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#6 of 253 1999 ford exped. trans problem.
Feb 27, 2007 (8:14 am)
I have a 1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer, 5.4 liter Triton V-8 with 165,000 miles. It is clean with NO problems of ANY kind since I bought 2 months ago, as a matter of fact the car was driven from Boston to washington d.c with no problem. However, yesterday I noticed some little resistance in its movement and today the truck refuses to advance or reverse and people says it is the transmission. I checked the transmission fluid and there was a fluid in it, however the engine oil level was very low, so I immediately added some engine oil and trans fluid but the truck still will not move forward or backward. In order not to cause further damage, I had the truck towed to my mechanic and who also says that since the truck will not moves, it must be a trans problem.
I just added a remote start security alarm system, crime stopper, and a dvd player on saturday and the trans problem start on sunday... could there be some kind of connection or is just a coincidence?
I am just wondering if it could be something else or maybe something that does not require another trans, or maybe there is something else that can be tested or checked on the truck before buying another trans, and if the need be that I must buy a new trans, if there is any suggestions, advice or any helpful hints, tips.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
#7 of 253 Stinking Trannies
Apr 02, 2007 (1:37 pm)
I have the same Expy as you do, and I believe that from experience that yes you will soon need service to the trans. I bought mine in October 2004 from a leasing company( company service records were complete) and within the first month the trans completely failed. It started out slowly, but soon I noticed that the trans fluid was filled with metallic particles, and was dark, and burnt. I had to wrangle with the leasing company to get a compromise on a replacement trans for around $600.00 There seems to be something endemic with the transmission types used, and possibly the yearage and mileage of these units. If possible try to get a completed replacement instead of a repair. Yes I tried everything including prayer, but prayer and a cheap replacement did the trick.
#8 of 253 Re: Stinking Trannies [jackbp]
Apr 02, 2007 (3:17 pm)
Thanks Mr jackbp for your reply. I just wish I knew a little bit more about these trucks before I bought one. Yes I tried everything especially when dealer told me that it will cost me $3000 for a new trans and labor, but with a prayer I got an outside mechanic who get me a used trans with 90 days warranty for $1000 and get paid $500 to put it in.
Now, upon getting the truck back I noticed it was very low at the back. The mechanic mentioned that this was due to the air suspension and he said I should have turned it off before getting the truck towed to them but he said he had turn it off and back on that within days the car will rise back to normal height,( it is been a week now) however the car rides was so bumpy and shaking that I took the truck back to the shop the next day. The mechanic told me that there is nothing he can do to the truck and suggested that I should take it to the dealer so again, I went to the dealer where they told me that the air suspension pump has shut out and therefore I will need a replacement along with relay and 3 valves, total price $1500.
Right now, I am just fed up with the truck and all the expenses, I mean how can a common tow cause the pump to shut out completely to the point of replacement? it is suspension today, who knows what tomorrow. I believe something as simple as turning off suspension switch should not that much, anyway I am on my second prayer for miracle. Any idea, suggestions and advise will be greatly appreciated.
#9 of 253 Re: Stinking Trannies [ayakata]
Apr 03, 2007 (12:30 pm)
Is the "Check Suspension" light on? Did you check the switch that turns the inflation pump on and off? It is located in the front passenger footwell, on the right side wall up under the dash. Did you check the associated fuses?
#10 of 253 Re: Stinking Trannies [macman246]
Apr 03, 2007 (1:08 pm)
Yes sir, the check suspension light is on, I check the switch and switch on and off couple of time with no luck. They told me all the fuses are okay, that the problem is that the pump is burnt out and the relay is bad.
I guess I must come up with $1500 to replace the pump.
Thanks and God bless
#11 of 253 Re: Stinking Trannies [ayakata]
Apr 04, 2007 (12:32 pm)
Sorry to hear about that. I had a coupler fail under the hood last year, but the pump still worked. When it failed, it sounded like the air brakes on a truck going pffffft, and down went the back end. Fortunately it was only a $150 repair, and the dealership got us right in because we were visiting town and had to leave the next day.
#12 of 253 Re: Stinking Trannies [macman246]
Apr 05, 2007 (1:30 pm)
Thank you. I have my truck at the dealer now, will be picking it up tomorrow.
Have a nice wknd.
#13 of 253 07 Expedition EL transmission problems
Apr 27, 2007 (12:28 pm)
Have had my new Expedition EL in the shop for the last month trying to figure out what is wrong with transmission. Picked it up for a few hours 2 times and brought it back for same problems even though they said they fixed it. Bought it in November. Trying to work with ford on either a replacement or refund but they want me to pay for taxes, all fees and mileage put on vehicle. Would be about 2-2.5K. I don't feel I should be penalized for buying a lemon. OK HERE'S My QUESTION.... Has anyone else been having problems with theirs. Feels like it is slipping also mine had a bolt put on wrong from factory that led to breakdown and fluid all over the back of truck.
Thanks for your help.
#14 of 253 07 Expy EL Tranny Probs
Apr 28, 2007 (9:35 am)
I've had my 07 Expy EB EL for about the time frame and have had only one minor issue with the DVD player of all things and that was taken care of quickly. I posted this in another forum but here goes. I live in the Alaska interior with temps in the winter that dip around -55 degrees. My vehicle even sat outside over night several times. Zero issues with the tranny or anything else but the DVD player. Several buddies have old and new Chevy's suburbans which many of had tranny issues with the cold. a few buddies with 07 F150's and their trucks have had no tranny issues at all. This is my first Ford vehicle, I was VERY leery at first, but the truck has done so well given the harsh conditions, I'm not trying to beat the Ford drum, cause Murphy's law says as soon as I post this my Expy will spontaneously cumbust, but the new Fords I've seen up here have done real well. I'd purchase again if I had to...Sorry about your problems, hope Ford takes care of you, our dealer up here has been decent. I'll ask around to see if anyone else in my unit has had any tranny issues....We all just came off deployment and went out to reward ourselves....hence all the new vehicles.....
#15 of 253 2000 Ford Exped - Jerky/shuddering acceleration
Apr 30, 2007 (8:26 am)
My 2000 expedition just started jerking/bucking as I give it the gas. Most noticeable when starting up a hill giving it the gas to maintain current speed. Seems to be a drivetrain issue - not an RPM issue.
I have had a check engine light on for a few weeks. Ran that code and its the EGR and all associated with it. So far have replaced everything associated with the egr - am going to remove EGR & try to "clean" it, reset the computer codes,, and then replace the egr if cleaning doesn't fix check engine problem.
Could the jerking feeling from the trani/drivetrain have anything to do with the egr?? The engine rpm stays stable - no cutout- during acceleration. The vehicle just bucks/shudders ...If I bury the gas (in frustration) the jerking seems to be a bit less.