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1994 Ford Explorer Question: Popping or ratcheting in front end?



bigshot, Manhattan, KS, March 09, 2009, 15:01

Sounds like to me that the front end is popping or ratcheting when turning a corner. This is a used car I am looking at. It is a clean truck and I am buying it from a friend and feel like $1000.00 for a four wheel drive is not a bad deal.

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  • Answer #1

    March 10, 2009, 21:20

    What is the condition of the front axle and axle u-joints? If an axle u-joint is seizing up, it could make some noise, and probably vibration.

    You're sure it's not a rear locker making noise?
    If you can, have a shop look at it before you buy it. This could be something easy or it may be something more costly. wish i had more for you, hope this helps

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  • Answer #2

    July 09, 2009, 16:33

    it could be the bearings or the bushings...

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