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#23 of 281 pulsating lights and blower motor
Jan 02, 2008 (10:43 pm)
I have an 1997 expedition everything with it has been good until cold weather hit this year. I drove home from a trip one night and stopped just before I made it home to drop off some things at a family members home and the auto would not start back nothing worked no light inside or out nothing dead to the world. called for a repairman then he boosted the auto off and it restarted he said the battery was bad so I had it check , checked good so I carried it into ford and had the altenater check and the starter nothing all good. and it started fine for a few more days then it would not start one afternoon, I replaced the battery with a new one that day, auto starts fine but the head light has a pulse and they flash also the dash light do also and the heater blower motor will slow down and then speed up when the light go dim and then bright. this happens also if the engine is not running and you are setting still. Ford told me maybe I need to replace the altenator but would this cause the problen when the motor isn't running I might see that being the problem if it only happened while the motor was running. I am at wits end here I like this auto and hate to think I need to trade it off. I would think ford would know the problem or could at least checked it out on a machine and found it but no luck please help someone.
#24 of 281 Re: 2001 Expedition electrical problems [davidt63]
Jan 03, 2008 (6:45 am)
Thanks alot David.... I have been getting responses on that same problem, but it's god to know that someone who actually works for a Ford dealership is saying the same thus confirming all that has already been said to me already.
#25 of 281 Elect problem 1999 expedition
Jan 03, 2008 (11:57 am)
All my enternal lights including the windows do not work, I tried replacing the fuse, but it blows as soon as i insert it.
#26 of 281 2003 Expedition radio and window problem
Jan 03, 2008 (12:47 pm)
I have a 2003 Expedition that has a problem with the power windows and the radio not working until the vehicle warms up. I am thiking it may be a comon relay between the two that is going bad but I can't locate the relay that could be causing it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
#27 of 281 Re: pulsating lights and blower motor [davidt63]
Feb 06, 2008 (1:41 am)
My 98 expedition has similar gremlins. In cold weather (-10C) it stops charging the battery. You can tell because the voltmeter reads lower than it usually does and the wipers and fan motor are slow. It will start fine then as the battery wears down the electrical systems systematically shut down til nothing is working. The ignition still gets supplied but it stalls if let to idle too low. I can limp back home with absolutely no electrical stuff working and when I shut the engine off the battery is completely dead. When it is warmer out this never happens. I suspect there is a temperature sensitive connection that is contracting in the cold weather and casuing these problems. Took it to 2 dealerships - doesn't pull any codes ( it won't if you test it in a heated shop ) so they have no idea what is causing it.
#28 of 281 Rear window latching/locking problems..
Feb 18, 2008 (8:31 pm)
My rear window on my 04 Expedition keeps unlocking itself, sometimes up to 4 times after I unlock or start it. I am also having sometroubles with the driver side door that won't latch shut. Does anyone have any suggestions for me before I take it to the shop?
#29 of 281 Re: 2001 Expedition electrical problems [davidt63]
Feb 28, 2008 (7:44 pm)
I just had this same problem. My Ford F150 2002 (41000 miles) was completely dead overnight. Husband jumped it, it started: he parked it then wouldn't start. We got new battery but it wouldn't start. Had a mechanice come, lo and behold it started right up. Then after he shut it off it wouldn't start. Well many hours later trying to find problem, it was the fuse box underdash. It was corroded. The mechanic said there is a leak in the windshield causing water to leak down into the fuse box. $700.00 to fiind and fix now need to deal with the windshield. After reading many other blogs/messages it looks like a manufacturer defect to me. How do I go about trying to see about recall or reimbursement? Anyone else try? Thanks in advance for your help.
#30 of 281 Re: 2001 Expedition electrical problems [bimage]
Feb 29, 2008 (7:17 pm)
Sounds like the same thing. As mentioned before, you can try to argue w/your service mgr but that will probably just pss you off further. The defective sealing process has been verified by the Feds with respect to the expedition however since the occurances have not posed safety issues, i.e. accidents and/or fatalities, they have decided it is an inconvenience, not a defect. You may want to look at www.nhtsa.gov and see if the F-150 is in the same boat.
So far as reimbusement, there's always small claims court....
#31 of 281 FORD EXPEDITION 1997 PROBLEM?
Mar 06, 2008 (11:11 am)
I HAVE A FORD EXPEDITION THAT HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN. THIS WEEK IT SHUT OFF ON ME THE BATTERY READ SLAP DEAD. THEN WHEN I GET A BOOST IT WILL RUN FOR A WHILE THEN JUST SHUT OFF. THEN THE BATTERY SOMETIMES READ GOOD. THE INTERIOR AND RUNNING BOARD LIGHTS BLINK ON AND OFF. THEN THE LIGHTS ON THE DASH GET DIM AND JUST STOP WORKING. THE HEAD LIGHTS WORK THEN DONT I BOUGHT AN ALTERNATOR FOR NOTHING. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS THING EVERYBODY SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME I HAVE 7 KIDS AND NO CAR!!!!!! : :
#32 of 281 Expedition Electrical Issues
Mar 12, 2008 (4:32 pm)
I have had the same problem with my Expedition, it was fixed by the dealer two years ago and no doing it again. They said the rain leaked into the fuse which caused my dash lights to turn on and off, the locks to go up and down, odometer not work and then while in work, the car tried to start itself without a key in the ignition. Only way to stop it was to disconnect the battery. Had the fuse box replaced and was told to have the windshiled resealed. I took it to the glass place and they said that was not the problem and they have seen many Fords come in with the same issues. Sounds like Ford knows about it but chooses not to care about its customers very much.