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#225 of 243 Transmission bangs when downshifting to first
Oct 08, 2012 (8:43 am)
i have a 2008 expedition eddie bauer. Since it had 20,000 miles the transmission makes a rough downshift when slowing down to a stop. i have been complaining to Ford and requesting they cure this problem every time the car went in for service. Ford keeps telling me all is ok, yet the transmission keeps on doing it. They say drive additional 1,000 miles for the transmission to readjust. I keep complaining before my warrantee expires I am now close to 47,000 miles. I see many owners have this problem, why does Ford not fins a solution? Anyone have an answer different the the ones given?
#227 of 243 Drivetrain Vibration/grinding 2003
Oct 09, 2012 (12:25 pm)
I have a 2003 Expedition and it has developed a strange vibration/grinding noise coming from the rear of the drivetrain. It seems to only do it upon initial exceleration. I am not sure if its coming from the transmission, rearend or transfer. Can someone give me some advice on what this could be or what I should inspect to further identify the problem.
#228 of 243 Re: Drivetrain Vibration/grinding 2003 [whitedj]
Oct 10, 2012 (5:15 am)
Have you kept up with the service intervals ont he trans and rear differential? Do you have the limited slip rear diff?
#229 of 243 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [urikn]
Nov 01, 2012 (4:19 pm)
Just took my 08 expedition in to the dealer today with the same issue. 24k miles. They told me they had to reprogram the transmission and the problem is fixed. I pick it up tomorrow so I will let you know if they are right. I've read other posts stating they've had this done and the problem just came back though.
#230 of 243 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [bohunk1]
Nov 04, 2012 (4:28 pm)
I hope you are lucky and it works, Ford did this to my expedition unsuccesfully at least four times. I finally got them to take a test drive with me, this rough downship happens when the transmission is a bit hot. If they test it for 2 minutes it seems ok but later reappears. The car has been in their shop for a full week, they tested and it failed, so now they are ordering parts (i do not know what parts yet). Hope they fix it this time for me. If you repair fails let me know and by then i will know what needs to be done if resetting the unit is not enough.
#231 of 243 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [urikn]
Nov 04, 2012 (5:45 pm)
So far it's working fine since they did the reprogramming. Let me know what they end up doing with yours in case my problem comes back. I'm sure it will. Thanks
#232 of 243 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [bohunk1]
Dec 08, 2012 (11:46 am)
they opened the transmission, said they did not find anything. later they said they found two seals which did look defective. the car was in the shop for 3 weeks. i got it back drove 1000 miles and it is still a very harsh downshift. I'm starting to think that ford simply has a bad transmission and they do not want to admit it.
#234 of 243 Transmission vibration during acceleration
Dec 19, 2012 (11:13 am)
I have a 2007 Expedition with 85k miles. When I accelerate up through 2nd and 3rd gear there is a vibration as if I am running over warning rumble strips. It only does this when I maintain a constant speed at about 25 to 40 mph. If I hard accelerate through the gears and get up in speed the vibration doesn't happen at all. After I get to 40 mph and higher there is no vibration. Does anybody have any ideas?