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    Whistling Noise Identification

    I have been the owner of a 2002 Explorer Sport Trac 4wd for several years now. I am looking for help identifying a noise that the vehicle has made ever since I bought it. While running there is a constant high pitch whistling noise. The best I can describe it is like a dog whistle but within the...
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    Rattling noise from engine compartment

    Hi there, my 2003 explorer sport xlt with 4.0 sohc is making this noise when the engine is hot: It is ok when engine is cold. I know that this type of engine is notorious for timing chain issues, but the sound is very similar to a bad cat converter as below: Can you please let me know...
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    Front end differential/axle noise

    Hey guys, had this Explorer for about 10 years now. Its my only ride/work truck and I've done a lot of repairs to it. My vehicle is a 2005 Ford Explorer 4.0L v6 XLT I have a noise that sounds like its coming from the front. Now I just replaced 3 bearings in the front over the past 10 months...
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    Transmission clunk(metal on metal) when when first shifting from 1st into 2nd gear

    Hello, I have a 2005 ford explorer 4.0. it has 195k miles on it and i assume the second transmission in it (but I don't really know, i just read that those 5r55s transmissions blow up at about 135k miles). I did 3 pan drops and fills and had to replace the solenoid pack. My transmission makes a...
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    Camshaft Synchronizer Question 4.0 OHV

    I’ve got the infamous camshaft synchronizer squeaking sound on cold starts. I had a shop replace the lower intake and camshaft synchronizer gaskets last week and the truck has developed a squeaking sound in the rear of the engine. I took the belt off and the sound is still there. The mechanic...
  6. M

    Hello :) Ticking / Clicking noise heard when rotating steering wheel

    I'm new to the forum and wanted to say Hello and also am curious about the problem I'm noticing on our 2017 Explorer XLT. When turning the steering wheel, I hear a ticking / clicking noise that sounds like maybe a clockspring issue in the steering column. I'm curious if anyone else has had a...
  7. TsherryUSA

    What's that sound?

    Let's play "What's! That! Sound?!" I started hearing this sound after a camping trip this past summer. I recall driving over / kicking out a small rock while parking on gravel. Vehicle:1999 Ford Explorer OHV 5-Speed Manual with ~103k miles The situation: It is a rapid-fire, machine gun...
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    Noisy backseat

    Hi all. So I recently purchased a 2018 explorer limited. Ever since I’ve hD it. I’ve been hearing this almost clicking type noise in my backseat. It almost sounds like two plastic pieces jostling together over a small bump. When I stop. When I go. When I turn I head this noise. I’ve narrowed it...
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    Grunting noise....

    Hello all, this is my first post, so if there is suppose to be a different place for this question please let me know. When getting ready to back out of a spot earlier today, I turned my wheel to the left, and noticed a subtle grunting noise, when turning the wheel all the way to the left. No...
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    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...
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    2008 Exp Vibration/Noise???

    I have the 2008 Eddie Bauer with V8 4wd with just over 200k on it. I have a noise and vibration that gets worse the faster you go. I've had a mechanic look at it at least 3 times for it and has not found any wheel bearing bad, but this time he mentioned the front diff pinion bearing race might...
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    Knocking in 4x4 Low?

    Hi Everyone! I've got my hands on a 1999 Explorer and I've been working on it for a few months now. I've found an issue that I just can't pin point. When the car is in 4x4 Low and you turn left or right towards the locks, it has a terrible clunking and knocking noise coming from the front end...
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    2002 Explorer Sport Trac noise and speedometer drops

    I have a 2002 Explorer Sport Trac. It started making a noise when I get to about 45 or so, sometimes. To me it kind of sounds like the motor is rushing but the tach is on 1. The speedometer drops to 20 and the noise continues until I slow down below 20, then I can take off again with no noise...
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    2012 front end hum (not bearings)

    hum sounded like wheel bearing/hubs so I replaced both sides. The noise continued. Switched tires front to back, noise continues. Any ideas what else it might be??? Don't want ot spend money on half shaft if its a tranny issue???
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    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...
  16. Brian Middleton

    4.0 SOHC Timing Noise

    I've had my 1999 Explorer 4.0 SOHC professionally rebuilt with the stipulation that I would have to install the timing components myself - which I did using the OTC timing kit and a new timing kit with balance shaft tensioner and chain from Evergreen (which is apparently not worth buying) and...
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    Transmission Issue? Brand New 2018 Platinum

    I have a new 2018 Platinum, ordered in February and delivered in April. After about 500 miles noticed a fairly loud hum/harmonic noise when the car reaches 20 mph, 30 mph and about 45 mph. It appears to only be an annoying vibration noise as I don't feel anything in the driveability. It happens...
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    Three problems with my 2002 Explorer

    1) The door ajar sign won't turn off 2) The 4x4 lights keep flashing on and off 3) The car keeps making weird noise whenever I accelerate Car sound - Clyp.
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    4.0 engine noise

    I’ve replaced both timing chain tensioners and have done an oil change with full synthetic high mileage oil. I am planning on replacing belt tensioner and idler pulley. What could this noise be? There are 158k miles and she runs mint. The noise happens at operating temperature and is not very...
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    Body Mount Bushings

    Hey guys, I'm new here but it looks like you guys are good bunch so this is worth a shot. My 2005 Mercury Mountaineer has been making this crunching/rubbing/scratching noise mostly from the driver side footwell. You can only hear the noise when turning at low speeds. After months of looking and...
  21. 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...
  22. Mr. Alligator

    Clattering noise

    Good evening Ford Crew. 1997 Ford Explorer, SOHC 4.0. I have driven this truck since it was brand new, and am very familiar with multiple timing chain issues, and how the death rattle sounds: usually starting mostly with rattle on cold starts, aggraveted by colder weather. usually not present...
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    What is that noise, when turning to the right?

    Hello, I uploaded a video of the noise on youtube. I thought it was the position 2 body mount - thats why I used this angle. I have replaced just about every part on the suspension and it was all great! Then after a bit over a year this noise started. It only happens when turning to the...
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    Rotor or wheel bearing?

    I have a 99 explorer sport with a 5-speed 2wd with around 125,000 miles. I have crazy humming coming from the front right wheel well/engine compartment that's slowly been getting worse. It starts around 40 mph and gets louder the faster I go, anything slower and it’s silent. So question of the...
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    Power Steering Noise

    2017 Explorer Sport, 4 months old with 11,000kms (6,600miles). Lately, I've noticed a bit of noise from what I presume is the power steering system. I hear a bit of noise while stopped or at low speed and turning the steering wheel. I haven't noticed this before and is this normal or should I...
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