2000 Ford Explorer noise

Tiny
METCHASON
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  • 2000 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
I have a noise that seems to get louder as I drive. It also has a smell after driving 30 miles.
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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 4:33 AM

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Tiny
RICKMAR
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Hi metchason;
To try to figure out the problem I need just a little more information.

The noise that seems to get louder as you drive,
Can you describe this sound (Grinding, Chirping, Whining, Scrapping) etc.

You also have a smell after driving 30 miles.
Can you describe the smell (something similar to it)?

Again. All need is just a little more information.

Just let me know so I can see if I can get your "possible" transmission problem resolved.

Rick
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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 9:26 AM
Tiny
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I get a whinning noise that get more noticeable when at high speed. Then after driving it smell of hot trans fluid.
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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
RICKMAR
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I have heard a lot about about a whining coming from the rear end differential, it seems to be a popular problem owners complain about.

The whining noise could also be your power steering pump.

Try doing this to eliminate a few things.

(1) Check you power steering fluid level.

(2) Let the explorer run and let it get to normal running temperature. And turn the engine off.

(3) Pull out your trans fluid level dip stick and look at the color of the fluid on the stick.

(4) Does it look red? Let a little drip on a paper towel or white rag.

(5) Smell the fluid that is on the dip stick and see if the burning smell is present on the stick."Exactly" as the smell your noticing.
Let me know what's up with those things.

Rick
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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 11:44 AM

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