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2005 Ford Explorer Rear Wheel

My drivers side rear wheel is wobbling and when I jacked it up to check the lugs nuts they were still tight. The wheel will spin around but is still wobbling. I did recently use the all wheel drive as we had some recent snow. It just started doing this last night and I was not in 4 wheel drive at the time. I could feel it wobbling and it sounded like metal to metal. So I pulled over and had it towed home. What could be the problem. Please be very detailed as I am a woman and don't know where to start. I will probably have a male friend try and fix it but what is causing this? Please help.

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    Thank you soooooooo much. Ouch! I really didn't need that problem so close to Christmas.

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It is your rear wheel bearing, I just had the same exact thing happen and it costed me 1500 dollars. because I also neaded new Sensors as well being as the were worn out due the the wheel wobbling.
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Sounds like your rear wheel bearing has collapsed, which in summery is a very bad thing i would not get your male friend to replace this as it is a very big job witch requires specialty tool eg. 10 tone press.
also if the bearing is replaced wrong it can course feather problems at the worst i will loss the rear wheel at the best the abs may stop working.
your best bet is to have the car towed to a ford dealer our to a differential specialist the latter may be a cheaper option.

full credit to you for jacking up your car and checking it that is more then most people do these days

good luck and let me no how you go

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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