Re: '97 Explorer front end "clunk" while accelerating
Well, I was debating, but yes, I'm going back to the dealer to take
them for a ride. I've already had it back twice since they replaced
the seal. !st time about 2 minutes after I picked it up 'cause the
check engine light was on, and they bent the speed sensor. Second
time, same light, and I was complaining that it just wasn't the same
as when I brought it in. They swore up and down it was the old gas cap
leak, which I already tried out, but it came back. It hasn't come back
since they reset it.
I don't think they had to pull anything but the tranny. I don't think
they touched the transfer case, but I can keep my fingers crossed that
they screwed something up. I did swamp the vehicle, which is the root
of the problems. I think I just did in some seals that were on the
Thanks for the ideas. I'll post back with what they say. It's POSSIBLE
that it is the front drive shaft that I replaced 2 years ago. If it's
that then I'll definitely fix it myself, but I'm not going to start
diagnosing it. The front axle and pinion seal are gonna have to be
done at some point anyway.
On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 20:19:32 GMT, \"ross via CarKB.com\"
>Joe Rizza wrote:
>>I just got my '97 AWD V8 back from Ford after they replaced the rear
>>main seal (ouch). Maybe in my head, but something wasn't right with it
>>since I got it back.
>>Today, I was pulling away from a traffic light at about 10 m.p.h, and
>>stepped on it. As it was accelerating, I heard two loud "clunks" from
>>the front end. It is usually two clunks, but sometimes only one.
>Hard to say what your clunk is. I think I would take it back to the dealer
>and tell them the noise appeared after they worked on it and you want to know
>if something wasn't done right, or something is loose.
>Take the service manager for a ride and show him how you make the noise.
>If they have to work on the drivelines or transfer case to fix it, it is
>probably related to the main seal job. Other parts would be pretty iffy,
>since thay would not have worked on those to get the transmission out.