any recalls on the Ford Explorer XLT rear differential?

Asked by May 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM about the 2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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

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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Technical_service_bulletin_05-23- 3_ford_explorer_xlt_2004_rear_differential_noise

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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.

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29,485

They all whine if thats the noise your talking about.

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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.

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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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