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    Front End Squeal When Cold

    Yeah, I'll check it out, thanks. I bought the pads so I know they're good. I don't know what kind of rotors they put in. All of the wheel hearings have been replaced in the last three years but I guess one of those guys could be going again. Hopefully it's just something in the brakes! Thanks!
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    Front End Squeal When Cold

    Hello Brian, Thanks for the reply! I usually change my own brakes, this is the first year in a while that I didn't because I was pretty sick for a few weeks and needed an inspection, but everything up front is only three months old. Could this happen if the guys who changed the brakes didn't use...
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    Front End Squeal When Cold

    Hello Everyone, I'm having trouble with my 2003 Explorer EB. In the morning, when I hop in my explorer it makes a loud and sinister squealing noise for a few miles, which then goes away and usually doesn't come back until the next morning. It has been present on some cool/rainy days...
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    03 Transfer Case Fluid Level

    I must be mising something because I've felt this transfer case up more that a high school boy on his first trip to second base. This is the only plug that I can find:
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    03 Transfer Case Fluid Level

    Hello everybody. I wanted to check the transfer case fluid level on my 03 Eddie Bauer and I still can't find my Haynes Manual. I can only find one plug right on the front of the transfer case, facing the front of the vehicle. Is this the fill plug or the drain plug and where is the other plug...
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    *Loud Clicks Cant Figure Out From Where*

    Honestly I have no idea, I'm not even going to lie. Really, this is the first and last time that I ever heard of this, I would sort of be surprised if you were having the same problem but since the symptoms matched i thought I'd throw it out there.
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    *Loud Clicks Cant Figure Out From Where*

    My mechanic actually found it, I was going crazy trying to find it. He epoxied it back together and it's been fine since.
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    Another Axle Question

    I just went out to take a look, the front of the transfer case is wet with fluid so maybe the seal has gone bad? I don't think that there's anything else around that could be leaking onto it
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    Another Axle Question

    Hello Everyone, thank you for your help in past posts. This question is a simple one. When I pulled the axle out to put the new one in, no fluid dripped from the transfer case. Is this strange? It was out for at least a minute before I got the new one in.
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    *Loud Clicks Cant Figure Out From Where*

    I had a hard to locate click/clack that would come and go last summer and it turned out that part of the parking brake had delaminated and was catching comething and making a clicking/clacking noise.
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    Mine isn't really a hum, it's more of a clacking noise and the axle swap didn't solve it but it sounds like it's coming from right near the wheel. It's intermittent so it's hard to try to pin down. The front hubs were replaced in May. So back to the drawing board.
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    Oh Fudge!

    Yeah, I took it apart and sure enough there was no circlip, and none in the box so I reused the old one. Thanks for the reply!
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    Oh Fudge!

    I finally got my axle in and everything back together which I should be really happy about. BUT now I noticed that the axle that I pulled out has a washer type thing in the little groove near the end that goes into the transfer case. I don't remember seeing that on the axle that I put in. Do I...
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    How did you get the tie rod ball joint out? I've use penetrating oil, heat, and a BFH and the thing hasn't budged. I even put a floor jack under and maxed the suspension out.... nothing. I'm about ready to get the die grinder out and take a 1/4 inch off the end of the spindle on the axle to get...
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    Don't know because I can't get the freakin axle out. I've been trying for three and have no clue. I've removed the sway bar link and unclipped the abs sensor from the brake lines so that I can move the steering knuckle out as far as it goes. I guess I'm separating the tie rod now? This is...
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    There's not really much around to worry about as long as you're careful. Like I said, I hit mine for about 30 seconds with the torch and a few whacks broke it loose. I guess I'd prefer a blowtorch for something like that where you're trying to heat a small area, You might want to shield the ball...
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    Got it. 30 seconds with the blowtorch on the bottom of the steering knuckle and ball joint stud and it came lose with two whacks with the sledge.
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    The wheel bearings were just replaced, and the noise sounds like it's coming from near the wheel. Sounds like an axle issue and there is a little play so I figured I'd just go for it.
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    OK. So I've read enough how to's on here that I should know what I'm doing BUT I can't get the upper ball joint to budge out of the steering knuckle. I've hit it with WD40, hammered and pried the control arm up ward with no results. I had a four foot steel pipe wedged between the control arm and...
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    service engine soon light , after changed new battery

    Just go up to the counter and ask if someone can scan the trouble codes on your vehicle. I don't think anybody charges for it, I know that Autozone didn't but I've had a code scanner for a long time so I haven't had them do it in a while.
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    service engine soon light , after changed new battery

    Do you know the code? A lot of auto parts stores will scan your codes for you so that you can tell what the problem is. Also, if the message center on your 04 is like my 03, you hit setup and then reset to run a system check and it will tell you if there is a problem with the charging system...
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    Size of the spindle irrelevant? I can slip the nut from the replacement axle on the spindle of the axle on the explorer with ease, I think there's about 1/16" of play. If it doesn't matter and I'm worried over nothing that's fine it just seems strange to me.
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    Thanks I just did that. I'm still a bit worried about the replacement axle having a different spindle size.
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    2002 Explorer engine turned off while driving

    Believe it or not a faulty IAC will do this. I had it happen a few times when mine failed until I got to the store to get a new one.
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    Hello everybody. I need to replace the front driver side axle on my 03 Eddie Bauer. I got a new axle at Advance Auto Parts, more on this in a minute. I bought a 32mm socket as I had seen in several places that was the correct size for the spindle nut. Well, it is the correct size for the spindle...
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