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#220 of 1935 Squeaky fan belt.
Jan 06, 2002 (5:54 pm)
I have a 1999 Expedition EB and every time the weather turns cold the fan belt squeaks when I start the engine. The noise goes away after about 15 minutes. Ford dealer can not seem to fix the problem. Any Ideas!
Plus the transmission cable went out at 38,000 miles. Just my luck to be out of warranty by 2000 miles.
Overall no major problems. My wife loves the Expedition. Do I have to say anything more!
#221 of 1935 Vibration 2001 Exp
Jan 09, 2002 (6:48 pm)
From the beginning, my 2001 Expedition has vibrated especially between 60 and 66 mph. At slower speeds this vibration is a subtle 'bounce'. Dealer has balanced tires, aligned... still no solution to vibration. Feels like a horizontal vibration, dealer said u-joint and drive shaft okay, thought it could be a broken belt in tire, but not the case. The only suggestion dealer had was to contact Ford directly. Any advise, anyone?
Jan 10, 2002 (6:11 am)
The vibration issue has been around for a long time. There are lots of TSB's and suggestions for getting rid of it, but very few combinations of fixes actually make it go away. I have it in my '99. I only recall one person successfully having it corrected in the three years I've been participating here.
#223 of 1935 expyowner: it's not just yours... by kwg1494
Jan 12, 2002 (8:25 am)
I have a 1999 Expy that I bought new. I have had quite a few problems including recently discovering my head gasket is leaking. I am really beginning to think the problems are get excessive and expensive. What was you experience with Ford's 1.800 number?
I have also had to replace my rear axle seals beacuse they began to leak. As a result, rear and parking brake shoes also had to be replaced- a 500.00 job. Now I am looking at $1,800 to have my head gaskets replaced. Anyone else think this is excessive?
#224 of 1935 Squeaking Fan Belts
Jan 13, 2002 (3:49 pm)
The fan belts on some of the early '99s did this. Change the belt and it should be OK.
#225 of 1935 Engine acceleration and vibration
Jan 17, 2002 (9:21 am)
I am responding to #67(billyk2) about motor acceleration and the vibration noise take off. I have experienced the same two problems and are wondering if yours were ever resolved? I just purchased a "01" 4x4 expedition w/the 5.4. After reading past and present discussions I am definitely buying the extended warranty. But all and all I am happy with it. We have a 3 1/2 month baby boy, so my wife drives it the most. This is why I am worried about the acceleration problem. I haven't taken it into the Ford dealer yet. Just wanted to know if you(billyk2) ever fixed your problems? Thanks
#226 of 1935 Vibration
Jan 17, 2002 (8:45 pm)
I don't know is this will help or not, but it may solve your problem. I have a good buddy who owns a 99 Yukon. He has had constant problems with vibration. He just recently had his U-Joints (3) replaced and it took away the take-off vibration, but there is still vibration at around 80+MPH. I think that the drive shaft is out of balance because he had to replace 3 U-Joints at just 60,000 miles. That's extreamly excessive for someone that drives the vehicle for work and does not tow. This take-off vibration is hard to explain, but it feels like a rapid jolting and goes away after about 10-15MPH. However it was accompanied by some vibration and noise.
Also which engines are you having the oil leaking problems with. I find it interesting that it seems to be a 1999 problem. I had a 1998 Expedition with the 4.6l that I loved but turned in it due to it being a lease. Since that lease turn in I have missed it so much I want to buy another. Some relatives of mine want to down size and are offering me their 1999 E.B.(5.4L)with 50,000 miles on it. Its in beautiful shape but I really don't want engine problems, or any other problems for that matter.
My 1998 XLT wasn't flawless but was a very nice vehicle. I had many problems with the running board light wires getting built up with ice during the winter months and ripping off. I wish the best of luck with your vibration problems.
Jan 18, 2002 (8:20 am)
I'm not sure if this was directed to me but thanks for the tip on the vibration during take off. I'm also wondering if anybody has any ideas on why my engine started to accelerate during braking. I had to jump on my brakes before I creamed the car in front of me. I have a "01" 4x4 Expedition XLT 5.4L.
#228 of 1935 steiner1niner
Jan 18, 2002 (3:22 pm)
Just a guess but could that acceleration during braking problem be caused by the transmition shifting back to first? I know its an automatic but I have had this happen a few times with my current explorer. I'm coming to a stop at a set rate and then I get a sort of lurch or feeling like something let go. This has only happened twice and it was a good thing I was far enough away from the vehicle in front of me have time to put more pressure on the brake pedal and stop. Come to think of it I remember it happening on my Expedition as well. It never seemed to be anything serious just nerve fraying. I hope you find out the problem...both of them. good luck!
Jan 23, 2002 (4:17 pm)
I'm not sure if it's the transmition shifting. It felt more like the throtle got stuck. I'm not sure. Luckily it hasn't happened since then. Thanks for the advice.