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#1816 of 1953 2002 Expedition 2 wheel drive: disappearing oil
Jun 23, 2009 (5:36 am)
own a 2002 Exp with 5.4 liter: when it got 68,000 it began to get horrible gas milage down from 16 to 6 mpg. Began to have to add a quart of oil every 500 miles and notice that it would occasionally blow some blue smoke when started. Car began to miss, so we took to dealership and they said #5 coil needed to be replaced. I was also told it needed complete tune up with new wires, plugs and coils. I had #5 coil and wires and plugs replaced but not all the coils.
When we picked it up it started missing the next day along with a little blue smoke when starting the next morning. Called dealer and service mgr told me to drive it for 300 miles and see if it improves. Went 300 miles with no improvement I checked oil and had to add 11/2 quarts. Took back to dealer and told them that i blieve we had a gasket or cylinder problem.
They told me that was not the problem and would not check it under warranty because there was no proof. We did a check with them taping oil fill tube shut and told me to bring it in every 500 miles.
Was told after 500 miles and adding another 1 1/2 quarts that Ford engineers says this is common...... I told them that it is not commom that the vehicle ran fine with 3,000 mile oil changes and no disappearing oil problems.....
They told me that they could not help me........ Here we are at 107,000 miles with same blue smoke issue down to 8 mpg again and adding 6 to 7 quarts of oil every 3,000 miles and no sign of oil leak on outside of engine.
#1817 of 1953 Hissing sounds
Jul 01, 2009 (2:14 pm)
'04 Expy EB w/4WD. There is a low level hissing sound that seems to come from in front of the driver position that disappears when the brakes are applied. Take the foot off the brake, hissing returns. When I turn off the car, remove key, it remains hissing for a little while then fades to nothing. This just started within the last 1,000 miles, the odo has about 92k on it.
Thanks in advance for any advice or comments.
#1818 of 1953 02 expedition eddie bauer
Jul 02, 2009 (8:10 pm)
I am new here. When I step on the gass my truck hesitates then pickes up speed. Just recently my truck has no power and needs to be jummped. I took it in to a shop and they told me I needed to replace my catalytic converters ($2400 total), Fuel system cleaner and replace mass air flow sensor ($493 total). Before I dish out all this money I was wondering if anyone could let me knw if thats what it really is and if there was anything else i could do.
#1819 of 1953 Re: 02 expedition eddie bauer [islandmocha]
Jul 02, 2009 (8:50 pm)
Are you getting any trouble codes?
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#1820 of 1953 Re: Hissing sounds [jg88]
Jul 06, 2009 (7:17 am)
Found out the hard way -- this sound was occuring because the power brake booster wenr bad. It was $900 parts & labor + tax to install a new one. Ouch.
BTW, this was not via the dealer, they wanted a couple hundred more. Used Ford parts, though. Didn't want to mess with thebraking system.
#1821 of 1953 2004 Ford Expedition Repair Manual
Jul 20, 2009 (6:34 am)
Has anyone been able to find a Chilton, Haynes, or any other DIY repair manual for the 2004 Ford Expedition? I can't seem to find one and it makes me think they aren't coming out with one.
#1822 of 1953 Re: 2004 Ford Expedition Repair Manual [trumpguy03]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 20, 2009 (8:45 am)
I have access to the Auto Repair Reference Center through my public library. It's a bit hit or miss, but the coverage for the '04 Expedition looks pretty good. Even has wiring diagrams. It's a bit of a pain to look stuff up in the garage, but you can print stuff out beforehand.
Sometimes you can find factory shop manuals on eBay. And Helm has a shop manual for $180.
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#1823 of 1953 2002 ford expedition eddie bauer sunroof issue, please help
Jul 26, 2009 (7:41 am)
I have a 2002 ford Expedition Eddie Bauer. I opened The Sun roof Last night to the fully open mode. When I tried to close it nothing happened . Yet when you try the switch to the open position the sun roof moves back 2 inches and when you try the switch to the close position it will close those two inches yet will not move any further. Is there any way of manually closing this sun roof? Also If I have to remove the headliner( Nightmare Solution ) How do I remove Those darn Plastic Hanger Hooks?
#1824 of 1953 Re: Hesitation?Skipping [whiteb]
Oct 20, 2009 (10:40 pm)
I HAVE THE SAME ISSUE WITH MY 03 EB AS WELL. IT WAS DOING THIS BEFORE AND AFTER I TOOK MINES TO THE CAR WASH SO I DON'T THINK ITS BECAUSE OF THAT, SO OTHER THEN THAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ALSO. I HOPE ITS NOT THE TRANSMISSION GOING BAD
#1825 of 1953 97 Expedition problems
Nov 13, 2009 (9:03 pm)
I thought it was from putting in cheap gas. It was after that the engine started bucking when driving.
Got worse after a week and the whole front end was shaking when you accelerated.
Took it to get codes checked and it said it was missing on cyl 4.
We replaced all the plugs, boots and coils. Still acting up so we replaced the fuel injectors, fuel filter and one coil pack.
It ran but sounded like it was missing still and would buck a little when driving. Took it to get codes checked again and the mass air flow sensor came up.
We installed the new sensor but it was worse and would not stay on, Turn it on and it would idle low and choppy and die.
Put old sensor back in and no difference.
Disconnected the mass air flow senor wires and the truck ran better. It still was a choppy idle and sounded bad, but didn't die.
We are thinking maybe it is the air flow sensor's connector or cable.
Is there anything else it could be?
We have not had our vehicle for 2 weeks now and keep having to try borrowing my in law's van or get rides as we only have one vehicle and I work overnight and my wife works days. I am really hoping to get it running again this weekend.
Not sure exactly what I should try next.
Would appreciate any help and suggestions.