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#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) :- )
#30 of 1953 expedition Rust on bottom of the doors
Jun 05, 2002 (6:33 pm)
I am considering buying a 2000 eddie bauer expedition, but I noticed that all of the expeditions i looked at (6) all had rust forming on the bottom inside of every door. In this day and age, that is absolutely unacceptable. I supply steel to the automotive industry and know they are using two sided Galvanized steel. Obviously there is a design flaw or a problem at the stamping plant. I have contacted Ford and they will not stand by their product and replace doors. Any suggestions? Has anyone else noticed this problem?
#31 of 1953 Reverse Sensors
Jun 06, 2002 (3:38 pm)
I have just bought a 2000 Expedition and the reverse sensors are not working correctly. The signal (buzzer) stays on constantly anytime I'm in reverse - even if nothing's around me - unless I turn it off. I've tried cleaning the sensors. Any advice? I've already learned a lot from this message board, thanks.
#32 of 1953 99 Exp XLT 4.6 with rusty rear chrome bumper
Jun 09, 2002 (6:26 pm)
Would Ford replace the rusty rear chrome bumper of 99 Exp XLT under chasis rust warranty? I've used 'BlueGel' many times. The rust returns within 3 days after shinning. Is rusty bumper a common problem? I decide to post this after reading about the rusty doors from phall3 and steelped. The chrome of the front bumper and rear view side mirrors are shinny and OK with half of the care. I bought this EXP new in Oct 98, and now it has 32,000mi. My four year chasis rust warranty expires at the end of Sep 2002.
Thanks in advance for your info.
#33 of 1953 2001 Exp XLT -frozen wheel bearings
Jul 02, 2002 (1:23 pm)
I have a 2001 exp xlt w/18,000 miles. On a 800 mile trip home pulling a u-haul my right front wheel started vibrating. The dealer tells me the bearings froze up and the tire was dangerously close to falling off. He said if I would have tried to get another 100 miles we would have died (wife and 1yr old in car). Has anyone ever experience something like this on this new of a car?