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#1786 of 1953 1998 Ford Expedition Air Suspension Failure Problems
Nov 03, 2008 (4:24 pm)
I have a 1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4 4X4 with the air ride suspension system. I have been experiences problems with the rear dropping. My local mechanic told me that the compressor was probably allowing it to leak off. I finally made the decision to replace the compressor. Yet that did not fix my problem. Let me also say that I hear the compressor running often while I am driving. I does not run constantly but often. While travelling with a lot of luggage in the back, the Check Suspension light came on. I also recently went to have the front end aligned and I was told that they couldn't get it perfect since the back end kept dropping. I HAVE had the bags checked for leaks. Meaning that by a mechanic they have been sprayed down with soapy water which showed nothing. WHAT DO I DO NOW? Someone please help me!
#1787 of 1953 Re: Maybe [gasguzzler007]
Nov 08, 2008 (1:14 pm)
Well... Most likely it may be the air shocks goin bad. Ive just bought my 99 expidition a few months ago. When i went shopping for one i was advised not to get on after the year 99 if i didnt have the money to have the shocks repaired. The socks on these newer trucks now come equipt with air shocks. These air shocks on these trucks have a common tendency to go out and cause the truck to drop or just lower down more than usual. Either all around the truck or just in the front or back. This is the reason why i opted to purchase the 99. It does not have air shocks.
#1788 of 1953 Expedition CD changer broke
Nov 10, 2008 (12:21 pm)
I have a 2006 Expedition with an in dash 6 cd player. It's broke. It is loaded with 6 discs and when I hit the eject button it says "no cd". If I try to load it, it asks for the position then says "load error". I've tried resetting the fuse, holding the eject button for some time, and simultaneously holding the load and eject buttons together all to no avail. It sounds like it is trying to do something but mostly is just a bunch of whining. One last thing, I had to jumpstart the vehicle this morning. Could that have something to do with it?
#1789 of 1953 Re: Expedition CD changer broke [jay1970]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 10, 2008 (2:47 pm)
It sounds like you've done all the tricks for getting the changer to work. There's one more but I can't really recommend it (or maybe you've done this already and that's why your Explorer wouldn't start this morning?):
"6. Against my better judgment, I pulled the same fuse again while it was powered on."
rbronosky, "Axiom 6-CD Changer" #8, 15 Aug 2008 6:18 pm
#1790 of 1953 Re: Expedition CD changer broke [steve_]
Nov 10, 2008 (4:14 pm)
I had the key turned to the on position and pulled fuse 22. the radio went dead and I waited a few seconds (actually fumbled around with the fuse, dropped it etc) and put it back in. According to the manual, it is actually a fuse to the relay which operates the radio. I assume you meant with power to the radio and not the engine running right?
#1791 of 1953 Re: Expedition CD changer broke [jay1970]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 10, 2008 (10:25 pm)
I assume you meant with power to the radio and not the engine running right?
Right - probably with the ignition on to auxiliary or whatever.
Mind you, I haven't tried this myself, it's just what someone has posted about around here.
#1792 of 1953 Re: Expedition CD changer broke [steve_]
Nov 14, 2008 (3:27 pm)
Tried it too. Nothing. Probably got a piece of Hubba Bubba in there or something!!!! Who knows. Looks like the dealership is going to get a little money from me (or my kid's piggy bank)!!!
Thanks for the help though
#1793 of 1953 Re: Expedition CD changer broke [jay1970]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 14, 2008 (3:28 pm)
If you have a local stereo shop, they may be cheaper than the dealer. It may be cheaper just to put an aftermarket unit in.
#1794 of 1953 Re: Back Up Aide [colleenbrew]
Nov 18, 2008 (10:45 am)
I have the same problem after being rear ended. I have found out the module for the system is under the rear bumper. Ford has replaced 3 modules and 3 sensors and when they test the system the modules or sensors fail. Their Tech's are stumped. They have ordered new test equipment for the vehicle. The Ford engineers are stumped too. I have noticed that before the system failed that I could go to the message center inputs and turn the system on and off but since it has failed I can't access this part of the message center. When the vehicle is placed in reverse, the message center states "check back-up aid. When ford fixes mine, I will let you know what they did. I think though that the dealer can turn on the system with their computers but it will cost you. I had my vehicle jump started and battery replaced and they charged me 50.00 to reset the climate controlled seats about 3 weeks later.
#1795 of 1953 Re: Back Up Aide 
Nov 18, 2008 (11:09 am)
Thank you for this information, all good to know stuff. Please let me know how you make out with all this so I can try to fix mine. Mine is also doing the same thing, and there are no options in the message center to reset anything either, I've looked at that too. Frustrating!