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#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.
#1224 of 1953 Re: Drive train noise under load [fx4]
Jul 12, 2005 (5:31 pm)
I am getting ready to hook up the trailer, and give someone at the dealership a ride. It is easy to duplicate under load. Hopefully, I can get the service manager to go. I have already been through the service advisor level, and they couldn't find a problem to fix. The noise is so loud at certain load/speed combinations that I pretty quickly try to change throttle setting to make it go away. I am beginning to wonder if it is an engine RPM/load combination as opposed to a speed/load combination. A few more experiments may tell. I think that it is going to be a long battle, but the noise is so loud, that I want to be sure that it is not doing damage.
#1225 of 1953 Re: 2000 Expedition electrical/transmission problem [dchrisner]
Jul 15, 2005 (12:27 pm)
Did you have any luck? I'm having the same problem and I've heard everything from bad gas to fuel pump to a sensor.
#1226 of 1953 Re: Front axle will not engage in 4wd [bricamp2004]
Jul 17, 2005 (1:55 pm)
have you fixed the problem? mine is doing something similiar.
#1227 of 1953 Re: Is it just me, or does the Nav suck? [kucimat]
Jul 17, 2005 (7:50 pm)
Re: the navigation, when I first picked up our 04 EB, I had the exact same thoughts.
It turns out, the system takes 1-3 minutes to lock on 3 satellites for triangulation. The color of the compass letter will change to white then green. Once I got used to that, my annoyance with it being 2-10 blocks off went away. Or does yours do this long into your trip?
#1228 of 1953 Re: Misfire [tourguide]
Jul 18, 2005 (8:17 am)
are these coil packs easy to remove