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FORD EXPLORER NOISE PROBLEM

1998 Ford Explorer • 227,000 miles

I replaced sway bar bushings, lower ball joints, upper control arm with ball joints, both cv joints, still have a clanging noise en when turning left to park car loud clanging, once on highway go o to 55 starts to go away then at 65 70 no noise
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Guest
November 3, 2012.



There is a tool you might be able to borrow or rent from an auto parts store that borrows them called the "Chassis Ear". It is a set of six microphones, a switch box, and headphones. You clip the microphones to suspect points, then drive around while listening with the headphones. You can move the microphones around to zero in on the source of the noise. Be aware that many mechanics have never seen or even heard of this tool. Suspension and alignment mechanics use it to find rattles, squeaks, and other noises.

Caradiodoc
Nov 3, 2012.