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
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
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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