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6.7

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
59,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. need to replace it (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. updated ring and pinion gear (1 reports)
2003 Ford Expedition drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012010

Expedition Eddie Bower 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles

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

Is this a recall along with the rear end and front rear as i was told that? What is the name of the part?

- , Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 012005

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

Rear-end is whining. Took to dealer and they said it was fine, its a defect in the ring and pinion gear, just makes noise and no need to worry. Ummmm...I bought the truck to tow my boat and was not waiting for the rear-end to go out down the road when the truck is off warranty. Made them put the updated ring and pinion gear in and have not had a problem since (80K on it now). That is the problem, its the ring and pinion gear and is a known defect. Thank you Ford for not issuing a recall. Glad I caught it.

- , O'Fallon, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 252004

(reported on)

Expedition Eddie Bauer

  • 5,000 miles

FORD SUCKS! PERIOD! I SPENT 48K ON EDDIE BAUER EXPEDITION. AFTER ONLY 5K MILES THE REAR END STARTED TO WHINE. I TOOK IT TO DEALER AND THEY SAID THEY NEEDED TO ORDER A KIT? THEY SUPPOSEDLY INSTALLED A KIT. NO CHANGE IN NOISE. BROUGHT IT BACK AGAIN, I WAS TOLD FORD KNOWS OF THE PROBLEM BUT DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO FIX IT. THEY TOLD ME TO "SIT TIGHT" UNTIL THEY FIGURED IT OUT. I TOLD THEM, I DID NOT WRITE A CHECK FOR THE TRUCK FOR HALF OF THE PURCHASE PRICE, AND THEN TELL THEM TO

'SIT TIGHT".

FINALLY I BROUGHT IT BACK AGAIN FOR THE FOURTH TIME AND THEY ORDERED A NEW RING AND PINION AND INSTALLED IT. WELL THAT WOULD BE GREAT EXCEPT THE PROBLEM IS W/ THE DESIGN, NOT THE PART. I TOLD THEM I WANTED MY MONEY BACK AND THEY OFFERED ME A 75K MILE OR 5 YEAR POWERTRAIN WARRANTY. WELL 1K MILES LATER, REAR END IS WHINING AGAIN. THEY HAVE OFFERED ME NOTHING. I AM GOING TO FIGHT TILL I DIE TO GET MY MONEY BACK. THIS PROBLEM IS ABUNDANT IN THE EXPLORER AND EXPEDITION. DON'T EVER BUY A FORD, THEY SUCK!!!

- , Lagrangeville, NY, USA

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