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

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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.

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