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#14 of 27 2004 Ford Explorer- Road noise & high pitch sounds
Dec 09, 2009 (1:04 pm)
Has anyone experience the road noise with the 2004 Ford Explorer XLT. When I drive I can hear the 2 front wheels contacting the road when the windows are up. It just started to happen recently with all these problems, my suv only has about 62K on it. When i'm cruising at 60mph I hear a high pitch noise too. It it accelerate above or decelerate below that then the noise went away. Any thought or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
#15 of 27 Re: 2004 Ford Explorer- Road noise & high pitch sounds [2005bayliner]
Jan 03, 2010 (9:08 am)
I have a 2004 Explorer that gets a high pitch sound when it is cold. I only happens after I drive it for about 2 miles. It lasts maybe 10 seconds, goes away for a bit and then comes back for a bit. So far I don't know where it is coming from. It almost sounds like a high pitched sound coming from the alternator.I have worked on cars all my life in the body end of things, safety inspections, lighter duty mechanic work etc., and retired now. I have owned Fords since my first car, and never have had a piece of junk as this 2004 Explorer. All kinds of problems with it, including differential noise, heater temp control causing no heat, warped and leaking thermostat housing, cracked panel below tailgate glass,axles binding, brake lights staying on etc. If you find out what the high pitch sound is, keep me posted. Thanks.
#16 of 27 Re: 2004 Ford Explorer- Road noise & high pitch sounds [clusterbuster]
Jan 13, 2010 (12:36 pm)
See my posting in the Maintenance & Repair forum from last Feb, msg # 6158 re our 1996 Ford Explorer.
Sounds like the same issue, and I'm still looking for an answer.
#17 of 27 Re: 2004 Ford Explorer- Road noise & high pitch sounds [icechopper]
Jan 13, 2010 (3:45 pm)
Sold a 96 Explorer last October. Never much trouble with it. Sorry can't find your posting from last Feb. Thanks.
#18 of 27 Re: 2004 Ford Explorer- Road noise & high pitch sounds [clusterbuster]
Oct 19, 2010 (12:08 pm)
Hi, I have noticed that I have started to have that same whining road noice. I talked to my mechanic on it, he said that it is prob. from my now failing power steering pump. He said he has heard the noise before, from not just Explorers, when the power steering pump is going. I also get a almost belt sqweeking sound along w/. the whining sound. I have a '03 XLT V8 w/. 140,000 miles, it has bn. pretty gd., the only real issues was a heat sensor went bad in my transmission and caused it to over heat, and i warped the 1st and 2nd gears in it and then randomly just recently, my front pass. axle broke in the middle of me driving, I have not hit anything or bn. off-road, it just broke. Hopefully this will help w/. your road noise issue.
#20 of 27 Explorer: Thumping Noise
Sep 10, 2010 (8:03 am)
have an '03 XLT that I have been hearing/feeling a thumping noise. It only appears to be happening while coasting. The noise stops when I apply the accelorator. It really seems to be worse at slower speeds and when going around turns. I have also noticed, sometimes, that there is a whining/grinding noise coming from the front (i think). I have had the brakes and wheel bearings checked out and they don't appear to be the problem.
Nov 17, 2010 (7:46 pm)
I am having the same the promblem with my ford explorer. Did you find out what was wrong? Thank you so much for your response