Runs rough in 2 wheel drive and pops in 4 wheel high

Tiny
MADMIKE666
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  • 2002 FORD EXPLORER
  • 97,000 MILES
2002 ford explorer 4 wheel drive it runs ruff in 2 wheel after it heats up, in 4 high it pops and wines around bends, in 4 low it pops severe whenever turning wheels sounds like somethig is going to break but in the morning for the first 30 min its fine I already
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 8:21 PM

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Tiny
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I don't understand. Can you explaine what is happening?
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 9:40 PM
Tiny
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In the morning exployer is fine when cold for about 30 to 40 min whenit warms up I get vibrations shuders sounds like something rubbing from the inside I changed differantial fluid to specfide lube plus added 4 ounces of modiefier and it still does it and also weither its hot or cold wheni ingage 2 high or 4 low if I make tight turns left or right more right it jumps bumps bangs but its fine going straight I think the first thing isaid with it being cold has somthing to do with the traction lock[limited slip] I just dont want to have to replace a thousand things on it only 97000 miles really clean ty
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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If you engage 4wd on a surface that the vehicle can get traction, it will fight you when turning. As far as vibration, has the check engine light ever come on? Have you checked fuel pump pressure?
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
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No it doesnt fight me it pulsates studders from undernieath bangs from which ever way im turning only going 10miles an hour in parkinlot fine on straight no check engine light ever if u put it on a rack and spin back drivers side tire it feels like its getting caught up a little like my positrack is going bad if there is such a thing never checked fuel pump, motor runs fine its all in the drivetrain goes in and out of 2high and 4 low fine I was thinkin 4 wheel drive hubs bad and or posi track
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 10:56 PM
Tiny
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That is a tough one without driving. The hubs will usually make a noise (click) when bad and engage and disengage. Have you checked all u-joints?
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 11:03 PM
Tiny
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No I really dont know what to check for I mean I looked at them and grabed drive shafts nothing loose all tight frekn fords I know its going to cost me some loot 1 mech wanted 150 just to change fluids in differentials did it myself for half that do all my own brakes tunups but with this I just dont know where to start might be better just gettin whole drive train off a used exployer and do it myself dont have much money right now guess when I do iwill have to take it to ford but just to check is a fortune thanks for your help mike s
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 AT 11:18 PM

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