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5.4l Engine Head Blues
By FordNoMore on
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4dr SUV
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Have been stranded three times in 82k miles. Once with a ghost problem with the front wheels grinding and stopping the truck while coasting. Pulled over in Nashville and of course the problem went away. Never came back. Second experience was with the transmission getting stuck in Drive and had to be towed. The linkage needed replacing. Third, at 80k, a spark plug blew out of the head. Come to find out this is a known problem at Ford since they engineered and sell a repair kit to add a coil to allow the plug to be reinstalled. Kit only works if minimal head material gets blown out. My problem took too much material so head needs replacing. Don't just do one head because the other has the same flaw.
Favorite Features
Roomy. Plenty of power. Never been stuck in 4wd. Cuts through deep snow with ease and pulls trailers very well.
Suggested Improvements
Better engine that lasts longer than the payment schedule. Better interior design quality (plastic pieces break off easily).
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