2003 Ford Expedition If not U joints, tires, or wheel beari

Tiny
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Noises problem
2003 Ford Expedition V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 98K miles

After 1 of my coils went, then replaced, pedal vibration was evident, especially louder after 72. Gets worse when releasing the pedal below 70. Showing signs its getting worse. Steering wheel does not vibrate. So I can assume that the front end is just fine since the tires where replaced (thought it was the tires) and inspection was done showing no front end problems, everything is tight. Ujoints where replaced less then a year ago. I am hearing a slight clicking noise when starting from 0, very very weak noise, thou I Do hear it. When switching to 4x4(switch), I hear a low clanking noise from transfer case, not to loud thou, but louder then normal. If not Ujoints, tires, bearings, or any other front end parts, could this be something in the front transfer case, like maybe (hopefully) just low diffential fluid?
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Saturday, March 7th, 2009 AT 8:16 PM

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Tiny
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Check motor mounts and trans mounts. There may be enough play to allow u-joints to be on a bind.
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Sunday, March 8th, 2009 AT 5:00 PM
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Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 12:51 AM
Tiny
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[quote="MrTelectric"]Noises problem
2003 Ford Expedition V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 98K miles

Realizing maybe the Ujoints where not replaced, just the hubs replaced, I jacked up the front end and rolled the tires back and forth. I heard loud clanking noise from each side of the tires coming from everywhere in the drive axle. This could be what?
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Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 12:56 AM
Tiny
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Hi:
Actually the sound could just be from play in the differential. Are the motor mounts and trans mounts good?
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Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 10:31 AM
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Yes. All mounts are tight. I might just have to replace the front axle. I will find out for sure what the problem is today. Hopefully its not a big problem.
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Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 10:42 AM
Tiny
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Hi:
I was hoping it was a simple mount that may have been placing a u-joint on a bind and causing the problem.

Let me know what you find out today.

Joe
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Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
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The verdict is in, the U Joint needs to be replaced and I hope thats all my Ford needs, thanks for reponding so fast.
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Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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Hi:
That is a cheap and easy fix. Based on your description, that is what I thought, but when you said they were replaced less than a year ago, I thought a mount may be causing one to slightly bind.

Regardless, I'm glad it's fixed. If you have questions in the future, let us know.

Joe
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Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 4:03 PM

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