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#989 of 1953 Re: vibration on 03 expedition, bad tire? [ford_owner]
Feb 02, 2005 (1:11 pm)
Think most all of us who have had the Contirac TR on late model Expeditions have had our share of similar problems. I contacted Continental in Charlotte, NC to complain about another batch of their "lumpy bumpy old things" on my 2004 Expedition. I got a voice mail from some nice lady about how wonderful their tires are and expression of concern I (more correctly they were having) was having problems. Later got a card to send in about my first contact with Continental. There has been further follow up by the company even though I complained on the card about the lack of proper initial follow up and correction.
Local Ford dealer dodged replacing the one very bad Contitrac TR tire until many miles had run up and a new tire would not have matched due to wear on the other three. Three worthless attempts to balance the tires by the dealer. Dented those wonderful chrome clad steel wheels on the 2004 NBX more each time. (see earlier post)
After I described how dead the battery was when I first looked at my new 2004 Expedition and how apparent it was that the vehicle had not been driven in months and months, my local Firestone store manager friend said the time on the lot might be the problem. He went on to say the one bad tire would not get much better based on his many years experience. Some Ford dealers rotate the stock excessively to make it look like sales are booming (Ha!) and other dealers don't move the unsold inventory around at all.
Because of the automatic lights shut off on new Expeditions, there is little reason for a battery on a new unit to be so cold stone dead that it will not even operate the door locks. Buyer beware!! Lumpy tires on long parked unsold inventory might not get any better anytime soon.
#990 of 1953 Post 989
Feb 02, 2005 (1:28 pm)
has NOT been any further contact from Continental to assure the problem was corrected
P.s. no follow up by the Ford dealer either even though I emailed them after the third balance attempt stating that the one tire was still bumping...also no response to my complaint that my lug nuts were twice over tightened by the Ford techs (150+ lbs the last time per neighborhood Firestone store)..then I'm the bad guy for going to Ford dealer management...unsupervised misfits do not need to be changing tires anywhere...
#991 of 1953 third row seat
Feb 05, 2005 (2:06 am)
i just bought a 98 expidition, I would like to install the third row seat,was told I could at first then no, so do all expeditons have the option of adding that seat or is it certain models and years. Also I only have four sort of hooks or latches in the rear where the seat would go. I was told that is not for a seat.
#992 of 1953 Re: third row seat [nawtyme]
Feb 05, 2005 (2:37 pm)
I have a 2000 Expy with the 3rd seat and looked at a number of 98 to 2000's when I bought it- I don't think the heavy brackets in the floor were present on the non-3rd seat models. If you ahve 4 recessed metal brackets with about a 1/2" rod across each, I'm wondering if yours maybe had the 3rd seat once upon a time? A dealers service manager should quickly be able to eyeball this and not charge for it.
#993 of 1953 Re: third row seat [fitguy]
Feb 07, 2005 (12:04 am)
no, no rods across or anything, just the hooks/brackets. My dad thinks they are for a luggage cover or to latch the kid's carseats? so not all the trucks have the connection? also, could i send it to the ford agency here and get them installed?
#994 of 1953 Re: third row seat [nawtyme]
Feb 07, 2005 (6:19 pm)
I'm not sure- the brackets are recessed into the floor about 3", which means the floor would need to be cut; there probably is some extra bracing as well to make the seat connection safe in event of a collision. If the dealers are saying "can't be done", they may fear a liability issue; independent shops would likely say the same. You may be stuck the way it is. Best of luck trying!
#995 of 1953 Re: OVERDRIVE FLASHING OFF [bkwormjean]
Feb 08, 2005 (7:12 am)
Hey there....my truck just started this....did you ever find out the problem??
Feb 08, 2005 (1:10 pm)
That usually means your transmission is having an imminent meltdown when the OD light flashes.....
#997 of 1953 Re: vibration on 03 expedition, bad tire? [fx4]
Feb 08, 2005 (4:36 pm)
OK i contacted continental and they did send a replacement tire to the local continental tire dealer. The tire balanced out and was smooth. I am satisfied. although i think my next set of tires will probably be GoodYear or Cooper
Feb 08, 2005 (5:08 pm)
Those would be good, but personally, I like MIchelins the best.