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#93 of 128 Problems with 2010 models too.
Nov 30, 2010 (10:37 pm)
Bought a new 2010 Expedition EL LTD in August 2010; the vehicle has had more than a reasonable number of quality problems. In the last few months, the vehicle will list severely to one side after being parked. The system will run the pump to level the vehicle after starting. This problem only happens once every few weeks, and I can't duplicate the problem for the dealer. Am a bit concerned when I take this rig up into the mountains next month if the problem is worsened by cold temperatures.
Wish I had read this forum before buying - and had noticed that Ford does not seem to offer the Air Ride Suspension in the 2011 model.
#94 of 128 Re: Low Cost Coil Conversion for Ford Expedition [slfranci]
Dec 27, 2010 (10:33 am)
Thank you for the extensive information regarding the Coil replacement. I located the Moog Coils, however, the parts salesman told me that the kit replacement coils were different than the moog he was selling. I noticed you needed a coil compression tool to install the coils...the instruction on strutmaster.com do not reference the need for the tool. Do you think the coils you installed are larger; and if so, could that be a problem for the vehicle?
#95 of 128 Re: Ford - Air Ride Suspension [Judodad]
Jan 05, 2011 (11:58 am)
Have to disagree with you on your last comment; I've owned three Expeditions (2001 EB, 2003 EB & now 2011) and have enjoyed each of them.
#98 of 128 2011 Air Suspension Grinding Noise
Jan 05, 2011 (11:50 am)
Hey 2011 Expedition EL owners, is anyone else experiencing a brief "grinding" noise while driving in 2H?
My dealership's Service group is telling me it is a "normal" sound that happens when the air suspension pump turns on to refill the load leveling bags.
#99 of 128 Re: 2011 Air Suspension Grinding Noise [marknau]
Jan 09, 2011 (2:57 pm)
Are you by chance turning when this happens? If so, it may be the LSD in the rear and not the suspension.
#100 of 128 Re: Air Ride Runs A Lot But I Don't Think It Leaks! [highclass1385]
Jan 30, 2011 (9:24 am)
Just a couple things I have read about the air suspension in the Expedition. 1 is that when you shut the vehicle off or open any door including the lift gate the truck lowers 2 inches. This is to allow for easy entry and loading/unloading. When the doors are closed it will raise 2 inches to driving hight. The second thing I have found out is that once you shut the vehicle off the air suspension will stay active for 40 minutes to compensate for any change in load ie. loading/unloading cargo. I will be doing the air to coil conversion on my 2001 Expedition due to the rear end sitting down.
#101 of 128 2001 Expedition Eb Air Ride Sus.
Feb 13, 2011 (8:41 am)
I have had a few problems from ours, but a lot of the issues, I have learned to fix on my own. Recently, the pass. rear bag was losing air: but not all the time. I went through extensive time to search the problem. I figured out that if I disconnect the leveling sensor from the rear end (which is very expensive) and I push up on the sensor: the air bag will deflate and pulling down will inflate. With me doing this, i was able to find that my pass bag was cracked and losing air. It would not always lose air, just depending on how the car was sitting or if a small amount of weight was put on it to uncover the crack. Needless to say, this caused the pump to burn out. So i wasn't going to pay $2000 to repair it. We have a tire and service center close by and they replaced for $616 with Monroe coils and shocks in rear and shocks in front. I can honestly say; this car rides better than it ever did. I feel no difference, except "I don't here the pump kicking on all the time. Which is great. The light is no problem, I have the info on how to disable the light or just remove the bulb. But for any of you that need a leveling sensor or air bag sensor, I have them for sale on ebay.
#102 of 128 Re: GOOD IDEA [richardthe3rd]
Feb 21, 2011 (1:07 pm)
I've tried this... I drive a 2000 expo, and it loses air within hours of turning off the switch. I've used the switch on the passengers side of the vehicle at last hope, but A quick fix I have found was in the manual. Put the key in the ignition, turn it to the 4th position (right before turning over), down to the 3rd posistion, then back up to the 4th, and finish by turning over the ignition (cranking up the vehicle). It resets, however my truck still doesnt hold air in the back. Hope that helps!