About Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 1997. The first Ford Expedition introduced in 1996 for the 1997 model year was the successor of the Ford Bronco. It is developed backed up by Ford F150 pickup and has been produced through three generations.
The second generation Ford Expedition (2003-2006) was unveiled at the 2002 North American International Auto Show and developed under the U222 program. Its trim levels were carried over from the first generation (1997-2002) including base XLT and Eddie Bauer. Its powertrain got upgraded from 4.6 L 232 hp SOHC Triton with 291 lb of torque, 5.4 L 260 hp SOHC Triton with 350 lb of torque V8 gasoline engines to 5.4 L 300 hp SOHC VCT Triton with 365 lb or torque V8 gasoline engine, while transmission was facelifted from 4-speed 4R70W automatic to 4-speed 4R75E automatic transmission. An updated version Ford Expedition was introduced in 2007 model year as the third generation (2007-present). It now offers XLT, XLT EL, Limited, Limited EL, King Ranch, King Ranch EL, Platinum, and Platinum EL trims. Engine was upgraded from 5.4 L Triton V8 engine to 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 engine. And available transmissions are 6-speed automatic and manumatic transmissions.
Ford Expedition Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a full-size SUV, Ford Expedition is destined to deal with all kind of harsh road conditions, which in return speed up its wearing process. Drivers who drove the Expedition have provided some problems they have met as follows:
First, suspension system problem. Normally, when driving down the road, drivers said they could hear a clunking, rattling or metal-on-metal scratching noise from underneath the vehicle or tire area. And it became harder to handle the Escape as the steering wheel was looser and looser. Once these symptoms emerge, you had better check if your sway bar bushing or sway bar link is functioning well.
Second, electrical issues. As most modern vehicle would get power from electricity, electrical components have become one of the most vulnerable parts. If speedometer needle starts to waver or not to move, squealing noises come behind the dashboard and inaccurate or erratic readings from the voltage regulator, which means the speedometer or instrument cluster needs to be replaced. But if starting and powering the car becomes difficult as well as corrosion could be found, you had better replace the bad battery cable.
You may know the windshield wiper is designed to sweep off dirt, raindrops from the windscreen so that the vision of the drivers will not be stopped. However, wiper arm is usually the key part to make sure all these happen. If you notice that your windshield wiper works not as usual, wiper arm should be the first to check out.
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