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Jun 01, 2002 (5:53 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 1936 Actually 3dglasses...
Jun 02, 2002 (9:43 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 1936 expedition Rust on bottom of the doors
Jun 05, 2002 (7:33 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 1936 Reverse Sensors
Jun 06, 2002 (4:38 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 1936 99 Exp XLT 4.6 with rusty rear chrome bumper
Jun 09, 2002 (7:26 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 1936 2001 Exp XLT -frozen wheel bearings
Jul 02, 2002 (2:23 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?
#34 of 1936 Vibrations in '98 EB Expedition
Aug 08, 2002 (12:47 pm)
Hello all. We recently purchased a '98 Eddie Bauer Expedition (4WD). Although the vehicle only has 27k miles, I have been having a problem with a vibration/bumpy ride when the vehicle is traveling 65 mph and higher. I just noticed that "3dglasses" and "jrc346" have had similar problems. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, how did you solve the problem?
As for you 3dglasses, were you able to solve the problem? If so, did jrc346's suggestions help?
Also, has anyone experienced (what I will call) a low vibration when the car comes to a stop (but is still in gear)?
#35 of 1936 Haemon..Vibrations at stop
Aug 08, 2002 (1:35 pm)
Maybe it's your load leveling system. Is it equipped with one?
Aug 14, 2002 (6:10 pm)
hay expower and bodyman the normal cause of smoking at start up after sitting over night is valve guide seals leaking it only takes a drop of oil the look like a big cloud of smoke in most cases it really does not hurt anything but with low miles on I think I would like to get it fixed if the dealer says it is normal he is full of it tell him that you are going to call the EPA for it is an emissions problem......
#37 of 1936 Holy freakin' float
Aug 20, 2002 (10:31 am)
I'm about to purchase a 99' Eddie Bauer and I absolutely love the vehicle, but I can't believe how bad the response is from steering input to this beast actually moving where it's directed... especially on the highway or at highway speeds. I own a truck, so I understand that it's not designed to handle like a sports car. I'm beginning to think that the tires are garbage. It feels like the sidewalls flex dramatically before the truck starts to turn.
Has anyone else had this type of problem?
Are there specific tires that work best on this truck?
Has anyone made suspension/tire changes that have improved the handling?