View Full Version : Expedition Transmission Slipping

August 10th, 2009, 20:58
OK since NAXJA SoCal is the best...even on non-XJ tech.
My 2003 Ford Expedition 2WD Eddie Bauer 5.4 V8 ~130k miles
Transmission started slipping on Saturday. Only slips in OD. Push on the gas and the RPMs clmb, but no acceleration. Only happens in OD. If I lock out OD, it works just fine. Fluid is good.
Tell me doc, is she gonna live?

August 10th, 2009, 21:20
throw some lucas transmission fix in there. sounds like you burned up the clutch packs, usually caused by climbing hills in OD (how my wife blew up my XJ lol)

the lucas trans fix has alot of friction modifiers in it (like a posi unit additive) that will help make the fluid a little more sticky and take up the slack. its a bandaid but it should help alot.

August 10th, 2009, 21:36
While you are under the hood check the fluid condition if it's brown or smells burnt I would try a fluid change and some Lucas like Grimm said.That being said the longer you drive it in that condition the more it will cost to fix when you take it in.

August 10th, 2009, 23:09
I could fix it for you

August 10th, 2009, 23:28
hey justin...you wanna do head gaskets on my 99 expedition AWD?

August 11th, 2009, 07:40
Its toast. Need a price on a unit with a 100k warranty, let me know.

Paul Airhart
August 11th, 2009, 09:08
Its toast. Need a price on a unit with a 100k warranty, let me know.

LOL, welcome to NAXJA