2002 Ford Explorer 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 101000 miles
Hi, 2002 Explorer XLS. Grinding/growling/buzzing noise coming from front end while vehicle is moving. Most noticeable at slower speeds or when rounding curves. Noise is consistent with speed, almost like a tire rubbing but is definitely not the case. At higher speeds straight line noise almost gone but still there. Noise still consistent after 4 new tires installed with no change. Have read many things about possible bad power steering pump to axle/differential internal bearings. Vehicle steers fine with no effort to turn steering wheel. Vehicle also has a front end shudder/thump on auto transmission upshifts, and a loud clunk (transmission area) when letting off the gas in 4x4 low at very low speeds.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 AT 6:34 AM