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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-07, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question 98 Explorer - help appreciated

Hi guys,

I have a 98 Ford Explorer XLT Quest.
I have just got it back today from having the auto transmission fixed.......and NOW it is making a real loud clicking noise whilst driving, and the whole car seems to be a lot louder even at the idle........

Was nice and quiet before we took it in, and now it sounds like a Mac Truck !!!

Was wondering if anyone had any ideas before I get on the blower to the Transmission place again tomorrow ????

Would love to hear any of your thoughts on this matter........

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Re: 98 Explorer - help appreciated

Hi mate
It's very possible they didn't put the exhaust pipes back on properly after they fitted the transmission, as they HAVE to be taken off before the transmission can be removed. Either that or they damaged/forgot a gasket. See if you can tell which side the noise is coming from by listening between the front guards and tyres, then check that they didn't strip any nuts/bolts and if they're on tight or not. cheers
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Thanks a million Marc

I thought it could be something to do with the exhaust, but it is always good to get a 2nd opinion, and be armed with a little more knowledge before contacting the transmission guy........

This is my 1st Explorer, but not my first Ford (I am a real Ford girl !!!)

Will let you know how I go.........

And thanks again :-)

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No worries

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Hi Marc,

Took the car (Dora.....LOL) back in early this morning, and told them that they obviously haven't put the exhaust back together properly, and that I wanted it looked at straight away (the car had already been in the shop for over 2 weeks),,,,,,,,,
So hopefully ALL fixed now.........well it doesn't sound like a Mac truck anymore, lets put it that way :-)

Thanks for your help on the matter.........

Now - just got to find out where I can score a drivers side seat tilt leaver...........

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HA! Dora, that's a good one. My 3 year old is a huge fan of the show! And of course I have to watch it every day, TWICE!
Did you loose the plastic part of the lever or did the metal broke at the base close to the seat?
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Hi Marc,

The workmates named the car "Dora", and it's just stuck now.....lol.....
Most of the workmates are Holden fans

Re the seast tilt lever, -- the whole metal lever is missing from the base, but it looks as if you could just re bolt another lever to it........just gotta find one is all.........I have rang around a few 4X4 wreckers etc, and they either haven't got any or they want to sell the whole seat n' all........

Any suggestions ?

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Have you tried a Ford dealer? Maybe they can source it, or at least tell you if it's possible to buy it on its own.
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