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#11 of 20 2006 Explorer - I can feel every bump
Jan 18, 2010 (9:48 am)
Recently bought a 2006 Explorer w/47K miles. My understanding was the suspension was improved for 2006 but as we've drivin it we could feel every bump. The dealership said it was probably because it had 'trail' tires that made the ride so stiff. we replaced with 'city' tires. still very bumpy ride. could it improve with a change of shocks or struts? not sure what's on it right now. i suspect whatever came with the Explorer originally. Could there be other things that make the ride so rough. My husband has some nerve damage and riding in the Explorer is painful for him.
Would like to know if anyone else has experienced this and what our options might be.
#12 of 20 steering problem 2000 ford explorer XLT
Mar 12, 2010 (1:44 pm)
i have a 2000 ford explorer 4x4 xlt 4.0 and i just recently had a new alignment put on it new wheel barring on one side new ball joints and it still wore down the inside of the tire like the outside is new and the inside is almost gone and when you let go of the wheel it throws you off the right side of the road... does anyone know what the problem is thank you
#13 of 20 Violent shaking
Mar 31, 2010 (9:24 pm)
I have a 2000 ford explorer xlt. 2wd. I recently installed new brakes and rotors installed. The minute I drove off , I turned the wheel and started shaking bad. It drives ok when you are driving but as soon as I hit a bump it started shaking pretty badly, as I slowed down to about 25 mph. It stopped. But when slowly turning it shakes again. New brakes, new rotors, new tires, new alignment, and still shaking...
#14 of 20 Violent shaking
Mar 31, 2010 (9:26 pm)
I have a 2000 ford explorer xlt. 2wd. I recently installed new brakes and rotors installed. The minute I drove off , I turned the wheel and started shaking bad. It drives ok when you are driving but as soon as I hit a bump it started shaking pretty badly, as I slowed down to about 25 mph. It stopped. But when slowly turning it shakes again. New brakes, new rotors, new tires, new alignment, and still shaking... Does anybody have any idea what's going on? I would really apreciate any suggestions, thank you..
#15 of 20 2003 Explorer Sport 2dr 4x4 - Limited Slip Differential question
Jul 19, 2010 (1:01 pm)
My previous 2001 Explorer Sport was able to accept some factory parts to make the standard Rear End become a Limited Slip Rear. Now that I am buying a 2003 version, can I do the same? I don't believe there was ever an actual option, but my local Ford Dealer did the mod and it's been awesome. Is the Rear the same?
#16 of 20 Re: 2006 Explorer - I can feel every bump [jtmansur]
Aug 07, 2010 (11:33 am)
I bought the 2006 explorer and am experiencing the same issues. I thought I just needed the alignment done & rotate/balance the tires. I still have a shakey vehicle if I am going over 60....what else could it be? the car fax shows only 1 previous owner & no accidents....
I will be upset if I buy 4 new tires and still have this issue...
#17 of 20 frame bushings causing bumping rear of truck
Jun 04, 2011 (11:40 am)
wonder if any one else has this problem allso? found out the cab bushings between the frame and cab are decentgrating after buying all new locks and latches for the rear of truck .
#18 of 20 Re: 2006 Explorer - I can feel every bump [ericlarkin]
Jun 04, 2011 (11:42 am)
its probabley out of round tires
#20 of 20 2004 ford explorer rack and pinion replacement
Nov 01, 2012 (7:40 am)
can anyone tell me the easiest way to remove the lower bolt on the steering column that connects the rack and pinion to the column any suggestions would be awesome, the vehicle is a 2004 ford explorer 4.0l SOHC.