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#57 of 243 Re: 2004 tranmission [mytrk1]
Apr 11, 2008 (4:58 pm)
I had my 04 expedition for almost 4 years. My transmission problems started at about 28k. I would hear and feel a loud clunking noise when the truck would down shift at about 40 mph and also on the highway. when I brought it to the dealership the first time -- they told me it was normal and showed me a service bulletin stating that no repair should be made. It's been back a total of 5 times so far. I brought it to two transmission specailsts who said there was a definate problem with the tranny and Ford still said that their tech. expert could not find a problem. So, after almost 4 years, I got so fed up, I traded it in for an Armada. What's really annoying is that Ford reimburses dealerships for these types of problem. Why would they let you drive around in a $50k vehicle that clunks all the time. So much for a credible service department -- Whaling City Ford, New London, CT
#58 of 243 Re: 2004 tranmission [deanct]
Apr 11, 2008 (8:31 pm)
I had the same problem with my 07-I called their service center and filed a complaint. I made it very clear that if it wasn't fix (whether that be replacing the trans or giving me a new vehicle) I would be filing with my state department of transportation-Lemon Law. It seemed to work. The dealership contacted me within a week. My 07 has been running great ever since with no other problems (Knock on Wood).
I will say this, because of this experience I will never buy another new Ford ever again. The next vehicle I buy will be a Toyota!
#59 of 243 2004 Ford Expedition Problem/Bill
Apr 12, 2008 (8:09 am)
My problem sounds similar to some here, but a bit different, my transmission just started in the last couple of weeks, 81K miles, it's problem, when shifting from park to drive it takes 2-3 second to kick into drive, or when passing it hesistates 2-3 second again before kicking into passing gear. The automatic shifting from 1st to 2nd and 3rd seems to be fine and no hesitation, and manually shifting from drive to reverse or visa versa is fine, no hesitation, it is just from park to drive, and when using my passing gear. Fluid is up and clean. I have heard it could be a modulator/valve??? Any suggestions, thanks....Bill....
#60 of 243 04 tranny problems
Apr 21, 2008 (4:33 pm)
We bought our Expedition new in late 2003. It only has 16000 miles and the tranny is messed up. 16000 MILES! Now it wont go in reverse. When i put it in reverse, it goes forward as if in drive (almost ran into my washing machine). Warranty just expired last November so now its going to cost me $3200 for parts and labor. Any suggestions or similar problems?
Thanks for your time
#61 of 243 Re: 04 tranny problems [dalmeda]
Apr 24, 2008 (10:10 am)
danny sounds like the forward clutch is welded up and the trans will have to be rebuilt but im sure you can find it for less than 3200.00 i think someone saw you coming
#62 of 243 Re: 07 Expedition EL transmission problems [tubbysma]
May 06, 2008 (5:58 pm)
we have been having the same problem w/ mine. they have updated the chip a couple of times, but the problem has never been fixed. would you mind telling me what dealership you went to so that we can call them to find out what the dealership told ford the problem was inorder for ford to pay to replace the chip.
thanks for your help!
#63 of 243 4x4 light flashes, 01 expy 5.4, turn signal mirrror
May 07, 2008 (8:47 am)
My 4x4 light started flashing after momentarily engaging 4wd and towing a boat. Any thing I can do to determine the cause before I take it in? Also, how do you change the bulbs on outside of the mirrors, little red signals on the very end of the mirror, EB trim?
#64 of 243 Re: 4x4 light flashes, 01 expy 5.4, turn signal mirrror [lugster84]
May 07, 2008 (9:07 am)
if your 4x4 light is flashing have your vehicle scanned at a local trans shop that does free roadtests and diagnosis specifically the GEM module you will likely come back with a contact plate code normally out of range which means t-case motor MAY have to be replaced. as far as mirror lights got me
#65 of 243 07 EB transmission problems
Jun 04, 2008 (8:57 am)
I am leasing a 2007 two wheel drive EB Expedition(not an EL). I got it in February of last year and have just hit 18k miles and the truck almost bucks when starting or stopping and hesitates between gears on the highway. Most of my miles are highway miles, I dont tow anything. Its depressing to think that I could have a big issue on my hands at under 20k miles for a 45k sticker price truck...Im glad its only a lease, beautiful truck inside and out, but it doesn't seem like it will be very reliable... into service I go...
#66 of 243 Ford 4 speed Trans
Jun 16, 2008 (5:39 am)
First thing to know about this trans on prior to 07 Expeditions is that transmission fluid MUST BE CHANGED ever 30k. or 3 years.
As for trading for a Toyota, check out the Camry forum, so man trans problems with the 6 speed that CR has removed their "recommended" rating.