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#5941 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer XLT 2008 V8 Engine Noise [njexplorerguy]
Nov 16, 2007 (10:17 pm)
I am guessing that it is most likely the Air Conditioning clutch making the sound. This sound may be normal, as sometimes they can be heard in the car. Most people don't notice it because they have the radio on. Open the hood and see if you can tell where the sound is coming from. Your car is way too new to be asking here, take it to the dealer and have it checked, it just may need to be tightened down to quiet it down. They are not really adjustable, but it may be loose.
#5942 of 6385 98 Ford Explorer Sport Emergency Brake
Nov 26, 2007 (5:37 pm)
I heard a noise coming from left rear wheel nothing major just some squeaking. I brought it in to have looked at, and was told I needed new emergency brakes pads plus rotor... I just had new brakes with rotors done 7k miles ago.
Also the Price they gave was close to 600....
Can anyone clear this up for a non mechanic?
#5943 of 6385 Re: 98 Ford Explorer Sport Emergency Brake [kanji]
Nov 27, 2007 (8:40 pm)
I would take it back to whoever did the brake work 7K ago, and have them make it right. They apparantly did something wrong on the left side. Did you have the right side looked at also, and how did it look?
It sounds like it may be a case of faulty workmanship. The rear parking brakes are usually seldom used and really don't usually incure any wear, unless someone drives around with his parking brake applied, or if something is causing them to stick or not release properly. Take it back to the first guy and have him explain why the new brakes that HE put on 7K ago are tore up, and ask him to make it right.
#5944 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer Rattling Vibration. [explorator]
Dec 13, 2007 (5:50 am)
What was the wrong? I have a 1998 AWD Eddie Bauer Explorer. I get the vibration after I coast then hit the accerlator. It feels like I running over rubbling strips briefly. It's tough to recreate it on purpose, but i narrowed it down to driving over 45 and the severe vibration occurs over 60. I havent taken it to the dealer for repair yet.
#5946 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer Rattling Vibration. [squid2007]
Dec 13, 2007 (9:49 am)
How many miles on it now? What engine and what transmission? Do you keep up on all scheduled maintenance? When is the last time that you have the transmission fluid flushed and changed?
It sounds like you may have a hydraulic clutch chatter when changing gears, try to see if you can tell when it does it. It may be the 4th gear clutch or the Torque Converter Lock Up Clutch. If it is not too bad, flushing and changing the transmission fluid will make probably it go away. You need to be sure you do the transmision flushes and changes every 30,000 by the book. 30K, 60K, 90K, 120K, 150K, 180K, 210K, etc.
I change my trans fluid every 30k, and about 10K before I'm due for the next flush, I sometimes notice a slight clutch chatter when my torque converter lock up clutch engages. After I do the flush, it is always smooth and quite again. I've got a 2000 XLT 5.0L V8 Auto 148K miles.
E.D. in Sunny Florida
#5947 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer Rattling Vibration. [electricdesign]
Dec 13, 2007 (10:06 am)
I have 130K. It is the V8 Auto w/overdrive. Yes, I alway take it to the Ford dealer for schedule maintenace. I think they flushed/changed the transmission fluid at 100K.
#5948 of 6385 Lower tranny line won't connect
Dec 13, 2007 (6:16 pm)
I have a 92 Explorer XLT in which I just mostly replaced the radiator today. I say mostly because the lower transmission cooler line threads won't bite in the connector like they're supposed to. I can't get both hands into the space, and I can't get at it from any other angle. Has anyone else had this problem? How can I get this done?
#5949 of 6385 Re: Ford Explorer Rattling Vibration. [squid2007]
Dec 14, 2007 (8:30 pm)
This rumbling sound,does it just last about a second or two at the most?
#5950 of 6385 Re: Lower tranny line won't connect [pickupman78]
Dec 14, 2007 (8:34 pm)
You need to hold it straight and turn it to the right. The threads might have crossed, check them close.