Question about 2004 Ford Expedition

2 Answers

What are the possible damage of a flooded vehicle?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 593 Answers

Alot depends on how long and how deep it was under water. The problems can range from constant
electrical problems to possible serious mechanical issues if the water was high enough to get into
the vents on the differentials/transmission and transfer case, not to mention that musty smell you can't seem to get rid of completely. Also, if it was driven into the water, the engine may have sucked in water through the intake, which can cause major damage. I would call my insurance co.
and tell them you've had a loss. In many states it would be an automatic total loss for flood damage
Check rules on flood damage in your area. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 560 Answers

Severe electrical problems, mostly. water corroded connectors, etc
smelly interior, carpet. rust damage to non-coated metals too

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Golf mk5 1.9TDI Smokes, misfires and vibrates.... How di i fix it?


No one here can tell you all of the items that will be wrong with the flood damaged car and need replacing.

The car may also have had numerous engine and other problems before it was damaged with flood waters.

Never ever buy a flood damaged car and you now know why. Nor can you rely on others for advice on the extent of the water level in the car. They can tell you anything and probably will. If you did not see the car submerged you really have little idea how much water actually went through it.

Sorry to be blunt but you need to cut your losses and get rid of the car or you will find, as you have found so far, that it is a highly unreliable expensive money pit. Insurance companies don't repair cars like you purchased because the cost of repair would normally exceed the total insured value of the car in its undamaged running state. I don't know why you would think you would be getting value in buying a non running flood damaged 8 year old German vehicle .

Apr 17, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Can i put a BCM from another vehicle into mine.


Try to get the fault codes and checked what codes does it means

Jul 08, 2015 | 2006 Chevrolet Chevrolet Cobalt LS

1 Answer

I have a 2000 range rover sport hse that won't start and I have no spark what does this vehicle get spark since their is no distributer


being that it is range rover, it should tolerate :some:water, but, you may have to pull the computers and clean them and/or the connections (if they were damaged by the flooding, then I wish you good luck!)

Jan 12, 2015 | 2000 Land Rover Range Rover

1 Answer

My car stalled in flood waters. Pushed it out, and now it wont start, it tries to then clicks, I checked the oil, no water in the oil...Did I damage my engine???


Don't see how see can can guess at that question

Sometimes vehicles that get flooded badly enough, are junked

Nothing you can do

Decide how much you want to spend to have it checked out

Sep 09, 2014 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2004 saturn ion that currently got cought in the middle of a flood and now won't turn over the lights and the radio works perfectly fine but when I go to start it up it says service vehicles...


it has go into servise mode. you need to get it checked and have the sevise codes removed. the flood warter would of set this off if the service code was not remover from its last service.

Sep 15, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My fathers HDJ101K VX limited land cruiser got flooded that it reached inside our seats. engine model is 1HD-FTE. so im asking for your help. What should we do first in car? It already has stains on it...


Water damage to a vehicle is much more than just appearances. Typically, if a car is flooded to the point that it gets inside the vehicle, it is considered a total loss. If in the US, his insurance may cover it under the Comprehensive policy.
The problems are two-fold:
1. You will never get the moisture out from under all the carpets and in the frame rails. It will rust much more quickly, because these places were not designed to be rust proof.
2. More importantly, there are so many electronics in a car, and they are hidden in all sorts of unexpected places. Body control modules that control the lights, engine control modules that control the engine, dash control modules that control the dash - the list is endless, and all are damaged by water.
The damage is not always immediately evident either. Like the interior parts not designed to be rust free, the internal electronics will also begin to rust or corrode, and what works today may not work tomorrow, or next week, or next month. Eventually, all flood damaged vehicles are besot with gremlins. Saltwater gremlins usually appear within weeks, freshwater gremlins within years.

Sep 03, 2013 | Toyota Land Cruiser Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

"Hi, had a street flood come into my 2004 Quest, the lights in the cluster lit up like Christmas lights and most of the LED portion (mileage, temperature and gas gauge) has disappeared. What is the...


Maybe there is none

Most flood vehicles are scraped

You will have to go down every wire & every circuit
looking for water damage,corrosion & test every wire
& every system & you will need factory manuals & wiring diagrams

That is not something a shop will touch or you can afford
to pay for

I think you know what has to be done as I explained

If you don't have those skills, the vehicle is done as
far as you ever using it again

Aug 29, 2013 | Nissan Quest Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Well my car got flooded out in a flash flood and i was wondering how much damage that can do it is not starting at all we found one problem the starter went out do you think that can be it or more


You need to drain ALL the fluids in the car, replace and replace the starter. From there you will be able to determine what else is going on. Does the vehicle crank?

Jun 22, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Neon

1 Answer

Hi, i'm looking at buying a '04 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0lt 6cyl and woukld like some feedback to assist my decision. like most people when buying a car, don't want a lemon or headache, as a young father...


Forst off, I'd start looking elsewhere. Cherokees are great trucks, but ANY with water damage are going to be nothing but headaches and a burden on your checkbook. Flood damage vehicles tend to have major corrosion problems, then add electronics that corrode and it turns into a nightmare. Find a another Cherokee

Mar 27, 2011 | 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Car was exposed to flooding after the harsh weather that hit manila last month. suspected that water enter through the muffler, however, electrical system is still intact but couldn't start the engine, i...


When a car is flooded, there are a lot of different things that need checked. Your engine needs cleaned out, your transaxle needs cleaned, your wiring harness needs replaced, as well as anything computer related. Flood damaged vehicles are the worst possible fixes, and even if the drivetrain survived without getting water and dirt inside, you'll be chasing electrical faults around your system until the end of time. As for your engine not turning all the way over, you likely have water in one cylinder, which won't compress like air/fuel vapor. You can try removing the spark plugs, turning it over a bit, then letting it dry for a couple of days. Put the plugs back in, and give it a try after that. Good luck on it.

Oct 27, 2009 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Ford Expedition Logo

245 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5495 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...