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You are in the Ford Expedition
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Ford Expedition, SUV
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#1646 of 1953 Re: Information on 4X4 problem, 2004 Expedition [razzmaniac]
Oct 31, 2006 (8:12 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 1953 ' 03 expedition shifting problem
Nov 01, 2006 (5:18 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 (7:15 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?!?!
Nov 07, 2006 (5:05 pm)
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#1650 of 1953 Re: my vibration is different [expe]
Nov 11, 2006 (11:07 am)
Did you ever get that vibration problem taken care of?? Having same problem on 1999 expedition.
Nov 12, 2006 (11:55 am)
We recently discovered the keypad code in our expedition (The whole under the glovebox if you contort yourself... thing really works!). The keypad comes in handy because we don't have an alarm transponder. And we don't have an owners manual. What are the features it does. We so far realized that
If you input the code then press 3, all doors unlock;
If you input the code then press 5, the rear glass opens up;
Is that all the keypad does or is there more?
-Cj 2004 Black Expedition Eddie Bauer w/DVD
#1652 of 1953 Re: new Expy [autoboy16]
Nov 12, 2006 (9:46 pm)
Hi, I found this info on another Expedition forum site, hope it helps !
"I just bought a used 03 Expedition, and didn't have the factory keyless entry code.
After, some google searches, I've found the location on mine. It was located on the passenger side, under the dash. You have to remove the passanger floor foot panel, look towards the fender and you'll see the fuse box. Next to the upper left corner of the fuse box, there is another smaller black box with a white sticker, look for the 5 digit code. This was my factory code.
Others have posted that it's on the drivers side, but that is for 02 and older."
Take it easy.
#1653 of 1953 Key codes on 2004 and newer.
Nov 13, 2006 (8:20 am)
They stopped using the sticker in 04. now the key code is only available from your dealer.
#1655 of 1953 Re: Key codes on 2004 and newer. [mschmal]
Nov 13, 2006 (7:29 pm)
Yeh, but Autoboy16 has an 03 Expedition, that's why i answered him with my response !