Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by rusty813, June 17, 2011.
Driver side half shaft.... problem solved.
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Hey guys, sorry its been a while. I've had the lift installed for a while now and I'm starting to have some problems. I started getting a lot of front end noise so I took it into FORD to get it looked at (pay $100 FORD fixes anything warranty). They ended up calling a lower control arm and strut bad on the right front. It was nice and tight for a while but then the link connecting my sway bar to the right front lower control arm snapped at one of the knuckles. So I took it back to FORD and they fixed it for free. It was good again for a while but i'm starting to get noise again. I'm leaning towards the links that connect the sway bar to the lower control arms on both sides. Been thinking about getting something like this:
Tuff Country Sway Bar End Links
Not too expensive, and it would be tougher than the plastic ball joints on the sway bar links. Anybody have something like this installed on their Explorers? Thanks guys!
Can you clarify what do you mean by "a while"? I have had the lift and new wheels/tires for 1,500 miles and everything is looking good for now. Thanks,
I think he means its been a while since he last posted (Jan. 11, 2016).
I was wondering if you could tell me what is the mechanics behind releasing the shaft. I did it because it was in the directions but I really have no clue for the reasoning. Thanks,
I am assuming you mean the releasing of the half shaft when installing the lift kit?
If you don't release it, it is possible the half will separate inside the boot next to the trans.(inner joint) This will cause the need to rebuild the shaft. Most of the time they don't just pop back together, it can happen, but highly unlikely. usually one of the ball bearings the main shaft rides on will fall and partially block it from pushing back in.