Robert B

Baltimore, MD

#21 Mar 29, 2010
1997 Ford Expedition will not go into park
tim

Apo, AE

#22 May 28, 2010
I did a dianostic and It said that I might have problem with my transmisson solenoid? Is this really difficult to change and where is it?
Coiz

Belvidere, IL

#23 Aug 8, 2010
PHIL wrote:
I HAVE A 1997 EXPEDITION WHEN I SHIFT TH 4A4 KNOB IT SHOWS IT IS GOING INTO 4X4 BUT FRONT TIRES NEVER ENGAGE. WHEN I SHIFT INTO FOUR LOW TRANNY SHIFTS FAST BUT FRONT TIRES NEVER ENGAGE.
There are small plastic vacuum lines going to the hubs. Yours are likely cracked and leaking. Look for them near the passengers side firewall.
karen brown

Rutherfordton, NC

#25 Oct 31, 2010
my 1999 expedition won't go into gear, it is in drive the steering colum drive shaft won't go past the d to N or P it will only go d,1,2 am I goin to have to take it to dealer or can this be fixed at home
isaac

Las Vegas, NV

#26 Nov 1, 2010
alan wrote:
I replaced the alternator on my 97 expedition and now the transmission does not have any forward gears.
Any thoughts?
did you get it fixed what was wrong with it???
driver

United States

#27 Jan 5, 2011
Turn your steering wheel all the way left or right while holding the brake and trying to shift. Your steering column might be locking the shifter.
jack

Roxboro, NC

#28 Jan 8, 2011
i engage 4 wheel drive and have to disconnect the battery to get it out of 4 wheel drive back into 2 wheel drive
Ghost

Atlanta, GA

#29 Jan 12, 2011
Chris wrote:
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I had the same problem. Check your brake lights and see if they come on. My problem was the brake switch on the brake pedal. I replaced the switch and now it works just fine. Might be the same problem.
Please EVERYBODY with tranny problems check this link for you expedition issues!
http://www.automotive.com/1997/12/ford/expedi...
trans technican

Greenville, MI

#30 Jan 12, 2011
ben wrote:
my 97 expeditions xl 4x4 transmission gave out. it only run in reverse, won't go forward. what the solutions?
sounds like @ least your forward clucth is burnt. more than likely will need to be torn down and rebuilt.
Randy

Harlingen, TX

#31 Jan 22, 2011
Bob B wrote:
when i turn the knob on the dash to engage the 4 wheel drive nothing happens. NEED HELP PLEASE
try checking the little electric motor that engages the 4x4 maybe the magnets inside are broken kuz that happen to mine

its only 4 small screws not hard to take off
Randy

Harlingen, TX

#32 Jan 22, 2011
PHIL wrote:
I HAVE A 1997 EXPEDITION WHEN I SHIFT TH 4A4 KNOB IT SHOWS IT IS GOING INTO 4X4 BUT FRONT TIRES NEVER ENGAGE. WHEN I SHIFT INTO FOUR LOW TRANNY SHIFTS FAST BUT FRONT TIRES NEVER ENGAGE.
try checking the little electric motor that engages the 4x4 maybe the magnets inside are broken kuz that happen to mine and u can check the vacum it has a little black plastic covering it on the bottom frony part of the truck
Terri

Houston, TX

#33 Feb 28, 2011
Check engine light came on and 04 Expedition seems to be having problem with overdrive. Putting in park it has always clunked which seems to be related. Possible U Joint but in reverse it drives more like parking brake stuck but I noticed it sounded like metal to metal faintly. Could a caliper or brake part sticking cause this? Overdrive is acting up so we were thinking first it was transmission. 98K miles. Thanks for any info.
South boston

Austin, TX

#34 Jul 1, 2011
My 1997 expedition overdrive light started blinking. Checked tranny fluid and it was good. A day later the tranny wont go past first and the rpm's are high. The revving of the engine and tranny sound crazy when in first. Put the overdrive on and it doesnt move. Whats going on? Can anyone help. Thanks.
Donnie

Suffolk, VA

#35 Jul 30, 2011
expeditionowner wrote:
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A solenoid engages your 4H, 4L, or AWD selections. If you dont hear a small "click" or two after the selector knob is turned, you may have a bad selenoid. The dash indicator lights tell you when the solenoid has physically moved and shifted to reached their designated stops on the transmission.
OK i have the same problem it won,t go in 4 wheel drive the light is on in the dash but i can,t hear nothing . i think something has come lose. but everything works good other then that. what can i try. thanks for you help.
Donnie

Suffolk, VA

#36 Jul 30, 2011
ok is the selenoid is the tran's , i have never work on one of these, i work on a lot of things but this is not what i do.
amy

Columbus, MS

#37 Aug 2, 2011
expeditionowner wrote:
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U-Joints dont "whine" they CLUNK. It sounds as though you either have a problem with your trans. valve body or it might be as simple as a vacuum leak
I am having a similar problem with my expedition. The transmission seemed to be fine until I changed out all the plugs and coil packs. Now the truck hops into gear and the rpms elevate by the truck seems to way 8 million pounds. I found a hole in my PCV hose and I am going to replace it today. Do you think this could cause the problem with the truck or do you think the trans. may be bad. Any advice would be great.
walter

Corinth, NY

#38 Aug 23, 2011
alan wrote:
I replaced the alternator on my 97 expedition and now the transmission does not have any forward gears.
Any thoughts?
i have 97 fordexpdition some time i have drive and other times i only have reverse
Chad

Olathe, KS

#39 Sep 25, 2011
on my 97 expedition i was cruising and all of a sudden I lost momentum, even when I put the shifter into 2 and 1 it would not move and the tach would go to 5k-6k, and it shook like a earthquake and died twice. I put it into 4H and 4L thinking i could limp it home and still could not get it to go. any ideas on what it might be?
jeep

Atlanta, GA

#40 Oct 9, 2011
Aode transmissiom i lost function so i tricked the system and overrode the pcu and all using a relay. Piggy backing of the shift salecter i waa tben able to shift manually. 2years down the road the tranny quits 1st and 2nd gone 3rd shutter barley engaging o/d locks here email me hofferneep@yahoo.com if you have any suggestions. I put in an 89 c6 and it only goes in 1st im an low income do it yourself kinsa guy please help. Anyone.
jeep

Atlanta, GA

#41 Oct 9, 2011
Hofferjeep@yahoo.com 98 ford f150 with a 302 ho its not factory moter but had the factory aode tranny ran low on tranny fluid 1 day and now its out. Even in defult mode the tranny should shift into 2nd gear.

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