2010 Ford explorer eddie bauer edition

Asked by KandD13 Jul 04, 2020 at 04:38 PM about the 2010 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How to tell if I have a bad ball joint or wheel bearing going
out in my 2010 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition. The
front driver tire feels loose/wobbly and it makes a noise.
You can also feel it in the steering.

3 Answers

26,505

Don't know your mileage, but my first guess would be the wheel bearing. Other items, like ball joints, would be further down the list of suspects.

158,135

Likely a wheel bearing. Take it to a reputable shop for an estimate.

73,700

To check the bearing, jack up the car until front wheel(s) are off the ground. Grab the tire at the 12 and 6 O'clock position and see if it rocks back and forth while pulling on the top and pushing at the bottom. Do the same at 3 and 9 o'clock position. If it wiggles back and forth, the bearing is bad.

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