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Old 03-27-2005, 23:02   #1 (permalink)
ms_curtis
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'95 Grinding in front-end & Stalling when shifting...?

I have a 1995 Explorer XLT. There is a grinding in the front end. We have
checked everything we can think of with no answers. We have checked brake
pads, diffrential(how ever you spell that) tie rods, wheel bearings...
Every thing checks out? Also there is a stall when it shifts, it doesn't
shift hard but there is just a stall. We have checked this also...help!

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Old 03-29-2005, 16:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '95 Grinding in front-end & Stalling when shifting...?

I had a grind in my front end (94 XLT). It ended up being the control
arm bushings at the rear brackets. I happened to be on a trip away from
any type of professional service when I got totally tired of the noise.
I stuffed a bunch of grease into the rubber bushings (shot anyway), and
took a length of half inch nylon anchor rope and kept wrapping it and
pulling it tight (with a visegrip until it took no more), into the gap
between the bushing in front of the bracket and the bracket itself. I
figured this would stop the annoying grind until I got home. Not only
did the noise stop, but so did the odd shimmy at highway speeds that
had plagued me for a few years. After I got home, I have procrastinated
doing a real fix for about 8 months so far because my fix seems to have
lasted longer than anticipated. Sorry, can't help you with the stall -
not enough information.

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