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  1. Z

    Converting to square body

    Hey I just inherited a 2004 Explorer from my parents and want to make it my daily driver because although I LOVE my 2010 Ranger, I need an SUV for storing tools with a bit more towing capacity. I am currently fixing the reverse band In the transmission and have a 2” body lift kit to put on it...
  2. T

    2001 EXP SPORT FRONT END SWAP TO 2ND GEN EXP.

    Hi there everybody! Besides being new on the forum, I'm also new on anything related to Explorers, I've had 2 2nd gens so far and have loved them. My question is: Do any of you know if as the thread says: "swap a 98 front end to a 2001 exp sport"? Been looking around for information but nothing...
  3. T

    Help me I'm new lol

    Ok so I just started on here and tryin to figure out how all this works is driving me crazy already. I have a 97 Explorer 2 door 4wd it's all stock right now except my system going to upgrade that later on, I have alot I want to do to it and I'll take any and all ideas. Right now I'm wanting to...
  4. E

    Wobblewobblewobble

    Got a bit of a fearsome wobble on my front end- bearings are worn (a bit growly) but tight. When I go straight it wobbles least but if I steer either way the wobble is pretty bad. Was tolerable until I turned onto the interstate today, then it got worse- feels exactly like an unbalanced tyre but...
  5. N

    2007 Ford Explorer XLT Header Panel Replacement

    Hey all, As title states I am trying to replace the Header Panel On my 07 Explorer. Was in a minor collision the header panel is smashed near the drivers side headlight. Does anyone have info on how to remove it? I do most of my car repairs myself so I'm pretty sure I am capable of replacing...
  6. D

    Front end wobble

    I have a wobble, shake, shimmy, whatever it's called. Happens over 55 mph. Is not constant; sometimes it's smooth as glass at 60 mph, sometimes it shakes fairly violently. Doesn't stop shaking going over 80 mph, but it is less shaky. 25k on new steering rack (inner and outer the rods), and it...
  7. M

    front end rebuild: mechaninc or DIY?

    I took my car to the dealership to get the transmission filter and fluid replaced. the service adviser said that I needed to get my left and right lower control arms and 2 ball joints replaced. about 320 dollars worth in parts from Napa Auto Parts. I went to got see my mechanic, Frank. He...
  8. M

    98 horrific shaking

    My 98 started shaking on the driver side violently out of the blue and it does it at any speed over 15. I've changed it the hub assemblies on both sides and nothing. The ball joints on visual inspection look relatively new as well the CV boot. It's getting cold outside (no garage) and I need to...
  9. P

    Question about sway bar end link lengths; experiences with 1AAuto

    My '03 needs a lot of front end work and my local shop (who I normally trust 100%) quoted me an insanely high price to replace both front upper control arms, both front lower ball joints, both front inner/outer toe rods, and all four strut/coil assemblies, along with my rear sway bar end links...
  10. J

    Help with a front end noise

    Hello! I recently replaced the lower and upper control arms, sway bar links, shock absorber. Now there is a noise coming from the front end. It could have always been there since it was very squeaky before due to worn bushings. The shock absorbers are from my 98 explorer (the car in question is...
  11. J

    Are these fair prices?

    Hello everyone, I took my Explorer in to get checked out on Friday. I just recently became employed again and now have the money to improve my vehicle. So I got a qoute on some work and since I don't know much I'd thought I'd post the prices on here and get some feedback from people who do know...
  12. K

    2013 Explorer High Pitch Squeak 38k miles

    Hey all, I am not new to the forum, I have had an account since 2008 and lost my password so here I am. I recently upgraded from a 2003 Explorer XLT the died at 200k miles (great vehicle I put 100k miles on it personally). Anyway, I now have a 2013 Explorer Base (with added leather ). I have a...
  13. D

