really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
168,420 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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  1. get a different car...NOT a Ford (1 reports)
1997 Ford Expedition engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 232011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 168,420 miles


I bought this from a private owner who drove this as his daily driver. He would commute three hours every day. I drove it , rode in it.it seemed to be running ok. No a/c but for 1,700 bux what the hell, no car payments right ? wrong ! Three weeks after having this clucnker it broke down on me on a country road with no shoulders but at least i made it all the way to a stop sign with a gas station right there. my cell phone was dead too. Nice huh? So i put it in Neutral and let it roll back down into a gas station.

the seller did not offer to do anything about it and said to call some one who has AAA. What a great idea. OR i call a dealer have them tow it in and give me 500 bux for the turd on wheels. It was on 20 inch chrome wheels so at least it died in style. As for me im using the trade in plus some more hard earned money on a 2005 Nissan Sentra with only 65,000 miles and comes with a six month B2B warranty from the dealer.

Try and go cheap and you get what you pay for. With an old FORD you dont even get that. I paid 1200 when its all said and done to drive a 97 expidition w 167,000 miles and no ac in the summer for a whole 3 weeks. TRITON ENGINE is a GAS HOG and DISASTER. Thank you Ford this was this first and last Ford I will ever own.

read between the lines folks :::::::::::::::F.ound O.n R.oads D.ead

- , St Peters, MO, USA

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