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Loose rotor.

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Willic162, October 26, 2012.

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    1. Willic162

      Willic162 New Member

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      I have a 98 AWD explorer and just found out that the passenger rotor is loose and make a clicking noise when I drive. I don't know why it's loose and would like some thoughts on it. Thanks.
       
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      If the rotor is loose, then your wheel should be loose too.
       
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      sounds like a broken hub bearing
       
    5. Willic162

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      I think I know what the problem is but I just don't know how to fix it. I took the rotor off and spun the hub and its not clicking so I put the rotor back on and noticed that the hub can move a little inside the rotor. So I think it's the wheel studs are banging back and forward in the hole in the rotor.
       
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      The wheel lugs hold the rotor tight to the hub. If in fact the rotor is moving, then the wheel is loose also.
       
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      i am going with a bad hub,,, i bet you have an abs light on too,,
       
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      So I took some advice and decided to replace the hubs thinking that was the clicking noise I was hearing. But after I replaced the hubs it still has the same clicking noise. I have no idea what it could be now.
       

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