    99 Mounty Front End Wobble

    '99 AWD 5.0., 193,000 mi. Front end wobbles. I feel it in the steering wheel too. Worse vibration with speed. Only happens in motion so I know it isn't the harmonic balancer. Steering rack, inner and outer tie rods have less than 3k miles on them. Both front bearings have less than 10k...
  14. J

    Front end popping noise question

    I have an 04 explorer 4.0 v6 with 66,000 miles. I have replaced almost everything that would need to be replaced through regular wear and tear including most of the front end suspension complements. The only problem I'm having is that after replaced the lower ball joints, and upper control arms...
  15. SavaX

    Front end passenger side click/clack noise

    Hey everyone, figured I'd post here before tearing my front end apart trying to figure out where this noise is coming from. It's also raining so I have time to do some research :) A few thousand miles ago I had my front hubs replaced as they were making a loud droning noise at freeway speeds...
  16. L

    Popping noise from front end when turning left (Have Video)

    I have a popping noise when I turn my steering wheel left. I don't have to be moving for this noise to happen, in fact the video is shot when my truck is turned off so you can hear clearly without the sounds of the engine. Any help will be much appreciated. http://youtu.be/Z_dJ37EPJf8
  17. E

    1994 Ranger 4x4 front end needed. No parts to be found ??

    Looking for a complete used 4x4 front end/parts in good shape. Mechanic says I need a complete rebuild but can't get new parts because nobody makes them anymore ?? and can't find anything used ?? I'd hate to scrap an otherwise good truck just because I can't get the front end fixed. Any help...
  18. B

    Front end collision repair

    Hey guys brand new here. Thought I'd see if I could get some help with this one. I just hit a pole and being as reactive as I am, I'm trying to get answers an hour after I wrecked. Ok so I know for sure I am going to need a new radiator, grille, bumper, hood, and the lower grilles. I also know...
  19. S

    front end clunk

    1992 Explorer XLT, just replaced the transfer case shift motor and 4x4 "works" but when driving it intermittently clunks hard when accelerating, braking and driving over 30km/h. It doesn't seem to be getting any worse just more annoying. I figure it could be a seized u-joint but i wonder what...
  20. N

    Terrible vibration... But only when not accelerating???

    Ok so I have this really weird vibration going on on my 97 4x4. It only happens once I stop accelerating and when I start slowing down (Using brakes or just coasting). It is not warped rotors because it happens when I'm not using any brakes at all as well as when I am braking. Another strange...
  21. C

    2 wheel bearings-that's not it

    :salute:ok, we have the 2007 4x4 explorer. This thing has been one mystery after another but getting there. Had one wheel bearing done by pro and the $700 bill told my hubby, the other one, ill do myself! He put it in and all was well for about 2 days... Started to hear a whining esp after...
  22. M

    Any one running a locker in front with LS in rear?

    I picked up a new G2 limited slip and install kit extremely cheap for my rear end and want to run a locker in the front with the brown wire mod. Does anyone here already have this set up? Since this upcoming week is spring break I want to finally re-gear my truck to 4.10s. Don't want a locker in...
  23. O

    High speed wobble

    Brand new to the board. Thanks for having me. I have a high speed wobble that I can't seem to get a correct diagnosis. When I am moving on a highway or off ramp, if I hit a bump straight on, then no problem. If I hit it slightly turned I get a shake in the steering wheel. Enough that it...
  24. E

    4wd Problem with 98 ford explorer

    Need a little help tracking down a problem that I am having with the 4wd on a recently purchased 97 explorer. I took it to a local mechanic but he could not track down the problem. Here is what the symptoms are, when turning in 4wd(low and high) it makes a screeching noise from the front...
  25. G

    2008 EB Front End Noise

    Hello. I have an 08' EB 4.6L running the 6 speed and is 4x4. 66K miles. I have a whirring noise coming from the front end, while driving 55mph+, on a smooth road. I have a gift of being able to hear these noises, but not pinpoint them. I recently had both front bearings replaced. Tires are just...
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