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#1641 of 1935 Re: Information on 4X4 problem, 2004 Expedition 
Oct 19, 2006 (8:13 pm)
Yes, OK all the time in the 4AWD setting wet or dry. But, only wet or snow in 4wd high or 4wd low. The 4AWD results in a 1/2 mpg or so fuel mileage penalty, but no problem at all using 4AWD for days on end on dry pavement.
P.s. I felt confident before my post under number 1634 above that my experience with the vacuum leaks and the hub noise in 2wd would be of value to others. This mystery front 4X4 hub noise was solved as a joint venture between the Ford dealer shop manager, the Ford District Rep and me. The first time we could not duplicate the noise on any hills nearby, but the Ford District Rep happened to be there that day and knew about the problem from visits to other Ford shops. He outlined steps to solve the problem based on my description. the District man however did not mention battery acid as the culprit with the vacuum lines. Amazingly no harm to the front hub assembly has been noted even though it sounded like the left front wheel was being ground off.
#1642 of 1935 Re: Information on 4X4 problem, 2004 Expedition [nbx]
Oct 20, 2006 (7:05 pm)
How did you get in touch with the Ford Distric Rep?????
I would SO love to contact mine in South Florida about my loose steering rack. The dealer just brushes it off that "it drives better then most" and "it would be difficult to find the problem". Contacting Ford themselves does no good, they just tell me that i need to see a dealer, and even though theres a TSB for a nibble in the rack, theres no TSB for loosened racks. Pretty lame, huh. Anyway, if you can let me know where i can find out who my distric rep is, that would be a HUGE help.
Oct 21, 2006 (9:56 am)
We just got an 03 Expy eddie bauer. Our problem is that it only came with one key and no alarm. In fact we don't even have the door key pad code.
WE LOVE IT!!
Does anyone know how to get the key pad code?? Does the dealership charge for this information?
#1644 of 1935 engine light 1999 expedition
Oct 27, 2006 (7:24 am)
My light came for a cpl days took it to advance auto and they read the code. code was 1450 said they had no idea anything over 999 in codes had to go to the dealer. So I went outside started the truck up and light was off.truck runs fine does anyone know of this code?
#1645 of 1935 Re: Expedition; Cranks, Won't Start, Has Gas; No Codes [explorerx4]
Oct 28, 2006 (9:22 am)
Folks, if you have the symptoms I described above...I found that it was the fuel pressure regulator causing the problem. A simple $35 item anyone can install. Note: there are various part listings for this piece and be sure to look at your unit before going to buy one. My '99 Expedition 5.4l Eddie Bauer 4WD took a (OEM Part No.): XR3E-9C968-AD (Motorcraft part No. CM4911)...same part fits the 4.6l engine. It has no bolt holes and is retained by a "C" snap ring; it's located on the driver side EFI fuel rail, just about mid-way along the intake manifold above the injectors and coil/plugs. Check to see if a little spray of ether (engine start spray) ignites and runs for a second or two...if so, and you have a crank, no start, no faults or codes...replace the fuel pressure regulator; a cheap first step. Hope this helps.
#1646 of 1935 Re: Information on 4X4 problem, 2004 Expedition [razzmaniac]
Oct 31, 2006 (9:12 pm)
The Ford Rep just happened to be there that day. No attempt to contact. One other time on a problem with the front limited slip on 1995 Bronco, the District Rep was there that day too and agreed on the spot to disable the awful functioning front axle limited slip. If you hook with the District Rep, get a resolution on the spot if possible.
Another idea is to strike up a conversation around the shop and someone will blab out the date the Rep will be there, the name, etc. Old police trick. HA! Another is to make a total pest of yourself while maintaining business like composure. And, fill out and keep a copy of the dated form requesting the District Rep call you. Have someone there sign and process the request.
But, over the years I have done the best by working as close as possible with the shop manager or tech closest to the problem. They feed off praise--let the local guy be the one to make the call in your favor assuming they can fix the problem in the first place.
General TSB such as from NHTSA can be helpful, but they can be misleading.
Close observation of the sights, sounds, smells related to the problem is paramount in helping the tech if the problem cannot be duplicated. Write down date(s)and time,temperature, towing or not, speed, load, etc.
Ford also has something called Oasis where the tech inputs problem information into a nationwide Ford database. I had a 2003 Ford Explorer that had a weird A/C moaning noise that was only heard when temp and humidity were both over 83-85. Right there in black and white on the Oasis printout was the problem plain as day--the Ford tech believed me then. Only Ford did not have an economical fix and said to check back later. The A/C completely quit under warranty later and the noise never returned.
Finally don't be a total cheapskate. The dealer trying to make a profit notices when you pay for what is fairly yours.
..hope some of the above might me of help to you..
#1647 of 1935 ' 03 expedition shifting problem
Nov 01, 2006 (6:18 pm)
I have a 2003 expedition with 152,000 miles on it. At highway speeds (60-70 mph) when I put the gas pedal to the floor the transmission downshifts to far. The tack jumps to 4000 rpms and the truck does not accelerate. If I let off on the gas a little the transmission upshifts to the correct (passing) gear. Any idea whats going on?
Nov 05, 2006 (8:15 pm)
I am having this problem with my 2004 ford expedition. The leather in the second row and two front seats is cracking like crazy. I bought it new in late 2005 and I dont know why the leather would crack. In the front seats it has gotten so bad that its already torn! The foam is exposed. Its ridiculous. Should Ford replace it (it has more miles than the orignal warranty covers)? Please help. Email me if you have this problem?!?!
#1649 of 1935 Press Request
by KarenS HOST
Nov 07, 2006 (6:05 pm)
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#1650 of 1935 Re: my vibration is different [expe]
Nov 11, 2006 (12:07 pm)
Did you ever get that vibration problem taken care of?? Having same problem on 1999 expedition.