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1997 Ford Explorer Question: drive shaft or solid steel drive axles?

 

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justice2233, 5.0L V8, Minneapolis, MN, February 26, 2009, 16:06
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I recently brought my 1997 ford explorer limited AWD to a service shop with front end grinding noise. Almost sounded like muffler drag. Mechanic said it was front drive shaft and it would cost $655 bucks is this right price? I thought the AWD didn't have front drive shaft, any suggestions?

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    February 26, 2009, 16:48
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    Is it AWD or 4WD? There is a big difference.

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    justice2233, February 26, 2009, 17:24
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    The explorer is a 1997 limited AWD and the problem was od/off button sticks and was not disengaging what a deal saved 300 or so bucks

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    February 27, 2009, 09:04
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    $327 to $428 at http://www.parts.com/ or at http://www.napaonline.com/MasterPages/NOLMaster.aspx?PageId=430&CatId=8&SubCatId=8 $259 plus the core charge and 1.1 hours labor is what the book shows

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