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#1248 of 1953 2005 Expedition, Rough Idle and Starter Grind
Aug 05, 2005 (11:14 am)
I've got 7500 miles on my 2005 Expedition. Two things I've noticed, and one is that it idles to low (so it seems). With trany in drive, foot on the brake, without the AC on, it idles at about 550 RPMs according to the TAC, and causes a very noticeable rough idle. If its in Park, or if the AC is on, then it idles smooth because in Park there's no load on the engine, and when the AC is on, the computer increases the idle to compensate for the compressor running. I've had it to the shop twice, but Ford says a 550RPM idle (even though rough) is normal?
Second issue is the starter grind I've seen on this forum. Mine does the starter grind when its cold, for about a second after the engine is running. I haven't confronted the dealer with this one yet, but I see its on this forum.
Any body else have the rough idle thing going on?
#1249 of 1953 Re: Air Conditioner leaks in '05 Expedition [tomjones1]
Aug 06, 2005 (2:26 am)
I have the same problem but haven't had any luck getting it repaired. I've had it at two different dealers and they haven't figured it out yet. My passenger side floor board has been soaked with water and this is not normal no matter what he told you. Standing water or water residue is not normal because water in places it shouldn't be, causes damage. If i have any luck with my repair on the situation I will let you know and you do the same.
Aug 06, 2005 (2:32 am)
Does any one know how to contact a Atlanta, GA for regional service rep direct. The dealer is no help. I wonder how for sells any fords. Never again will they trap me with another trap.
#1251 of 1953 AC squeek on '04 Expedition
Aug 09, 2005 (10:02 am)
I recently noticed that when the AC cycles on when set on 1 or 2 there is a squeeking noise coming from the compressor. This also occurs when max AC is on. Is this an issue or is it normal? Doesn't occur when set on 3 or 4.
#1252 of 1953 Lift Gate won't open
Aug 09, 2005 (8:34 pm)
2000 Expedition EB. My rear lift gate will not open. I have tried everything I know including the key and I can't open the window or the lift gate. I can't find a way to access the mechanism to manually open it. Any ideas??
#1253 of 1953 Re: Air Conditioner leaks in '05 Expedition [tomjones1]
Aug 10, 2005 (5:32 am)
Yes, there is a TSB fix for this. The problem is that at highway speeds, the condenser freezes up. I'm sure you probably noticed that the cooling diminished quite a bit after you drove it on the highway for a while.
#1254 of 1953 Re: 2005 Expedition, Rough Idle and Starter Grind [brad13]
Aug 10, 2005 (5:37 am)
I may have encountered what you're describing. Mine was a "grunt" which happened right at starting or right after. I took it in and the dealer showed me the TSB. It's an air conditioning compressor "grunt" which occurs when refridgerant pools after you shut it down. They said that it is "harmless" and there is no fix for it. They recommended shutting off the AC before I shut off the car.
#1255 of 1953 Re: 2001 Expedition 5.4L Timing Chain Noise [jcarroll]
Aug 10, 2005 (6:30 pm)
i have 1999 expy with similar noise just wondering if the noise sounds like a a clicking rattle sound my noise does not speed up with the engine does this sound like what you have i have had one tech tell me that it was the timimng chain but another said he has never replace a timing chain on a triton engine ????
#1256 of 1953 Re: When applying brakes car accelerated [txmat6]
Aug 11, 2005 (9:23 pm)
I have a 2001 Ex and has been doing it alot. I have reported this as a safety issue with the NTSB 5 times and still no response. I have hit a garbage can because the darn thing lurched forward on me. The dealers are also no help. Sounds like we really have an issue. Any help out there people?
#1257 of 1953 Sudden acceleration
Aug 12, 2005 (8:27 am)
I meant to say the NHTSA not the NTSB. There are several other complaints on that site with the same issue. A total of 53 at last count. If all of us with the same issue complain enough maybe they will open an investigation.