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#1546 of 1936 Re: No Start: anti-theft?? '99 Ford Expy EB [mikey64]
Jun 13, 2006 (7:13 pm)
I work at a local farm supply store in my town and we make keys for GM, Ford, and Chrystler. The reason you are experianceing this porblem is that the key you had made didn't have the factory code. The origional key has an individual code that can only be formated by the factory or a certified Ford dealership. You should have experianced this problem along time ago if it's been a few years..but since the kay you had made didn't have a code it messes with the computer erasing all other codes from coded keys from which therefore you experiance the problem you are having. The fob key wont work. In a since you should have purchesed the fob key from the dealership for $109. That would have saved you in the long run. I am the owner of a 1998 Expedition (XLT) as well and purchesed my Expy with only one factory fob and had one made with remote in town for $128. What you should have done was gotten the key cut and then take it to the dealership and had them code it. In a sence it's a good thing because basicly only the owner can get a key made for a Ford vehicle..excluding super dutys...but you need the vehicle for the key to be coded...unlike GM where each key has a code 1-8 and like what we have is a device where you put the key in it tell's the code a number between 1-8 and then you make the key and put the new uncoded key in it and then it codes it...so i guess thats easier than each key having it's own individual code. I hope this helps you.
#1547 of 1936 Re: Rear Air [autoboy16]
Jun 13, 2006 (7:29 pm)
Yeah, but my Expy is a 1998 so XLS wasn't even thought about at the time..lol..well I guess my version on the XLT was close to the XLS..but I would still really like to know if it's possible to get rear air installed
#1548 of 1936 Re: No Start: anti-theft?? '99 Ford Expy EB [millerford]
Jun 14, 2006 (10:08 am)
Thanks! We did have an additional key made at the dealer a few days ago...has been starting fine ever since..so we hope that solved it!! (we are not convinced, but we are hopeful!)
#1549 of 1936 1999 Expidtion
Jun 14, 2006 (2:13 pm)
I have 120,000 miles on my Expedition. It had been bogging down when I accelerate. I changed the plugs, and it took care of it for about 3 weeks. It started again. I have changed the EGR valve and it still bogs down. Any suggestions?
#1550 of 1936 Re: Losing air from dash vents [crafter1]
Jun 15, 2006 (6:09 pm)
I have a 2001 Expedition that is experiencing the exact same problem. Have you had any luck locating the cause?
#1551 of 1936 Re: The Air Bag indicator light blink. [dhpittsburg]
Jun 16, 2006 (10:50 am)
I did'nt receive a reply to 1544
Jun 19, 2006 (7:12 am)
How do you program the remote for a 1997 Expedition, XLT?
#1554 of 1936 blinking air bag light
Jun 19, 2006 (8:46 am)
It sounds like you might need a new sensor for the airbag. When the sensor go bad the light will come on and go off and sometimes just blink. I would have a tech take a look.
#1555 of 1936 Expedition tires
Jun 21, 2006 (9:28 pm)
Are there some tire recommendations, 26570R17? I replaced my Continentals with Michelin Cross Terrain. After 5,000 they began to howl,and I complained every 3,000 miles, now after 25,000, and checking balance, rotation, every 3,000, and alignment, the dealer says it is the tires, and Michelin denies, saying "we do not make bad tires". Also, with the Michelins, my gas mileage dropped. So Michelin is out, any other recs? I do not want to debate Michelin, just want some recs for other tires. Ride and comfort impt.