Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > Expedition & Navigator
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Expedition & Navigator 1997 - 2002 and 2003 - 2006 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #16  
Old 01-26-2013, 03:14 PM
Hamfisted Hamfisted is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 171
Hamfisted is starting off with a positive reputation.
It's a VERY common problem with the second gen Expedition/Navigators/F-150 vehicles. Ford decided not to galvanize/paint/rustproof this area of the trucks. Saved them $5 per vehicle. Awesome. Costs the owners $1,000+ to get it repaired. Only thing you can do if yours hasn't rusted out yet is spray it with a rust preventative type oil, but nothing will stop it completely. Doesn't matter if you are in the north or the south. I guess Ford thought when owners radiators dropped out on the ground they would come back in for a new vehicle? Well, most likely it wouldn't be another Ford.
Anyway you can get the replacement support panel from RockAuto for under $100. Part number is : FO1225133 .
If you're not comfortable doing the swap out yourself you can probably take it to a body shop and have them do it.


-Mike




Here's the support panel, it's the whole front cross sectional piece...
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-15-2014, 05:49 AM
webn69 webn69 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1
webn69 is starting off with a positive reputation.
hi all! i just removed my rusted out radiator support and i am going nuts trying to decide where to buy a new one! anyone here know who i can trust...or who i should avoid?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-15-2014, 06:07 AM
98expeditionXLT 98expeditionXLT is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: MA
Posts: 364
98expeditionXLT is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98expeditionXLT View Post
I discoverd a similar problem on my 98 Expy about three years ago. I ended up spraying it with an aeosol oil and wil continue to do so on an annual basis.
Even though I still have the expedition, I still have done nothing with the radiator/core support. The AC system leaks now and I have rust everywhere on the frame with a hole in the front cross member, holes in the front suspension arm stops. Expy goes down the highway just like new and body still looks good for a 16 year old vehicle from New England, but its time for the junk yard for this vehicle, and hope I can get by until the 2015 F150 becomes available. Not sure until I see the 2015 F150 what I will buy next but it will be a truck not a SUV.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-02-2014, 10:33 AM
ParisDakar ParisDakar is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southeast PA
Posts: 45
ParisDakar is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hi. I have a 97 that has this same rust problem, on the drivers side. The area where the radiator post sits in the grommet is gone, AND, the area around the body mount has just broken completely around this weekend.

Does this replacement part above include the body mount area, where it sits on the big rubber bumper and bolts to the frame? It's hard to see from the picture. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-02-2014, 12:08 PM
alloro alloro is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 0,0,1
Posts: 9,249
alloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by ParisDakar View Post
Does this replacement part above include the body mount area
No, you'll need someone who can weld to rebuild that area for you.
__________________
To thank someone, click the left red "Add to Reputation" button
right of the word "permalink" top right of the poster's message.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 09-02-2014, 01:48 PM
ParisDakar ParisDakar is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southeast PA
Posts: 45
ParisDakar is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alloro View Post
No, you'll need someone who can weld to rebuild that area for you.
Ugh, that person who will be welding and fabricating it will be me.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-02-2014, 03:49 PM
alloro alloro is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 0,0,1
Posts: 9,249
alloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by ParisDakar View Post
Ugh, that person who will be welding and fabricating it will be me.
It doesn't get any more cost effective than that.
__________________
To thank someone, click the left red "Add to Reputation" button
right of the word "permalink" top right of the poster's message.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-02-2014, 07:56 PM
ParisDakar ParisDakar is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southeast PA
Posts: 45
ParisDakar is starting off with a positive reputation.
I just took a look at it, and it looks to me like the radiator support does sit on the rubber frame donut thing. Oh goody. It's only half a nightmare now.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-08-2014, 08:20 AM
ParisDakar ParisDakar is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southeast PA
Posts: 45
ParisDakar is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well, I ordered the radiator support, and I'm collecting miscellaneous parts that will likely need to be replaced. I might document/photo the whole process in another thread for reference in case any other poor bast***s have to do the same thing. After all that's that what these forums are for, to help each other out, eh?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-15-2014, 10:07 AM
ParisDakar ParisDakar is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southeast PA
Posts: 45
ParisDakar is starting off with a positive reputation.
A question for those who have replaced this radiator support before. Do you have any tips for getting it aligned correctly with the body? I'm about to start the job this week, and I imagine getting it positioned just right is critical or the fenders won't line up, or who knows what else might be crooked. I don't see any marks on the new part that say "weld here" (not that I expected that). So, any advice?
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-15-2014, 10:50 AM
alloro alloro is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 0,0,1
Posts: 9,249
alloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to allalloro is a name known to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by ParisDakar View Post
So, any advice?
Take lots of pictures from many angles.
__________________
To thank someone, click the left red "Add to Reputation" button
right of the word "permalink" top right of the poster's message.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2014, 10:50 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > Expedition & Navigator

Tags
1979, 2003, core, expedition, ford, frame, lincoln, lower, navagator, radator, radiator, ranger, rust, rusted, support, supports, suspend, wire

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radiator Core Support differences lee 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 05-15-2014 06:03 PM
Radiator core support 56fordguy 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1 02-05-2014 03:24 PM
Radiator Core support shopping miketaheny 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 08-16-2013 09:28 PM
1963 radiator core support removal TCAPer 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 3 11-20-2012 09:48 AM
Replacement Radiator Core Support Crewdawg141 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 10-11-2012 10:31 AM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup