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#1701 of 1953 Battery Cable Repair
Apr 23, 2007 (3:41 pm)
My 2004 EB Expedition was in need of a battery. Twice this year I had to jump start it after letting accessories run without the engine running, so I opted to get a new battery.
However, the positive cable was so corroded that I couldn't remove it. I looked at buying a new positive cable. I didn't check Ford, but AutoZone had one for $80 (positive and negative together).
After fretting about the delay to get the cable (at least 3 days), I opted to try something else. I found a Lynx battery post adapter that clamps to the post and provides a bolt to hook cables to.
The Expy battery has three items that bolt to the positive post. The bottom "cable" actually has the post welded to it that the two other cables attach to. That's also the cable that was so corroded I could not remove it.
Anyway, I bought the Lynx post adapter and also bought a new DL-65 battery from AutoZone (CR best buy). I removed the negative cable and then cut the corroded bolt off on the positive side. I then proceeded to cut the corroded clamp part off of the positive cable. I was left with enough surface area and that little post. I cut off the post, drilled a hole in the flat part, mounted it on that post and then attached the other two cables above it.
All worked well - no problem with starting or charging system. Total investment was $5.00 for the post adapter and $70 for the new battery. Much better than waiting 3 days for the new cable. I don't know if this is a kosher way of dealing with the problem, but it was sure a convenient and cost-effective way.
#1702 of 1953 Shift Lever Stuck in Drive - 98 Navigator
May 01, 2007 (10:41 am)
I was in a parking lot the other day, and I put the vehilce in to drive to move out of the spot. I went to pick up my friend, and I tried to put it in park but the shift lever would not come out of drive. It was still in gear so I drove it home and the transmission shifted gears fine. At home I could not put it in park so I turned it off and I could not get the key out.
#1703 of 1953 ford expedition 2000 PROBLEM!!!
May 24, 2007 (10:25 am)
Took my expedition in to sell to an auto broker. He unscrewed the oil cap and compression went down along with idle. He said, this is a sign of bad rings. Is this true? If so, how much to fix? Need to sell for $$ looking to find out how to get it fixed and sold. Thanks!
#1704 of 1953 Battery Cable Corrosion
Jun 06, 2007 (12:53 pm)
Just experienced our 1st repair on our 04 4x4 expy eb -- had to replace the battery and cables -- battery was DOA and cables were toatally corroded. It's just shy of 50k miles and about 38 months old. Otherwise, we've had no problems at all. Have kept up with the truck every 5k miles for scheduled services and have gone by the book.
BTW, we will get 55k miles on the oem conti tires. Had to replace 1 tire do to a sidewall flat and used the spare tire across from the new tire putting the older tire on the spare rim.
#1705 of 1953 2001 EB Expy 30,000 Service
Jul 26, 2007 (7:36 am)
So after almost 6 years I finally hit 30,000 (actually 31,000) after a long road trip on my Expy. What services beyond the normal oil change stuff should I be looking at?
Thanks for your time.
#1706 of 1953 Re: 2001 EB Expy 30,000 Service [shand32783]
Jul 26, 2007 (10:33 am)
You may want to check this out: Maintenance Schedule
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#1707 of 1953 Re: 97 Expedition Air Suspension Questions [85stang]
Jul 29, 2007 (9:08 am)
I own a 97 Eddie Baur Expedition too and with the same noise problem when the compressor kicks in. Right now my rear wheels are low and wont get up. Your advice please.
#1709 of 1953 A/C shuts off for no apparent reason
Sep 17, 2007 (4:54 pm)
I have a 2007 Expedition EL. Occasionally the A/C just shuts off. It usually comes back on in a second or two, but once it didn't come back on at all. The only way to get it to come back on was to stop the car, turn the engine off, and resart. Then I could turn the A/C back on. This occured after going over a speed hump at 20 MPh. But sometimes in will just shut off. Sometimes I'm on the freeway, sometimes at a stop light. Like I said it will usually come back on by itself. This has been occuring since the car had just a few hundred miles on it.
Plus the A/C seems to take a long time to get cold. Haven't brought it in yet, but just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem, or might know what is causing it. Of course when I go in, the dealership will probably give me the old "well we can't replicate the problem" routine, so I know I'm going to be frustrated as usual. Please help !!
#1710 of 1953 Re: Brake Problems! Please help! [darthxjuan]
Sep 21, 2007 (9:28 pm)
I've been recently experiencing the same problem with my 98 EB, I had my brake pads replaced and rotors turned & i was still having the brakes pulsate on me, but not all the time, i had some motor medics take it for a drive, but of course the brakes didnt pulsate, then i noticed the ABS light on, so i talked to a few people and they said it might be the sensors. Well I happened to take my truck to the drive thru car wash with the undercarriage cleaner and my abs light went off, and my brakes didnt pulsate until the front rims got dirty again, so i took it for another undercarriage clean and it stopped again. I dont know what the deal is, but I just decided it was time to get a new car before mine falls apart. I love my Expedition to death though...