Question about 2005 Ford Expedition
I hv a 2005 Ford expedition xlt. Took it to the dealer 1 b/c it would not start and come to find out needed a new battery. The reason I really was taking it was when driving at50-60mph it shakes and slows down to20mph after a short period its back to 60mph and repeating that over again. While at the dealership they replaced the battery which reset the codes and at the end of the day they told me nothing was wrong. Two days later my ck engine light comes back on and my truck is still hv the same issue as before. I took it to auto zone to get the codes and now my diagnostic plug is not working. Ford wants to charge me another diagnostic fee and I don't agree since they didn't get it the first time. After talking to the GM they will waive the fee if they find codes come up. Well, no codes are showing b/c the plug is not working. Huh, so they charged me 165 to put the battery in. I'm not sure what's needed to fix the plug to see what's wrong with my truck . Any suggestions why my diagnostic plug isn't working and what I need to do to fix it. Thank you
Posted on Feb 04, 2012
Although both of these above solutions seem correct, there can be another issue. i've worked for aout 12 years as a custom audio and video installer. Although most ford computers run a self-diagnostic upon starting (every time), they do not necessarily tell you what is wrong. it can be as simple as the installer (or tech, if you prefer) could have left something unplugged in your vehicle. i know this sounds sketchy, but it's a possibility. On the dash of your ford chances are you have a seatbelt light...sometimes leaving this unplugged will throw an engine code. what i recommend (as far as saving time/money) is if you had your dvd player installed at a custom shop (mom and pop's or even big box) give them a chance to look at it. Any shop that values it's customer base will look/assess your problem for free, and they'll be happy to do it if means turning a negative experience into a positive. if they find that the problem is a direct or indirect result of their install, they will fix it - for free. worst comes to worst, if the problem is not related, you won't have paid the 45-55 dollar/hour for a tech at ford to look at it just to tell you 'the shop you had this done at made a mistake (it DOES happen)' if, however, you had it installed at a ford dealership, the resposibility will lay on them. what they choose to do beyond that is up in the air. we have some really poor reputation dealers around here...best of luck!
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
There shouldn't be a connection to the DVD installation. The check engine light signals that the vehicle's computer has detected a fault in one of the systems. To be safe, take the vehicle to an autoparts store and have them scan the computer for any fault codes that it has stored. Most parts stores will do the scan for free. If there are codes stored, it will help identify the problem and if there are no codes stored, they can reset the check engine light. Hope this helped and best wishes.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
The check engine light has nothing to do with the DVD at all. this is just coincidence. This is a sensor issue that has occurred. it could be a egr valve circuit failure or, it could be a failed Maf/MAP as well. the best actions here will be to run the codes. this will confirm the issue at hand. The CPU scan can be done at auto zone for free if you choose or, you can take it to the local ford dealer as well.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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