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Ford explorer transfer case noise

When I am driving my 2003 explorer and I lift my foot off of the accelerator , I can hear and feel a kind of grinding or jerking sound...it almost feels as if I am driving over tiny speed bumps.

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Sounds likes trans problem common to the Explorer, try changing the transmission fluid (mercon V) and add an anti-shudder additive. Does it happen mostly between 45-60 mph?

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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    Lori Puzio Oct 20, 2013

    Mike....Anytime I get above 40 MPH, and I take my foot off of the accelerator, I hear and feel the "thumping" sound. I hope it isnt the transverse case, as someone suggested because that is very expensive i think...thank you so much for your feedback...I am going to try that first! Lori

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When was the last time you checked the oil level?

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Check your fromt driveshaft for bad u joints

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SOURCE: Hesitation or jerking at various speeds when accelerating in 2001 Lincoln Navigator

the theft light flickering leads me to believe that your problem is with the vehicals imoblizer system

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SOURCE: I have a 2006 chevy

On my cobalt (same platform) there is a known bad engine mount that clunks (like you have bad shocks) when you go over bumps.
If you look under the car from the front, you can see its a circle, (supposed to be ) filled with a rubber/composite bushing. They crack and this causes the banging.
It is supposed to look like this...
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However, the rubber breaks off and your engine is flopping around.
This part needs a press to press out the old piece, so a mechanic would be the best repairman for the job.


The scraping noise is a different problem. I would suggest CV joints, but being a 2006, they shouldnt be bad unless you tow, or accelerate heavily.
I would lean toward a bad wheel bearing with the symptoms you are describing - also a job that requires a press.
You're in for quite a bill!
Figure $250 each wheel bearing and another 100 or so to fix the mount.
Dealership would be 2x that.
Good Luck!!

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SOURCE: grinding noise in the transfer case

it duse not sound good. sound like your tranfre case is on its way out.but i would have it antillies frist you may have a bad sencer

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heve you checked your steering fluid? if the fluid is of check the bearing of steering pump and also the bearing of the tensioner.

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SOURCE: 2003 Acura MDX, makes noise and vibration while driving.

If it happens with light accelleration then there's a good chance it's your torque converter. This is one of the few weak points with MDX

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