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Ford Expedition Engine Problems

504 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Expedition. 105 of these members (20.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 156 engine repairs to Ford Expeditions--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Ford Expedition problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 546 repairs.

Ford Expedition engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 122 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Ford Expedition repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2005 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

67700 mi US $100 camshaft phasers 

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2004 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

89000 mi US $160 Check engine light (replaced O2 sensor) and poor performance. 

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

117000 mi US $115 MAF sensor replaced. 
144000 US $760 5.4 L engine. Rear-most spark plug blew out. R&R plug, ignition coil, intake gasket, coolant, manifold, machine work. 
145000   Faulty mass air flow sensor cause the Check Engine Light to come on. Sensor was removed and replaced. 
149000   Rough idle and rough driving. Replaced #7 coil and spark plug. 
150000   Vacuum hose leak caused Check Engine light to come on. Hose replaced. 
184500   Engine coolant low, replaced leaking intake gaskets 
128340 C $227 cranked but would not start, dealer replaced control module relay, problem solved 
142600   engine cranked but would not start, dealer checked codes, reset computer, problem solved, 2hrs. labor. 
152520   Replace 2 Ignition coils 
152520   Blown out spark plug, replaced all plugs and 1 ign. coil 
126000 US $300 coolant valve looked. It's sitting over the top of cylinder coil which had to be replaced as well. 

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

97000 mi US $400 Car quit 7 times on trip home from vacation. Replaced crank sensor, but problem occurred 1 week later 
97000   Sold car because could not get stalling problem fixed. 
112000 US $80 replaced coil-on-plug #6 

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

232-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

87700 mi US $45 Truck was misfiring and running rough. Ran OBD test, said #2 cylinder was the problem. Replaced coil pack on that cylinder. 
107000   Truck was misfiring and running rough. Ran OBD test, said #3 cylinder was the problem. Replaced coil pack on that cylinder. 
111000   Truck was hesitating and running rough, replaced ignition coil #3. 

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1999 Ford Expedition 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

151000 mi US $175 Engine blew the spark plug out of it. Broke the coil and couldn't find the spark plug. Then it did it again 3 days later. Found it was a common problem with 5 vehicles and 3 types of engines with Fords. Replace with heli-coil and seems to be working. 

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