Last post on Nov 09, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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#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?
#237 of 262 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [urikn]
Jan 06, 2013 (8:21 pm)
So far after the reset and about 1500 miles I can still feel the bump but it is very minimal. I hope it stays that way but I doubt it. I will be interested to hear what the trans expert will have to say about yours. By now I'm surprised they haven't swapped out your trans considering how much time and money this is costing everyone.
#238 of 262 Re: Transmission vibration during acceleration [kc1213]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:00 pm)
did you get an answer...my 2008 just started to do this slightly also.
#239 of 262 Re: Transmission vibration during acceleration [cwdrifter]
Jan 23, 2013 (7:27 pm)
I had that problem with a different expedition I had years ago and was something to do with the drive shaft. Sorry cant recall the exact issue but it was an easy fix by the dealer.
#240 of 262 Re: Transmission bangs when downshifting to first [bohunk1]
Jan 24, 2013 (3:00 am)
my expedition is in the shop again. still bangs when downshifting from 2nd to 1st. test drive with transmission mechanic who had inspected the transmission and is confident the transmission is ok seems to suspect either the differentials or the transfer case. lets hope they find the problem and finally solve the issue since it is becoming redicolouse
#241 of 262 Re: Transmission vibration during acceleration [cwdrifter]
Feb 04, 2013 (2:19 pm)
It's a bad universal joint on driveshaft at transmission, rear end, or both.
About a $10-30 dollar part depending on brand and quality.
#242 of 262 Transmission of my 2008 Expedition fixed
Feb 13, 2013 (1:34 pm)
Manhattan Ford , where I service my Ford expedition and where I purchased it in 2008, finally was able to convince Ford to replace my car's transmission. The car finally does not bang when downshifting from second to first gear when coming to a stop. Seems all other repairs, software updateds etc. never worked. I am grateful to the staff of Manhattan Ford for being presistant for all this time (the car had been looked at more than 5 times over a year) and finally resolving the issue.
#244 of 262 2003 Expedition Trans Trouble at 128K miles
May 25, 2013 (10:35 am)
At 128 K miles the transmission is jerking at around 50mph. While I was test driving it I rounded a left curve at 50 mph and the transmission lost tourque as if the transmission was placed in nuetral. The engine reved to 4K rpm's and I released the accelerator pedal. The car passed through the curve and the transmission again attached to the engine.
The skipping symtoms at 50 mph are similar to the same jerking caused by bad coils or sparkplugs but those have been recently replaced and the problem persists. I'd appreciate any Ideas as to cause and repair.