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#235 of 281 Re: 2005 Ford Expedition Won't Start After Rain [fordschultz09]
Oct 26, 2011 (9:01 am)
I was able to fix the problem for my '99 Expedition. The problem is caused by water leaking into the dash area from under the windshield's rubber seal on the driver side. Replacing the windshield and resealing it will not solve the problem. To fix:
1. Remove the windshield wipers and exterior trim around the windshield.
2. Remove the interior windshield trim on the driver side
3. Carefully pull out the long rubber seal that extends from the front base of the windshield and which extends across the top of the driver door.
On the inside edge of the groove that seats the rubber seal, there are two steel plates that are spot-welded together. The water seeps under the rubber seal, runs down this groove (which is nothing more than a gutter). The water seeps between these two steel plates and drips onto your electrical components and shorts out the circuit board.
I coated the inside of the groove with a thin coating of silicone sealant and used a thin putty knife to squeeze the sealant between the two steel plates. I also did this on the inside of the windshield for good measure.
Be careful not to put too much silicone into the groove or else the rubber seal won't seat properly back in place. Also, you want to be careful not to "glue" the seal back in or it will be damaged the next time it is removed and it is an expensive part.
After doing this, it took a few days for everything to dry out and I have not had one hiccup since. It completely solved the problem.
Nov 07, 2011 (7:10 am)
dale was ur 99expeditions battery totally drained after it rains fordschultz
#237 of 281 Re: electric [fordschultz09]
Nov 07, 2011 (9:16 am)
Battery did not drain. Symptoms were erratic dashboard behavior including instrument gauges pegging out (max and min), entire dash going dead, radio dying and/or screeching, climate control readouts going blank, battery charge light lighting up, 4X4 light coming on.
Nov 07, 2011 (4:24 pm)
my battery drains no remote have to charge battery 4hours do u still recommend doing the work u told me thanks.
#239 of 281 Re: electric [fordschultz09]
Nov 07, 2011 (7:27 pm)
I would check your rear wiper motor. They are often the cause of phantom battery drain - they essentially wear out and continue to draw power even though the wiper is not moving.
#240 of 281 Re: electric [alwaysfords2]
Nov 08, 2011 (7:25 am)
if i pull the fuse would that work thanks
#241 of 281 Re: electric [fordschultz09]
Nov 08, 2011 (12:03 pm)
#242 of 281 new battery/no heat
Nov 08, 2011 (6:33 pm)
Just replaced the battery in my 2004 EB Expedition. The next day my heat/ac pannel has no power. The dash board keeps flashing 4x4 hi and low randomly but i havent taken the truck out of 2wd. I'm hoping its just a fuse.... PLEASE HELP!!!!!
#243 of 281 electrical issues power windows 1999 expedition
Nov 12, 2011 (10:57 am)
I have a 1999 expedition and am having related issue seen in the current posts. But I have a twist I have not seen and I am needing someone to shed some light on how to fix it.
If I hold down the auto side of the front wiondow switch the other passenger window switches work fine and sometimes the passenger windows will work fine once when vehical is first turned on the drivers window never works I hear the relay kick when you hit the switch but nothing happens.
I have door lock issues as well my rear door passender door will not open must times the locks sometimes work and sometimes do not.
My ABS light is on.
My check engine light as well
My washer fluid light is on.
I have had the dead battery issue but has not happened for some time.
Does the window control operation and door lock control go thru the insturment panel also and could it be the water issue ??
Or is there a relay or such that can be replaced ???
#244 of 281 Re: electric [alwaysfords2]
Nov 15, 2011 (7:11 am)
Alwaysfords2 the back wiper was it pulled fuse it rained truck started it works thanks keep up helpin good luck ford people good luck