2001 Expedition - Blower fan continues to run

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Shawn

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Feb 26, 2007
 
I have a 2001 Expedition. After turning off truck, I noticed the blower fan was still on. Fan continued to function with key removed from ignition. Fan speed control worked as well as the selector switching for def/floor/panel, etc. Rear control for fan speed when adjusted made the 'directional' and 'outside' thermometer LED display go on and off. I also heard some relays clicking under dash next to the brake controller harness plug. I figured out a 5 amp fuse controlled the power to the relays and i pulled the fuse. Problem persisted the following day, after placing fuse back. Relays only clicked after the ignition was turned off. Problem mysteriously stopped, just as it came...does anyone know what might have caused this?
Hendrik

Chilliwack, Canada

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Aug 10, 2007
 
That's how our 2000 expedition Eddie Bauer problem started. That is just the beginning of your problems. Soon the odometer will stop. Then the wipers might work one day and not the next. The radio will go on, on it's own and more electrical stuff will happen.

We got the windshield replaced - no problems since. There's a problem with the urethane they used in the factory.
rohr

Dana Point, CA

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#3
Oct 20, 2007
 
Thought my 2000 EB Expedition was possessed - tried to start itself with no key in ignition - had to pull battery cable. Leading up to that all kinds of electrical problems when rained on.
I have not yet replaced my windshield but I assuiming that is what I am going to have to do.
SLK

Ashburn, VA

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Nov 19, 2007
 
My 2001 EB Expedition is possessed! When I get into my vehicle the battery is often dead, requiring a jump start. It will run fine until I turn it off, then the heater blower comes on full blast. Turning the car off and on again doesn't stop the problem, so I have to constantly disconnect my battery cable. Took it to the shop and they told me it was the ignition switch...it wasn't. Took it to the dealership and they told me it was the battery...it wasn't. Then they assured me that replacing the alternator would surely do the trick...it didn't! I've spent nearly $2000 trying to fix this problem and nothing works. I'm angry now because I see how many other people have the same or similar problem, yet you take it to the dealership and they look at you like your crazy when you explain what's going on with your vehicle. Why don't they know what to fix if so many people are having this problem?
Randy

Carrington, ND

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Nov 20, 2007
 
Hendrik wrote:
That's how our 2000 expedition Eddie Bauer problem started. That is just the beginning of your problems. Soon the odometer will stop. Then the wipers might work one day and not the next. The radio will go on, on it's own and more electrical stuff will happen.
We got the windshield replaced - no problems since. There's a problem with the urethane they used in the factory.
Is it possible that something that sounds like a major electrical problem,can be related to the windshield?
Mark Dilon

Casa Grande, AZ

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#6
Dec 1, 2007
 
This is really wierd. We're having the same exact issue with our Expedition (2000 EB). It rained yesterday (we live in AZ where it rarely rains). That's when the issue started. May be a coincidence, but the blower runs only when you shut the vehicle off. I can't argue with results, but sure seems strange that the winshield would have anything to do with an electirical problem??
Trevor

Oceanside, CA

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Jan 8, 2008
 
Strange thing as my 2001 Expedition EB is doing the same thing. Two months ago the problem began, disconnected the battery overnight and the problem disappeared. As of yesterday the blower problem has come back, this time I need to disconnect the battery each and every time I intend to leave the car. I also can't believe a windshield is the cause but if this continues much longer I might just have to try it as I know its not my battery.... perhaps a faulty fan switch is to blame? Anyone else have any ideas???
Daniel

Vancouver, WA

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Jan 13, 2008
 
My 2001 EB Expedition is possessed! When I get into my vehicle the battery is often dead, requiring a jump start. It will run fine until I turn it off, then the heater blower comes on full blast. Turning the car off and on again doesn't stop the problem,\
HOW DID YOU FIX IT? WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM???
Daniel

Vancouver, WA

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Jan 13, 2008
 
I see we have the problem but no one posted the FIX! Help I just took it to the shop and sropped it off... dont want to get shafted!~!!

Please reply: sataris@gmail.com
Jake Calhoun

Rockford, IL

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Feb 5, 2008
 
This is crazy. It was raining yesterday and when I drove my vehicle 2 miles. I stopped and turned it off. The blower would not sut off and the colum would not lock. Later the car turned into christine it tried to start it self however it was not getting fuel. I disconected tore apart column and after messing with it I relized that if I had the key in and turn on (not to starting position that I could start the vehicle by turning on the brights. I assumed I found problem. No now I disconected all plugs except ignition. Now if I turn on head lights the starter turns. I replaced ignition switch Nothing. Now I can not use vehicle if I Start it with key it keeps turning over. I only have one vehicle now and I need HELP. jakec@northparkrental.com
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I see we have the problem but no one posted the FIX! Help I just took it to the shop and sropped it off... dont want to get shafted!~!!
Please reply: sataris@gmail.com
1999 exped

