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#1406 of 1953 2004 Expedition, NBX
Jan 19, 2006 (7:32 pm)
What is that old song about some good news today for a change? Thought I would share information about a strange noise that the subject has had for several months off and on pulling steep hills. Noise from the beginning was like something trying to engage up front in 4wd system, a harsh banging and clanging. Dealer techs passed it off as spark knock from bad gas from the Gulf after the hurricanes. I discovered by trial and error that there was no noise when setting stayed in AWD instead of 2wd. Armed with this feedback, the Ford tech did a vacuum test and found a leak on the way to the left front wheel that was preventing that hub assembly from staying in 2wd as designed. Luckily there is some sort of flange or safety devise that prevents permanent damage when vacuum is reduced. Tech replaced plastic line that had worn through with a rubber line. Seems to be 100% fixed.
In hindsight all now easily see how the vacuum drop pushing it hard on long grades with a hole in the line was causing the problem.
Jan 20, 2006 (6:41 pm)
If the clicking happens when you turn the a/c on, take it to the dealer, they know what it is and will replace it. I can't remember what the defective part was called, but they knew exactly what I was talking about. (03 Expie EB)
Jan 21, 2006 (9:26 pm)
HAVE ANYONE OUT THERE EXPERIENCED ANY UNUSUL ENGINE VIBRATIONS,RATTLING P/SEAT, OR WEIRD NOISES COME FROM THERE REAR WHEN VEHICLE DOOR OPENS OR CLOSES? IHOPE NOT BUT IFSO PLEASE REPLY. WE HAVE TAKEN VEHICLE TO DEARLERSHIP NUMEROUS TIMES.
#1409 of 1953 2004 Expedition outside mrror swap
Jan 22, 2006 (7:14 am)
I have a 2004 expedition and swapped out both outside mirror with the one with turn signals. The procedure was quite easy and they just plugged into the harness My question is, I went to turn on the turn signal and they won't work on either side of the outside mirror. Is there a step I left off, or something I forgot to do?
Jan 23, 2006 (11:32 am)
I have a 98 Eddie Bauer with 150,000 miles. It runs good but it gets stuck in park. A year ago I had the transmission replaced and ever since I have push the gearshift towards park for the vehicle to start, (intermittently) and have to jiggle the gearshift lever to get it out of park. Any idea what the problem might be?
#1411 of 1953 clanking noise
Jan 23, 2006 (2:14 pm)
I bought an 01 expy with 90000 miles. On a cold start, I get a noise that sounds like marbles rolling around, coming from the catalytic converters...truck runs fine, and when it warms up, noise goes away after about 2 minutes...anyone else ever have this
#1412 of 1953 help...severe vibration
Jan 23, 2006 (6:06 pm)
99 ford expedition eddie bauer v8. had blowout at about 2 miles an hour on the rear passenger tire. ever since have had sever vibration in the rear of the suv. it happens when accelerating almost as if it has a violent jerk. we are usually able to acccelerate through it but it starts again when mildly accelerating. check engine light comes on sometimes but not frequently. also check suspension light comes on. turning the overdrive off seems to lessen the problem? any ideas???
#1413 of 1953 Re: 2004 Expedition outside mrror swap [superq1957]
Jan 23, 2006 (7:56 pm)
Try checking the fuse box to see if there is a fuse for that feature, you may need to reference the fuse box diagram, or check the owners manual
#1414 of 1953 Re: clanking noise [hartache]
Jan 24, 2006 (10:50 am)
Check the exhaust manifold studs. They sometimes break and the noise you hear is exhaust noise. When heated, they seal up.
#1415 of 1953 Re: 03 Expedition with noise coming from rear [airborne6]
Jan 24, 2006 (6:17 pm)
I have the same problem with my '04. I have checked the gas cap,tank etc and they were/are not the problem. I took it to my exhaust guy this morn and while we were talking about it,it made its sound like an empty gas can expanding. He is 100% sure the exhaust is expanding / contracting. We will put it on the rack and check it tomorrow. I am sure we will see the problem. It "pops" when I drive it as it warms up and it "pops" several times after it is parked and cooling down. Will let you know if we cure it.