Ford

Have Ford questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 2005 Ford Expedition, the check engine light came…

Customer Question
I have a 2005...

I have a 2005 Ford Expedition, the check engine light came on during my trip from Williamsburg VA to Reston VA. My mechanic is in Willaimsburg; my question is should I have the vehicle checked out here in Reston or would it be safe to drive the 150 mile down to Williamsburg?

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

The vehicles seems to be running fine but the engine knocks sometimes when I reach high rates of speed. I just had the vehicle winterized last month and it checked out fine.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
1/27/2016
Ford Mechanic: Ron Z., - Ford Tech - replied 2 years ago
Ron Z.
Ron Z., - Ford Tech -
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 20,070
Experience: 18+yrs experience. State Inspector & Ford Diagnostics/Repair
Verified

Before driving 150 miles, I would strongly recommend that you first have the vehicle checked. However, before paying a shop to check it, you can have the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (aka "P-Codes") scanned from the on-board computer. These p-codes will give you a little insight as to where the problem lies. If the problem is in the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) System, it's perfectly safe to drive the vehicle, as the EVAP System is for emissions only and will not effect engine performance. You can have these p-codes read FREE (except in California) at any local "big chain" part store (ie. AutoZone, PepBoys, Advanced, etc). If the problem lies outside the EVAP System, it may be a good idea to have the vehicle serviced before driving a long distance, as this could result in other parts or sensors in other systems being harmed. If you can have those p-codes scanned and would like my opinion from there, feel free to bounce any questions you may have off me! All follow-ups are Free even after you rate! If my answer has helped you, please help me by leaving a rating or accepting my answer so I may be credited. Rating or accepting my answer does not cost you extra. It allows me to be credited for my work. Please rate or accept. You can ask follow-up questions after you rate or accept.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: Ron Z., - Ford Tech - replied 2 years ago

Hi! I noticed this thread was still open and I wanted to check in and see how you made out? Were there any other questions you had on this issue?

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a ford mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Ron Z. Your Own Question
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Ron Z., - Ford Tech -
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 20,070
20,070 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 18+yrs experience. State Inspector & Ford Diagnostics/Repair

