Question about 2000 Ford Explorer
I purchased a 2000 Ford Explorer (All Wheel Drive) from a used car dealer 2-1/2 months ago, "as is." Last night, the car started making a very loud "clunking" sound that alternated between the left and right rear of the car.
I took the car to Sear's and it was determined that the left and right rear tires were different sizes. Both front tires and right rear tire were 255/70R/16 while the left rear tire was 265/75R/16. Was told new tires would most likely fix the problem. Spent $300 for two new identical rear tires and problem still exists.
Sears told me that driving car with different tires has caused major damage to rear end and/or transfer case and/or transmission. Any idea of what the problem might and/or how much repairs would cost?
I was told that driving the car with different size tires had damaged the rear end and/or transfer case and possibly the transmission. Is the dealer required to inspect, disclose and advise the buyer of a potentially serious issue?
It is true that driving with different size tires can damage the transfer case, depending on how long it was driven like that. But--- even if the tires are the same size it can cause this. if the tires are worn and two tires are new the circumference of the tires must not be more than 1/2 inch difference from each other, take a tape measure and put it around the tire in the center and measure the difference of each tire
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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