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#868 of 1953 Re: Vibration [tourguide]
Nov 15, 2004 (8:02 am)
I own a 2001 EB Expedition 4x2, had 35 miles when I rolled it off the lot in 01 and now is in the 56K range. Around 32K, I started to pick up a low vibration coming through the chassis. Tires were replaced as part of a recall, calmed the vibration down a little, but it has been persistant. Dealer claims "all is well", did the brakes 4K ago, took care of a little more of the vibration, but it's still there. Checked the tire rods, etc... I was just chalking it up to age and wear on vehicle. You folks think it's something more?
When we first got the Expededion, it had that wonderful Ford "Floating" feeling on the road. Like NOTHING could effect the ride (much like an old Mercury or Lincoln), now it rides and feels like a truck.
#869 of 1953 2001 Exp. EB Side View Mirror Turn Signal Lamp
Nov 15, 2004 (8:06 am)
How do you replace the lamp in a side view mirror turn signal on a 2001 Expedition (EB)? Owners manual has every other lamp and how-to listed.
#870 of 1953 Thoughts on 01 Expedition.
Nov 15, 2004 (8:25 am)
I've read through a lot of your comments on the Expedition, and I sense either folks really, really love the vehicle, or hold dubious thoughts on continued ownership. I have to say, I am of the later.
I've always been a stickler about keeping up on the routine maintainence. The miles are predominantly highway. At 37K miles, I lost one cylinder head due to a faulty fuel injector (JUST outof warranty), and it cost me almost $1200 in repairs. I'm in the 56K mile range, now, and I gotta say, I am waiting for something else to go. I have a very prominent vibration through the chassis. Then you look under the hood, and points and plugs are inaccessable. I feel powerless.
Elsewhere, the Expedition is REALLY showing it's age. The interior is not holding up well (and it is just the two of us, no kids or farm animals...). Really makes me think hard about buying a new generation of Ford product. I have never had this high-end a vehicle look like a total piece of mare'd in such a short period of time. Even after detailing.
I really don't like the new Ford idea of very expensive, disposable vehicles (life expectancy of no more than 4 or 5 years), and I feel that is where I am with this Expedition. After 30+ years as a diehard Ford person (started with a 1972 Mercury Comet, then Montery Coupe, EXP, Sable, F-150(2 of them!), Explorer Sport, Focus and Expedition), Nissan and Honda/Lexus are really looking good.
Thanks for the forum,
#871 of 1953 rattle in dashboard and gas pedal
Nov 15, 2004 (5:42 pm)
The rattle in the dash board came from behind the passenger airbag. They said it was a wire that was rubbing so they secured it with antirattle foam. On my 04 Expy the gas pedal seems to have a little play in it. The 05 that I checked out did not. The gas pedal play makes a slight noise when I tap it. Does anyone else have this problem?
#872 of 1953 01 expedition thoughts
Nov 15, 2004 (6:03 pm)
I would keep it for a while. I would of probably purchased an extended warranty at 36k. Anyway now I would hold onto it and see how it goes. I had a 95 plymouth voyager awd with a 100k warranty. Many problems during the 100k that were fixed. Kept it to 160k, comparably very few issues the last 60k. Than traded it in for $1500
Nov 16, 2004 (6:46 pm)
had a '00 expedition.
i have an '02 explorer now. i was putting a lot of miles on it, and my wife on her vehicle too, so i bought a focus that we split driving on.
since my driving pattern on the explorer is now something like 800 miles in a weekend, 800 miles in 8 weeks, another 800 miles in a weekend, i'm looking at expeditions again.
back to the expy. we were in an accident on the highway where someone came across the highway and hit us knocking off the left front wheel and suspension.
at first i thought i had a flat tire, but realized the sound was wrong. after figuring out i still had steering control but little brakes, i brought it over to the right shoulder and stopped. it was misting out and i saw an overpass a hundred yards or so up the road. i drove it(without a left front wheel) under there so we would be out of the rain.
when the state trooper showed up, he looked at the expy, looked way back at the other vehicle, looked at me, looked at the expy, looked way back at the other vehicle, looked at me again, but never asked me anything. you could tell the wheels were turning. i didn't volunteer anything back, other than to ask if the other people were ok (they were).
when the flatbed showed up to tow the expy away, we woke up our 10 year old who was sleeping in the 3rd row. she didn't have a clue until she got outside to see it. then she said, 'dad, you're going to buy an excursion tomorrow right?' 2 jaw droppers in 1 day. i got it fixed and kept it for a while.
i guess my rambling point is that maybe it will take care of you when you really need it to, not that other vehicles couldn't do the same.
#874 of 1953 Re: Vibration [raderad]
Nov 16, 2004 (9:19 pm)
With my 99, I found the ride deterioration, vibration issues to be tire related mostly, and a straight-line issue with general wear and tear on suspension parts, shocks, struts, air suspension, whatever, after about 50,000 miles, but not to an aggravating point. Just that I could then notice, it wasn't quite as solid as she once was when new. But it was still very competent and smooth, if the tires were right. If the tires were out of balance, were cheap, were out of round though, it played hell with the whole truck.
#875 of 1953 Sudden Brakes
Nov 17, 2004 (12:44 pm)
My wife had complained of a sudden braking sensation while driving our 2003 Eddie Bauer Ford Expedition. I thought she was imagining things or left the parking braking on. I then had the same thing happen to me while driving on the freeway, I went from doing 60 mph to 20 mph without applying the brakes. Imagine how freaked out I was. I immediately pulled over had the vehicle towed to the dealership. They have had the vehicle for 5 days and have no idea what is causing the problem. Has anyone ever heard of this issue?
Nov 17, 2004 (6:25 pm)
but it sounds like the Traction Control module or the ABS system may have activated erroroneously.
#877 of 1953 Re: Vibration [raderad]
Nov 17, 2004 (7:56 pm)
There have been some problems with the trailing link arms breaking on the late Expeditions, may want to have the front suspension checked. Also check tie rod ends, looseness in these front end parts can aggravate existing vibrations. Have the tires checked for out-of-round, you may need to have them road force balanced.