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Jan 18, 2008 (12:15 pm)
I tried searching to see if this subject was posted before, but nothing came up. We are looking at buying a new SUV in the next few weeks and am researching all I can. I really like what I see in the Expedition, but on Consumeraffairs.com website there are many Ford owners that say there is a spark plup defect where the spark plugs blow out, causing the cylinder coil to be replaced. Does anyone know whether this is a problem that only occurs in certain model years? Does the 2007 or 2008 Expedition have a different engine? The link where I saw the spark plug problem is http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/ford_spark.html
I truly appreciate any advice. We will be towing a 19 ft travel trailer and we guess it's almost 6,000 lbs loaded with everything.
#1732 of 1936 Re: Spark Plugs [klbyrkit]
Jan 26, 2008 (7:51 pm)
I believe I read where this had been fixed in newer models. Seems as though there weren't enough threads on the head to hold the plug in place. I believe the mechanics are using heli-coils to repair them.
#1733 of 1936 Re: 190,000 miles on an 2004? [mschmal]
Jan 26, 2008 (7:56 pm)
190,000 miles and a lemon?????? I would have to say not originally. I bet if you do some much needed PM'ng (Preventative maintenance) you might find some of your issues clear up................then again, maybe not.
#1734 of 1936 Re: 190,000 miles on an 2004? [happeetxnrn]
Jan 26, 2008 (11:36 pm)
190,000 miles and a lemon??????
I think that's called an oxymoron.
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#1735 of 1936 Headlight Problems
Jan 28, 2008 (6:27 pm)
I drive a 1999 Ford Expedition and my headlights have suddenly gone out but the bright lights work and my fog lights. I would like to know what i can do to fix this probelm as soon as possible. Any help would be great! thanks
#1736 of 1936 Bad PCM and overdirve O/D light blinking
Feb 01, 2008 (1:08 pm)
I have a 2003 Expedition that I bought brand new. I have had it serviced at the dealer since then for all major services. I have 60,000 miles on it.
The O/D (Overdrive) light started blinking. I manually pused the overdirve button and was able to shift the car in and out of overdrive, so it was working.
When I tool the Expedition in for the 60,000 mile service I told them the O/D light had been blinking for a couple weeks. When they checked the codes they said it was a sensor on the transmission. Then they called back and explained that when they opened up the transmission they found metal chunks that were fairly large. They tore apart the transmission and replaced the torque converter and 4 clutch bands (I think that is what the said). They said the front clutch was burned up?
I paid $1200 and picked the car up. Within a few miles.....guess what? The O/D light started blinking again. I called back and they said bring it in the next week. I did and now they found that the PCM is bad. What is interesting is that the same codes showed up the second time. The new PCM is covered under the 8/80k warranty.
Now I have asked the dealer to consider that the damages that I paid for before were caused by the failed PCM. He disagreed (no surprise) and said that he has never seen a PCM cause transmission problems. Is that true? Can I get them to pay for part of the transmission repair? I think you call that "consequential damages" ? or something like that.
#1737 of 1936 HUB and ABS problems
Feb 02, 2008 (5:56 pm)
I have a 2004 ford expediotin, we bought it in 06'. Last year we noticed a weird rubbing noice coming from the drivers side tire. we changed the brakes and got new tires. it didnt fix it. about a week later we noticed the ABS light was coming on, as well, the brake pedal when pressed felt as if the lines needed to be bled, with a serious shaking. so we had it looked at, all in all they told us the HUB was bad so we had it replaced. it beed about 6 months and the noise is coming back and the ABS light never went off, but with the light off is when we notice the shaking and vibrating in the brake petal. we took it to the dealer and they s aid " there is nothing we find wrong with any of the stuff you described" all in all im about to drive my car off a cliff and get enjoyment out of watching it burn! PLEASE HELP.
#1738 of 1936 2006 Ford Expedtion
Feb 02, 2008 (7:37 pm)
Can anyone help me with possible solutions to a Fail Safe Engine light that comes on in my expedition and then shuts the vehicle off. It was in the shop under warranty about 4 weeks ago and the claimed the replaced a throatle switch on it. Then today it did the same thing so it's back in the shop.
Feb 09, 2008 (10:09 am)
I went to the ford repair shop. to get my heater fixed. they had to pull the dash. an my console where my cd player is well when i got it back, i went to play a cd. I push my cd button an it reads no cddj. so what i would like to know is what is that And how do i fix it. I went rounds with the repair shop how say its not their problem. please help
#1740 of 1936 Is there a quick way to check if cruise control recall
Feb 18, 2008 (9:29 am)
has been performed on my 2000 Expedition?
I just purchased a 2000 XLT RWD Expedition with 78,000 miles. I have no mechanical history on the car except for the carfax report which doesn't offer very much.
It runs well, but I've noticed a few eletrical ticks. I'm most concerned about the recall that prevented the cruise control from starting a fire. Is there an easy way to check if this car was fixed during the recall or do I need to have the dealer do it?
Also, are there any tips for a new owner?