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#166 of 263 Blown transmission (and transfer case)
Aug 19, 2010 (9:43 am)
Our 2004 Expedition started jumping out of gear. Took it to dealer, 3 hours later and $100 bill, we were told transmission problems and needed additional appoinment to check skid pan. We removed and checked it and indeed there were chunks. After talk with dealer manager, car towed to dealership and on the computer again, removed skid pan and given obscene quote (even though we were described as long time loyal customers). Got quotes from Independent shops, considerably cheaper, only to discover that transfer case was also destroyed. I'm guessing I might have had to sell some kids in order to pay for it at the dealer. This car has not been driven hard and meticulously maintained and serviced. It only has 62,000 miles on it and in checking, this does not seem to be an isolated incident. In talking to Ford they offered no sort of assistance only a "have a nice day". Will be trading this car in the future and it won't be for a Ford!
Sep 23, 2010 (6:43 pm)
Could anyone send me a copy of the TSB or the TSB number. Thanks.
#170 of 263 2006 Ford Expedition clunck and problem shifting gear
Oct 27, 2010 (7:11 pm)
Hi! Today, after hesitating quite a while and reviewing all the info on this forum I finally went to the dealer. The problem with our car, Ford Expedition 2006, accellerated weird. When you pull up, it would shift from 1 to 2, but not accellerate in 2 and directly shift to 3. So when you pull up hard enough it doesn't matter much, because than the speed/RPM is high enough to continue accellerating further in 3rd gear. But when you pulled up slow/normal it would be difficult to pull up further because the speed/RPM is to low for 3rd gear to really pick it up and continue accelleration. At high speed the car was fine. When slowing down the gear didn't shift down until full stop and you heard a big clunck or sometims some rough noise/grumble slowing down.
At the dealer the "Transman" joined me with a testdrive and was pretty sure he knew what the problem was: a valve (there are 8 of them) on the bottom part of the transmission should be broken. It would take about 4 hours of labor and $100 on parts to fix it. Well ....ok! When I came back that afternoon it was fixed and we did the testdrive again and it was working fine again. Indeed one valve was broken and he replaced all of them. Costs altogether: $580 incl. tax
I am kind of happy my car drives normal again and I don't feel like something is falling down from my car (the clunck) when I come to a stop.
#171 of 263 2006 Expy with overdrive issues
Nov 21, 2010 (11:05 am)
I recently purchased an 06 Expy King Ranch with 58000 miles. Upon driving to Florida this week, we noticed a hard downshift out of/into overdrive. Went to a dealership, turned off the car, went for a test drive with service manager and nothing. Started driving again, same thing. We took the car out of OD and then the advance trac warning came on and the engine light came on. Now when driving at low speeds it sounds like a plastic playing card is in the spokes of the right front tire. Great. Any answers out there? I've seen posts that say it is as simple as a reflash or as complicated as a torque converter. We have no shifting problems at low speeds/gears and thankfully we don't seem to have the engine fail issue either. Yet. Thank God the car is CPO.
Jan 17, 2011 (3:26 am)
I am an owner of a 2006 Expedition with 59,087 miles and just had to replace the tork converter and pump on the transmission. Does this sound right? Thanks Fords!!!!! I also just replace a rear hub assembly. Did I buy a lemon or what? Is it even worth going to Fords and complaining? Something has to give. This cost us almost 2,000 dollars. I just talked to another ownerof a 2008 Expedition. She is replacing her transmission as well. I think there is a problem here?!?!?!? It started out as a thump upon exceloration from a complete stop. thump sounded like it was coming from the rear end of the car though. I know that sound carries so this just blew my mind. I do not think I will own another Ford vehicle again. I am so sad. Why is Ford's the only one who does not offer a bigger warranty? 3yr 36thous. miles. What kind of krap is that? Are they trying to tell us to bewarre of their products? GM and Chrysler all give longer warranties.
#173 of 263 ford transmission probs
Jan 29, 2011 (4:44 pm)
My transmission is slipping. I checked the fluid and it was way low. What kind and how much should I put in? There was none registering on the dip stick.?
#174 of 263 Re: ford transmission probs [thebarber]
Jan 30, 2011 (4:33 am)
The manual should tell you what type to put in, if you don't have one you can download it from the Ford Fleet Services web site. How much depends on how much is missing, you should probably get it in for a complete tranny service and evalaution - sounds to me like there is a bigger problem here than just the need to top it off. You need to find out why it is down so much.
#175 of 263 2007 Ford Expedition Trans problem
Feb 03, 2011 (10:57 am)
I have a 2007 Ford Expedition E.B. 5.4L. We had a big snow storm here (Michigan) yesterday and while was driving into work (4A) my transmission acted like it came out of gear then clunked back into gear. When this happened my check engine light came on and a wrench appeared on the display. I took it to the local dealership and they told me that the air filter housing was open and it was allowing air and water into the transmission. That was there diag. I am a ex mechanic and they said that no trans flush was necessary. I fail to see how the air filter housing has anything to do with the trans. Is there a vent tube or valve on the trans that will allow this to happen? Can anyone here give me a reasonable answer?