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#112 of 184 Re: 2007 Ford Explorer front end grinding noise [fwoerner]
Feb 14, 2010 (9:01 pm)
Well for #1, the ford dealer sucks....they tried to sell me tires for that much too. I went to a local tire place an got a set of 4 mounted and balanced for $360 out the door for nexin's which are a real good beefy tire. If the tread if off jsut by a 1/4 of an inch it will cause your 4x4 to mess up. Dont let ford tell you that you need $800 in tires. They are nuts. The wheel hubs do go out at around 100,000. so check those out first. The driver side usually goes first. You can get the whole wheel bearing hub assembly at a auto parts store for around $130 and its real easy to change.
#113 of 184 Re: 2007 Ford Explorer front end grinding noise [fwoerner]
Feb 15, 2010 (5:45 am)
wheel bearing hubs most likely ....are the tire tread flat across the tread pattern any heavy wear on the inside or outside my cause this sound..but the noise sounds like the bearing hubs are going bad...a fairly easy job...and this will engage the automatic 4 wheel drive...
#114 of 184 2002 ford exploerxlt
Feb 15, 2010 (2:08 pm)
when i drive down the road the 4wd low kicks in and i cant get it out then i drive it sometimes it made a big bang and released then idrove four about 2 hrs then it did it again kicked in
Feb 16, 2010 (7:03 pm)
i have a 01 exp-sport and i tried to put my 4x4 high on but it doesnt wanna turn on...no click or light on the dash comes on...any ideas why????? thanks..
#116 of 184 Re: 01 exp-sprt 4x4 [matt1232872605]
Feb 16, 2010 (7:11 pm)
If you arent hearing any clicks then its most likely your shift motor on your transfer case. It has a plug going to it. It is a very easy fix. Not sure how much they cost but it isnt much if you buy online or at a parts store. It would be a waste of money to have ford change it for you cause its such an easy job. I was told to check that shift motor...have someone lay under the truck be very careful tho an while you are in it start the truck with foot on the brake an put in neutral then push your buttons if the person under the truck dont here the click or it engaging it is that shift motor....hope this helps.
Feb 16, 2010 (7:41 pm)
i have an 01 ford expl-sport and i wanted to kno is where is the 4x4 shift motor???thanks..
#119 of 184 4x4 shift motor location
Feb 16, 2010 (7:50 pm)
Crawl under the truck and look straight up in between the driver an pass doors (middle of truck) see where the transfer case ends...look for the shift motor which looks like a windhshield wiper motor...very simular...it has a plug going to it, there are 3 bolts holding it on and the one plug...Its on the end of the transfer case...hope this helps...
#120 of 184 94 Explorer 4x4 Lights
Feb 21, 2010 (7:13 pm)
Was having intermittent problems with the light for the 4x4 system. Had the blinking problem for awhile. Now the blinking is back and stuck in 4 wheel.
There is some sort of control box in the Jack compartment on the driver side rear wall. What is this box? When the lights blink , this is where there is a clicking noise. I also found some sort of reset switch or something on this box, but when i press it ,the lights on the dash will do different things. At one point there was a red light on next to the button. No longer on, but not sure if was always on before.
#121 of 184 Re: 2002 Explorer 4WD problems, HELP please! [plm454]
Feb 25, 2010 (1:52 pm)
I had the same issue with my 02 Ford Explorer XLT. Overdrive Light & 4 Wheel High Light blinking like crazy, and my 4 wheel drive wouldn't engage. I heard a loud clunk! Well the clunk was my bands in my tranny were burned out and a part that held it in broke right off, also my planetariums were gone. Had my tranny rebuilt for $1,200.00's by a local mechanic. Runs mint.
Now the 4 wheel drive issue was something different. Mine stopped working all of a sudden. Low and behold when we pulled the tranny out we noticed that on the transfer case there is a wiring clip that is near the 4 wheel drive motor. In this group of wires there is a brown ground wire. We found that this wire came off its original grounding point on the under body of the truck. So we re-grounded the wire to the cross member, and my 4 wheel drive works great not one problem. So before you spend lotsa money on modules etc. Please check for this wire, it could save you a lot of head aches. If not, you can purchase this module for about $80.00ís remanufactured.
Hope this can help someone.