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Differential Unit Problems of Ford Explorer Sport Trac



Ford Explorer Sport Trac owners have reported 4 problems related to differential unit (under the power train category).

car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 1
Failure Date: 12/17/2004

My Ford explorer sports tac had approximately 50,000 miles on it when I starting hearing some winding noise in the rear end. So I decided to remove the differential cover to pull the axles to see if the axle bearings were bad and come to find out that both carrier bearings and pinion bearing were shot! I can't believe that after 57,000 miles on a truck that I had to spend $600. 00 dollars in parts and labor to replace these parts on a Ford truck "built Ford tough"! the mechanic could not believe he was replacing theses parts at 57,000 miles when it should be more like 200,000 miles!.

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car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2
Failure Date: 08/08/2004

Grinding feel from the rear end resulted in a replaced and updated complete rear end from Ford. Still have very loud whining noise when automatic transmission is in first gear. Dealer says this is normal and I have to get use to it. Also have noticable thumping from transmission and drive shaft area when between 30 and 50 mph. Dealer has verified noise and is considering a new drive shaft. Car is new and has less than 3000 miles.

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car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 3
Failure Date: 07/08/2004

The vehicle was purchased new with a bent frame and a bent rear axle. The vehicle was difficult to steer. 6 sets of tires were used and replaced during this defect. The consumer took the vehicle to dealer where it was diagnosed as a bent frame. However, the dealer will do nothing about the problem. There was a vibration in the front of the vehicle, the dealers didn't find a problem. A couple of weeks later, the consumer noticed that the tires were worn on the inside. The consumer was informed that the rear end was tilted and there was no adjustment for this. The consumer was informed that the frame was bent. Three sets of tires in 20k miles and about 2 weeks later, they had to replace 1 of the back tires again. The noise and vibration remained the same. The consumer requested to be compensated for the bent frame. The rear differential cover leaked.

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car image   Differential Unit problem of the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4

Some how water got in the rear differential and damaged the rear of the vehicle. Please provide further details.

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