Last post on Dec 28, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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Ford Expedition, SUV
#108 of 113 Re: 97 ford expedition problems [crodaddy]
Sep 23, 2012 (8:28 pm)
I would be inclined to say to look at your Idle Air Control (IAC) valve. I had a similar issue with my 2006 Expedition, so I unplugged the battery, sprayed cleaner into the throttlebody and wiped clean around IAC, let dry and problem went away. It took a while before a light even came on, any many other people have stated that they had the same issue with no warning light at all. This was done about 25,000 miles ago, and still running strong.
#109 of 113 Re: 97 ford expedition problems [produce_guy]
Sep 25, 2012 (3:26 pm)
Thanks produce guy. I'll def be trying that. I've also been told it could be a sensor and to use c foam(not sure if that's how u spell it) and spray some in your intake ,alil bit in your oil and the rest in your gas ,and its suppose to clean all the sensors and all that nasty stuff out. Not sure if you have heard about that,but I'd def like your input if you have. Again thanks. I hope this fixes my problem
#110 of 113 Re: 97 ford expedition problems [crodaddy]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 25, 2012 (4:41 pm)
It's Sea Foam and I've read mixed reviews. No personal experience using the stuff. Sea Foam Motor Treatment. If you search around for it, many people (including me ) spell it Seafoam.
#111 of 113 Re: 97 ford expedition problems [steve_]
Sep 27, 2012 (5:26 am)
I've Sea Foamed my '03 Expedition about 20k miles ago 150k, but not my '04. I did the "through the brake booster" technique. I think it definately cleaned things out - it was a smoke storm when I restarted it, but that is what you are supposed to get. After the soak and start through the booster, I did a can in the gas tank. Not brave enough to throw it in my oil. I've got a pair of cans to do it again, just haven't had the time.
#112 of 113 Re: 97 ford expedition problems [alwaysfords2]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 27, 2012 (5:55 am)
I've read stuff like "it's just kerosene and will ruin your rings" and it'll wipe out spark plugs. (one example, another).
Since I moved away from Chevron territory, I'll add some Techron to my gas maybe once a year. That's about all I trust, but if my ride started falling apart, it's tempting to try a $10 bottle of something instead of taking it to the mechanic. I'm more worried that some gunk will get stirred up and cause worse problems.
#113 of 113 Re: 2007 Ford Expedition Chugging & Dying [kelrae75]
Dec 28, 2012 (9:23 pm)
OMG my damn truck has been doing the same thing!!! I thought it was just mines but I guess not! I still havent found any kinds of answers to why it has been doing that. Have you figured it out yet? My car just died on me a few hours ago and im getting very frustrated with this. If you do know whats wrong please please let me know!! Thanks!!