Ford Explorer owners have reported 6 problems related to grinding noise (under the suspension category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Explorer based on all problems reported for the Explorer.
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Explorer. While driving approximately 40 mph he heard a loud low pitch grinding noise coming underneath the rear wheels. A passenger in the vehicle stated that she could feel vibrations underneath the seats. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and was in the process of having the failure diagnosed. The failure mileage was 79,500 and the current mileage was 79,664.
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My 2004 Ford Explorer was making a horrible rubbing/grinding sound coming from the rear of the vehicle. When I took my foot off the gas pedal, the noise was more pronounced. I took the vehicle to my mechanic thinking it was the brakes and he informed me that the entire rear of the vehicle was "loose" and I should have a diagnostic test done by a Ford dealer. I took it to my local dealer where I purchased the vehicle. The technician informed me that he would have to remove the entire rear differential to open it to find the problem. After that being done, I was told that he found "faulty" ring and pinion and carrier bearings that needed to be replaced so an entire new kit had to be installed and refilled with fluids which intern ended up costing $1,400. I could not get a satisfactorily explanation as to why this would have happened to my vehicle which only has 46,000 miles on it, never been in an accident nor has it ever towed anything. I told my mechanic this and he said that this should not have happened with such low mileage. I am very upset that the certified Ford dealer admits on paper that my vehicle had "faulty" parts yet I am the one who had to pay the price!.
While driving 10mph heard grinding noise, said it soundes is if it wascoming from under vehicle.
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While driving 20mph heard grinding noise, sounded as if it was coming from bottom of vehicle.
Grinding noise coming from the steering while driving. Vehicle been to the dealer on three occasions, and problem reoccurring. Feel free to provide any further information.
While driving anywhere between 20-50 mph there is a whistling and grinding noise in the wheels on the right side. This prolbem has been corrected by the dealer three times, and the problem has started up again. Also, around the beginning of November 1998, when turning the steering wheel to left, a rubbing and a grinding noise came from the steering wheel. Dealer stated that this prolbem was not dangerous, and that a part would be ordered to correct problem. Problem has not been corrected.
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|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||
|Rear Suspension Coil Springs problems||
|Front Suspension problems||
|Rear Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Hub problems||
|Sway Bar problems||
|Rear Suspension Springs problems||
|Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar problems||
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||