 am)
I have a 2004 NBX buiilt about 10/03 and have had the vehicle in the shop two times now for a noise very much like you describe. My noise is more at
low speeds lugging in slow traffic or when changing up through the gears at low to moderate throttle. Dealer techs have not found anything. Noise has slowly gotten worse and my wife has been asking about it when we travel. Appears to me to be very small exhaust leak somewhere near the exhaust manifolds--not sure at all. Noise more annoying as I drive the vehicle daily, but techs cannot identify the source.
#1223 of 1953 Alarm System
Jul 08, 2005 (8:11 pm)
does anyone know what can be wrong with my 97 expedition. The factory alarm wont work and the only way to turn on the truck is to push a small button under the dash. i have contacted the Ford motor company but they dont ever respond. so if anyone knows anything about this problem please help.