2002 ford explorer rattles in the front when foot taken off the gas

Asked by May 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

sounds like a "thumping" kinda like going over rumble strips   doesnt seem to happen until after 40-50 mph

3 Answers

probably the U-joint needle bearings are getting lightly toasted, by now~

there's something called resonant vibration that makes a synchronous tonality over the components actually very destructive...get it mended u- joints are comparatively inexpensive

unlikely, but could be a cracked flex-plate as well...does your starter sound like it's in a cereal bowl?

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