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2004 Ford Explorer - hesitates to go into reverse and makes a clunk noise

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I had this problem too with my 2004 Explorer
Don't know if it had anything to do with it,but i had washed down the engine compartment the previous afternoon. After having it towed to the dealership they told me it was the throttle body.They replaced it and all is good
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Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: awd 97 ford explorer grinding noise going forward

I ran into this problem, and discovered that i had a faulty front shaft speed sensor. The grinding I had was that the transfer case clutch packs were trying to lock up and engage the front wheel drive. Replacesment of the sensor has not fully rectified the situation though, as it still does it intermittently. It seems to do it at low speed turns and on acceleration. Not sure if this is your problem or not, but it could be. A scan of the computer can tell you if it is the issue though.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: CLUNK NOISE WHEN SHIFTING IN REVERSE FORD EXPLORER

You may have a sticky forward solenoid or lots of slop within the transmission, drive line U-joints, sloppy differential(s), or worn CV joints . Have someone watch and listen while shifting the transmission back and forth (brakes on!).

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: LOUD CLUNKING NOISE IN REAR WHEEL AREA WHEN TURNING LEFT

sounds like either a sway bar end link or shock, more towards the end link tho

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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SOURCE: 1998 ford explorer 4wd makes a clunking noise when

The clunking noise could be coming from three different areas. Either the front or rear differentials could make that noise along with the transfer case. I would initially be looking at the transfer case as the culprit since you mentioned the 4wd light coming and going. My thinking is that the 4wd engagement solenoid is malfunctioning and trying to bring in the 4wd, then releasing it. The only good way to check the function and noise for this is to put the car on a lift.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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