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#1238 of 1953 AC Blows Hot Air
Jul 26, 2005 (11:21 am)
I own a 2000 Ford Expedition and suddenly the AC stopped blowing cold air (it continues to blow fine, just not cold air). I was told that the fuse blew, and it was replaced. The AC worked for a couple of minutes, and the fuse blew again. I was told that it was the relay, and it was replaced. The AC worked for a couple of minutes, then stopped blowing cold air again (it continues to blow fine, just not cold air). What could the problem be? I've had to replace the engine, the coils, the starter, the alternator...I'm broke!
#1239 of 1953 Re: Won't start [beep91]
Jul 26, 2005 (11:59 am)
Really perplexed now. Engine starts right up when I jumped the solenoid terminals together. Went back and tried with the ignition key and it turns over just fine but will not start. Going to replace the solenoid tonight even though that makes no sense.
#1240 of 1953 What exactly does the auto feature on the lightswitch do?
Jul 27, 2005 (11:51 am)
Exactly what does switching to this little icon with the "A" inside the lamp do. The manual is vague. This is on a new 2005 EB Expedition. I switched to the auto feature but I couldn't see that anything different happened.
#1241 of 1953 Re: What exactly does the auto feature on the lightswitch do? [royalh]
Jul 27, 2005 (12:41 pm)
On our 2003 (which I don't drive much) I think it is the auto headlight feature where the headlights will turn on automatically when it gets dark and will turn off automatically when it becomes light out.
#1242 of 1953 Re: When applying brakes car accelerated [orionbbs]
Jul 28, 2005 (5:16 am)
We just bought a '05 Expedition in April and it does the same thing when I brake. It doesn't happen every time I brake...it's unpredictable. Did you ever find a solution?
#1243 of 1953 Re: Starter grinding [scd]
Jul 28, 2005 (6:24 pm)
My 2005 Expedition started doing the "starter grind" at 400 miles. It now has 1200 and is still doing it. It will go back to the dealer around 3000miles. If it breaks, it is under warranty so I really do not care....
#1244 of 1953 2001 Expedition 5.4L Timing Chain Noise
Jul 30, 2005 (8:04 am)
Could really use some help from the group with this one. 5.4L engine
with P&I heads, 110K miles but well maintained every 3000 with
synthetic oil. Loud rattle from the front of the engine. Two Ford
dealerships are suggesting front timing chain(s?), however both suggest
engine swap. It seems both shops have limited experience doing the
chain repair. Said this problem is pretty rare.
Has anyone else seen this problem with this engine? Any suggestions?
The repair is $1700 and the swap is $5700. No guarantee on the repair.
Its my daughter's truck and in this shape I'm afraid she owes more
than it might be worth.
Thanks in advance. - JimC
#1246 of 1953 Re: Starter grinding [tcheatle]
Aug 03, 2005 (5:45 pm)
My starter was grinding on my 1998 Exped. and I had it replaced 2 mos. ago. A friend of mine had the exact same thing happen to her 1998 Exped. I just had my Exped. into the dealer for its 65K servicing and they called to ask if I've had any problems with the starter b/c they saw a spot in it. My husband got on the phone and said, "We just had a new one installed 60 days ago. If there's something wrong with it, replace it free of charge." Then the service man said, "Oh no, we only saw it once, and now we don't see it." I think there must be a manufacturing defect in the starters. I'm wondering if anyone has had similar problems?
#1247 of 1953 Re: Clicking noise !! [jansexpy]
Aug 04, 2005 (8:18 am)
did you ever get this clicking resolved? had a clicking coming from front end of my 99 Expedition for a couple years. had dealers and other mechanics troubleshoot to no avail. Then found my problem by accident. turned out to be the retainer cup over the nut on the front wheel( it is held on by the cotter pin under the dust cover). when the front rotor/wheel assembly was installed the metal retainer cup had been spread out to allow ease in installation. then the cotter pin was installed. even though it all appeared to be tight, it had just enough slop to make a clicking sound when turning even a little bit. i only found it when doing a brake job. i noticed it move a little so I jacked up the entire truck and put it on stands. then had my wife start it and put it in gear. sure enough the clicking was coming from there. after removing the cup and sucking in the edges I reinstalled and repeated the test. haven't had a problem with the irritating clicking since. amazing how the stupidest little things can drive you and seasoned professionals nuts.