Tires squeeling when turning & now when I park 1 rear tire left a rut in the road.

Asked by Jul 03, 2014 at 06:05 PM about the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 Mercury Mountaineer. I've been meaning
to take it to get looked at due to noise from
rear end when turning (sharper turns), but
haven't had a chance & haven't been driving it
much but when I pulled into a parking spot the
other day I noticed the asphalt was "pushed
back" around back tire, I moved the SUV today
& same thing happened when I parked this
time (if it makes a difference the first time I
turned left into the spot & it was the left rear
tire that did it, the second time I turned right
into the spot & its the right rear tire that did it).
Thanks for any help/suggestions!

2 Answers


Usually when a tire squeals on turns it's low on air. Check all 4 tire pressures and inflate to the proper pressure. There's a sticker on the driver's side front door jam that will tell you what the pressures should be. HTH. - Jim

Best Answer Mark helpful

Sounds like your rear differential needs to be serviced it he clutches in the rear are locking up along with the rear end oil their is a conditioner that needs to go in it will free up the clutches I have an 03 mountaineer had the same prob. Changed rear end oil and added the recommended conditioner and solved the prob. Go to Napa or some place t Like that tell them you want to drain and fill rear end they will guide you simple job 2 wrenches all you need. Hth.

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