DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. hopes silence is indeed golden, having pulled out all the stops to reduce NVH in its refreshed ’03 Expedition. Using hydraulic engine mounts and structural foam, the auto maker has reduced noise by more than four decibels compared with Expedition’s ’02 predecessor. The decision to use expanding foam forced Ford to expand its Wayne, Michigan, assembly plant, where the auto maker also builds the Lincoln Navigator. “We needed to put into the plant a means in which ...

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