2001 Ford Expedition Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Ford Expedition
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2001 Ford Expedition ProblemsIgnition Coil Failure Due to Excessive Spark Plug Gap
An illuminated Check Engine Light could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this problem, the ignition coils that have failed, the spark plugs, and all coil boots should be replaced.
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.
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.
2001 Ford Expedition Questions2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer coil pack and spark plugs? Motor 4.6L (1 answer)
I changed my coil packs and 2 spark plugs and it is still missing. Also when removed spark plugs gas was on it? what does this mean and how can I fix it?
Tried new ignition switch. No change. What's wrong?
I changed the alternator and the battery in my 2001 expedition and I still can't get it to crank or have any power to it!
2001 Ford Expedition RecallsRecall 05V388000
The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Excursion, Expedition, F150, F250, F350, Focus, Taurus, Mercury Sable, Lincoln Continental, Navigator, and Town Car vehicles due to a defect in the wiper motor gear case. The wiper motor could overheat and malfunction, which may cause the wipers to stop working as designed. Dealers will inspect the wiper motor and replace the gear case cover.