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Ford Explorer Explorer rear end noise

Ford Explorer Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2005

Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD

Average Mileage: 89,378 mi (15,000 mi - 166,000 mi)

  • Visitor, , 4WD, 78,000 mi

    rear end noise

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 55,000 mi

    Whine kn the rear end. Thanks for a top of the line stereo system to cover it up.

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  • fordman1953, , 2WD, 79,000 mi

    Rear diferential making loud whining noises at higher speeds. pinion and ring gear were replaced, happened on my 99 Explorer too

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 81,788 mi

    Not fixed yet

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  • dtgiants, , 4WD, 135,000 mi

    remove and replace rear differntial carrier including control arms

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 166,000 mi

    Replaced trans at 96,000 and had differentials rebuilt at 120,000. Now has 166,000 and rear making bad noise.

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  • jojoba, , 4WD, 150,000 mi

    Had to replace trans and rear end my advance trac still wont work

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 15,000 mi

    Rear end started roaring at 15000 miles. Ford worked on rear end 5 times and each time the whine would go away. It would then come back after a few thousand miles. It has 180,000 miles on it now and whine is really very loud I would love to know a permanent fix. I've replaced only the water pump and alternator so I would like to get rid of the whine. My wife has had 2010,2011, and 2013 4 x4 Explorers with no problems at all on any of them. She put 25 to 35,000 miles on each and they were perfect. Maybe she has been lucky.

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