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Ford Expedition, Transmission, SUV
#227 of 262 Drivetrain Vibration/grinding 2003
Oct 09, 2012 (11:25 am)
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 262 Re: Drivetrain Vibration/grinding 2003 [whitedj]
Oct 10, 2012 (4:15 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 262 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [urikn]
Nov 01, 2012 (3:19 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 262 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [bohunk1]
Nov 04, 2012 (3:28 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 262 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [urikn]
Nov 04, 2012 (4:45 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 262 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [bohunk1]
Dec 08, 2012 (10:46 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 262 Transmission vibration during acceleration
Dec 19, 2012 (10:13 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?
#235 of 262 2004 Expedition Eddie Bauer
Dec 27, 2012 (12:05 pm)
I have a 2004 Expy, 89k miles, I notice the Transmission slipping a couple of days ago, yesterday made an appointment to go to the Dealer for a Diagnostic of the symptoms. Did not make it, had to get Towed the rest of the way. Transmission failed in the FWD it would not shift at all, i had Reverse. I did notice low transmission oil before I left, no oil on the ground, suspected if there is a Vacuum line that the oil was going that route to the engine. Mechanic at the Dealer thinks the Overdrive Unit in the Transmission, went bad and contaminated the system. The dip stick look clean so I don't know. Dealer recommendation is to replace transmission. So there will be some kind of Warranty on the Tranny, I rather go to the Dealer, then go to a shade tree Mech, and get a rebuilt or a Junk yard replacement, and be doing that again, not long after. After reading some the Posts, there should not be problems with a transmission with low mileage. 89k is nothing, If some folks are having problems at 10K, thats is not good. Ford better wake up. They are going back to there old motto, Fix it or repair Daily, I been driving Ford products for many years, and I have trusted Ford better then most MFG. I think Ford should look into the cause of those failures, I did not use me car to go boonie stomping with it. On dirt roads I it take slow, basically I baby that care because I want to last for some time. When you spend over 42k for a car, the money does not grown on trees.
#236 of 262 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [bohunk1]
Jan 06, 2013 (11:42 am)
as i mentioned the car was in the fors shop for three weeks, the did finally find two seals in the transmission that did not look good which they replaced. Transmission was reset again, I drove 1,000+ miles to let it adjust but have noticed no change. transmission bangs when stoping like before. Ford tells me they will get a transmission expert to see the car. The agency Manhattan Auto and its staff have been great and helpfull however the problem has not been solved. I feel the bang from the rear of the car and suspect the differentials slip seal, u-joint or maybe other rear end problem. Also thought it could be the car's computer hardware since the software has been updated more than once to no avail.
How is your doing? Can you tell me exactly what they did?