pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
144,710 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace spark plug (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. retap cylinder head (1 reports)
2005 Ford Expedition engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 262016

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 194,000 miles


Three years ago all spark plugs and ignition coils were changed and now three years later everything needs to be changed again with only 44,000 miles on coils/plugs. Was told by the mechanic that the ignition coils made specifically for Ford are junk and if you get 3 years out of them that's good. The spark plugs once again have gone bad and this time one of the cylinder heads needs to be re-tapped due to spark plug breaking off and with threads still intact. Whole engine needed to be pulled in order to get head off. What should have been a simple fix of removing spark plug has now cost me over $3000.

- , Fennville, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 072013

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

At 150,00 miles had all ignition coils and spark plugs changed, 4 of the 8 spark plugs broke off, took 3 full days for the mechanic to replace all plugs at a cost of $1,000.

- , Fennville, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 152010

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L V8 Trition

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

If I had known that ford had changed the spark plugs or had I known about this problem with the 5.4L Engine I would have never bought this piece of s*** ford should be ashamed for selling this product to it's customers and why has there not been a recall, I'll tell you why...It's that good old American Greed. Of course I've had no help from ford and I'm still paying for this vehicle!

- , Atlanta, GA, US

problem #1

Feb 012010

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,842 miles

alternator went out on my car 02/01/2010 took it in to get that fix noticed the car had started running rough so took it in for 100,000 mile tune up sooner then i should have had to but thought i should it was almost time anyways. well guess what spark plug # 3 was cracked. i thought i would get on line to educate muself on this and come to find out so many other people have had the same problem. well let me see 369.00 for the alternator and now 400.00 for this problem. i should have known better then to buy this car. next time i will educate myslef on the whole car before i buy it, thanks to ford i'm out the extra 400.00 dollars. good luck to the rest of you out there.

- , Winchesrter, CA, USA

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