Last post on Mar 17, 2010 at 6:59 PM
You are in the Ford Excursion
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Ford Excursion, SUV
#5 of 6 Re: Ford excursion towing problems. [tidester]
Dec 03, 2009 (4:25 am)
The Excursion is a V10 6.8 liter.It has a lot of power under normal conditions.
It seems that on the steep grades with the trailer behind it (about 6000 lb)
the transmition would overheat and spit some fluid out of the over flow.
At the same time the truck would would downshift,loose power and slow down to 30-40 mph.
It made no difference what the altidude was.
#6 of 6 Re: Ford excursion towing problems. [gs191145]
Mar 17, 2010 (6:59 pm)
Hey, I may have your answer. My parents had a 78 24ft class c motorhome back when I was a kid. I think it had a 454 in it. Anyway, we took it on a trip from Washington State to Minnesota. We had about 8 to 10 of us in the motorhome. Long story short, when we went to go over some of the mountain passes, the motorhome did exactly what you said the Excursion did. We stopped and took it to a mechanic. Come to find out that it was an in line fuel filter that was at the end of its life and the force of the engine pulling on the tank at high rpms had clogged it. So, my suggestion is, if you have not purchased a Chiltons Manual for the excursion, maybe do that and it should have step by step how to change the filter. I have an old f150 and it is up against the frame about halfway back on the drivers side. Hope that helps. Let us know if that seems to make a difference in MPG, power, etc. If you have not changed it in the years since you purchased it, more then likely this is your problem. Good luck.