Ford Excursion Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Ford Excursion as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket.  Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct this concern.

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.

The EGR cooler may leak internally, causing white smoke from the tailpipe.

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

When changing the fuel filter, if the fuel in the filter bowl looks gray or black, it may be a sign that the fuel injector O-rings are allowing high pressure oil to migrate into the fuel return system.  Symptoms of this are rough idle or hard starting.

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.

The turbo hose could blow off of the turbo, causing a no boost condition.
The VGT solenoid may fail.
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.
A lack of power may occur if the turbo sticks.