Mechanics

GRINDING WINDING NOISE FROM FRONT DRIVER SIDE

2006 Ford Explorer • 2.0L V6 4WD Automatic • 115,000 miles

Two Scenarios
1st when hitting pot holes hear slight grinding noise

2nd Every once in a while I get a grinding/winding noise. The Noise sounds as if it is coming from the front driver side tire. The noise occurs while accelerating. When I take my foot of the gas the noise goes away even though I am still coasting. I found that if I stop and restart the noise is still present but if I turn the car off for a couple of minutes I can start up and drive away without the noise! This all started about two days after getting all 4 tires replaced
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Bmccullo
April 9, 2014.




I have a 2007 and I had pretty similar problems. The noise your hearing driving over pot holes sounds like you stabilizer links and the other noise could be your wheel hubs starting to go. My 2007 has the same mileage as yours. I don't think your problems are related to new tires, what I would do is take it back to where you got them and tell them your having problems. They should put it back on the lift and take a look at it. If the links are broken theyl be able to see them. They can move the wheels and tell if there's any play in your hubs. Hopefully its not your hubs because there 400$ each (I was pretty mad ha) the stabilizer links are only 20$. Hope this helped let me know

KTech
Apr 9, 2014.


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