04' ford explorer 4x4 xlt tire rubbling inside

Ricky Shaffer Jr.

Asked by Nov 17, 2015 at 10:38 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WD

Question type: General

6 Answers


Do you have over sized tires installed? The only solution is to put narrower or shorter tires on if you installed tires that are too big. What size do you have?

Dylan Detlor

If u do have wider than stock tires on ur rig look into getting wheel spacers for them that should cure the problem now if u have stock tires on it I think it would be safe to assume that u may have a bad wheel bearing now if it is the wheel bearing that is bad change both because if one is bad it will not be long and the other side will be going out


Wheel spacers put extra stress on wheel bearings.

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Dylan Detlor

That is why they make heavy duty bearings


Quote: "Wheel spacers put extra stress on wheel bearings" Not good...

Bob Beaman

A short wheel spacer would work, but anything over about 1/2 " would bother me. Proper sized tires and wheels is the best way to prevent tire rubbing.

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