Ford Explorer Issues

Asked by Apr 19, 2012 at 09:35 PM about the 2011 Ford Explorer XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2011 Ford Explorer makes a 'clunk' noise when begin put in gear and shakes when accelerating from a stopped
position. What is this?

Going back to Ford dealer tomorrow for the 5th time.

5 Answers

118,935

Sounds like a universal joint or drive shaft issue. But with that new a vehicle hard to believe they are bad. Good luck.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
22,100

Is the clunk sound when it is removed from park or when being placed in drive or reverse. Mine will make a clunk noise if I'm parked on a slight incline and remove the shift lever from park.

22,100

My original thought was a motor/tranny mount or joint shaft. However, since this is your fifth trip back those items can be visually diagnosed by putting the car on a hoist. I believe you have a serious issue.

22,100

If they want to change out the tranny, make sure it is one from Ford, and new. A friend operates one of those chain tranny shops. He does the tranny work for one of the dealerships.

175

have them check the bolts on your motor and tranny mounts

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 68,008 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,770
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,700
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,000 Great Deals out of 230,607 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
811 Great Deals out of 40,275 listings starting at $1,900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
871 Great Deals out of 71,785 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Expedition
494 Great Deals out of 20,387 listings starting at $2,388
Used GMC Acadia
791 Great Deals out of 43,491 listings starting at $2,800
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,664 Great Deals out of 157,832 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford Edge
878 Great Deals out of 54,460 listings starting at $3,000
Used Dodge Durango
271 Great Deals out of 24,904 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
343 Great Deals out of 41,955 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Camaro
374 Great Deals out of 31,438 listings starting at $3,495
Used Toyota 4Runner
344 Great Deals out of 29,312 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
521 Great Deals out of 42,475 listings starting at $2,009
Used Chevrolet Traverse
669 Great Deals out of 33,221 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Escape
1,167 Great Deals out of 107,415 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Pilot
590 Great Deals out of 37,414 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
9,952 listings starting at $26,550
2017 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 1,463 listings starting at $19,988
2016 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 680 listings starting at $17,599
2015 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 1,672 listings starting at $16,285
2014 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 918 listings starting at $11,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.