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#1 of 20 Ford 2000 Explorer - violent shaking
Jan 09, 2007 (7:22 am)
Hello everyone. Last night, I changed my front brakes and rotors (probably about the 7th or 8th time in my life that I have changed them, so I'm not a complete rookie).
I have a 2000 Ford Explorer sport. Everything seemed fine, except last night, when I took it for a spin around the block, I noticed that whenever I turned, I felt a pretty good vibration/shaking on the front of my truck.
I took the wheels off again, made sure everything seemed tight, put them back on, and went for another ride. Same thing happened.
This morning, on the way to work, whenever I hit a slight bump in the thruway (and I mean slight), my truck started shaking violently. As soon as I slowed it down to about 25-30 mph, the vibration went away. I was able to get the truck back up to 55 mph and the truck didn't shake again...........until I hit another bump.
Whats going on?
#2 of 20 Re: Ford 2000 Explorer - violent shaking [snowxplorer]
Jan 10, 2007 (7:26 am)
It ended up being air that got into the power steering system that was the problem. While changing the brakes, I turned the steering wheel without completely starting the truck. I thought that might explain the vibrations when turning, but was surprised that it would that cause the vibrations when hitting a bump on the thruway.
But after turning the steering wheel from left to right about 40 times with the truck running, the problem disappeared.
#3 of 20 explorer vibration shaking
Mar 21, 2007 (10:15 am)
Yep that was the same prob i had except I had a leak in the power steering line ...and thats how the air got in for me...but i got the air out ...and walllaaaa no vibration...thanks for the post
Oct 31, 2007 (10:09 am)
I've noticed the rear of my 97 Explorer leaning to the drivers side and when I've looked at other older Explorers on the road (and parked)I've seen some lean to the drivers side also. Some more than others Can anyone tell me what is going on here and what I need to fix
#5 of 20 Front End "Squeaking"
Nov 01, 2007 (2:44 pm)
The front passenger side suspension on my 99 EB Ford Explorer began to "squeak" over every bump. Going slowly does not prevent this. Other than the noise, the suspension is working fine. Any ideas as to what may be causing this embarrassing squeak?
#6 of 20 Re: lean [mfinefrock]
Nov 06, 2007 (9:44 am)
It possibly could be your leaf springs. I had a 87 Chevy blazer which did the same thing and i ended up putting in new leaf springs. I also recently purchased a 97 Ford Explorer XLT and i've noticed the same lean again and i'm presently performing a little research before i determine if thats exactly the problem.
#7 of 20 Ford Explorer 1999
Nov 17, 2009 (2:34 pm)
I noticed that the front end of my 99 Explorer is tilted down on the passenger side....there is no problem with the shocks nor any problem detected with the steering and suspension when driving...but when facing the truck the passenger side is tilted down and makes the truck look totally not even...does anyone have any idea what might have happened with the suspension...what can cause this to happen??
#8 of 20 2004 wheel bearings
Dec 17, 2009 (5:54 am)
i have a 04 explorer with auto 4x4 ,i've had it for two years and have put 6 wheel bearings on the front left side.the 4x4 hi light flashes and the abs light stays on.the ford garage says the wheel bearing is bad, but there is no noise or any other signs of bad bearing.what is causing this problem, its getting expensive.
#9 of 20 Re: 2004 wheel bearings [rduval]
Jan 01, 2010 (10:19 pm)
Try replacing the ABS sensor on the rear differential... i hear ya on them bearings got my left and right done a few thousand ago but no problem since. if you're close to Kansas City I tell you where to go...
#10 of 20 Re: 2004 wheel bearings [rduval]
Jan 14, 2010 (10:25 pm)
each wheel bearing assembly has an electrical connector for a switch that reads an ABS sensor wheel in the assembly. if that connector is not plugged in or if the switch is improperly installed in the bearing/hub assembly you will have problems. in order to see the switch mounting you have to remove the caliper and brake disc, it is behind disc.