Cottage Grove, OR

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Feb 6, 2008
 
Well I can say yesterday it all started with my 1999 Expedition EB (radio only worked in Park and N), blower not turning off, beeping 5 beeps, clicking, flashing wiper fluid/4x4). Last night I disconnected the battery and this morning I reconnnected it and it all started again. The blower immediately turned on and the relay clicking began. I disconnected and reconnected. The blower was off and the relay was not clicking. Drove to the store, and everything was working like it should. Got back to the expedition and the fan was on. It is less possessed today than last night, but still possessed.
Mike

Holden, MA

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Feb 9, 2008
 
Did anyone find the fix for the flashing wiper fluid/4x5 light and the blower not turning off?
1999 exped

Cottage Grove, OR

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Feb 11, 2008
 
I am still working on it, but it sure seems like it would be computer chip related.
1999 exped

Cottage Grove, OR

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#14
Feb 12, 2008
 
Spoke with the ford dealer in town and this is what I have found. Expedition models upto 2002 have issues with water leaks under the dash. Usual suspect is the window. Get down and look under your dash. Look for signs of water (rust, watermarks, or that's right water). It is actually fairly common problem and the water can get in through a few different places. I looked under my dash and did infact see some drops. It has been dry here so I reconnected the battery and everything seems to be working normal now. BUT the next rain will surely cause more problems. As you can see by my first post, I had many electrical issues. I'll update this forum when it is fixed. Hendric (second post) seems to have had water leaking in from a poor seal. Replaced the window, new seal, no problem.
Andy

Warrensburg, MO

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Apr 11, 2008
 
Mine started doing the same thing yesterday. I was raining alot yesterday so that seems to be the common problem here. I turned the truck off and the blower kept going. I manually turned the blower off and it stopped and did not come back on. I also had the clicking under the dash. The clicking went away once I started it back up. I also heard the dinging while driving but I opened the door while driving and it stopped. May have been just by chance though. I have noticed evidence of water leaking under the dash so that may be whats happening. I plan on calling Ford and talking to them.
Wes

United States

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#16
Apr 25, 2008
 
I just bought a 2000 Ford EXP and it drove great for the first week. I washed it and started up and drove fine. A few days later it snowed/rained all day long and when I went to start it, guess what, it didn't start. The door locks wouldn't unlock using the remote, had to unlock using the key. It didn't jump start either. After a few minutes I just gave up, took the jumper cables off, turned everything off. Then just out of pure frustration, tried jumping again, but this time the lights were on and it started right up. It drove fine. I got home and there was a strange beep, all the doors were closed. I got out and opened and closed all doors and it went off. I also noticed the blower motor was still on for the air with the engine turned off and keys in my hands. I turned the switch to off and left it over night. The next morning it had a hard time starting, but it did start. I am wondering if the issue with the water leaking throug the windshield is the reason, or a combination of water leaking in and getting some vital electical systems wet and shorting out things. Does anyone have any more info on this?
Andy wrote:
Mine started doing the same thing yesterday. I was raining alot yesterday so that seems to be the common problem here. I turned the truck off and the blower kept going. I manually turned the blower off and it stopped and did not come back on. I also had the clicking under the dash. The clicking went away once I started it back up. I also heard the dinging while driving but I opened the door while driving and it stopped. May have been just by chance though. I have noticed evidence of water leaking under the dash so that may be whats happening. I plan on calling Ford and talking to them.
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United States

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#17
Jul 22, 2008
 
Had the same problem with a possessed 2000 Eddie Bauer last Fall. The dealer indicated it was the ground for the computer that needed to be clean. It has started doing it again, so I am looking for information on the ground location. Assuming it is under the dash.

Symptoms: Lights randomly turning on, alarm going off, seats moving on there own (I think I'll name it Christine), clicking under the dash, some gauges then no gauges, then it died and would not run at all until fixed.

Note: The dealer never was able to correct the automatic lights. After the repair they came on in the day and went off at night. I got so disgusted, I never brought it back.
Craig

Springfield, OH

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#18
May 3, 2011
 
We have a 2001 Eddie Bauer Expedition in which my wife told me she felt water dripping inside above the dash. First thought was the windshield is leaking. One week later I get a call because the battery is dead and that the blower stayed on when she got out of the car. This to me is SCREAMING WINDSHIELD LEAK because the water is causing all sorts of electrical shorts in the computer boards which in turn is causing all of the above freakish Christine like activity.
Dave - Iowa

Bettendorf, IA

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#19
Nov 23, 2011
 
Thanks for taking the time to post these comments, there was a steady rain all day, my 2001 EB started with the blower fan, clicking etc last night. I had to jump start it to get home, I put a battery charger on the battery, disconnected the power to the truck, placed a box fan inside aimed under the dash, seems okay today. Has anyone sought a recall for this? Anyone know who we can report it to so Ford might help pay for or give some credit toward the repair since it appears to be a manufacturer defect causing the problems? biting_bear@yahoo.com
mora auto repair

Springfield, OR

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#20
Jul 9, 2012
 
on all ford expeditions the fuce box under dash i heve replaced alot and fix problem

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