Ron Z. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

25,182 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

29,223 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,591 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
98 Ford Expedition: drove home..4.6l engine, 100,000 miles..Weather
Began trip September 10, parked at airport through September 18,2011...then drove home. '98 Ford Expedition, 4.6l engine, 100,000 miles..no previous problems. Weather conditions: Normal 80's during da… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
29,223 satisfied customers
2007 Ford Expedition: The lights came on vehicle though
I have a 2007 Ford Expedition. I went out in the am to start and it didn't. The lights came on vehicle though. I had it jumped and it worked. The nxt day same thing happened except it wouldn't jump. I… read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
I Have 2005 Ford F150-motor 5.4 V3 with 56.000 miles Heard
I Have 2005 Ford F150-motor 5.4 V3 with 56.000 miles Heard a slight ticking sound, a few days ago was driving and heard a strange noise I never knew what is, but I feel like the truck lost power, befo… read more
Drew(supermazdatech)
Drew(supermazdatech)
Senior Mazda Tech.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,215 satisfied customers
I have a 2004 F150 Lariat with a 5.4L 3v engine that sounds
I have a 2004 F150 Lariat with a 5.4L 3v engine that sounds like a diesel when idling, but runs great. I've read that it could be a bad coil or spark plug. Is that possible? VIN: 1FTPX14574KC41151 Tha… read more
EMRSR
EMRSR
High School or GED
138 satisfied customers
My 2005 Expedition engine makes a ticking noise. Understand
My 2005 Expedition engine makes a ticking noise. Understand it may be a cam problem. Serious? Or should I ignore it?… read more
lostrider
lostrider
lead technician/working shop foreman
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,958 satisfied customers
f-250: Has a cold start engine knock for about 30sec.to..bad.Does
My f-250 Has a cold start engine knock for about 30sec.to maybe 45sec.It sounds bad.Does go away.What could this be?… read more
Chuck
Chuck
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,685 satisfied customers
just installed cam phasers in a 2006 f150 5.4 3v the noise
just installed cam phasers in a 2006 f150 5.4 3v the noise from the cam phasers is gone runs perfect down the highway and at idol sometimes has a miss goes and comes, but when you put engine in a bind… read more
Steve W
Steve W
Line Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,968 satisfied customers
I have a clicking sound under the hood of a 2005 mustang gt.
I have a clicking sound under the hood of a 2005 mustang gt. This only happens once a day in the morning when it is cold… read more
Steve W
Steve W
Line Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,968 satisfied customers
2004 Ford Expedition: the gear ratio for the Ring & pinion..ring gear
I need to get the ring and pinion replaced on my 2004 Ford Expedition. For the mechanic to give me an estimate, he needs to know the gear ratio for the Ring & pinion. (# XXXXX teeth on the ring gear).… read more
Steve Jensen
Steve Jensen
Service Manger/ Lead Technician
High School or GED
385 satisfied customers
2005 f-150: with a 5.4 motor in it..make a ticking noise on left side
I have a 2005 f-150 with a 5.4 motor in it. It is make a ticking noise on left side of motor. what can cause this problem Rob… read more
Ron
Ron
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25,182 satisfied customers
2004 F-150: 000 miles..5.4 liter engine..warms..changed the cam design
Is it normal for a 2004 F-150 Super Crew with 35,000 miles with a 5.4 liter engine to have an engine knock when the motor warms up? I bought such a truck and when I called the dealer to inform them of… read more
lostrider
lostrider
lead technician/working shop foreman
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,958 satisfied customers
F150: a tick tick sound under load im wondering if its a injector
i have a 04 f150 5.4 3v and it has a tick tick sound under load im wondering if its a injector… read more
POWERSTROKE
POWERSTROKE
DIESEL MASTER TECH
Associate Degree
1,040 satisfied customers
F150: cam..5.4l..eng..a loud clicking noise ? the dealership tells me
why is the cam phaser in my 04 f150 5.4l eng making a loud clicking noise ? the dealership tells me they all do & it is normal. it might be normal but it is embarresing. it has 60000 miles… read more
POWERSTROKE
POWERSTROKE
DIESEL MASTER TECH
Associate Degree
1,040 satisfied customers
I have a 2004 Ford f150 with the 5.4litre engine. It now ...
I have a 2004 Ford f150 with the 5.4litre engine. It now has about 61K miles on it and I have done the maintenance as required, including the correct oil viscosities. At about 20K miles I noticed that… read more
Thomas
Thomas
Lead Technician
Vocational, Technical or trade
230 satisfied customers
ford ranger: v6..2wd xlt extended cab..it , there was a knock
I have a 1994 V6 3.0l ford ranger 2WD xlt extended cab. This truck has always been slow to respond to acceration. When I frist bought it , there was a knock in the engine when going up hills. Ford mec… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
2005 Expedition: 4x4..a loud knock..acceleration..Service Engine light
I just bought a used 2005 Expedition Eddie Baurer 4x4. I experience a loud knock (sounds like spark knock) during moderate to heavy acceleration. Just threw Service Engine light- dealer said it was a … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
29,223 satisfied customers
2004 F-150: rear differential..started making..55mph..common and a TSB
The rear differential on my 2004 F-150 Heritage has started making a wherrring sound in the 45 - 55mph range. I have read that this is common and a TSB have been issued with fix kits. Has Ford Motor c… read more
Larry
Larry
Technical Editor
Bachelor's Degree
718 satisfied customers
2005 ford expedition: a knocking coming from engine..gets louder
2005 ford expedition has a knocking coming from engine when its cold. you can also here it while your driving sometimes it gets louder. put it in the shop and they said that the manufracture said its … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
29,223 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x