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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,473 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition engine problems

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Jun 291998

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle stalls when leaving stop light or stop sign. Very dangerious problem as vehicle stalls in front of on comming traffic, that either has to panic brake or swerve to avoid striking the stalled vehicle.

- Canton, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 181999

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Speed sensitive power steering: At the time of purchase the vehicle pulled right. The vehicle also exhibited a problem I call steering burst or hang. When turning either left or right the power assist steering would continue to apply pressure to the steering wheel. This continued pressure could only be stoped by jerking hard, back in the opposite direction on the steering wheel. Another issue experienced is when accelerating hard from a stop or passing etc. The vehicle moves to the right of the lane of travel. This occurs in a surprisingly quick and unusual manner as if the vehicle where dog tracking to the right.?. the vehicle was aligned by the dearler 4 times in the first weak of ownership. Also the frame and the tires were checked. After the forth alignment I noticed the vehicle wondering left & right on the road. Suspecting somthing fishy, I took the vehicle to an independent auto shop. The mechanic ther pointed out visually the caster and camber adjustment slots and how they were maxed out. The caster and camber had been intentionally set to 3 degrees and 6 degrees out of manufactors specifications so as to pull left. Left so as to bury the pull right problem. This steering system is either mal-engineered, mal-assembled or has defective parts. A problem which the dealer nor manufacturer can resolve or don't want to resolve it. Ford had two of thier reps look at the problem. Both times they stated the vehicle operates as per design. The last time they (Ford & dealer) had the vehicle they deactivated the speed sensitve feature which makes the problem feel less apparent but is non the less still there. The power steering is now stiffer and tighter I can only surmise to further attemp to cover -up the problem. Other Expedition I test drove had the same problem. And on the"Ford Expedition enthusiest" web site there are many of the same complaints. The A/C failure was catastrophic the vehicle had to be towed, late at night I might add. More details please call.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 131998

Expedition

  • miles
While driving the vehicle hesitates which may cause an accident. Been to dealer several times and put a recorder to help determine the problem. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #5

Oct 051997

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The engine makes a pinging noise after vehicle has time to warm up(about 1/2 hr). I've been to three (3) different dealers. The first one said to just put in higher octane gas (it should run on 87 octane according to the owners manual) and that was all they did. They didn't even write it up. The second dealer did the same. The third dealer kept the truck over night and wrote they reprogrammed the computer however this did not solve the problem. I called Ford and they told me they would get in touch with the third dealer and I would be hearing from them soon. It's been over two weeks now and I've had enough. I don't know if I'm polluting the air with this truck or not. It is not suppose to make pinging sounds even though at the third dealership, one of their mechanics told me that all Ford ping. I don't know if this is considered a safety problem or not but I want you to be aware of this because I have spoken to other Expedition owners and quite a few of them are having the same problem. Thanks, al krause

- Randallstown, MD, USA

problem #4

Jun 221998

Expedition

  • miles
While driving the vehicle stalls at any speed. The dealer is aware of the problem. Dealer not able to solve the problem.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 091997

Expedition

  • miles
Engine continuously loses coolant and overheats, repair attempts, however probmem continues.

- Milan, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 221998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle stalls. The dealer has not been able to duplicate the problem.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #1

May 161998

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Engine loses power. Also, oil gauge anf temporature gauge activate.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

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