Last post on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Tires, SUV
#16 of 20 Prob after rim swap
Feb 08, 2010 (7:09 am)
To make a long story short my fiance swapped rims and tires from her 2006 Explorer with her friend who had a 2002 Explorer and now her tire sensor system is not working cause the 2002 rims dont have the sensors. I see there are oem sensors and bands availible and I also see there are sensors attached to the inside of the valve stems that dont need bands. So my question is what ones are better? I dont know how long we will be keeping this vehicle so I just want to get the lights out on the dash the cheapest way possible. Thanks for any help given.
#17 of 20 Wheel Falls Off - Lug Nut Posts Sheered Off
Mar 09, 2010 (7:44 pm)
Specifics: 2003 Ford Explorer XLT with 142000 miles. Had tire rotation at 137000 miles in January. Drove about 60 miles at about 75 mph before I noticed the steering wheel was vibrating some. Then noticed a noise from front end. Got off highway and pulled into service station. Checked tire pressure. Backed car up about 3 feet and front right wheel broke off. Only 1 lug left and it snapped about 1" above brake drum face. Other lug bolts sheered off about .5 inch below the brake drum face. Thankful that no one was hurt.
1. Lugs not tightened properly after rotation.
2. Attempt to steal tires interrupted.
3. Metal fatigue.
I'm not sure if anyone has ever encountered this with their car, but still attempting to determine if other Ford Explorer owners have ever had this problem.
#18 of 20 Re: Wheel Falls Off - Lug Nut Posts Sheered Off [mmmyanas]
Nov 15, 2010 (9:17 am)
I have a 2003 Ford Explorer XLT and it has 136,000 Miles on it. Two weeks ago my car started shaking when I was on the highway, and then out of no where my whole tire/ wheel just fell off. Thankfully no one was hurt. I took it to he mechanic and he said the studs had sheered off. He put hardened studs on and said that should not happen again. And just to be sure it wasn't going to happen again he put the hardened studs and new hubs on all of the wheels. Well today i was on my way to work and my car started to shake again and I went right to the mechanic and he looked at the studs and sure enough another one had sheered off. He is tearing everything apart today to find out why it is doing that. He said there is absolutely no reason for this to be happening. I am scared to even drive the car anymore.
#19 of 20 Re: "Feathering" of tires 2004 Sport Trac [lone10wolf]
Feb 28, 2011 (11:19 am)
I also have a 2004 Sport Trac. I had the same problem but resolved it by changing the Wheel Hub Assemblys.
You can check yours by jacking the front wheel off the ground then grab the top of the wheel and the bottom of the wheel and see if it has any play by shaking the wheel up and down.
If you have play then you will need to replace the wheel hub assemblys.
Cost varies between $700 to $1500 depending on who you get to do the work.
Hope this helps.
#20 of 20 wheel falls off Ford Explorer x 3
Jan 20, 2012 (2:57 pm)
Today my rear passenger wheel fell off my 2006 explorer. This is the 3rd time this has happened! The 2nd time was right after I had new ball joints put on and the shop assumed responsibility for it. The other 2 times there was no apparent reason? What sort of mechanical problems could be causing this?