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Old 01-07-2006, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
shaeshae
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ford explore vibration and pop in th frontend

When i get to about 50mph there is a vibration you can feel but not hear it
is constant and agrivating. I also have a problem with a popping in the
front end it occurs when you hit a bump or dip in the road. I have replced
the shocks upper ball joints and wheel bearings. Everone has took a guess
but noone is serious about it but i have three children in this vehicle
everyday. I would appreciate any serious ideas as to what the problem may
be.

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Old 01-08-2006, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ford explore vibration and pop in th frontend

shaeshae wrote:
> When i get to about 50mph there is a vibration you can feel but not hear it
> is constant and agrivating. I also have a problem with a popping in the
> front end it occurs when you hit a bump or dip in the road. I have replced
> the shocks upper ball joints and wheel bearings. Everone has took a guess
> but noone is serious about it but i have three children in this vehicle
> everyday. I would appreciate any serious ideas as to what the problem may
> be.
>


You didn't say what year your explorer is but if it's 1991-94, it sounds
like radius arm bushings. Search google groups, you'll find much
information on this.
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Old 01-08-2006, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: ford explore vibration and pop in th frontend

its a 96 but could it still be the radius arm bushings and would this cause
both problems.

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Old 01-09-2006, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: ford explore vibration and pop in th frontend

shaeshae wrote:
> its a 96 but could it still be the radius arm bushings and would this cause
> both problems.
>

The front end was redesigned in '95 and the radius arms / bushings were
no longer used.
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Old 01-09-2006, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: ford explore vibration and pop in th frontend

Remove the covers over the rear torsion bar mounts. Spray the mounts / pads
liberally with wd 40 and see if the popping goes away, This should make the
noise almost disappear for a day or two till the wd 40 dries out.

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