I had the same vibration problem on my 2000 Eddie Bauer. Ford said they had some complaints about same problem, they told me before coming in to dealer, to go to the tire store (Goodyear) after taking all 4 tires off and checking them, they said;"We are replacing all 4 at no charge" (they had 19,000 miles on them) After replacing, the bad vibration is now gone. I'm very pleased how Ford/Goodyear treated me.
I purchased a brand new 2001 XLT Ford Expedition in April of 2001. Four months after the purchase I returned to the dealership because the vehicle would idle, I was provided a rental and about 2 days later my vehicle was ready. About two months later, I returned to the dealership again with a different problem again I was put in a rental and 3 days later I picked up my expedition. About two months after that, my transmission was out; same process with dealership and rental and a new transmission was installed in my vehicle. About 3 months later my transmission seams to be out again, but it is discovered, 2 days later, that it is a sensor; again same process wiht dealership and rental. Four months later another brand new transmission is installed and 8 days later in a rental, I am off towards home again hoping I will not have to return to the dealership again for another major repair, after all I do pay $778 per month for vehicle reliability for my self and three children.
In our 2000 Expedition XLT we have had the same rough-idling in gear at stops. We took it to the dealer, paid hundreds to fix it, but it didn't fix it. It still idles roughly.
It hasn't resulted in any major problems yet so we don't mind much.
We have a 2001 Ford Expedition that had a very bad vibration and also the steering pulled to the left. We made three trips to the dealership for alignment, all under warranty. The third trip to the dealership they replaced the ball joints and re-aligned again. Vibration was still there and so was the pull to the left. I then took the Expedition to the local Good Year store. They checked all four tires and replaced the two front tires. After two new tires were put on the front, the vibration and the pull to the left was completely gone.
Vehicle drives and rides very smooth now even at interstate highway speeds of 70-80 mph. Ford and Good Year both treated us great on this.
I have a 1997 Ford Expedition 4x4. Up until about 2-1/2 years ago I barely drove it above 40 mph. It was mostly for in town driving with my dog. Since then I sold my other truck and started driving the Expedition more often. That is about the time that I noticed that it vibrating pretty bad around 60-70, but was easily felt starting around 40mph.
I took it to the dealer; they told me that it is a tire problem. “This big truck is over sized and should have heavy duty tires.” So, taking their advise I went and bought Goodyear Wranglers AT/S LT265/70R17 from Goodyear which set me back $1200 bucks out the door. And vibration was still there.
Took it back to the dealer and said, no it wasn’t the tires. Try again. Well the answer came back, “This is a big truck and Ford built them with under rated shocks. Replace the shocks with something a little more heavy and that should fix it.” So I told them to replace the shocks with something heavy for about $400 bucks. And the vibration is still there.
Brought it back to Goodyear and told them that Ford thinks it was the tires and I replaced them. Ford said it was the shocks, I replaced them. They did an alignment and thrust alignment and nothing. They didn’t even charge me because everything was correct. They suggested that it could the drive train, since the tires are new and the alignment is correct and the vibration could only be felt at speeds above 40mph.
Brought it back to the dealer again bringing the information from Goodyear. They told me that the tires need to be replaced before that can accurately diagnose the vibration. The new tires are 10K old by now. Right now the Expedition is back at Goodyear getting new tires and an alignment. That’s another $360 per tire that is going to cost me around $1500 for new tires…again.
I wonder what Ford is going to say now.
I have 2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer, and it starts to vibrate at 35 mph, by the time I hit 80 mph, the headlights of the car behind me are totally blurred in the rear view mirror. I have had new tires, balance, alignment and bearings checked. Still getting annoying high frequency vibration, and it has just gotten slowly worse overtime. For the cost of the vehicle, I am very disappointed, and wish I had my old 1991 GMC Suburban back. I don't know if I should just sell it or try to fix more. Garage guys are at a loss, and dealer rates scare me a little. My mobile # is 216-538-0470, call if you have any advice brother. Lemmeno, Joe.