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  1. R

    '02 Explorer Transfer Case

    Hi, I have an '02 Explorer with a clicking/grinding noise coming from the left front end. I've replaced the ball joints, wheel bearing/hub assembly, brakes, and CV shaft. Noise occurs in and out of 4WD but it's worse when 4WD is engaged. Edit: Sounds like the noise is coming from the front...
  2. M

    Short grind noise in drive

    I have a 2005 Ford Explorer XLT. I get a very short metal grinding noise for a split second at exactly 13 miles per hour when accelerating. I hear it happen around the driver's side front tire and I can feel it in the brake pedal. It only happens ONCE per trip. It doesn't happen again...
  3. N

    A Variety Of Concerning Sounds Coming From My Front End

    Hey everyone, I just bought a 2007 Ford Explorer XLT, 4.0L V6, 4x4. When I purchased it a few days ago it test drove just fine other than a humming noise which the owner told me was due to a bad wheel bearing. 2 days ago I put a new wheel bearing and hub assembly in on the passenger side and...
  4. F

    Vibration/Noise at specific RPM

    Hey guy, My 07 Explorer (4.6) has been making this new sound recently. Whenever I hit 3900-4100 RPM I get this Vibration that I can feel through the petals and a little while in my seat. Its a deeper tone but it does sound metallic. I can get it to happen in every gear so I'm not sure if its...
  5. M

    Quick grinding, but only once after truck has been sitting...

    After I got front suspension work done on my 2005 Ford Explorer XLT, it soon developed an interesting grinding condition. Here are the details: The truck has been sitting in the same position parked for anywhere between 5-20+ minutes. Start the truck normally and put it into "Drive". Drive the...
  6. BKennedy

    10, 4.5" Flap Discs for 10 Bucks at Benchmark

    For those of us that work with metal, this is a great deal. I ordered and haven't used them yet, but they appear to be of decent quality and they arrived in a few days. The coupon code makes them free so you just pay the shipping. Total was $10.73. Right now they only have 40 and 60 grit...
  7. E

    Rocker panel removal and grinding

    I removed the rocker panels on my 93 explorer, and filled the holes with clips which I glued and body matched, looks great. But the bottom part that once held in the rockers is ruining the look and making it not look as high. I know the front it’s bolting on the fender but the rest of the body...
  8. H

    Grinding noise by drive shaft

    I bought this 1997 ford explorer awd from this guy and ive had a lot of issues but we cannot figure out this one issue. It sounds like bearings grinding or something catching around the drive shaft in the front. I dont want to make assumptions and spend money on parts and having it not be right.
  9. S

    Which gear ratio? AWD front differential swap.

    Is there an easy way to determine what the gear ratio is? Issue: I heard an odd rattling sound (sounded like a stick got stuck underneath and was dragging along the pavement intermittently). It was random and lasted only a few miles. Now theres a low growling noise with a vibration that...
  10. M

    Front end making awful sound

    Hello! I have a 2004 ford explorer with over 180,000 miles on it. Last week my front drivers side began making this horrible sound. It is a mix of grinding/crunching. It is present all the time and worse when making a left turn. A few times when turning it makes a very loud click/pop sound. When...
  11. T

    Overheating? Gears grinding? Waterpump?

    Hey guys, So I have a slight dilemma, last weekend it was pretty hot here in Iowa and I was pulling out some hedge roots with the Ex. :exp: I had 5 to pull out, and everything was going smoothly at first. I pulled the first 3 out with a little jerk in 4-low and it was going good. So I was...
  12. L

    Front wheel grinding/power loss

    Hello! Okay bear with me, it's a long story. I have a 1998 Ford Explorer sport 4.0 4x4 that I have been to hell and back with. Until recently I've had no money to do any maintenance besides brake pads and oil. Needless to say I have a laundry list of things that I am going to repair now...
  13. G

    Newbie

    Hey, I'm new. I ordered and received my new Explorer Limited 2013 in April this year and have racked up almost 17,500 miles thus far carting my family all over the place. Have had a few "issues" with my vehicle and it is in the dealership at this moment. I am looking for a place where I...
  14. GeoMimi89

    PTU Problems

    I only have 2800 miles on the Ex. Found an oil spot on the ground in the garage and took it in. Ford said its a PTU seal leak. It's about a two to three hour job. They got the part for me in one day, taking it in next week! Has anyone had a PTU seal leak yet?
  15. G

    Few Issues I Have Questions On...

