Explorer rear end noise on Ford Explorer

Average mileage: 119,292 (14,000–245,590)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD, Automatic Transmission
7 model years affected: 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2010
32 people reported this problem
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2005 Ford Explorer - 4WD 78,000 mi,
rear end noise
2002 Ford Explorer - 4WD 190,000 mi,
makes thumping, jerking noise in rear of suv, when turning
Rear diferential making loud whining noises at higher speeds. pinion and ring gear were replaced, happened on my 99 Explorer too
2003 Ford Explorer - 4WD 14,000 mi,
Whining noise while driving coming from rear on 2003 explorer
When I turn I get a grinding noise from the rear differential
2010 Ford Explorer 100,000 mi,
noise from back at low speed sometimes
2003 Ford Explorer - Automatic Transmission 180,000 mi,
I have rear end noise... We have replaced pretty much everything in the rear and shimmed it in place. Still the same continuous noise.
2000 Ford Explorer - 4WD 100,000 mi,
A grinding and thump sound in rearend
2004 Ford Explorer - 4WD 141,000 mi,
Sounds like something rubbing or grinding in the rear
roaring noise in rear end
2005 Ford Explorer - 4WD 135,000 mi,
remove and replace rear differntial carrier including control arms
2005 Ford Explorer - 4WD 55,000 mi,
Whine kn the rear end. Thanks for a top of the line stereo system to cover it up.
2004 Ford Explorer - 4WD 150,000 mi,
Replaced bearing kit rearend
2002 Ford Explorer - 4WD 245,590 mi,
Rear end roars and feels like jerking or swaying in the rear end
2005 Ford Explorer - 4WD 81,788 mi,
Not fixed yet
There was a piping sound like something broke and would not move
1997 Ford Explorer - 4WD 180,000 mi,
Whinng noise coming from rear the later drive an reverse go out all the sudden, now it goes nowhere an just whines.
2004 Ford Explorer - 4WD 202,000 mi,
Rear gear shift not working sometimes
2005 Ford Explorer - 2WD 95,000 mi,
I noticed the noise from the back end was continuously louder than it should be. I thought it might be the transmission or lack of rear end fluid. I stopped at a Ford dealer to have them check it and they couldn't find anything wrong. Differential case full of fluid. It continues to have the problem.