2003 Explorer rear-end humming - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer Sport Trac | Mercury Mountaineer | Lincoln Aviator
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer Sport Trac | Mercury Mountaineer | Lincoln Aviator Forum for discussion of the Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-05-2006, 06:52   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2
frown 2003 Explorer rear-end humming

I just bought a 2003 Explorer XLT and I am noticing a humming sound coming from the rear-end area while driving. The sounds is most audible while between the speeds of 50 and 70 and ONLY makes a sound while the gas pedal is being pushed. The sound instantly goes away when I take my foot off the accelarator and gets less loud if I accelarate....but if I just have my foot on the gas to maintain speed the sound becomes unbearable. I have seen other threads with this issue, but must of them were posted a couple of years ago so I was wondering if there is any new information about the problem and possible Ford TSB on the issue. I need to try and find out how serious this is within the limited 30 day warranty the dealer provided. It is not a Ford dealer so I need good info. Thanks,
paabbott is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-05-2006, 07:32   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 2
Re: 2003 Explorer rear-end humming

Update...

I was able to go out to Alldata.com and find the following TSB from Ford. 05-23-3 Nov 05. Sounds like the title matches my symptoms. Anyone know what this TSB says?
paabbott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 15:20   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Martin SD
Age: 70
Posts: 62
Re: 2003 Explorer rear-end humming

Quote:
Originally Posted by paabbott
Update...

I was able to go out to Alldata.com and find the following TSB from Ford. 05-23-3 Nov 05. Sounds like the title matches my symptoms. Anyone know what this TSB says?
Don't know on the TPS but the hum is probably ring gear-pinion noise--out of tolarence--might also be a rear wheel bearing--after driving it some distance at highway speeds, stop and slide under the car and feel both sides near backing plates--feel center section--should be warm but not hot--be-careful no telling how hot they might be---bobr19
bobr19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2006, 19:50   #4 (permalink)
Hi-Tech Redneck
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Age: 43
Posts: 1,486
Re: 2003 Explorer rear-end humming

That TSB reffers to literally rebuilding the rear end. I have done 2 so far. Leave the work entrusted in your local dealer so they can warranty anything they mess up.
Johnny Mullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer Sport Trac | Mercury Mountaineer | Lincoln Aviator



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:44.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.