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#80 of 287 2001 Expedition Wiring Or Relay Issue?
Feb 28, 2009 (11:17 pm)
I have a 2001 Expedition I bought used just over 2 years ago. Well, about 8 months ago it was raining and I turned my wipers on....NOTHING! I freaked out because it was a BAD storm. Somehow, (I don't remember how) I realized that if my truck is in either Park, or Neutral, they worked just fine. As did the washer sprayer. But the minute I put the vehicle back in Drive...NOTHING! Well, after a while it just stopped doing that, and worked just fine. Hadn't done that since then. OK, about 5 months ago I tried starting my truck and NOTHING! My theft indicator light stopped blinking and my truck refuses to start. Just like my wipers, after a while it just started working again. Well, it rained all rain and now it's cold and nasty and snowing, and guess what....BOTH PROBLEMS ARE BACK!! I am about to pull my hair out of my head! Ford replaced a fan motor relay saying it would help because the fan blower would also stay on after the key was removed and in my pocket. NOPE! No help. Can anyone please help me? I'm on the verge of lighting a match to this thing? LOL
#81 of 287 Re: 2001 Expedition Wiring Or Relay Issue? [jefftn30]
Mar 05, 2009 (4:46 pm)
Have you considered having your fuse box checked and your GEM module, that's what I was told was the problem with mines and I am inclined to believe that because I started noticing that my floor was wet on that side where it is located at. It only seemed to be like that after a heavy rain or too much snow built up on that side. I was also told that the main problem is that the windshield leaks water in and drips down on the fusebox and GEM module. Try looking at that and see if that helps. I checked ith the dealership and to buy new ones of them will set you back about 700.00 just for the parts alone.
#82 of 287 Electrical issue different
Mar 05, 2009 (7:29 pm)
I already replaced the Fuse box the 2003 does not have a GEM. mine does it when it is bone dry. I unscrewed the face plate to teh front dash i.e the radio cover, cluster cover it is one piece and my problem subsided, so something is pinched or shafed behind where the screws go in, that is far as I have gotten, but until I unscrewed the face plate to the clsuter it happened allot wet or dry. After I unscrewed it it hardly every does it anymore, I found this so far as when it occured one day I hit the center dash in frustration and eh power came back on to the radio and the windows started working again. I tried to push the cover back on as I never removed it completely, just unscrewed it and pulled it out of the holes, I had pushed it back in and noticed it started happening again, I really have to get the time to see if something is shaffed,
#83 of 287 Electrical problems hopefully SOLVED
Mar 11, 2009 (2:29 pm)
I have been having alot of issues with my 98 exped. Sometimes the rear wipers don't work or delayed starting. Now my radio will not go off after you turn off the ignition and exit the vehicle. My remote entry doesn't work... when you open the door it beeps as if I left the headlights on or the keys in the ignition...which is not the case. Just a bunch of weird things! So this afternoon I sent my hubby to go look for anything wrong with the wiring and we discovered water leaking behind the dash on the drivers side. Our best guess is that it is leaking into the GEM module and/or fuse box and causing problems. We are going to have to have the windshield taken out and sealed back in. Hopefully that fixes everything and more extensive damage hasn't been done.
If you are having wiring problems I highly suggest taking a dry napkin or towel and running it along the inside bottom of your windshield (on the drivers side) while it's raining outside to see there is any rain getting in.
#84 of 287 01 Expedition Odometer comes on and off
Mar 18, 2009 (5:24 pm)
We just bought a used 2001 Expedition. We've not had any problems with anything as mentioned in the previous posts.... however, twice in the past week the odometer reading will go off (just black) and then all the sudden re-appear (little green numbers). Has anyone had this occur? Any solutions? My job requires odometer readings for mileage, so a little concerned about it going off and on.
#85 of 287 Re: 01 Expedition Odometer comes on and off [barb1877]
Mar 25, 2009 (6:39 am)
I also have a 01 Expedition that this started happening to. Did you find a resolution yet?
#86 of 287 Re: 2001 Expedition Wiring Or Relay Issue? [shonuff50]
Mar 27, 2009 (5:04 pm)
I'VE GOT THE SAME PROBLEM WITH AN 02 EXPEDITION. ON TWO SEPARATE TIMES THE DASH BLOWER MOTOR WOULD COME ON FULL BLAST WHEN I TURNED THE KEY OFF AND REMOVED IT. PROBLEM WENT AWAY AND ABOUT A YEAR LATER RETURNED. PROBLEM WENT AWAY AGAIN BUT THIS AFTERNOON AFTER A RAINY TRIP TO WORK THIS MORNING AS WELL AS ALL DAY RAIN, THE WIPERS WOULD NOT WORK NOR WOULD THE RADIO WORK. I STOPPED AT THE NEAREST AUTOZONE TO FIND A POSSIBLE BLOWN FUSE AND WHEN I PUT THE THING IN PARK THE WIPERS AND THE RADIO CAME ON. I THINK MAYBE THE IDEA ABOUT WATER GETTING INTO THE DASH AREA MAY BE RIGHT. I THINK I CAN RELATE ALL MY ISSUES TO RAINY OR DAMP CONDITIONS. I HAVE NOT NOTICED WATER IN THE FLOORBOARD BUT WHEN IF IT EVER STOPS RAINING HERE IN FLORIDA I'M GONNA CHECK THAT AREA OUT THOROUGHLY. HOPE THIS HELPS.... AT LEAST YOU'RE NOT ALONE!!
#87 of 287 Re: 01 Expedition Odometer comes on and off [brett22]
Apr 02, 2009 (7:41 pm)
Haven't gotten a solution yet. Have had it happen a few more times. We're probably going to take it to an Electrical service shop, soon, so we hopefully don't run into some of the other problems we've read about.
Apr 03, 2009 (4:36 am)
I think if you reserach this on a few more Expy boards you'll find the answer, it is a fairly common thing. It can be reapired at home with limited skills. It is a solder joint that needs to repaired on the cluster. Local shop will probably be able to fix it in no time if they have done it before.
#89 of 287 Re: barb [alwaysfords2]
Apr 03, 2009 (7:00 am)
can you point me to the thread or send a link, thanks, I know it is under the dash somewhere and close to the drivers console area, if that is the cluster you mention, I had just started taking the face plate of teh dash off to start searching further, but if you know exactly that woud be great.