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2002 Ford Explorer Question: Creak at low speeds

 

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Bern, Kent, WA, December 31, 2008, 15:24
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When the speed is less than 10 mph and I have a passenger, there is a creak in the rear of the vehicle. As the speed picks up, the creak disappears. Without a passenger, the creak is barely noticeable.

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  • Answer #1

    Russ January 02, 2009, 09:59
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    Suspension creaks can be very hard to pinpoint. If you can hear the noise when pushing down on the rear bumper have a someone try and listen to where the noise is coming from. It could be a worn shock or bushing causing the noise.

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  • Answer #2

    SteveM March 19, 2009, 17:16
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    I had an annoying creaking in my 02 Explorer. Get under and spray the suspension components with WD-40. Took care of my problem.

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    stumpp December 31, 2010, 14:53
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    I found the spare tire was loose which caused this noise.

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