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New Guy Here!!! '08 Explorer V6 Limited 4WD

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Itchy33, November 10, 2019.

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  1. Itchy33

    Itchy33 New Member

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    Like the title says. Bought her a year ago with 130k and a few issues. Have most of them sorted out except a driveline whirring that starts at 30mph. looking forward to sharing what knowledge I've acquired and look forward to learning some things from you all.
     
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  3. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  4. Itchy33

    Itchy33 New Member

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    I've replaced the serp belt tensioner but nothing with the timing chain. The noise seems driveline related because it's speed dependent and not engine RPM dependent.
     
  5. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  6. Itchy33

    Itchy33 New Member

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    Yes it is 4WD.

    So far I've replaced both front hubs with OEM.

    Right now, I've got the front driveshaft out to replace the u-joint but I can't get it back in properly. The roller ball-bearing that is at the connection of the driveshaft and the transfer case is giving me a hard time. It must have to go in a certain way because when I put it back together I was getting a popping sound(Only drove it a few blocks and removed again). I'm thinking I have to flip it around the other way, but now I don't know what way I had it in because the whole damn thing is covered in grease and fell apart when I pulled it back out.

    Even so, that u-joint wasn't the culprit because the whirring is there even without the driveshaft in.
     
  7. Itchy33

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    I will be doing more research on this site to see what other tests I can do as it relates to the front axle/diff because that seems to be where the noise is emanating from.
     
  8. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  9. Itchy33

    Itchy33 New Member

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    Thanks BrooklynBay, I will look into that as I search this site that I'm sure is a wealth of knowledge.
     
  10. Mike65

    Mike65 Elite Explorer

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    Welcome. There is also a possibly that it be a rear axle bearing.
     

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