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#1443 of 1936 Blown out Spark plug
Mar 05, 2006 (3:35 pm)
I have a 2001 Ford Expedition and it has approx 68000 miles on it. It had been a great vehicle until I drove it from Riverside to Las Vegas Nevada on 3-3-2006 and upon arrival one of the Spark plugs blew out of the head.
The dealership that i had it towed to told me that there were 2 options.
1) Replace the head $3600
2) Replace the engine $8000
Has anybody heard of such a thing ???
#1444 of 1936 Re: Blown out Spark plug [jschultz364]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 06, 2006 (9:25 am)
Were the plugs ever removed prior to this incident? And why can't the one head be removed and repaired at a machine shop?
#1445 of 1936 Re: Blown out Spark plug [jschultz364]
Mar 06, 2006 (12:18 pm)
I don't know if this is common or not, but it is not uncommon. I have heard of it before. If I recall correctly there are not enough threads engaged between the head and the spark plug. I think Ford changed the head design later on to allow for more engagement. Do a search on flatratetech and go to the forums. They may be able to guide you.
#1446 of 1936 Re: Engine stalls on start up [rs6]
Mar 06, 2006 (3:06 pm)
Did you ever resolve this problem? I have having the same problem right now It doesnt happen all the time, but Say I'll go to start the car and it wont stay started unless I Hold down down the gas pedal as soon as I let it off it dies. The dealership cant tell me anything on why its not starting. This is the most frustrating thing I have ever delt with. THey say take it if you want, but then how do you know you wont get stranded?
#1447 of 1936 Open Says Me...shake shake shake
Mar 07, 2006 (5:22 pm)
I have an 03' expedition and out of nowhere the rear window in the rear hatch just opens all by itself. It hapenns with the car running and shut off, parked, or moving. Its killed the battery a few times anyone know the cure? Also I have been experiencing some steering wheel shimmy at various speeds on variying road conditions, it doesn't happen all of the time but when it happens its very noticeable.
#1448 of 1936 2000 5.4 XLT misfiring and sluggish
Mar 08, 2006 (9:50 pm)
Wanted to post a thank you for similar solutions to my problem that worked for me. My "service engine soon" light came on yesterday. I got a free reading from an auto parts store. The trouble code came back as P307. That translates to misfire on cylinder 7. I installed a new "ignition coil on plug" for that cylinder. Voila, my Expedition ran as though it was brand new. My success doesn't mean that it will work for you, but for $60.00 it was well worth the try.
#1449 of 1936 Humming or whining sound
Mar 10, 2006 (8:11 am)
I have an '03 Eddie Bauer 4x4 Expy. . when I am cruising around about 40-50mph, i get a somewhat loud humming/whinging sound coming from underneath. I used to have a Jeep grand cherokee 4x4 that did the same and people told me it was the axle that needed to be rebuilt. The problem is on the Expy, its in 2wd and no live axle as oppossed to the Jeep was always in 4wd. When I let up on the gas, it goes away, and when i depress the gas more it goes away. . . Makes this sound only when just staying at this speed, not getting on the highway or to greater speeds or slowing down. Could this be coming from the transfer case or drivetrain?? Is this something that is common on ALL 4x4s??? Just wanna have some input before i go to the dealer.
#1450 of 1936 Re: Blown out Spark plug [jschultz364]
Mar 10, 2006 (12:17 pm)
Hello There..We have replaced the threads on these heads without removing cylinder heads-relatively straightforward repair.Special extended reach kits are available for doing these..Bernie G
#1451 of 1936 Re: Power Windows Slow [gheimur]
Mar 13, 2006 (8:15 am)
I am currently experiencing a problem with my driver and passenger side power windows ('03 XLT Exped). They are slow and have a "scraping noise" like they are off track or loose. Of course, just out of warranty and the dealer claims no recalls or TSB's.... Any one else experiencing this?
#1452 of 1936 Re: window problems [disco340]
Mar 13, 2006 (8:22 am)
Same with my 2003 XLT... The windows sounded like they were "scraping" or "off track" making their way up and down. The dealer says there are no recalls or TSB's. If you hear anything new please post...