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#30 of 59 Re: 1998 ford expedition stuck in 4 high [amandadennis05]
Mar 01, 2011 (6:28 am)
Sounds to me like the shift motor is stuck.
#31 of 59 2010 Ford Expedition 4x4 Problems
Apr 13, 2011 (8:55 am)
We have a '10 Limited Expedition wish about 10,000 miles on it. When trying to take it out of 4X4 we hear a loud clunking noise. It happened while in TN and we took it to a dealer down there and they said that someone what definitely wrong with the 4x4 but told us to go ahead and drive it home to NY and have it fixed here since they'd have to order parts. Once home, the dealership said nothing is wrong with it and these sounds were normal. When it happened in TN it actually sounded like we hit something, it was that loud. We continue to hear this noise especially after it's snowed and taking it out of 4x4. Of course, I'm going to be taking it back to the dealership but was wondering if anyone would have any clue what it would be so I can help "guide" them in the right direction. Thanks!
#32 of 59 Re: 2010 Ford Expedition 4x4 Problems [bcd123]
Apr 13, 2011 (10:34 pm)
The dealership in Tenn may be more experience with 4 wheel drive units. I would consider attempting to seek service at a different servicing dealer if that is feasible. A noise like you describe is NOT normal or acceptable.
#33 of 59 Re: Auto 4 wheel drive [skudd]
Sep 27, 2011 (10:31 am)
Me too, I heard due to newer tires on front than back (previous owner only bought two new tires)...
#34 of 59 flashing 4x4 light and tire grab
Nov 28, 2011 (9:32 am)
when it rains, my 4x4 light flashes, and I have not put it in 4x4. What does that mean? Also, when I turn a corner from a complete stop, it feels like the tire is grabbing the road ....The ball joints were changed a few years ago, and the control arm bushings look good...I do have wear on the inside of the tire...is this just an alignment issue? Are the two issues related?
#35 of 59 Re: flashing 4x4 light and tire grab [marvinntracy]
Nov 28, 2011 (9:49 am)
The tire grab description sounds like it is the limited slip rear end binding. Do you have the LSD? Have you changed the fluid in it? Added modifier?
#36 of 59 Re: flashing 4x4 light and tire grab [alwaysfords2]
Nov 28, 2011 (10:29 am)
this is a 99' and I don't think it has LSD. the grab feels like it is coming from the front tires..mostly drivers side.
#37 of 59 Re: flashing 4x4 light and tire grab [marvinntracy]
Nov 29, 2011 (9:32 am)
Front tire scrubbing and/or wheel hop during low speed tight turning can be, is caused by a locked center diff'l. Absent the 4X4 light I would guess a front CV joint, sounds as if that flashing 4X4 light shouldn't be ignored.
#38 of 59 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition 4x4 problems [rhtrans]
Dec 01, 2011 (10:56 pm)
I'm having the same problems on my 2003 expedition . I just had my front two tires changed recently; Now my A4WD , Hi or Lo is grinding and pulling to the right when I accelerate, feels like the front end of my truck is falling apart. But it works fine in 2wheel hi , so thats what I driving in now; till I figure this thing out about what the hell!!! went wrong to the point where no one knows what happen in that Very short period of time. Do I have to buy a new hub for both sides or just the (IWE) SOLENOID ? what would be your best suggestion at this point?
Dec 02, 2011 (6:20 am)
Your problem may be the new tires. How old were the rears? The diameters need to be very close because the A4WD and beyond utilize the wheel rpms to determine if there is wheel slip. A larger (new) tire rotates less than an older more worn tire, the A4WD sees that as wheel slip and engages. I bet the shop suggested you do all 4 tires didn't they? They were not over selling you, they know the deal. 4Hi and 4Lo couple all the wheels together, but with different diameters the fronts and rears are trying to turn different rpms, hence the noise. 2 more new tires will fix your issue.