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    Bad bearing-like noise in front end

    I draggerd my mechanic by the short hairs and went for a ride on the High-way. He heard it.. My noise really kicks in at 60-65 and sticks there. It is a steady hum/vibration. I have replaced everything that he would have suggested. When we got back to the shop he got under the car. He felt...
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    2004 front end vibration!!!.. please read...

    exactly.. the car thought a wheel was slipping so it locked them up causing it to jump. I noticed it right away and a day or 2 took it back for 2 MORE tires! Now the dang thing is out of wack and at the high speed it isnt perfect.. causing a vibration. Sucks. There should be a sticky (if...
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    2004 front end vibration!!!.. please read...

    took the car to my local guru's... the kind of mechanics that really know their stuff.. problem is.. they stop working when they have made a days pay and then start working on the race cars. We took the car to the Hi-way... ran it up to 60 then to 70 ... 75. Sure enough the vibration was...
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    2004 front end vibration!!!.. please read...

    I know this topic has been beaten to death.. I have read post after post. Here is what I have done... anyone have any ideas? Im supposed to drive to Montreal on Friday Morn. Symptoms: At 60 mph plus there is a noticable and annoying hum/vibration in the front end. I thought it was a...
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    I replaced my half shaft.. didnt fix my vibration :( I removed the brake caliper.. rotor... bearing all together... upper ball joint.. lower ball joint and tie rod end which totally removed that whole assemble (cant remember what it is called). Pulling the hafl shaft apart from the pumpkin I...
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    '04 explorer upper ball joint stuck

    I got it apart... heat from a propane torch and a couple of hits with a 4lb mini sledge and it came right apart! I replaced the half shaft... didnt fix my hum... my vibration. I think I have another thread ... Im gonna post there and beg for people to give me ideas why my car vibrates...
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    Im gonna try this afternoon. Did the new Half shaft fix your hum? Im running out of things to replace! At least the half shaft is only $60 and Im saving on the labor.
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    Im at the same point you are... I have put new bearings in all 4 wheels, new front drive shaft, new tires all around, and a new U-joint in the rear shaft. My hum... vibration sounds like it is the front drivers side CV Shaft. Im just going for it also! So.. A little heat with a propane...
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    '04 explorer upper ball joint stuck

    What do you mean??? look at the sticky... "How To: Replacing Upper Ball Joints on a 3rd Gen 4x4 [Pictures] " picture #2. That is the spot I can not remove to make room so I can pull the CV Shaft. I had it apart trying to get that apart only to have to put it back because I couldnt...
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    03 Front Axle Shaft Swap

    Im having the same problem... I will try to remove the bottom and see if I can go from there. Black EB.... Why are you replacing the CV Shaft? I have a vibration that I have been chasing for months. The vibration starts in around 50mph and gets worse until it levels out at .. well.. I...
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    '04 explorer upper ball joint stuck

    I have a 2004 explorer that I want to replace the front CV Shaft. To do this I need to separate the upper ball joint but it is stuck. Should I just pound it out? Any suggestions? Ill try and find a pic... Thanks
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    Bad bearing-like noise in front end

    its like a hum... I can describe it like that hum you hear when you have only one front window open when driving kinda fast. I certainly know what an airplane engine sounds like.. I work below the wing for a major airline in Boston. Im thinking half shaft. The car makes a CHIRP sound...
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    Bad bearing-like noise in front end

    My truck only has a vibration at around 60mph and faster.. All of the other bearings have been replaced. I took this last drivers side bearing out... it felt smooth as butter. At $150 for the part I dont want to replace it if it is not the problem.. I hate chasing a fix with purchasing parts...
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    Hum... or vibration... starts at 60MPH

    just changed the Tcase fluid. Taking my son to a friends. Will check for things like that when I get home. There is an insulation shield inbetween the T-case and the chassis. It is loose. Im gonna secure it just in case for Sh*ts and giggles. Its amazing though.. its a faithful hum at...
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    Hum... or vibration... starts at 60MPH

    I have found this forum.. hopefully the people here know everythihng! I certainly dont and would appreciate your help. 2004 Explorer.. V8... When I get the truck up to 60MPH a hum or vibration starts. It appears to come from the front drivers side. I have chased this problem for months (at...
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