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#1837 of 1953 Advancedtrack System
Jan 16, 2010 (4:17 pm)
I have a 2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer. The AdvancedTrack System light is on and it is stalling or seems like it is slipping as I drive down the road. It acts almost like it's running out of gas but that is not the issue. As I said the light for the system is on and there was a warning flashed prior. I was a Ford mechanic years ago and am now retired, but never worked on anything like the perks that the cars have now. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?
#1838 of 1953 Re: Power Window Issues [alwaysfords2]
Jan 25, 2010 (6:34 am)
You were right! I took apart the window switch this weekend. Popped off the switch caps and then the cover and took apart the switch in question. Sure enough, there was carbon or dirt build up on the rocker contacts for the left rear window switch. Used some alcohol to clean them off, reassembled the switch, and reinstalled it. All is working fine now. Saved me $60!
In other news, I had this annoying clang in the driver's door whenever the locks would activate. I couldn't figure out what it was. I finally found directions for removing the door cover and discovered a loose locking rod and a plastic tab. It was connected to the power lock module on one side, but the top was hanging loose and banging the pin connected to the door handle.
Couldn't figure out what they went to. Took apart front passenger's door to see if I could determine where it went based on that set up, but that door didn't have this locking pin. Then it dawned on me that this pin must have been attached to the driver's side key lock. I checked, and sure enough, when I used the key to unlock the door, nothing happened.
I figured out how to get the locking pin and plastic part reattached to the lock cylinder, but there was a clip missing, and I couldn't find it in the door well. Took a trip to the local Ford dealer, showed them the part, and the guy pulls out a plastic box filled with little bitty parts. Turns out I needed a little "c" shaped cam washer or something to slip over the lock cylinder and lock the plastic part in place. Part guy gave it to me for free. It fixed the issue! And I didn't have to spend a dime.
This car has been very good to me, and although it's had issues, I've been able to address them with relatively minimal expense.
#1839 of 1953 Re: "NO CDDJ" on 2000 Expy radio - help! [alphaphialpha]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:13 pm)
Not yet. I have ignored it for 2 years, now I'm back at it and came across my old thread. Did you find a fix? I'm going to pull the head unit out, disconnect the harness for an hour, and then reinstall. someone suggested that on another post.
Please email me rbarbot2hot(REMOVETHIS)mail.com if you fixed yours.
#1840 of 1953 Re: "NO CDDJ" on 2000 Expy radio - help! [rbarbot]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:45 pm)
Please email me ...
Let's keep the discussion here so everyone will benefit.
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#1841 of 1953 Re: Problems with Trim [gulfcoas]
Feb 20, 2010 (10:48 am)
Did you ever get an answer, I can't seem to find any. I've got trim on the top of the doors that is peeling black plastic. Want to replace/repair but don't know how to remove.
#1842 of 1953 Re: Actually 3dglasses... [jrc346]
Feb 23, 2010 (2:51 pm)
if u r having vibrations at higher speeds then it might be that u have a broken belt n one or more tires, i'd have this check'd at ur nearest tire shop/dealer
#1843 of 1953 Ventilation system problem
Mar 01, 2010 (2:28 pm)
In our '04 Expy EB, we have a climate control ventilation system and lately, the switches to send air to the 4 vents in the middle of the dash does not send the air through properly. For a while, it just took a little while for the air to be channeled to the middle vents, now they don't work at all in any position such as Auto, the position for just the middle vents, or the position for floor and middle vents. There must be a flap or something not moving properly. Anyone else experience this? If so, is this a simple fix I can do or do I need to get it to the shop?
#1844 of 1953 Re: Ventilation system problem [jg88]
Mar 02, 2010 (5:34 am)
Could just be a vacuum leak, the blend doors are moved by vacuum. The most common location for Expedition vacuum leaks is under the battery.
#1845 of 1953 cigarette lighter (12v outlet)
Mar 06, 2010 (10:57 am)
He guys, just looking for some direction. in my 2000 Expedition, is there a way to make it so the 12v power outlet shuts off when the car turns off? looking to mount a gps permantly and hate to keep puttling the plug every time. Thanks for anny assistance!
#1846 of 1953 '98 Expedition idles low and shakes really bad
Mar 17, 2010 (12:18 pm)
I own a 1998 Expedition with approx. 125,000 miles on. It usually drives really well. Three months ago, it started idling low while at stop lights and then shake really badly like it was going to cut off. It did this for a little while and then it actually started cutting off after idling below 1000. We took it to a mechanic that said something about gaskets. We had the gaskets replaced which fixed the problem temporarily. It is now doing the same thing again. It drive fine, but will idle low when I come to a stop, shimy really bad then cut off. Does anyone have any opinions as to what this might be?