hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,943 miles

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2002 Ford Expedition transmission problems

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2002 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 182005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,943 miles


My transmission shift lever would not move. I called for an assistance, I was told my shifting cable would not moved and probably the cable was broke. I'd asked the towing person to bring my Ford Expedition Ford dealer in bellflower. I search the internet for relative issues regarding my problem was identical to nhsta recall id # 97V17100 and 97V14700. I believe that this is still on going problem with Ford Expedition since 1997 as indicated to the recall number date. I asked for the old part (shifting cable assembly so I could evaluate what when wrong. I've noticed that steel braided cable was used and it was enclosed in a very strong plastic protection. But the cable break inside the casing. I only have 55,000 miles. I'd also noticed that I could now easily changed or shift the shifting lever with very light movement of my hand unlike when I'd first got my Expedition back in April 2002. I'd remember that most of the time I have to really pulled it hard just to shift the lever, back then I thought that was normal but after the shifting cable was replaced I could changed the gear position with just my finger and really very light pressure. So. my conclusive to the issue was 1) Ford personnel does not pay attention on proper installation of this shifting cable 2) Ford use inferior or substandard part. The movement of the sleeve and the location of the bracket that holds the assembly close to the shifting level will contribute to the problem. I believed Ford should look further on this problem because they have this since 1997 I still have the old part and it will be available for further investigation. The newly installed cable seems to be doing its purpose because with just a light pressure I could change the gear position unlike the original cable assembly that I really have to pull hard and push hard to change gear position.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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