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#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?
#1358 of 1953 Re: Ford Expedition Clunking Noise [carroll5]
Nov 29, 2005 (5:57 pm)
Just got on after being away for a few months. This noise is very normal and is nothing more than the A/C starting up after having been idle overnight or longer. The refrigerant currently mandated by EPA makes this unavoidable. I sounds terrible, but is common for all late model Fords and is no problem at all.
#1359 of 1953 2004 Expedition NBX, rear end and/or other noise
Nov 29, 2005 (6:40 pm)
Dealer earlier replaced and then rebuilt(rebuild only Ford's new policy) rear diff in try to eliminate noise. 100% success the first time at 5,000 miles, but rear-end whine returned at 25,000 or so. Dealer unable to correct
completely with rebuild and now claims the remaining problem is the wonderful OEM tires that Ford provides.
The vehicle's only other problem in first 37,000 miles has been a loud clanging noise on hills a couple of times from what the Ford dealer believes is bad fuel (maybe from the hurricanes?)
Overall lots of good performance from this vehicle, good running 5.4L, 260 hp, nice tranny upgade for 2004. Decent day to day mileage from 5.4L 2V engine given the 5,720 lbs for the 2004 NBX. Nice handling from stock off-road NBX setup. Newer 20.5-1 steering ratio in 2004 and up models pleasant to drive while being plenty quick. (2003 FX4 Expedition was too quick for me at 17.1 with R&P steering)
Again lots of performance,value, vehicle life, and brakes nd towing ability. And, best of all gasoline is $1.95/ gallon at least for now! Ha!
P.s. For NV BANKER--old FX4 now NBX
#1360 of 1953 Exped-Clicking or Ticking noise in rear panel
Nov 29, 2005 (10:10 pm)
I started my 2003 Expedition this morning and a very loud ticking or clicking noise was coming from the rear right panel where the reclining seat buttons are located. I could feel vibrations coming from there. I don't know what is under that panel but on my way to work it stopped. I drove it after work and it was fine. After running around all evening it started up again and did not stop until I turned the car off. Has anyone ever heard of this problem? It is so loud that turning up the radio did not drown it out.
#1361 of 1953 return fuel line cut
Nov 30, 2005 (4:17 am)
I just recently noticed a fuel smell coming from my 2000 EB. I looked under to see a drip coming from a return fuel line located next to the front of the fuel tank. It looks as if the protective shield in front of the tank hits the line perpendicular. I'm guessing from vibration the fuel line was eventually cut. Now 500.00 to drop the tank and replace the line. Anybody else experience this, can I do this myself?
#1362 of 1953 Re: Leaning [rpq]
Nov 30, 2005 (7:06 pm)
Just had this fixed. After 6 years of owning a 1997 Eddie Bauer with a lean. No one could ever find anything wrong including 3 dealerships!
The air bag does not return. Fix is about $150 at dealership to clean up solenoids, I believe they said. That was what was wrong with mine.
Nov 30, 2005 (7:52 pm)
CAN SOME ONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANY WAY TO GET INTO MY CAR , MY KEY ARE IN IT AND I HAVE NO # CODE TO GET IN THRU THE KEYLESS ENTRY !!!!! help
#1365 of 1953 2000 Expedition with jerking problems
Dec 01, 2005 (9:16 am)
My son drives my former 2000 Expedition Eddie Bauer and has experienced the same jerking motion while driving. It feels like the vehicle is trying to engage the 4-wheel drive while the vehicle is moving. I've driven the vehicle and experienced it once but not as severe as my son. He has also had problems with the vehicle starting. It doesn't happen everytime but when it does, the vehicle starts and if you take the foot off accerator it stalls the vehicle. It's been in the shop three times, and each time we've paid for the diagnostic machine only to find out that it doesn't reflect problems with starting. So why put it on the same machine 3 times??? We've been told by each mechanic that there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. We've had the solenoid replaced, checked the starter and replaced the battery. Any suggestions would be appreciated. This vehicle is a great vehicle but it's starting to be a money pit.
#1366 of 1953 Re: KEYLESS ENTRY [veev1230]
Dec 01, 2005 (9:20 am)
Try calling someone like Triple AAA or a locksmith (which can be costly) can probably disengage the lock itself which will have to be replaced. You may want to contact the dealership to see if they have any information to help you get into the vehicle.