We have had an excellent record with this Ford Explorer! It just started doing this last night and I was not in 4 wheel drive at the time. Any popping while you are driving? To create this article, 13 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. I was told by another garage it was a rear bearing going, and also someone else told me the same. It needs the differential seals in the front and rear changed because they are leaking. I am so upset all this in the last 6 months an I only had this truck for a year ford needs to realize these issues seriously - Michelle A.
Since it was replaced, the car is working beautifully! Keep weight down in non-critical areas! These are all symptoms of a damaged wheel hub. Money is already tight, don't need this. The dealer found that it was a disintegrated wheel bearing on my rear left, and did the rear knuckle, link, ring, wheel hub assembly, and bearing assembly. All wheels locked up when I was driving because of the bearings those were the front , this year I had to replace the rear because of a huge noise. Installing wheels without proper metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the lug nut to loosen and the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in motion, causing loss of control. Contains Snap Ring, Bearing, Knuckle, Hub Assembly, Backing Plate, Backing Plate Mounting Bolts and Axle Nut. I did recently use the all wheel drive as we had some recent snow.
The 1st was the front passenger, September 09'. This frozen hub can be a pain to remove from the Ford Explorer's wheels. They started smoking and had a loud roaring noise 8 months later. Incredibly worse at high speeds on the highway. All these are classic signs of a bad wheel bearing. In the past 2 years, it has felt like my car does not handle the road well at all.
Improper equipment or experience can cause damage to the new bearing, knuckle assembly, and could also cause bodily harm. That was the problem and caught it before it got to the point my first set did. Please be very detailed as I am a woman and don't know where to start. While the current Explorer is a vast improvement over its predecessor, it competed in a market with many more choices. While the current Explorer is a vast improvement over its predecessor, it competed in a market with many more choices. If I could afford a new car, I would get one, and it wouldn't be a Ford! Once the wheel is off the ground, remove the lug nuts the rest of the way.
Answer: Over time, heat from friction between the hub and oil deposits creates a vacuum in the hub's connection to the axle. Tech told me to do the brakes and bearings all at once next time I'm in and I'm due for brakes and the hum of the bearings won't be far behind. So I pulled over and had it towed home. Lasted a little bit longer this time. Not sure if that's a low quality bearing or not. Has anyone got any advice or opinions on this? Just go ahead and call the phone number at the top of the page and a friendly specialist will help you out. If at least one of these situations is experienced, it is best to inspect the hubs physically to examine the extent of the damage.
Get axle code off door sticker. Since the lack of proper lubrication is the most common cause of frozen hubs, the safest and most convenient way of removing it is with the use of penetrating oil. Because these wheel bearings satisfy or go beyond the standards of their original equipment equivalents, they are very useful in alleviating performance drop and abrupt break down. They had trouble diagnosing which side it was, but eventually opted for one side. The Official Ford bearing is waaaaay over-priced.
Ford should have built the bearing better. First set was in 2013. My husband has a 2003 Avlanche with 114000 miles on it and no problems at all. All Replacement items are backed by a 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. Oh well, now I'm pricing mom and pop shops on parts and labour if this is going to be the usual. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
Place your jack under the vehicle. Anyone know a ball park figure? Prior To Installing This Product, Inspection Of The Parking Brake Shoes and Hardware Is Recommended. Do the wheels shimmy every time the steering is turned? Ok, so I know this is probably pointless but just trying to see anyone's opinion as to where I stand. Is there a safe way of removing a stuck wheel hub on a Ford Focus without damaging its wheels? Ford Motors should take more pride and recall and fix this problem since this is a complaint for many other Ford Explorer owners. Hanging the caliper from the brake hose can cause internal damage to the brake hose.