any recalls on the Ford Explorer XLT rear differential?
My Ford Explorer XLT (2003) has a very loud sound coming from the rear. I was told it needed a differential. I was also told I am looking at over $1,000 to get it fixed
Yeah okay so when does the noise occur. Is it a whine? Is it a clunk? Does it do it all the time? Over bumps? Around turns? Come on give us some more info.
They all whine if thats the noise your talking about.
I have a 2003 XLS with over 100K. No problem with the rear end. Have lived in the same residence since vehicle purchased. No notification from Ford.
Go to or call the nearest dealer and give them your VIN. They can look it up very quickly and easily. Recalls are about safety items - not noises. Want to save a buck? I suggest taking your chances at the wrecking yard. Not very difficult to change out.
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