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2003 Ford Excursion

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2003 Ford Excursion Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more of the door locks may become inoperative due to resistance in the circuit. In some cases, replacement of all actuators will be required to correct this issue.

Engine -- Verified

There is a technical service bulletin for the V8 engines regarding a possible problem with the spark plug being ejected from the cylinder head, damaging the threads in the spark plug hole. If the vehicle is under warranty, cylinder head replacement is recommended. If the vehicle is out of warranty, Ford authorized the use of a specific thread insert to repair the head.

Engine -- Verified

The high pressure diesel fuel injection pump may fail, resulting in a "no start" condition.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Intermittent rough idle may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, causing the EGR valve to stay slightly open. Our technicians tell us the valve and sensor must be replaced together to correct this concern.

Engine -- Verified

Hard starts, long crank time before the start, rough idle, and loss
of power can be caused by using the wrong type of oil in this motor.
With the engine off, remove the oil dipstick and inspect. If tiny
bubbles are present, then the oil is foaming and unable to maintain
proper operating pressure in the high pressure oil system.

2003 Ford Excursion Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, March 12, 2007

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Ford has recalled 2003 Excursion and F150, F250, and F350 trucks because the speed control deactivation switch may leak and overheat, which can create a fire hazard. Dealers will install a fused wiring harness to the deactivation switch wiring.

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Electrical & Lights, July 22, 2004

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On trucks equipped with the 6.0L diesel engine, the engine ground stud for the negative battery cable may be loose. A loose ground may cause current to flow through the radio suppression strap causing it to heat up, and potentially melt or ignite nearby components, which could lead to a fire. Dealers will replace the engine ground stud and the radio suppression strap, and nearby components will be inspected for damage. The recall began July 23, 2004. The Ford recall number is 04S15.

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Electrical & Lights, July 7, 2011

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An internal fault may develop within the multi-function turn signal switch. This can affect turn signal, tail, hazard, and/or brake light operation. Non-functioning exterior lights could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the multi-function switch to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin on August 15, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11C18.

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Engine, December 29, 2007

Summary: ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 7.3L DIESEL ENGINES, THE CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR LOCATED ON THE ENGINE OF THE VEHICLE MAY FUNCTION INTERMITTENTLY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ENGINE STALL.

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2003 Ford Excursion Questions and Answers

installer, 2003 Ford Excursion, 6.8L V10, San Jose, CA

Cost for repair to repair lower crank case bearing

geoabear1, 2003 Ford Excursion, 5.4L V8, Houston, TX

Check gauge appears and oil pressure gauge indicates zero intermittently when driving at speed and when stopped at a light.

Visitor, 2003 Ford Excursion, 6.8L V10, Victorville, CA

I got my spark plugs changed on my 2003 ford excursion and now makes noises

gene2007, 2003 Ford Excursion, Canyon Lake, TX

crankshaft sensor location also camshaft sensor location

Visitor, 2003 Ford Excursion, Franklin Square, NY

KNOCKIG SOUNDS LIKE LOOSE SHOCK ON RIGHTS SIDE WHEN I GO OVER BUMPS

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