    Hey Guys On my 93 EB Explorer I have a few things that are causing me grief, that i need to fix so my MPG are not being sacrificed!!! Here are a few things I am scratching my head about: 1) When i make a right hand turn, i hear some grinding, almost like my caliper is on my rotor. My...
  16. F

    Help!! 2011 Ford Explorer 3.5l 4wd GRINDING NOISE FROM FRONT OF CAR?!!?

    Hey guys, I have a 2011 Ford Explorer with approximately 20k miles on it. It's the limited trim with 4wd and the bigger size wheels. I have been hearing/feeling this grinding noise coming from the front of my car when I am turning at very low speeds [like parking lot/driveway speeds]...
  17. A

    Transfer case grinding? trans slipping?

    Hello everyone. I've been doing research on here for my Explorer for over a year now and love this site...just about any question I have is answered here. With that being said, I have a question that I can't seem to find a specific answer to... Here's the breakdown: I have a 1996 Explorer 4.0L...
  18. D

    New member here, need some help 97 xplr sport

    hello everyone, i need some help with some problems i'm having with my 97' explorer sport trac. The main problem im trying to deal with right now is something to do with the front suspension/axle region of the vehicle. this problem is very evident sometimes but not ALL the time. It seems...
  19. 9

    Brakes dragging

    Let me say before I begin my quest for help that I, indeed did search through the forums for my problems. I encountered a lot of possible solutions. This post is here in the hopes that my circumstances might change/narrow down the problem. Starting out I have replaced all 4 rotors with new...
  20. W

    Transfer case question.

    Hello everyone and thanks in advance. I have a 99 xploder w/bw 4405 transfer case. here goes: towed a trailer from ny to florida recently. once i was here i started to notice a kind of jump/clunk, kind of like a sputter (at the very start i thought it was a bad injector or some kind of fuel...
  21. I

    1992 Explorer XLT WARN Manual Hubs

    Hello all, Experienced DIY mechanic with zero experience with 4x4 hubs of any type. Here's the scoop: truck is bone stock aside from WARN manual hubs on the front. With hubs unlocked and xfer case in 2WD, no noise from the front end. With hubs locked and xfer case in 4WD, there is a loud...
  22. W

    Grinding noise when under load, other stuff

    Hey guys, I own a 2003 mercury mountaineer with 87000 miles. I have been hearing this grinding noise recently and a couple other things, ill describe them below so you can make the best educated guess. Grinding noise occurs under load the most, you can hear it when its in park (so its not...
  23. T

    Front End Grinding

    I have searched a bit, but can not find a thread with my exact symptom so hopefully someone has some insight. I have a intermittent but serious grinding in the front end. It is 1999 sport OHV 4wd/Auto Automatic Trans, bone stock. The grinding occurs whether the vehicle is in 4high or Auto. It...
  24. J

    2002 Ford Explorer making grinding noise when coasting

    I'm having a problem with my Explorer thats a little hard to describe. It started about 2 months ago (after it sat for about a year in my driveway, with startups just to keep it going and that battery charged) I've been using it daily now, and there is a grinding noise that happens only when...
  25. M

    Starter grinding badly,,Engine wont start

    OK so my 91 explorer 4.0,The starter started grinding recently also a little of a rough idle.Well now all it does when i try to start it is grind loudly so I took off the starter and there was a deep grind indention on the tip of the housing in front of the starter wheel.So I took it back and...
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