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#118 of 279 Re: Electrical Problem 2003 Ford Expedition [kd4kmz]
Sep 24, 2009 (12:35 pm)
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 279 Low idle on 2001 Ford Expedition 5.4 triton
Oct 04, 2009 (11:56 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 (7:00 am)
I'd start with the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve.
#121 of 279 Re: 2001 Expedition Wiring Or Relay Issue? [ken1340]
Oct 31, 2009 (3:29 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 279 2000 Expy Electrical Gremlins help?
Oct 31, 2009 (4:13 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 279 Replacing Instrument cluster
Dec 07, 2009 (7:36 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 279 #4 Cylinder MissFire
Dec 15, 2009 (8:19 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?
#125 of 279 Re: #4 Cylinder MissFire [disvnvet]
Dec 15, 2009 (8:47 am)
I have a 06 Expedition that I replaced the alternator on but I still continued to have the check engine lilght come. The dealer ran a diagnostic check and said their was a problem with the alternator. They also said that the computer has to be reset after replacing the alternator. They wanted to replace the alternator but I had them recalibrate the comptuter and the problem went away.
#126 of 279 Re: #4 Cylinder MissFire [dlagrimini]
Dec 18, 2009 (9:08 am)
Interesting!! In this case however, the check engine light came on two days after the alternator was replaced.
I will be troubleshooting tomorrow. In my research I did find an interesting fact. To rule out the coil ignitor, I can swap the positions. If the miss-fire swaps then it indicated the coil ignitor.
#127 of 279 Fuel Ckt Hight code P0232
Dec 24, 2009 (8:40 am)
I recently changed my heater core on my 00 ford expedition xlt. after the dash was reinstalled and everything hooked up my truck wouldnt start. when I turn the ignition to start the interior lights flash off and nothing happens. there is a 10 amp fuse in the fuse dist box under the hood that keeps blowing when I change it. Im not sure where to look for the problem if its a shorted wire or something in the fuel ckt that needs to be reset or something. PLEASE HELP