2004 Ford Explorer Q&A
2004 Ford Explorer Question: Grinding noise left front wheel
really need to put your car on a rack and then duplicate the problem with a good diagnostic tech present. it could be so many things. I assume that the brakes are in really good shape, including the rotors? - dandd
Changed the brakes was not it, I believe it is the front tie rod gone bad. Starts to wind up and gets worse when you turn the wheel left. - Visitor
have you checked the axle? if it gets worse when you turn it that would be my guess - Visitor
i know exactly what your problem is. its the transfer case, there is a chain inside the case that has stretched and is rattling against the case. My ford is being serviced today for that. it is NOT good to be driving it, the chain can crack your transfer case, thus destraining your transmission. have it checked it asap, best quote i got for service is $759 not including parts. - Visitor
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