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#1348 of 1953 Problems with 2002 Expedition
Nov 17, 2005 (9:36 pm)
Maybe you all have an answer for me.....I have a 2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer and I have a problem with my brakes...My problem is an unusual and terrible shaking when the brakes are applied, it happens while slowing down between the 70 and 30 mph range. Once the vehicle has slowed down to 30 mph the vibration goes away....while accelerating to any speed range there is absolutely no vibration....this problem has gotten so bad that the whole steering column shakes while applying the brakes....anyone help?
#1349 of 1953 Re: Problems with 2002 Expedition [guzman5]
Nov 18, 2005 (8:52 am)
I am a technician, and have a solution to your problem. The problem is that the brake rotors are warped. meaning that they have high spots and low spots, caused by overheating. (usually city driving, towing, using your brakes hard etc.) the fix for this is a brake job. I would recomend replacing the the rotors. you can machine them, but if they are as bad as you say, it will just come back. As the rotor turns the high spots push the pads back and the result is a brake pulsation. At highway speeds this results in a severe vibration. you dont feel it below 30 mph because the rotors are not turning fast enough to cause a vibration. If you can feel it in the steering wheel it is the fronts, if you feel it in the seat, it is the rears. You will need a whole brake job because the pads have already worn into the old rotors, And you have to take the pads out to replace the rotor anyway. Hope this helps, Justin
#1351 of 1953 Re: Problems with 2002 Expedition [jmcartier]
Nov 18, 2005 (11:15 am)
Thanks I plan on doing just that....thanks for your help
#1352 of 1953 Re: Dead as a door nail! [03exp]
Nov 19, 2005 (6:37 pm)
I found out it was the battery. It was malfunctioning so they replaced it and so far it's been good. Hopefully I won't experience any of the other problems that I've read about. Good luck!!
#1353 of 1953 Re: 2000 5.4L Starting/idling problem in Park [avianflu]
Nov 23, 2005 (10:00 am)
My ford dealers charged me close to $300 for the same problem. You got off cheap!
#1354 of 1953 Re: 4X4 PANEL LIGHT [vic_vinyle]
Nov 23, 2005 (10:06 am)
Problem fixed for $344.
Seems there are 2 Hall Effect sensors on the rear axle that sense speed. They replaced the first one and a different code appeared...still the 4x4 light flashed.
So they replaced the second sensor...and problem is gone.
Each sensor is about $53. Seemed to make sense, at 110.000 miles, to replace both so I wouldn't risk future problems between the 2 of them on the same circuit.
#1355 of 1953 Re: Smoking Expedition... [bodyman]
Nov 27, 2005 (5:29 pm)
your rings havent seaded yet weight till you get about 1000 miles on it i bet it will stop smoking you still have break oil in it
#1356 of 1953 hesitation as speed
Nov 28, 2005 (12:13 pm)
Have a 97 Ex and have loved it but now I have a intermittent problem. has been to shop 3 times and dealer 1 time with no permanent fix. Started this summer,at about 40 to 50 mph it starts hesitating (chugging), worse going up hill. If I throttle back and go easy it smooths out I can ease it up thru 50 mph and then it is ok (or sometimes I turn off the over drive so the rpm's come up and it smooths out). next time in the car it is just fine. Shop replaced the #2 spark plug and coil. Worked for a while and then started doing it again. replaced the spark plug (#2) again ...Then I took it to the dealer and they had it for 5 days and could not get it to do it. (no fault of theirs, if it dosent do it how can they fix it) I did have them replace the fuel filter on advice of a friend and it ran for about 2 or so months with out a hitch then the other day it started doing it again. No engine light so nothing on the computer. I live in alaska so I am used to there being more "problems" in the cold but this started in the summer.
#1357 of 1953 2001 Expedition with jerking or slipping
Nov 28, 2005 (7:59 pm)
My wife has a 2001 Ford Expedition with about 64k miles. Last week she noticed it seemed to be jerking while driving like it was slipping gears or something. I checked it out over the weekend and the transmission fluid looks fine. I did notice that when I take off quick, it pauses and then jerks forward and it feels like it tries to engage the 4dw drive. We've been driving it with the service engine soon light on for about 5 months and all has been fine. Could there be a bad sensor that is causing it to act this way or do I have something more serious about to go wrong?