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#915 of 1936 Re: 2005 NBX Expedition [fx4]
Dec 21, 2004 (10:06 pm)
In #842 I mentioned a rear end whine and all that Ford has said, and how they plan to fix. Today, the dealer installed a new rear end with heavy duty bearings and no more whine. 5,000 miles from now I will let you know. They have replacement bearings for Expeditions and will replace them free. I also replaced the continental tires with Michelin SUV 17" tires and I like them a lot. Go to TireRack.com, they have a lot of info.
#916 of 1936 ADVANCE TRAC ADVICE NEEDED BEFORE PURCHASE
Dec 26, 2004 (6:45 pm)
I am strongly considering purchasing a 2004 NBX Expediation within the next few days while the rebates are still valid. Are there still problems with the advance trac system? If so, what are the problems. Also, regardless of problem resolution, is it better to get a NBX WITHOUT the advance trac system? Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Dec 26, 2004 (9:04 pm)
I think advance trac is great. Used it today to get across a freeway median and control a skid.
#918 of 1936 Advance Trac
Dec 27, 2004 (9:44 am)
I have it, last Sat some guy was changing into my lane and I had to do a quick turn so he wouldn't hit me. I think it saved me from spinning out. No problems encountered . I see the light coming on some times when going into a pothole. I would definitely get any safety device on a car that would prevent injury
#919 of 1936 Re: Door Ajar Problems [mbone]
Dec 27, 2004 (10:06 am)
yes i had this same problem on my 2003 eb expedition. try doing this before taking it to the shop. Get some electrical contact cleaner and spray it all in the door latches, really good, that stoped mine, the contact switch that works the door alarm was dirty, that was all tha t was wrong with it, hope this helps
#920 of 1936 Re: ADVANCE TRAC ADVICE [nvbanker]
Dec 27, 2004 (7:38 pm)
Hello nvbanker and gheimur. Thank you both for the replies and advice about the advance trac system. Have you or anyone else experienced or heard of any problems in the 2004 NBX Expedition that I should know about before purchasing? Also, is the new 5.4L engine in the 2005 Expedition better than the current 5.4L engine in the 2004 Expedition? If so, is the difference worth paying more and buying the 2005 Expedition? Thanks.
#921 of 1936 Re: ADVANCE TRAC ADVICE [txmaverick]
Dec 28, 2004 (9:20 am)
The gas mileage and HP is supposed to be better on the 05 . 300 HP vs. 260HP and I believe 14/18 vs. 13/17. I have had a few minor issues that were fixed. If you can save a few k on the 04 I would get the 04.
#922 of 1936 My O on the 5.4L Triton
Dec 28, 2004 (2:08 pm)
IMO I'm a big fan of the Ford modular V-8. They rarely have any issues and for the number of them on the road since 1992, many with 500,000 untouched miles on em, thats a great record. The
Dec 28, 2004 (2:14 pm)
3V will be an improvement, no doubt-revolutionary in engine worlds. Simpler than 4V, just as powerful.
#924 of 1936 Re: Expedition issues... [ford_owner]
Dec 29, 2004 (6:57 am)
You might check the infamous front differential if your 2003 Expedition has 4WD. If so, there is a very familiar fix called "S spring" or something (posted on this much earlier). My 2003 Expedition had symptoms very similar to those you describe. But, the problem was completely solved by installation of the "S" spring by the dealer tech. In the early and mid year 2003 4WD Expedition models, the noise or hum comes from the two front axles turning at different speeds when in 2wd or 4wd auto. Thus, a TSB and repair.
Maybe this will help if your problem still exists.