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#1326 of 1936 Ford Expedition Clunking Noise
Oct 27, 2005 (6:03 am)
I have a 2004 XLT Expedition with 4 wheel drive. I have found that when it sits a day or two without being driven, It makes a loud clunking noise when it first starts up. I can not tell if it is the engine or transmission where the noise is coming from. Only 3,000 miles left on warranty, so I really need to locate this if it is a problem. I have been unable to recreate for dealership, they seem to not know what I am talking about. Any help would be greatly appreciated !!!!!!!!!
#1327 of 1936 Re: Ford Expedition Clunking Noise [carroll5]
Oct 27, 2005 (11:31 am)
First starts up or first starts moving? If you are not moving I would not think it is the transmission. If you are moving is it possible that a brake caliper is momentarily stuck to the rotor?
#1328 of 1936 Re: Weird intermitant front end loud clunking and popping/pinging [beardown]
Oct 31, 2005 (3:23 pm)
I'm having the same exact problem. Did you find out what was causing it?
#1329 of 1936 Dead as a door nail!
Oct 31, 2005 (10:31 pm)
I went out to start my 04 exp. and all I got was a clicking noise. The lights work, the CD player is going crazy and my instrument gauges are practically spinning around. At first, I thought maybe the battery was dead, but that wasn't it. So, tomorrow, I'll have to call the dealership where I got it and have them come and pick it up. I'm so pissed, I only have 16,600 miles on the vehicle. I though I would be one of the lucky ones since I hadn't noticed any problems with the vehicle up until this point. I'm curious to hear if anyone else has experienced this problem and what the cause was.
#1330 of 1936 Re: 05 Expedition Leather Seats Cracking [scd]
Nov 01, 2005 (1:51 pm)
My 04 hasn't had seat problems, but I know of an 04 Explorer that has had the drivers leather seat replaced because of cracking. Have you used any conditioners on the leather. They should help.
#1331 of 1936 Re: Excessive "Rattle" at high speeds [dcruce]
Nov 02, 2005 (9:28 am)
I see your message is over a year old so I suppose you found the rattle by now.
But, if not.... My 2003 Exp had rattles at highway speeds also. The rattle was coming from the plastic door panels on the outside of both front doors.(the back doors did not seem to have the same issue).
I was on a road trip, and the noise was driving me crazy, so I took some cardboard and wedged it between the door and the plastic door panel on the driver side. The noise was reduced, so I stopped and did the same thing on the passenger side. NOISE WAS GONE.
I showed the Ford dealer and they pulled the panels, and added soft "bumper stops" under the panels. The noise did not come back.
I also looked everywhere for the noise..... in the door, mirrors, internal panels by my feet, steering column......in short the DOOR PANEL was the cause.
#1332 of 1936 2004 Expedition Steering Vibration and Tire issues.
Nov 02, 2005 (9:38 am)
From day 1 my 2004 Expedition has had highway speed vibrations in the steering.
At 70mph and up the steering wheel starts to vibrate. The EXP has been in for service 4 times. First two times dealer said tire problem. Third time the dealer said alignment and tire issue. Fourth time the same as third.
Each time a new set of tires are placed on the front the vibration goes away for about 500 miles. Then the vibration appears again.
I suspect the front end drifts out of alignment, then destroys the tires with feathering and cupping, and then it just gets worse and worse until new tires are installed. This is a daily driver, and long road trip driver. It has never been off-road and is a 2-wheel drive. I know of two other Expeditions that had the same issue, and I see the issue is listed on the Ford TSB (technical service bulletins) Anyone else have this issue, or found a fix for this issue?
#1333 of 1936 Re: Vibration [javner]
Nov 02, 2005 (9:57 am)
My 2004 Expedition sounds like it has the same issue your's has. I'm on my FOURTH set of tires now. The first set were "out of round" according to the AZ dealer. All four replaced. The second set of TWO were "out of round" and "oh we just got a rash of bad tires lately"....BS....according to dealer. Third time they only replaced one tire, due to bad cupping/feathering, and completed alignment and completed road force balancing.
Here is the good one though....my Exp. is now over 12,000 miles, so the warranty is no longer valid for suspention and tire work. So get ready for that one from your dealer. And if they tell you this "JUMP UP AND DOWN ON THEIR DESK UNTIL YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT.....TRUST ME IT WORKS" the dealer agreed to pay for it "this time".
In short, my issue is still not fixed, in fact I'm researching now because mine is going in again ASAP for same issue. I'm demanding a FORD ENGINEER come and inspect my Expedition.
Good luck, if you find a fix, please please please....let me know.... I will do the same for you/all here.
#1334 of 1936 Re: Electrical Short...Defroster? [1frmpsu]
Nov 02, 2005 (6:54 pm)
Kinda late now to be replying to your message, but anyway. We just had the fuse panel and gem module replaced. 1 Monday we took the '97 F150 in for the airbag light. Went to start it up the following Friday for the 1st time and it wouldn't start. Had rained all week. Got in it Saturday and the airbag light was back on again. Took it back to the dealership again on Monday because of the airbag light and am told we might have a water leak. The dealership had the Waterdoctor come out and look and they said the windshield was leaking also. The dealership suggested we call our insurance company to see if they would pay for the new windshield and for the repairs. The insurance adjustor came out and they did replace the window and paid for the repairs. We only had to pay 100 deductible for the windshield. Still trying to get the original money back for the original repairs on the 1st Monday but we did get everything paid for on the 2nd trip.
#1335 of 1936 Doors rattle on my 2003 Exp. EB
Nov 02, 2005 (7:42 pm)
The front driver and passenger doors rattle as if they are not completely closed when driving over bumps or any semi rough road. Does anyone have the same problem or knows of a TSB out on door latch problems?????
Thanks in advance for your help.