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Old 12-01-2010, 19:00   #1 (permalink)
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100,000 miles, what to do?

2004 Expedition 4x4 XLT with tow package and 5.4.

Turning 100,000 miles soon, asking for advice on what to do:

Transmission oil?
Transfer case oil?
Spark Plugs?
Diffs oil?
Fan belt?
Timing/cam chain?
Brake fluid?
Power steering fluid?
Shock absorbers?
Coolant?

What else can you experts think of?

Thanks...
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Old 12-01-2010, 20:32   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 100,000 miles, what to do?

Here's what Ford recommends. http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pub.../04a04mg5e.pdf
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:12   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 100,000 miles, what to do?

Trade it for a F250 diesel....
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Re: 100,000 miles, what to do?

I would totally buy an Expedition Diesel, if they made one...

But wow, it looks as though the service intervals are much longer than I expected.

Still, I'm going to do those things I listed, as well as a new fuel filter.

Question though, my vehicle has no transmission dipstick, sooo, where do I fill in the new fluid?

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Ours have dipsticks. I didn't think they were stickless in 2004.
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Old 12-02-2010, 17:07   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 100,000 miles, what to do?

You are correct sir!
Too many vehicles, got confused.

Ok, so besides the timing chain I think I'll do my list. Anyone suggest the timing chain, or wait until it rattles?

I tow a heavy (6000+ pound) boat into the mountains regularly, if that makes a difference.
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I wouldn't worry about the timing chain at all. Especially since you service your vehicles properly.
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Ok. Can anyone else suggest anything else that might fail as this vehicle reaches it's mid life?
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Looks like you have it well covered to me. Check this out. Home
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Old 12-02-2010, 18:03   #10 (permalink)
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That is astonishing.
I've always liked my Expedition, I like how it is basically a simple do it all truck. Nothing fancy or high tech to go wrong.
Thanks for all the advice and links...
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