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Front wheel locking up

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by Terrence Astwood, November 10, 2018.

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    1. Terrence Astwood

      Terrence Astwood New Member

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      Not sure what is going on but last week all the dash board lights came on and truck wont drive the rear wheel is spinning but feels like front wheel is not and when i press gas its just revving up..Can anyone help me with whats going on, there is no ford dealer or specialist where i live
       
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    3. Mbrooks420

      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

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      If a rear wheel was properly powered, it should drive the truck just fine. Sounds like a slipping transmission to me.

      As for the lights, do you mean every single light? It didn’t stall, did it?
       
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    4. domct203

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      Can you please tell us the make, model, year, and engine of your vehicle? Is it an automatic or manual transmission? Is it 2WD or 4WD. I don’t see how anyone can help you without this basic info.

      If the rear wheel is spinning and you are not moving, this sounds like a simple loss of traction. Is it slipping on dirt, mud, gravel, pavement etc? For the front wheels to move under power you need have an AWD/Auto 4WD.

      You say that when you step on the gas ‘it’s just reving up”.... is the tire still spinning?

      As far as the dash lights, are you talking about all the warning lights, or just certain ones? Is the Check Engine Light on?
       
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    5. Terrence Astwood

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      its a 2007 ford explorer sport trac v8 4x4, yeah its kinda only reving up barley moving here is a pic of the dash board the night it happend 45846973_10215011407172397_7744499592934195200_n.jpg
       
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      sometimes it feel as the tranny is slipping but im hearing a noise similar to a bad wheel bearing sometimes took the wheel off wheel bearing feels solid
       
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      You said earlier that the rear wheel was spinning... is that still happening?

      Is the check engine light on now?

      Does the move in reverse? Does it move in 4L?
       
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      its driving normal now, but when its acting out it wont drive in reverse either
       
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      Does the OD off light ever flash?
       
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      A major ABS fault can cause "Forced Engine Idle". If that fault is a temporary issue, it could explain why "........when it happens......". Need codes. Badly. imp
       
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      It could be the front bearing going bad and cause the abs sensor to not read properly. Mine did that in traffic and wont move until I removed the abs fuse
       
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      it could be did your traction light came on also, mines came on and once i pump the brakes it will free up a little for me to drive and ill have to keep tapping the brakes to keep it going
       
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      OD OFF light does not comes on only the traction light and brakes get hard but im able to pump the brakes a few times and im able to drive it for a short period of time i had to keep pumping the brakes to make it home dis afternoon
       

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