PLEASE HELP!! Bought a 2005 Excursion Eddie Bauer Edition about two weeks ago and have been having problems since. This is supposed to replace our minivan but we've barely been able to drive it since we got it.
First problem, driving home and it just died on the side of the hi-way. Would crank but not start. We had it towed home and after much reading on this site i was thinking it was the FICM. Turned out to be a bad alternator, installed a new one and charged the batteries and everything is good. Or so I thought.
A couple of days later I was following my wife and i noticed that she had no brake lights. Running lights worked and the turn signals worked but not the brake lights (during this time we also became aware of a hesitation/power issue at about 65-70 mph
i'll get to that later). Tested the wiring(which someone in the past made a mess of when they wired it to tow behind a motor home) found that the circuit for the brake lights had an open somewhere, I disconnected some of the aftermarket wiring and reconnected the brake light circuit as it should be and now the brake lights are working
At this time we noticed that the backup camera was no longer working
. I guess that will have to wait.
The day before the truck stalled and died we filled up the tank and went for a bit of a drive. Approximately 15 miles out of town at around 65-75 mph, trans temp @ approx. 156* the truck seems to lose power and has a hesitation, (no trailer or anything just normal driving). RPM's stay pretty much steady but its slowing down and starting to lurch a bit; almost like it can't figure which gear to go into. Engine temp seems to be fine and the trans was shifting fine up until then. Ever since then it seems to be getting worse. I have changed the engine oil filters, and fuel filters. I hooked up a scan tool but there are no codes. I have talked to mechanics around here but all they seem to be able to tell me is that Ford 6.0's can be problematic. I have also changed my EBP sensor, thought maybe it was sending bad info to the PCM(the values on the scan tool would be fairly close btwn the EBP sensor and the EBP Regulator until the hesitation started, then there would be a huge difference). I know that a warped valve body in the trans can cause some weird issues too, is that a possibility, anyone experience that? Could it be that the trans is running too hot? I've heard that they don't normally run that hot! Not sure what to do anymore, I searched all kinds of different threads but haven't found anyone talking about this problem. Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Also around the time my brake lights went out the Edge Insight monitor stopped working.
Thanks in advance for you help.