i am having a problem with my 1996 ford explorer.when i put the transmission into gear and the car starts to move it makes a loud shaking and clanking noise in the left front end.people are telling me its the hub and knuckle but when i took the tire off i pushed the rotor around and it sounds like it is coming from the shaft after the knuckle can you tell me where to look

Asked by Mar 04, 2007 at 01:21 PM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 1996 ford explorer and i am having a problem in the front end.when i put the transmission into gear and start to drive there is a loud noise coming from the left front end.if i stop it goes away.i tries to put it into neutral and the sound is still there.a mechanic thinks it is the front hub and knuckle.when i took the tire off i spun the rotor and it seems like the noise is coming from the other side of the knuckle whatever the knuckle is attatched to.do u think it is a bearing in the transmission or was the mechanic right about the hub and knuckle

1 Answer

14,540

Dear mike06498-- This is a tough one to answer without taking a look and a short ride myself. From what you tell me about your 1996 Ford Explorer I would stick with the front hub as the root of your problem. If you don't believe the mechanic you used, go elsewhere for a second opinion. Good luck from Bovan.

0 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,950
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,010
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,086 Great Deals out of 74,358 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Expedition
414 Great Deals out of 25,316 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
584 Great Deals out of 27,619 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,264 Great Deals out of 209,447 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota 4Runner
283 Great Deals out of 20,880 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
276 Great Deals out of 22,292 listings starting at $2,250
Used GMC Yukon
370 Great Deals out of 17,282 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 47,058 listings starting at $23,282
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
150 Great Deals out of 5,535 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 4,242 listings starting at $13,890
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
214 Great Deals out of 6,317 listings starting at $11,495
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
103 Great Deals out of 3,150 listings starting at $7,950