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#321 of 1953 re: 2003 expedition front end problem
Dec 11, 2002 (7:21 pm)
I too am experiencing the same problems. The dealer said it registered a computer code 16070. Maybe they were feeding me a line to make me feel like something was being done. They said Ford engineers are working on a fix, but it could be 6months or longer before a fix would be available. They also told me it would not harm the vehicle. I have a 2003 XLT 4WD. I drove it off the lot in A4WD and didn't change it until we went on a trip and the vibration/griding started. It had less than 2000 miles on it when it started doing this. I switched to 2WD and it stopped. Shortly after we returned from our trip it started doing it in 2WD, so I took it to the dealer. After that I put it in 4WDH and drove for a while and it didn't seem to do it, maybe because it is slightly rougher ride in 4WDH. Anyway I switched back to 2WD and it doesn't do it near as often as it did. It seems to be more of a problem in A4WD than in 4WDH or 2WD.
#322 of 1953 99 XLT low speed vibrations
Dec 17, 2002 (5:55 pm)
I have a 99 XLT with 65000 miles, when turning sharply at low speeds (turning into a parking space)it begins to shake or vibrate, seems to coming from the rear. Also had to have the transfer case speed sensors replaced about 2 months ago (4X4 Light stayed on) Anyone have similar problems?
Dec 18, 2002 (5:38 am)
Do you have the limited slip rear diff? Have you ever had the rear diff fluid changed? It sounds like the clutches binding up. If you haven't serviced it before, it is time. If you do have the limited slip, specify that you want the "limited slip additive" put in with the new fluid.
Dec 18, 2002 (7:17 pm)
Thanks I'll try that, It does have limited slip the fluid has been changed once by jiffylube. I take it ther because the oil filter is nearly imposible to remove. I've never herd of limited slip additive is it available in part stores? or does it have come from the dealer
Dec 19, 2002 (5:28 am)
It should be available anywhere. It is sort of like slick 50 for the ltd slip - it gives a little extra lubrication to the cluthes to keep them from binding up. It is very common although I don't know if jiffylube would put it in without you specifically asking for it. You can probaly add it without taking the cover off if you have some plastic tubing and can siphon off some fluid via the fill plug.
#326 of 1953 Advance track & accelleration continuing!
Jan 10, 2003 (1:54 pm)
8 days old XLT 4X4 Premium - advance trac light came on - pulled over and restarted - it went off. more concerned about taking foot off gas pedal and it seems to continue to accelerate..... also when braking it seems very slow to downshift... any others?.... any ideas?
Jan 13, 2003 (5:33 am)
What did you drive before this? It sounds like you may be coming from a standard. The sensation of accelerating after you are off the throttle could just be that it is not slowing as a standard might in the same situation. What does the tach do when you let off? I have never percieved the shift points when slowing in an Expedition, but in general the vehicle is not using the transmission to slow itself down. In other Ford products I have felt what they referred to as a "coasting clutch" which did actually act like a standard and you would feel the successive gears.
#328 of 1953 Advance track & accelleration continuing!
Jan 13, 2003 (8:40 am)
Before this we had a 95 Suburban Automatic and a Eurovan (VW) Auto. yesterday we were in a flat bit of town probably in the second gear - my wife took her foot off the gas and the car continued for about 1.5 miles without slowing down or reducing revs.....
#329 of 1953 sweeney5
Jan 13, 2003 (11:00 am)
I would test drive another Expedition with the same engine and drive set up (4x4, 4x2 ect) and see if it does the same thing. If it does this is normal.
#330 of 1953 sweeney5
Jan 13, 2003 (11:16 am)
I would recommend taking it in. I have 2003 5.4L 4x4 and there is absolutely no way our vehicle would behave that way. I had an 88 Park Avenue that seemed like it had zero rolling resistance. It would keep going and going. Our Expedition behaves like a "normal" vehicle. Sounds like something is amiss. I can't comment on 4.6L or 2WD models, however.