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#20 of 1953 problems w/ 1999 eddie bauer expedition
Apr 30, 2002 (10:06 am)
I purchased a new 1999 e. bauer expedition, at 32xxx miles i developed an oil leak and had to have a head gasket job. it was under the factory and all was ok. that was approx. 10 months ago. then my second oil leak developed. I was out of factory warranty by 4100 miles and ford thought i was being totally unreasonable to expect a $40,000 truck to go at least 100k miles b4 a major engine problem. in any event, i had purchased an extended warranty through a 3rd party company and after 6 weeks without the vehicle and no cooperation from ford we finally got the engine replaced. I have had the truck back for 1500 miles and the tranny is slipping!!! What a piece of garbage!!!!! I have bought ford vehicles for 20 years and this will be the last time. Ford motor co took no interest in resolving my problem and my only saving grace was a good ford dealer who was quite patient thru the whole GD mess. ......BUYING A CHEVY NEXT TIME!!!!!
May 10, 2002 (3:48 pm)
that its just your Expedition thats messing up. I just hit 100k miles on my 4.6 V8 and no problems. I had 78K miles on my mustang gt 4.6 V8, my dad has 140K on his grand marquis 4.6 V8. I guess that Fords arent that bad but there are always a few that are lemons. I will never buy a chevy. Never.
#22 of 1953 roll overs
May 14, 2002 (6:18 am)
this messages is for anyone,
does anyone know if the Ford Expedition flips over easy.
#23 of 1953 Re: rollovers
May 15, 2002 (6:21 pm)
To best answer that question you should log on to www.nhtsa.com and click on "Crash Tests", and go form there. They assign "star" ratings to different vehicles according to their research and crash test results. I checked for myself, and the 2002 Expedition is listed. You can compare the ratings to other vehicles listed and decide for yourself. BTW, I own an '02 and I am pleased with it.
#24 of 1953 Jaredf
May 23, 2002 (5:56 pm)
In contrast to your 99 Expedition problems. My 99 Eddie Baure has been a terrific vehicle. I have not had any problems with it and I am at 60,000K. As Gasguzzler said there are always a few bad apples out there and it sucks that you got one of them. Coincidentally all of my GM products have been lemons. So I switched over to Ford. I have been very happy with all of them except my 2000 Ford Explorer. Its caused me some grief with the timming chain rattle ordeal but its a lease and up in one month!
Here is a list of my Ford Experiences:
2000 Ford Explorer- (29,000K) been a good vehicle and fun to drive but has that stupid timming chain rattle that the dealer can't seem to fix.
1999 Ford Expedition-(60,000K) Love this vehicle. Very comfortable to drive and has been trouble free.
1996 Ford Explorer sport-(90,000K)Very good vehicle but has a terrible ride (even after new shocks). Just had to replace the fuel pump as my first problem.
1996 Ford Thunderbird (102,000K) 4.6 V8. A blast to drive and has been mostly trouble free except for a intake manifold blowing up on me (YIKES! stupid composite plastic intake manifolds).
1979 Ford F-150 (125,000K) Still runs like day 1. Alot of fun to drive believe it or not. That little 302 puts out.
With all of my good Ford experiences I have to wonder if you bad Expedition is a fluke? Anyway I hope that it shapes up for ya. Car problems should be the last thing on anyones mind. Goodluck.
#25 of 1953 CB radio noise???
May 30, 2002 (6:44 am)
Havig really enoying noise problems with my cb. Getting engine noise... not a high pitched whine sound, but rather a low pitched tat-tat-tat-tat sound ther increases w/ engine speed. So far I tried different power sources and grounds, even direct to the battery (this was the worst) Lowest noise so far is when using the dig/lighter adapter. But I was trying for a more perm or polished install.
I also tried 3 or 4 noise filters/traps that were being sold at several auto parts stores. None worked. Have not tried the Rat Shack yet.
Interesting thing is that if I disconect the antenna from the back of the radio... the noise goes away. I had thought that if the noise was from an electric source that the noise would still be there. Can the coax or antena be picking up the engine noise. Have tried different routes for the coax to no avail. Are there antena filters?
The radio is a new Uniden pro540xl w/ Workman 5" mag mount supporting a 2' K40 Flexwhip ontop. I tried to tune the antena using a Rat Shack swr meter. The best I could get was a 1.5 on both 1 and 40. Vehicle is a '99 Ford Expedition w/ elec ignition and fuel injected.. I have read that some electronic ignitions and fuel injected engines are problematic with noises, and in some trucks they place some type of filters inline to the fule injection systems. Not sure what Ford will think of this.
Any help would be appreciated!
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#26 of 1953 99 Expedition Vibration
May 30, 2002 (12:33 pm)
I bought a used 99 EXP and have a vibration from the rear at 40 - 55 mph. I had the tires balanced and the problem got better but it is not gone. Anyone have suggestions? I read somewhere about exhaust dampeners and having the driveshaft and rear end balanced. Anyone kow how to do this or where to go to get it done? Suggestions on what it might be? Could it be the brake rotors out of balance?
#27 of 1953 re: CB radio noise???
May 31, 2002 (10:39 pm)
I have a 99 Expedition XLT and have no problems with noise. I have heard about problems with other vehicles and the placement of the CB and the antenna. My CB is mounted by the driver's calf/knee. I tap power from the middle seat port (just behind the driver's seat). I run the antenna cable back behind the driver's seat and then out the left rear door to a 3 foot whip on top. CB is a optimized Uniden. Don't know much about what filters might help because I haven't needed to try. Good luck.
Jun 01, 2002 (4:53 pm)
always loved Fords. My first car was a jeep but after that I switched to ford. Here is a rundown...
1. 1996 Thunderbird 3.8 V6-sold with 40k miles when I found out that it was to be redesigned. never had a problem.
2. 1996 Mustang GT 4.6 V8-sold with 79k miles with no problems for my need for a pickup
3. 1998 F150 4.2 V6- 40k miles, currently running with no problems
4. 1997 Expedition 4.6 V8- 101k miles, currently running with no problems
I think I will be sticking with fords for a while. My experiences have been great with them. Next, I will probably find a nice notch 5.0.
#29 of 1953 Actually 3dglasses...
Jun 02, 2002 (8:43 pm)
I to had a vibration problem with my Expedition when I first purchased it at a dealers auction. However it vibrated only at higher speeds (70-80MPH). I had the tires rotated and balanced and still there was a vibration but not as bad. I took the thing back to a different place and they reblanced the tires which took care of the problem 100 percent. What they found was that the previous owner had nicked a chunk out of the alloy wheel (on the rim) and was causing all of my problems. I don't know if a rebalancing will solve your vibration problem, but heck, it might be worth a try. If that doesn't work then you may have a bad alloy wheel or even a bad tire. Some vibrations can be hard to pin down but thankfully mine were not. Goodluck with those nasty little devils (vibrations) :- )