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My 2001 Ford Expedition is guzzling gas like no other. I have had a tune up, new tires and oil change. But I am still getting about 12 miles per gallon is there anything that I can do to get more MPG?

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I have a 99 explorer with V8 that runs great! and I get
a whopping 13mpg. But it has high miles. So I was
going to change the catalytic converters as they may
have started to plug up. And any exaust restriction
will drop your mpg, even a bent tailpipe will cause a
drop. There are other possible reasons for this, such as the o2 sensor sending a signal to the pcm calling
for a more fuel rich, air fuel mix than neccesary. Or
the temp sensor failing to signal that the engine is
at operating temp, and stays to some degree in cold
start mode. But either of these conditions would be
noticed through dtc codes- a smell or engine performence. I hope I was of some help.
Good luck.

todytwo

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Check that you have the proper air pressure in your tires. Change the air filter. If you're constantly hauling a lot of people or stuff, the extra weight will lower fuel economy.
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What would cause engine failure in 2001 expedition, oil pressure light on, seems to have oil when checked? Would this be oil pump failure or oil switch faultiness?


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My expedition is a 5.4 two wheel drive eddie bauer the problem i "m having with it is that it started to waste more gas now. I get only ten miles to the gallon and before i would get about twelve...


The tune-up is a Fred Flintstone term,
meaning you got spark plugs or payed
for them and got nothing

You need new spark plugs
You need 2 new front O2 Sensors, if you
have 100,000 miles on them
You need the MAF Sensor Cleaned
A Clean Air filter
Correct fuel pressure
A properly working TPS Sensor
(throttle position sensor)
And other items.

See if you have all that done, and get back
I will evaluate your issues.

Do you have check lights on the dash
If so give us the codees

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2)new air filter (check every 35000 miles)
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New oil and filter
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Gas consumption


My Answer:

Poor gas mileage can be a result of many many things.

First of all you need to find out what is the factory normal gas mileage for your model year Jeep SUV. It should have said on your window sticker if you bought it brand new. If you are a 2nd or 3rd owner then a Jeep dealer would have info. Google search will tell you as well, and only takes a couple minutes to find.

I did a quick Google search and for a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a (4.7L V8 engine) the average mileage is roughly 14 mpg.

Not sure what engine you have as to options, etc?

How you drive will greatly change that number up or down depending on a number of driving and driver variables.

A few being -

Driving habits?

Tire pressures?

Engine tuned up?

Lube & oil/filter changes (every 5,000-7,500 miles? Air filter changes (every 10,000-15,000 miles)? Read your auto manual for exact recommended intervals.

How many people in the SUV on average?

Are you towing anything?

Type gas you are burning - BRAND? (See injectors below)

Area you are driving in (hills and valleys verses flat out,
etc)

Jeeps in general don't have a good track record for great mileage, and rough engine idling is always a clue that your fuel injectors are dirty. Typical on all Jeeps with port fuel injection systems! On Jeeps with dirty fuel injectors your mileage will go way down accordingly. If your not putting at least a 12 oz bottle of say Walmart brand Super Tech Fuel Injector Cleaner (~ $1 each) in your gas tank religiously every logged 1000 miles, or every 2 tank fill ups, then you are just inviting dirty fuel injectors and POOR fuel economy!

My 1993 Ford XPLR with a 4L V-6 engine (and ~ 160,000 flawless driven miles) gets roughly 22 miles per gallon on the highway with cruise control on, and about 17 around town on average. I religiously put a 12 oz bottle of the above injector cleaner in my gas tank every 1000 miles!! Of course I do all my own tune-ups, general repairs, and suspension maintenance (shocks, O2 sensors, trans oil changes, lube & oil/filter changes, code reading and clearing, etc) myself and it shows! I don't trust repair shops except for say Tires and Balancing at SEARS.

Hope that helps ease your mind about gas mileage as it relates to your Jeep there.

Frank


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