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4.5

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,800.00
Average Mileage:
55,464 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. rear & front differential rebuild (1 reports)
  3. rebuilt rear axle (1 reports)
2004 Ford Expedition drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012012

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,855 miles

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

I have a Howl at low speeds when accelerating it goes away at high speed cruise? Had a Ford mechanic pull the diff apart and found no problems.

All wheel bearings are ok..

Any other bearings that could be causing this??

- , Subic Bay, Zambales, Philippines

problem #3

Jan 192011

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

When ever the car would be anywhere from 1 to 40 MPH, The car would make a whining noise, like violin player at a really high tempo.

- , Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 102010

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

Well I have returned again. I reported the transmission failure at 42k, now the rear end has had to be rebuilt because of excesive noise. Turns out the gears in the rear axle were worn and out of alignment resulting in excessive wear. Several TB have been found on this issue, to the point that Ford even has a kit just for this rebuild. I had another shop do the repair and not the dealer. They did a great job on rebuilding it. My previous 97 expedtion had normal wear and tear. This 2004 has had drivetrain and transmission issues. These are things you would expect to see at high mileage on a much older car. Has Fords quality declined?

- , Foley, AL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012008

Expedition XLT 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

just want everybody know this so they can do some investigation or recheck of other expedition & let us know of any recall

- , Easton, PA, USA

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