Dismiss Notice

and gain access to Reviews and Discussion of the 2016 and 2017 Ford Explorer Tech Tips, How to Articles, Off-Road Modifications and Events, Street Truck Mods and Events, and much more! Since 1996 our community has covered every aspect of the Ford Explorer, Ford Ranger and all vehicles based on this platform.

Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

Clicking noise at low speeds

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by black974X4, May 24, 2010.

  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. black974X4

      black974X4 New Member

      Joined:
      November 17, 2009
      Messages:
      9
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Louisville, KY
      Year and Model:
      1997 sport 4X4
      Well my mom has an 04 explorer 4X4 XLT and has a clicking sound when you are slowing down to a stop or accelerating from a stop. It will do it turning or going straight. She took it to a reputable shop that looked at the breaks and all the suspension. I'm guessing they took a look at the CV joints since they looked at the suspension, but everything came back ok, except the brake pads had cracks in them. I wouldn't think that would cause a clicking noise though, especially while she is accelerating. Well the clicking is getting louder and I'm having her go back to have the u joints checked and checking the fluid on the transfer case just to be safe. I don't know what else it could possibly be. Does anyone know of anything else that could possible make this clicking noise?
       
    2. Support EF


      Join the Elite Explorers for $20 a year

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, add your own profile photo, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



      to hide adverts.
    3. eeprete

      eeprete Active Member

      Joined:
      May 20, 2010
      Messages:
      154
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      NY
      Year and Model:
      2003 Explorer Limited 4.6
      Are there any specific variables that affect the noise, it's frequency or the loudness of it?

      IE: different speeds, turns, backing up etc.
       
    4. black974X4

      black974X4 New Member

      Joined:
      November 17, 2009
      Messages:
      9
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Louisville, KY
      Year and Model:
      1997 sport 4X4
      No, it's the exact same each time it clicks. It's only at low speeds though.
       
    5. DLinkOZ

      DLinkOZ Active Member

      Joined:
      June 26, 2005
      Messages:
      113
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Frisco, TX
      Year and Model:
      2004 NBX
      Is it a constant click, or does it change in speed/repetition according to the speed?
       
    6. black974X4

      black974X4 New Member

      Joined:
      November 17, 2009
      Messages:
      9
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Louisville, KY
      Year and Model:
      1997 sport 4X4
      It's not really constant, but the clicks don't speed up or slow down. The clicks are random and the time between them are random.
       
    7. Mussin

      Mussin Member

      Joined:
      February 24, 2008
      Messages:
      97
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Lima,Ohio
      Year and Model:
      '02 Mountaineer
      My wifes did this and it was the E-brake shoes falling apart. My mechanic say they do this all the time. I just removed them since I never use the E-brake.


      Jeremy
       
    8. iBrent

      iBrent Member

      Joined:
      October 6, 2008
      Messages:
      68
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Bradenton, FL
      Year and Model:
      2005 Eddie Bauer 4x4
      Second vote for the e-brake. I had the same clicking issues and coincidentally my e-brake stopped working. I noticed it one day on the boat launch ramp when the e-brake pedal went all the way to the floor and I still rolled back until the transmission caught. It was scary. Got the e-brake shoes replaced the next day.
       
    9. dmstangu

      dmstangu Member

      Joined:
      November 10, 2007
      Messages:
      71
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Arlington, VA
      Year and Model:
      2004 Explorer XLT
      x 3 on the parking brake shoes.
       
    10. Denny347

      Denny347 New Member

      Joined:
      June 16, 2007
      Messages:
      37
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Indianapolis,IN
      Year and Model:
      2002 XLT
      Hmm, my wifes is doing the same thing.
       
    11. black974X4

      black974X4 New Member

      Joined:
      November 17, 2009
      Messages:
      9
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Louisville, KY
      Year and Model:
      1997 sport 4X4
      It was the e-brake :) Thanks for the advice!
       
    12. galaflor

      galaflor New Member

      Joined:
      July 6, 2013
      Messages:
      7
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Lebanon, PA
      Year and Model:
      2002 Explorer Xlt
      2002 Ford Explorer XLT V8 and that clicking sound

      Just had the torque replaced, transmission fluid, motor oil and filter as well and vehicle running good for a couple of days. Today when putting the car on park or hitting the brake to go forward and backup to go ahead or park, I hear this clicking sound or a stump sound as if something hold back or trying to move (sorry hard to explain) coming from beneath the driver side. Anyone knows what this sounds like? Thanks :(
       
    13. Denny347

      Denny347 New Member

      Joined:
      June 16, 2007
      Messages:
      37
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Indianapolis,IN
      Year and Model:
      2002 XLT
      I found the rear e brakes were toast inside the rotors. I replaced the shoes/pads, e-brake piston, springs, and the rotor. Clicking went away.
       
    14. galaflor

      galaflor New Member

      Joined:
      July 6, 2013
      Messages:
      7
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Lebanon, PA
      Year and Model:
      2002 Explorer Xlt
      Thank you Denny347. I will have this checked out. Other forums also suggested that since the torque converter was replaced to check out the codes and another forum mentioned the cv joint. So I will have all this including the back e brakes as you suggested looked at. Hope this will fix this problem. Transmissions are so expensive and hard work something I keep hearing complaints about Ford.
       
    15. dud3iknow

      dud3iknow New Member

      Joined:
      May 15, 2012
      Messages:
      12
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      nyc
      Year and Model:
      2003 ford explorer 4.0
      hi,im having the same problem bad clicking sounds that has me stumped! when turning the wheel to the right or left pulling out of a parking spot it does that clicking sound like clack,clack,clack...just installed new front wheel bearings from autozone and new pads and noise was not there before the friggin wheel bearings also front shakes like the death wobble when driving 60mph but when driving 75 or better it dose not shake at all.i figured some new tires will do the job and a wheel alignment,balancing but still nothing changed....just checked the e-break and it does not work and rear e-break had some piece hanging out like a broken pad....please any ideas im lost i love my ex just over 196,000 and she still runs great "so far"
       

    Share This Page


    Click Here

    We Support Our Troops!