Noise from front passenger side tire area on 2006 Ford Explorer

When turning to the right I hear a thumping noise from front passenger side tire area What's the possible cause? Is it still safe to drive?

by in Oxford, MA on May 31, 2011
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ANSWER by on May 31, 2011
To answer this question, I would need to know some more information. Is the tires in good shape? A separated tire could cause a thumping noise. Is the vehicle a 4x4? If so, which type? (All wheel drive or manual- Hi and low) A 4x4 system that is engaging by itself could cause this noise. At what speeds does the noise occur?
COMMENT by on May 31, 2011
Tires are in good shape. Vehcle is all wheel drive 4 X 4. I tend to hear the noise at all speeds but notice it more at slower speeds as when exiting a highway ramp or taking a right hand turn,