Last post on Sep 22, 2013 at 4:36 PM
You are in the Ford Expedition
What is this discussion about?
Ford Expedition, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
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#1258 of 1953 Re: 2001 Expedition 5.4L Timing Chain Noise [jcarroll]
Aug 12, 2005 (4:47 pm)
well maintained every 3000 with synthetic oil
Uhhh, I think you're low by a few thousand for conventionals (5-7k) and half an order of magnitude for synthetics... (15k).
Under "Past Results" you'll see Mobile1 and Amsoil going 14-18,000 miles.
Two Ford dealerships are suggesting front timing chain(s?), however both suggest
This may be because your oil habits indicate you might just buy an engine instead of changing the spark plugs. (Nothing personal)
It seems both shops have limited experience doing the chain repair.
I think I'm thinking of the wrong part here - A timing chain is a $20 part that synchronizes the crankshaft and the valves. Replacing it is/was part of standard 100k service because if it fails you do generally need a new engine. Still, that need is not a kinda-maybe sort of thing - You know your engine is toast when you munch a valve. Any mechanic with limited experience here is a "run, don't walk" situation.
Something doesn't feel quite right here... Give me a call at 404.391.2153?
#1259 of 1953 Re: Sudden acceleration [shandell]
Aug 12, 2005 (4:55 pm)
The NHTSA does look at all the complaints. They contacted me about my stalling GMC Envoy, ONE YEAR after GM bought it back under the lemon law. I too complained on their website.
I drove around for 3 months with a camcorder to document the issue. I basically pointed the camcorder on the instrument cluster whenever conditions were ripe for a stall (cold engine, stopped at the first few stoplights on my commute). The NHTSA was really happy to get a copy of my tape. I made the tape after I contacted an attorney and started the buyback process, but in your case it might help prove your case to the dealer.
#1260 of 1953 Defroster Runs With Engine Off
Aug 13, 2005 (7:55 am)
Last night I got home around 8:30 and this morning I went to get the newspaper, I noticed the defroster was running full blast without the key in it. WEIRD!!! I had to detach the battery cable to get the defroster to turn off. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any help will be appreciated. BTW, I have a 2001 Expedition Eddie Bauer.
#1261 of 1953 05 Expedition Leather Seats Cracking
Aug 16, 2005 (8:51 am)
I have less than 3000 miles on my 05 Expedition. Love it, except for the starter grind. Now I have noticed that the leather seats are starting to crack. The Expedition is always garaged. I had a 2001 Expedition for three years and never had any problems with the leather seats. The leather on my current 05 seems to be different. Just another item to bring up with the service people.
#1262 of 1953 Re: Starter grinding [michelleh]
Aug 18, 2005 (2:17 pm)
new to the site you probably could have used this info a few weeks ago. exped and f150 are known for bad trigger wires(starter wire/connector). the dealer should have suggested trying to clean the connector (usually corrode) and resecure the wire. it works 80 % of the time. maybe this will help somebody else though.
#1263 of 1953 Re: 2001 Expedition 5.4L Timing Chain Noise [jcarroll]
Aug 18, 2005 (2:28 pm)
in my experience timing chains rarely (if ever) have to be replaced, maybe your advisor said the front guides (or cassettes they are referred to) need to be replaced. i know somebody else mentioned the chain is replaced at 100000kms as maintenance but that is a timing belt. does the noise only occur on start up or is it present while driving or at idle? i will keep pondering this one.
Aug 20, 2005 (4:47 am)
I bought a 1999 Eddie Bauer 4x4 Expedition last Sunday with 93,000 miles on it seemingly in perfect shape. During test drive it drove perfectly and after buying it and driving it home it ran perfectly. I had to go out of town for the week so it sat in the driveway until I used it to pick up a pizza last night. Drove a total of 8 miles and it shook and shuddered the whole way. Could it be a fouled spark plag or loose plug wire? My wife is sick that we bought a lemon. Any thoughts?
#1265 of 1953 Re: 2003 2WD Eddie Bauer Howling sound at 40MPH plus [doc4bax]
Aug 20, 2005 (7:17 am)
Hey guys, I have an 04 Expedition and at 5,000 miles the howling started. Long story/short version: in reducing weight Ford made the diff, etc out of aluminum, bolted it to the frame. Turns out the alum was not heavy duty enough and to eliminate it they rebuilt the rear end. I got a new rear end and it stopped the howl.
The Expe drive like a different vehicle. Try it, it should be under warranty. Or if out of warr go to your favorite good mech. and have him replace the seals and bearings with heavy duty. What irritated me was Ford knew about the problem and still put the vechicles on the market without saying anything. Only when customers asked did Ford acknowledge the problem.
#1266 of 1953 Re: amp and/or subwoofer [jim_42]
Aug 21, 2005 (7:32 am)
I have exactly the same problem, where is the amp physically located on the vehicle?
#1267 of 1953 Losing air from dash vents
Aug 22, 2005 (3:43 am)
I have an '03 Expy XLT , 4.6 engine and 70,000 miles. When I put the control to have air come out the dash vents, (Not the defroster vents) all works fine until I accelerate. Under even slight acceleration the air stops coming out the vents. It comes out the defroster vents. This occurs whether or not the A/C is on. I know there must be a vacuum somewhere but where? No codes have been produced.