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#81 of 113 Re: STALLING 2003 FORD EXPEDITION. [cmartinez1]
Aug 22, 2011 (8:06 pm)
Missing at idle caught my eye. I have had 2 engine issues with my 2003, intake manifold and coil packs.
The intake manifold is made of plastic if you can believe it. It cracks over time and leaks coolant. The coolant and water evaporate when the engine gets hot and evaporates up ... right into the coil packs and plug boots. The engine has a cover over this area which just concentrates the evaporation into these components.
The 1st time I noticed a problem was after a heavy rain, again, moisture & condensation.
I had the manifold replaced for around $1400.00 only to have missing on various cylinders continue. After reading this forum, I bought some coil packs on eBay and replaced them myself. Problem solved. I just looked on ebay and you can buy a complete set for anywhere from $130.00 to $270.00
Good Luck, hope this helps.
#82 of 113 2004 Ford Expedition Stalling to Dead
Sep 06, 2011 (2:16 pm)
I just purchased this 2004 Ford Expedition with 168,000 miles (highway) older couple who religiously brought in for every appointment as the manual directed. I have had it for almost a month and this week we noted it stalling while I was driving and I could start back up in neutral. The last couple of days it was stalling more and more...no warning, stuttering, or anything. Today I drove about 100 yrads.
I have been reading all possibilities, but still hoping to hear a miracle. I live in FL. It is rainy season. I changed the air filter and no change in behavior. Very frustrated!!!
#83 of 113 Re: 2004 Ford Expedition Stalling to Dead [troppavseal]
Sep 06, 2011 (2:26 pm)
Well - I took my in to have it looked at as you could spend thousands of dollars trying all of the stuff on the forum only to find out that both cats were so plugged that air is coming out of my motor.
This will be the 2nd time in 2 years that I am having to replace cats on this messed up ford! I am so sick of dumping money into this vehicle and Ford just says oh there is nothing wrong with these vehicles. YEAH RIGHT.
#84 of 113 2003 ford exp eddie bauer problem
Oct 17, 2011 (7:00 pm)
HAVE READ ALL THE PROBLEMS POSTED AND MY FORD IS ALSO JUST SHUTTING OFF . AFTER MY MECHANIC HAS REPLACED PLUGS,COIL PAKS, PCV,FUEL FILTER, AIR FILTER, DPFI SENSOR, REPLACED SEVERAL BAD VACUM LINES, SCANNED ALL CODES, CHECKED O2 SENSORS, MADE SURE THERE WERE NO MORE VACCUM LEAKS, IT RAN GREAT FOR FEW DAYS THEN JUST SHUT DOWN. SO WE TOOK IT TO FORD DEALER, THEY THOUGHT IT WAS CRANK SENSOR AND REPLACE IT, DIDN'T WORK. NEXT GUESS IS WIRING HARNESS THEY TELL ME, THE MAGNETS IN THE A/C COMPRESSOR CAUSE SOME SORT OF PROBLEM IN THE HARNESS ??? WILL KNOW TOMORROW IF IT IS THE PROBLEM, WILL POST IF IT WORKS OR NOT.
#85 of 113 Re: 2003 ford exp eddie bauer problem [brad90]
Oct 19, 2011 (9:17 am)
Please let us know what happens...same problems as so many others...2006 105,000 miles
#86 of 113 Re: 2003 ford exp eddie bauer problem [brad90]
Oct 19, 2011 (2:55 pm)
UPDATE TO PROBLEM, WAS NOT WIRE HARNESS, DEALER REPLACED CAM SENSOR, STILL NOT FIXED, THEY ARE TOTALLY BAFFLED, TRYING IGNITION SWITCH NEXT, WILL POST WHAT ELSE HAPPENNS
#87 of 113 2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
Oct 19, 2011 (3:18 pm)
I have 194k miles on my '03 Ford Expedition and just recently started to have the same problems. When idling, the vehicle begins to rev up and down and will eventually shut off unless I put it in neutral. I have had bad vacuum lines replaced as well as several other things and still no solution. I can not tell if the vehicle shifts poorly in low speeds or if there is a lack of power from somewhere. Also, it is very sluggish in reverse as well and will shut off if I don't quickly put in back in park or neutral. Wonder if the problem is the transmission?? Any ideas?
#88 of 113 Re: STALLING 2003 FORD EXPEDITION. [wedo43]
Oct 21, 2011 (9:10 am)
Was your vehicle triggering DTC's?
#89 of 113 Re: STALLING 2003 FORD EXPEDITION. [rockbottomauto]
Oct 21, 2011 (7:47 pm)
WHAT ARE DTC'S ?
#90 of 113 Re: 2003 ford exp eddie bauer problem [brad90]
Oct 21, 2011 (7:56 pm)
UPDATE TURNS OUT ONE OF THE NEW FORD MOTORCRAFT COILS THAT I PURCHASED FROM THE DEALER HAD MALFUNCTIONED SOMEHOW AFTER WE INSTALLED IT AND WAS CAUSING THE PROBLEM, IT ONLY TOOK THE DEALER A WEEK TO FIGURE IT OUT AND THEN STILL CHARGE ME FOR THE PARTS THEY PUT ON THAT WERENT NEEDED AFTER ALL. SO CHECK ALL THE OBVIOUS EVEN IF IT DOESNT SEEM RIGHT,