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#683 of 1953 clunking or bumping
Jun 05, 2004 (7:11 pm)
I have a 03 EB Expedition. I bought last aug. and it has been in the shop about 10 times. After having numerous small problems fixed It now has what seems to be something wrong with the transmission. I have been to the dealer and first they said they could find nothing. Later they did say they had a special service code saying 2000-2003 ford trucks with this certain transmisson may experience a clunking or bumping when shifting from the 3-2 position. They said that although it is annoying no repair should be attempted and it will not impair the vehicles performance. I have addressed the dispute board which customer service recommended. NO HELP THERE!!! I can't believe I have a CLUNKING BUMPING $42,000.00 VEHICLE. I even drove 3 other vehicles with the service manager, identical to mine,and they did not do the same thing. He said that since I had contacted the dispute board it was out of their hands, even though he agreed with me that the other vehicles did not do the same thing. I am so frustrated. This was to be our last new vehicle for years to come, because we will soon have a teenager in his own car. Don't know wether to trade,even though we are upside down or to keep trying to get Ford to take responsibility for what seems to be a piece of crap. HELP!!!!!! Anyone have any advice????
#684 of 1953 I'd just drive it, myself.......
Jun 06, 2004 (4:12 pm)
Yes, very discouraging and will make you hate the truck, but if it's not that serious, well....that's just what I'd do. Then again, I rarely keep cars forever.
Jun 07, 2004 (10:36 am)
I am trying to add / check the R-134a in the A/C system in my 2001 Expedition ED with rear a/c. I can't find the low pressure value to check the system pressure / level of freon. I have found the high side right in front of the battery on the passenger side. Any idea where it is?
#686 of 1953 Front end vibration in steering wheel
Jun 07, 2004 (1:38 pm)
Just bought a 04' NBX and love it. But we have noticed a vibration in the steering wheel when traveling at speeds above 65MPH. Have taken it to the dealer twice. They have rebalanced the tires and each time it is a little better but not much. Has anyone else noticed this? I don't think a brand new vehicle with <3000 miles should have any noticable vibrations?
Jun 07, 2004 (2:39 pm)
One of your tires is square. Rotate them front to back, I'll bet you notice a distinct difference, if it doesn't go away altogether. Then you just have to find which tire it is.
#688 of 1953 Vibration in steering wheel
Jun 07, 2004 (7:00 pm)
I had EXACTLY this problem with the vibration in the steering wheel. I took mine back to the dealership and described the problem to them. They checked the balance on the tires because I thought I had actually lost a wheel weight, but that turned out to be OK.
They DID lower the tire pressure to 37 PSI, as the factory sent the Contitracs to the dealership with 47 PSI. This over-pressure was apparently causing problems as I have not experienced this problem again. Most of the time the truck is smooth as silk on the highway.
One thing I've noticed in the short time I've owned it (150 miles) is that the Expy has more "road feel" than other vehicles I've owned. Personally, I like this but I can see where some may not.
Other than some minor niggling things, I really like my 2004 EB.
Jun 08, 2004 (6:36 pm)
The rack & pinion steering in these trucks gives you unsurpassed road feel. It takes some getting used to.
#690 of 1953 Re: OVERDRIVE FLASHING OFF [sdsm #5]
Jun 09, 2004 (9:04 am)
did you ever get any answers to this? I have an 01 expedition doing the same thing and the service engine soon light stays on constant. Have had it hooked to the computer and several things done to the transmission but they can't figure it out. Of course I'm 4,000 miles over warranty.
#691 of 1953 Re: steering [nvbanker #689]
Jun 09, 2004 (10:32 am)
Thanks for the advice and info
#692 of 1953 RE; INTERMITTANT MISFIRE (Misfire)
Jun 10, 2004 (4:32 am)
98 Ford Expedition 4.6 liter engine. Get intermittant misfire
Some days it runs fine some days it does not and acts as if a spark plug wire has failed or fell off(I understand it does not have spark plug wires as such) I have cleaned the battery posts and cleaned the
injection air box with a recommended cleaner. Some days it also would not Idle at initial startup. Are these problems inter related or isolated? Appreciate any ideas or suggestions