Ford Explorer 2002 makes a variable whirring noise in rear when slowing down. Had aligned and tires rotated, but still there. What could it be?

Asked by Jan 11, 2014 at 10:09 AM about the 2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

104,335

That sounds like a ring and pinion problem inside the rear end.

1,335

I had to have a wheel bearing replaced ...

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,240
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,430
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
976 Great Deals out of 73,290 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Expedition
338 Great Deals out of 17,209 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
833 Great Deals out of 42,634 listings starting at $1,980
Used Ford F-150
2,939 Great Deals out of 215,742 listings starting at $1,295
Used Dodge Durango
314 Great Deals out of 24,190 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
538 Great Deals out of 34,474 listings starting at $2,450
Used Ford Escape
1,074 Great Deals out of 101,792 listings starting at $850
Used Toyota 4Runner
354 Great Deals out of 25,676 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Pilot
543 Great Deals out of 40,676 listings starting at $300
Used Nissan Pathfinder
446 Great Deals out of 26,477 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Yukon
602 Great Deals out of 22,370 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
48 Great Deals out of 1,752 listings starting at $1,650

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
5,910 listings starting at $28,564
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
138 Great Deals out of 38,289 listings starting at $22,596
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
133 Great Deals out of 4,110 listings starting at $14,970
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
342 Great Deals out of 7,425 listings starting at $11,499
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
221 Great Deals out of 4,753 listings starting at $9,650

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.