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#50 of 89 08 Expedition Dash Squeak/DVD Player Wiring Harness
Feb 14, 2009 (1:33 pm)
I just purchased a 2008 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer rental return from a Ford dealer with 12K on it.
Question #1 I have found an annoying cricket chirp in the dash when I go over pretty much any sort of bump. (It's winter in Minnesota so the roads have lots of bumps.) The chirp is coming from the dash piece the covers the gauges, speedo, etc. It appears to be coming from the male end of the clip that goes into the dash receptacle. It has a plastic bag like piece that goes over it, which I assume it to reduce any friction or squeaks. I have pulled this part of the dash apart and stuck in felt, cardboard, but no luck. I can make it go away while driving if I place my hand on it. Any one else had this experience and know how to solve it?
Question #2 I had an after market 10.5" dvd player and rear camera installed for the kids. Work great, but another rattle, which I believe is coming from the wire harness that the car stereo shop decided not to anchor down. There is likely 1- 1.5" of room between the head liner and the roof (with the rear A/C vents) it sounds like it is "slapping" when I go over bumps. Any advice to give the stereo shop to fix this when I bring it back?
#51 of 89 2007 Expedition buzz/vibration 1500-1700 rpms
Feb 26, 2009 (7:46 am)
My 2007 Expedition EB AWD makes a noticeable buzzing noise from somewhere ahead of the driver, maybe at the driver's feet, on the driver's side, at light to medium load (accelerating or steady speed going up a slight grade) at 1500-1700 rpms. I can feel it in the throttle pedal, and sometimes even in the steering wheel, but mostly it is heard. Transmission gear and torque converter locked or unlocked does not matter. Road speed does not matter, only rpm. Drives me crazy.
I've checked everything obvious, including the various exhaust heat shields, but have not been able to find where it might be coming from. Dealer, too has struck out. No relevant TSBs that I can find. I'm starting to think the light-off catalyst media is loose inside the housing. Reasonable guess? Sound familiar to anyone? Other ideas?
#53 of 89 1999 Expedition 4WD - loud popping noise from front of vehicle
Mar 12, 2009 (6:44 pm)
1999 Expedition 4WD
I have a loud mechanical popping noise from the front of the car under acceleration. It does it in AWD or 4WD HI. If I remove the fuse for the 4 WD, it won't do it at all. If I am in a turn it won't do it until I straighten up. It will do it with the cruise set at anything up to 70 mph but if you set the cruise to anything over 70 it won't do it. I haven't found any information on whether or not the traction control is disabled above a certain speed. I have changed the speed sensor on the rear differential but have not changed the ones on the front because of the cost.
Has anyone had a similar problem and if so what was the remedy?
May 18, 2009 (5:24 am)
Hi my name is Nelson i own a 99 expo. i have a bang when ever i hit a bump the noise is coming from the left rear, i have changed the shocks myself thinking that, that might be the problem, its still there can any one tell where the noise is coming from.
#55 of 89 Re: clunk when starting to back up [rpdrew]
May 24, 2009 (11:30 am)
I'm wondering if you found what it is? Mine is now doing it.
#56 of 89 very unusaual rattling from my 04 Expy EB
Jul 22, 2009 (7:57 am)
I've got an '04 Expedition with about 54k miles on it. Just last week, it began making a noise while traveling at highway speeds. After a couple hundred miles or so, this is what I've observed:
has not occured below 55 mph
has not occured above 80mph (don't usually drive above that)
occurs both while towing a small trailer and with nothing in tow
usually begins as a shift point is approached, but continues after the transmission completes the shift
happens much more often while going uphill than when going downhill
if allowed to "build", the noise will develop into an irregular thump that can be felt in the floor by both driver and front passenger
ALWAYS goes away when I take my foot off the gas. Always. Never fails.
NOW the last 2 days , nothing..?????
After the first two or three times I heard this noise I pulled off the highway and looked underneath, thinking I had picked up some road debris that was stuck underneath. Nothing there. I checked for loose heatshields - nothing. The thing I find really odd is that it always goes away as i let off the gas. I can get right back on the throttle and the noise is gone and everything is fine. there's no loss of power and other than the thumping I tried to describe above nothing feels different when it's making this noise. There's no check engine light and everything in the "system test" checks out OK.
I'm at a loss now, scouring the interwebs to see if I can dig anything up. Anyone have any ideas about this?
#57 of 89 Re: 2007 Expedition buzz/vibration 1500-1700 rpms [dakota123]
Oct 13, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I have 2006 Expedition 4x4 with intermitant virbation and buzz/ downshifting like sound at low rpm 1100 - 1500. No message on panel. Thought it was coil from other posts but mechanic could not find anything miss-firing. He said to bring back if it gets worse. I now think it is the transmission, only feel and hear at low rpm almost feels like it will stall at times.
#58 of 89 Re: very unusaual rattling from my 04 Expy EB [pattym24]
Dec 15, 2009 (5:51 am)
Amazing. I have the same truck and same problem. It has been a problem since I purchased it new. I have brought it to the dealer at least 4 times and can never recreate it (when I need to). Have you had any luck finding out what the problem is?
#59 of 89 Re: very unusaual rattling from my 04 Expy EB [hlmc]
Dec 16, 2009 (7:20 am)
Yes, finally got it figured out. Took it to Tri -City Transmission Service in AZ and their guy knew exactly what it was. They removed the valve assembly body from the transmission and replaced the #7 Check Ball in the main control valve body. Said the #7 check ball was beat up and replaced it. Truck works great and no problems since. Total cost was $451.33 and they washed my truck.