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
Rear diferential making loud whining noises at higher speeds. pinion and ring gear were replaced, happened on my 99 Explorer too
2002 Ford Explorer - 4WD 190,000 mi,
makes thumping, jerking noise in rear of suv, when turning
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.