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#115 of 287 Electrical Problem 2003 Ford Expedition
Jul 24, 2009 (7:41 am)
">To all who have put up with my many emails, getting laid off gave me the time to interrogate my electrical issues that are now resolved
Problem 1 - Rear Air would not exchange to the upper head
Resolve - Replaced the Cog set in the actuator, little White box inside rear passenger fender well accessed by removing utility holder and cup holder from back plastic area, you have to have really small hands, I had the cogs if you have to buy the unit you are looking at around 50 with tax
Problem 2 - Radio would go out and at same time windows would not work
Resolve - Remove the instrument cluster panel remove disassemble to get to the aluminum looking feeler clips that provide electrical contact for your gauges, once removed just pinch them together to ensure they will give a tight fit when the boards are pressed back together. The problem occurs when one gets a little loose or does not have a good contact as the primary voltage flows through this board left to Right that feeds the radio and the windows
Problem 3 - rear popping in the passenger side
Resolve like problem 1 it is the same there are two actuators in the rear panel, one exchanges the heat and cold and the upper is for the lower and upper air , 99% of the time the cogs are chewed up and you will need a new actuator $50 for part, if you do it yourself
Just to note, I have not experienced any of the water issues in the 2003 or has any of my friends the ones reported are all 2002 and older. Sorry for any confusion in any of my previous post, the above are the resolve to my problems I had.
I do have two other problems if anyone has the answers as I haven't trouble shot
1. pedal forward reverse control seems to not work all the way now
2. grinding and not full engagement of AWD when selected
I hope this info helps someone God Bless Ron
#116 of 287 3rd row seats
Aug 10, 2009 (3:10 pm)
have 2003 eddie bauer expedition. The seats are in the fold position, can not get the seats to go up or down from any of the switches. checked out the 30 amp fuses and they both checked good. Has any body experienced this, are there any relays that control the seats
#117 of 287 2003 Expedition Trouble Starting
Sep 16, 2009 (5:25 am)
My 2003 Expedition has been taking a couple tries to start each time; she drives great though once started. This began about a week ago. Now when it gets started the radio takes about 10-15 seconds to come on. Battery was checked, alternator is good. I had a tune up about 6 months ago. Not sure what it could be, maybe electrical? Fuel pump? Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#118 of 287 Re: Electrical Problem 2003 Ford Expedition [kd4kmz]
Sep 24, 2009 (11:35 am)
I have had very similiar, but not exactly the same problems with my 02 Eddie Bauer Expedition. Ours started probably about a year ago with JUST the power window fuse blowing when you opened the doors or turned the interior lights on. I believe that was due to moisture bc it started after a HEAVY rain and "fixed itself" after awhile, once it dried up. About 4 months after that my wife had just cranked the Exp and ran back inside to grab something and when she came out it had shut off on its own. When she attempted to start it again, it would not start, but just click, as if the battery was completely dead and then it started...lol... She said first the lights flashed....the DVD/VCR player started making noises...she heard a sound like wires shorting...and the truck filled with smoke...she jumped out and to her amazement the truck started cranking itself...SHE had the keys..but it was turning over...and kept turning over.. luckily it didn't feel like starting and actually leaving..lol After a few minutes all was calm, except her. I wasn't there so my father-in-law came over and looked at the truck. LONG story short, he replaced some fuses...got it to the dealership...and they told me about all the problems with the windshields...said they fixed it... I have never seen or felt moisture...We had other problems but my post is already too long...but NOW our interior lights...ALL of them except the dome and map lights...continuously flash when the headlights are on...the dash...radio...all interior lights..and they almost have a pattern to them...slow when I go slow...faster when I go faster...If I turn the headlights off..the radio lights are fine...and dont flash.. So anyone have any ideas on what would solve it??? I was about to go for the fuse box and GEM...and take a look...and look at relays..I figured it was one or the other...but if someone could narrow it down I would appreciate it..
#119 of 287 Low idle on 2001 Ford Expedition 5.4 triton
Oct 04, 2009 (10:56 am)
My Expedition 2001 with Triton 5.4 stared running with a low idle around 500rpm and dies out when I stop CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHATS WRONG
Oct 05, 2009 (6:00 am)
I'd start with the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve.
#121 of 287 Re: 2001 Expedition Wiring Or Relay Issue? [ken1340]
Oct 31, 2009 (2:29 pm)
Hey Ken, I was wondering if you ever found out the problem. We are having similar problems with our Expedition. It seems to have Gremlins. We've looked for leaks and don't see anything. Thanks! Laurel
#122 of 287 2000 Expy Electrical Gremlins help?
Oct 31, 2009 (3:13 pm)
Hello! We just bought a 2000 Expy dirt cheap. The tranny didn't work. We were able to get a tranny and my husband and son installed it themselves so they are capable of working on cars.
The Expy drives good but there seems to be a bunch of gremlins in it. Everything going on is mentioned in this forum but few if any have any solutions so here goes..anyone have any help on the following?
1) Windshield wipers do not work. Husband hotwired to the motors and they work, have checked fuses and wondering if the problem is in the multi function switch. Both rear and front do not work BUT the sprayers work.
2) When I turn it off the fan motor for the a/c comes on full blast. It will not turn off unless I click the dome lights on and off... really!
4) The odometer comes on and goes off. Hubby is going to try the soldiering sometime this week but I'm wondering if with the multiple of problems they could be related to one another.
5) Gas guage sometimes works and sometimes does not. It does not come on and off with the odometer. It has a mind of its own.
For $600 on the Expy and $200 on the transmission I'm more than happy with it so far. Given my hub and son's aptitude for fixing things themselves I'd rather try some things on our own before going to a shop. We already replaced all of the fuses! Any other ideas?
Thanks ahead of time.
#123 of 287 Replacing Instrument cluster
Dec 07, 2009 (6:36 pm)
The instrument cluster on my 97 Exp needs replacing. Gauges (Oil, eng temp, Battery) have all gone haywire. This was a result of an alternator going out. Ford wants $1200 to replace the cluster. I found a cluster on the net for $130, but I have no idea how complicated it is to do the replacement. Has anyone done a replacement before and can tell me how involved it is and what to expect? Thanks
#124 of 287 #4 Cylinder MissFire
Dec 15, 2009 (7:19 am)
Replaced the alternator a few days ago.
Yesterday the check engine light came on and idle went to crap.
Ran OBD11 tests and have #4 MissFire.
Cleaned Coil Ignitors and check wires.
Can the MissFire be related to Alternator?
If not, what is the probable cause?