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#1458 of 1936 Re: 2001 Expedition with jerking or slipping [duane4]
Mar 15, 2006 (7:45 am)
We have the same problem, found out that the torque converter was shot with metal shavings found in the fluid . Ford sent out a letter reguarding certain year 2001 expedition, F-250,F-350 F450 , F-550, excursions , navigator, about internal problems with the transmission that can result in a loss of second gear and ultimately an inability to move. It started with a clunking noise since the time we bought it , and it had a hard time shifting through gears when increasing the speed onto the highway.In the letter I have received from ford will cover it and says it will be in effect as of oct 2001 "regardless of milage" . Well like everyone else, the warranty was up 4 months ago and taken in several times with nothing found ? $3,500 to fix !
#1459 of 1936 Re: axle whine [razzmaniac]
Mar 16, 2006 (10:49 am)
Did you have issues with tire wear as well?
#1460 of 1936 axle whine
Mar 16, 2006 (11:47 am)
I have not had a problem with unusual tire wear. Are your tire properly filled? This could cause tire wear problems.
Yeah I got my expy back in a day and a half. The dealer had to replace the ring/pinion gear and the cluth pack. So far I am enjoying the lack of the axle whine.
#1461 of 1936 Re: axle whine [wifeand2kids]
Mar 16, 2006 (6:11 pm)
I didnt have wear issues. . .but they said something else in there was racing . . .didnt really pay much attention cause it was covered by the extended warrenty. . . was worth coming to this website and doing some research on the issue before i went cause when i did go, i told them what the problem most likely would be and they said i did my research very well. . .THANKS GUYS. . .
#1462 of 1936 Re: 1998 expedition left truning signal blinks fast [bluesstu]
Mar 16, 2006 (7:42 pm)
How did you get the tail light assembly out of the vehicle? I tried removing the two screws at the top that hold the light in but don't want to force it out. Am I missing a screw somewhere? Thanks.
Mar 17, 2006 (7:53 am)
I do all the maintenance at the dealer and keep the tires full, balanced, and rotated, etc... Just noticed unusual outer wear and wondered if it was common. Interesting to note, they claim the tire warranty is only for the first year and 12k miles...pretty limited, considering I bought the car new from Ford.
Thanks for all of this feedback. I mentioned the clutch pack and they are looking at it this morning.
#1464 of 1936 Re: 03 expedition xlt plastic molding [rrobin45]
Mar 17, 2006 (9:23 pm)
The dealer replaced all of my trim also, it was fadingon the top of the trim.They replaced it in warrenty, but now a year later it is fading again. Good luck. I think it may be the wax affecting it.
#1465 of 1936 2005 Expedition with slack in drive train
Mar 17, 2006 (9:47 pm)
We have about 10,000 miles on the Expedition and it has a lot of slack in the drive train at low speeds. If you let off at 5 mph or so and then get back on it, even gently, it does a startling "thud". It is solid but it is a concern to me. I have never experienced this on a car ior truck before. It is an automatic, of course, but this does not seem right to me.
Is this normal? Any ideas what we should do?
#1466 of 1936 Rear Wiper Arm Removal
Mar 19, 2006 (8:00 pm)
Does anyone know how to remove the rear wiper arm on a 2003 Expedition? I do not see any visible retaining clip or nut.
A little background info... I took the vehicle to the dealer when the rear wiper stopped working. They said the motor was fried. (My vehicle has only 50k miles on it!) I replaced the motor, then found out the wiper still did not work, although I could hear a clicking sound. After a little investigation, I discoved the issue. Basically, the rear wiper arm is nearly frozen. It is so stiff the new motor will not move the arm. If I open the rear glass, I can manually move the arm if i use A LOT of force. I am guessing this is WHY my original motor burned out. :-S I was forced to disconnect the rear motor so it would not accidentlly get burned out while i figure out how to fix the rear wiper...
#1467 of 1936 Re: Rear Wiper Arm Removal [the_rockkk]
Mar 20, 2006 (10:48 am)
I had the same problem with my 2003 expedition. At the bottom of the rear wiper, where it connects to the body there is a plastic cap that you pry up with a screwdriver. When pryed up it will expose a hex nut. Remove the nut with a box wrench then you will see a snap ring. Remove the snap ring and the entire unit will come off. Soak it real good in WD40, put a little light grease on it and reinstall. I put mine back together without using the snap ring and worked fine. I think the snap ring is the problem. Good luck.....