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#886 of 1953 Re: 2005 NBX Expedition [nvbanker]
Nov 26, 2004 (7:32 am)
Must be nice! Have a safe trip.
My 2004 Expedition--the dealer is replacing the rear axle assembly in hopes of calming down a very annoying whine heard mostly in 66-68 mph range at light throttle. Minor whine at other speeds in 50-low 70s range Second time in for the problem. The dealer techs use a series of magnets at various drivetrain places to pick up on the source of the noise. Recent Enterprise rental 2005 E/B Expedition had its own loud rear whine, but at lower mph than the above for mine. Never had any rear-end noise problem with 4 previous new Broncos or new 2000 Expedition (Broncos may have been too noisy overall to hear any rear-end problem anyway)? Wondering if IRS has anything to do with all the reported rear whine noise in Expedition and Explorer per posts on Edmunds and TSBs? Incomplete original Ford engineering? Whine noise may be showing up due to better overall NHV control in later models, with rear-end design and quality about the same? Don't know.
#887 of 1953 You know, Fx4,
Nov 26, 2004 (5:15 pm)
this is interesting, and I certainly don't doubt the problem exists, so many testimonials, but I have 24,000 miles on my 03 Navigator, and total silence so far from the rear end. Not a whine, not a whimper. What can I say?
Nov 26, 2004 (6:47 pm)
I have a 2000 model Expedition XLT and I have enjoyed it for the most part. The transmission was replaced at 55,000 miles because of rough idling and involuntary revving of the engine.
Anyone else have similar problems??
Nov 26, 2004 (8:19 pm)
The Transmission replacement corrected that problem?
Nov 27, 2004 (7:11 am)
So far, So good. Since the transmission replacement, I've not had the problem again.
#891 of 1953 Re: Advice on used Expedition 1998 - 2001 [calexp]
Nov 27, 2004 (7:59 am)
If it has the 5.4 look for oil leaks around the head gaskets. If you see any, run away. Or if the engine has just been cleaned, it may be cover-up.
#892 of 1953 Re: Advice on used Expedition 1998 - 2001 [calexp]
Nov 27, 2004 (12:53 pm)
On our 2000 Expedition XLT with the 4.6L engine, the transmission had to be replaced because of rough idling and engine revving for no apparent reason.
Nov 27, 2004 (2:54 pm)
I guess stranger things have happened, but that makes no logical sense to me.......
#894 of 1953 Re: 2003 Expedition Stuck in 4WL [bdrehfuss]
Nov 29, 2004 (4:14 pm)
I have the same problem on a 2000 Expedition. The third time now it goes into 4 Low by itself and pushing the button changes nothing. After sitting a while turning differant things off and on it finally clears up. I called ford at 1-800-392-3673 and reported the problem today. As we speak my wife has the problem right now in the parking lot at her work!!!
#895 of 1953 2000 Exp SUV stuck in 4WDL
Nov 29, 2004 (4:27 pm)
The third time this has happeded. My SUV will not come out of 4L. You push the switch and on the display it switched from 4H to 4L but the truck stays in 4L. I read about a recall on the GEM for other models for this module but Ford has not recalled this model and year. The funny thing is each of the three times this has switched by itself my wife had just left a fast food drive through. Wondering if the vehicle is getting RF interferance some how which activates 4L and makes it stick there.