i have a 2006 explorer i,am starting to hear a gear noise in the front.seems to be on the drivers side ,anybody know what it is.

DB Estep

Asked by Jul 28, 2016 at 05:39 PM about the 2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i,am starting to hear gear noise in the front.

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Could it possibly be a bearing noise from the hub assembly on that side? If your sure it's gear noise, then it can only come from the front differential, not uncommon on these, I had to overhaul my front differential on my Explorer when it hit 150K.

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Bob Beaman

Check the fluid level in the front and rear differential and the transfer case.

DB Estep

Tennishoes, it was the bearing on the drivers side front. Thanks for your input.


Great, sounds like you dodged a bullet there. Much cheaper than a differential overhaul.

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