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#732 of 1936 Re: Engine Problems [ogas]
Jul 14, 2004 (12:32 pm)
I also have a 1998 Expedition and is in the shop for the same problem. Am being told that it will cost me over $2700.00 to get it fixed. They even told me that this is a known problem and yet refuse to assist in any way. I have reported Ford to BBB and wrote to NHTSA and ABC News7 consumer advocate. Sure would help of you could do the same. Maybe if we holler loud enough Ford will help in some way.
Jul 14, 2004 (2:26 pm)
You want Ford's help on a 6 year old truck? How long does the manufacturer have to back a vehicle with 1000 moving parts against failure? I would not be happy, but I wouldn't expect Ford, or Bendix, or whoever made the ABS component to fix it now.
#734 of 1936 Re: [nvbanker]
Jul 14, 2004 (3:53 pm)
Yeah I get what you mean..but I have taken good care of my SUV and only has 110000 in the 6 years that I have had it. My compalint is that I was told that Ford knows/knew this is a problem and they haven't done anything about it. To bad I really like my SUV and was planning on getting another one..have to do more research I guess
#735 of 1936 Re: [chanate]
Jul 14, 2004 (4:08 pm)
Believe me, I know how you're feeling facing a bill like that. I'm just saying that getting six years and 110,000 miles out of a subcomponent isn't unreasonable. Had the engine failed, that would be different. And I'll bet Ford didn't realize it was a problem until they started to age considerably. I've not heard about it before.
Now, perhaps a more productive thought on my part would be an alternative to the $2,700 bill the dealer wants to fix it. Is the part interchangeable with other years? If so, perhaps a boneyard could provide you with a cheap, if not terribly long term replacement part? Are there aftermarket providers? I'd get all over the net and look around. ABS sensors on old Explorers are what I would call a chronic problem - but this one is rare. There has to be a better solution than a bill that large. Hell, I'd trade the truck.
#736 of 1936 Satellite Radio Problem
Jul 15, 2004 (6:58 am)
I have an 04 Expedition with Sirius Sat installed. I am unable to play Sat radio in dual mode while DVD is playing. AM/FM/CD work fine. Anyone know if this is normal and if so, is there a fix?
Jul 15, 2004 (9:41 am)
I've seen Ford buyback more lemons than any other manufacturer since Bill Ford took over. Some attorneys out there may be able to either corroborate or decry that claim, but so far, in my little circle of the world, it's Ford 3, everybody else 0.
#738 of 1936 Door code.....
Jul 22, 2004 (1:50 pm)
A friend of mine has just acquired a 99 Expedition with the keypad on the door. Problem is, he doesn't have the master combo. Can anybody tell me where the sticker with this code may be located on this car? It's usually on a trunk hinge in the cars, but not on the SUVs. I've heard it's under the dash somewhere?
#739 of 1936 Steering Wheel Shake over 65 mph
Jul 29, 2004 (11:31 am)
Bought an 04 EB in March and love it. Way better than the Tahoe it replaced. Only issue to date is a pulsing sensation from the steering wheel at highway speeds. Nothing horrible but annoying. Truck has 8,000 miles and I've just balanced and rotated the tires and it's still there.
Question: is this a case of waiting to wear out the Contri-craps or could there be another issue with the front suspension?
Jul 29, 2004 (2:16 pm)
I'm betting on the tires - because I have that problem, but only when one tire is on the front. The Rack & Pinion translates every little thing up to the driver, where reciprocating ball steering is numb. So if you do have a slighly lumpy or out of balance tire, you're gonna feel it. So, I move the bad tire to the back, and have no problem. You may just have the Continental jiggle..... You could try demanding another set of tires from Ford to fix it. I think they owe you a steering wheel that doesn't shake, don't you?
#741 of 1936 Re: Vibration [nvbanker]
Aug 02, 2004 (11:01 am)
Update from 2 post ago....just returned from the tire place that did the balancing last week. The machine was out of calibration and 3 of 4 tires needed rebalacing. Not the Expy/ContriTrac's fault. All is well in ExpyVille once more.