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#143 of 262 Am I crazy? 2005 Ford Expedition
Feb 13, 2010 (5:34 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer edition. Love it, it's been great (I've been driving Fords for 32 years). It had a rebuilt Ford-certified tranny put in it 2 months ago due to an accident which blew out the original transmission.
I parked it today to run in and get a taco. Engine was on, as my son was in the car with the a/c on, listening to music. After sitting there for five minutes, it suddenly started to move, and it rolled into another car! Damage was minor, but I'm wondering was this my fault and I merely thought I put it into "park" or could it have shifted into drive somehow? Do these transmission ever shift by themselves with the engine on?
I appreciate any help any anyone can offer. To say I'm upset is an understatement--because I don't know if I had a lapse in brain power or if my car is safe. Comments?
Feb 14, 2010 (4:34 pm)
Report this to the National Highway Safety people. If they get other complaints, it could lead to a recall. Ford did have a problem like this with their passenger cars back maybe in the 1970s. This government agency is in the spotlight now for not handling Toyota's problems better, and they won't want to get behind the curve again.
#145 of 262 Re: '98 Ford Expedition Eddie B. Tranny problem [butchl]
Feb 19, 2010 (8:43 pm)
we are having this exact problem. our expedition has begun hesitating and i am finding it hard to accelerate. we dont have too much of a problem getting to 40 mph. but as soon as we want to go 50 or above or into 3rd gear our suv seems to have such a hard time getting there. can you tell me what the problem was for your expedition?
my husband just changed the fuel filter and tested the fuel pump. all is fine there.
thank you in advance for your time.
#146 of 262 Re: '98 Ford Expedition Eddie B. Tranny problem [nick012]
Feb 21, 2010 (5:42 am)
How many miles on it? Have you done a tranny service? The interval is 30k.
#147 of 262 Re: '98 Ford Expedition Eddie B. Tranny problem [alwaysfords2]
Feb 21, 2010 (11:26 am)
we are at 98,000 miles. we have never had it serviced yet. but we haven't had it too long either. any suggestiosn as to what it may be?
#148 of 262 Re: '98 Ford Expedition Eddie B. Tranny problem [nick012]
Feb 22, 2010 (5:45 am)
The fluid breaks down over time, which is why they have service intervals. There is also a filter in the pan that needs to be cleaned / changed. I would ask a Ford dealer to pull the records on it and see what has been done. You may get lucky and the previous owner may have had it serviced by a dealer. Or you may strike out. Can't tell until you try. In any event, I would take it to a dealer and have them do the trans service. Better done at adelaer because they power flush the lines and get all the old fluid out.
#149 of 262 Re: '98 Ford Expedition Eddie B. Tranny problem [alwaysfords2]
Feb 22, 2010 (12:41 pm)
Sorry for my bad spelling at the end there....one other way to tell if it has ever been serviced is by the presence of a rubber plug in the bottom of the pan. It is assembled with a plug in one of the holes (dip stick hole maybe?) and during final assembly the plug is pushed out of the hole and drops into the pan. If it is in there, then it has never been serviced.
#150 of 262 2010 Ford expedition el limited transmission problem
Mar 25, 2010 (5:33 pm)
Guys, I bought this car January 2010. 2 months after I noticed car having several "jolts" before it comes to a full stop. Went to the dealer, i was told they need to chexk transmission. Anybody had this kind of problem before? thanx
#151 of 262 Re: 2010 Ford expedition el limited transmission problem [pagtarap]
Mar 26, 2010 (4:46 am)
The dude answered you in the other forum before you posted this, I'd say he is pretty spot on with what you described and since there is a TSB it deosn't sound like it is too mysterious.
#152 of 262 Re: Am I crazy? 2005 Ford Expedition [jillymilly]
Apr 01, 2010 (8:34 am)
Just received word from Ford that they will not honor damages and transmission from a similar incident which happened to my family. Our 2008 King Ranch jumped and rolled from park into reverse while running. Thankful that no one was injured. Ford road assistance sent a tow company to take vehicle in to dealer ship and it happened to the tow driver also.
We had transmission problems in June 2009 and the dealership "fixed" it under warranty, funny now that there is body damage and we are close to end of warranty they are washing their hands. The pros from Ford have never contacted me, my wife, or the tow driver to get our information either. It ain't over!