91 ford explorer making bad noises in the front by the front tire
Started grinding on the interstate , almost home it started shaking real bad and making bad noises like something falling off ... then brakes go real loose and crunching noises start like something is about to fall off and able to make it to a friends house, Has a 2.5 inch lift and just put a new brake booster in 2 months ago
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BY THE SOUNDS OF IT ONE OF YOUR WHEEL BEARINGS HAS GONE BAD. WHAT I WOULD DO IS JACK UP THE FRONT END AND CHECK FOR PLAY IN THE WHEELS MOVE BACK AND FORTH TOP TO BOTTOM SIDE TO SIDE. CHANCES ARE YOU WILL FIND ONE OF THOSE WHEELS HAS ALOT OF PLAY IN IT. IF THAT IS THE CASE YOU WILL WANT TO REPLACE THE INNER AND OUTTER WHEEL BEARING AND THE WHEEL SEAL. TRY THAT GOOD LUCK AND HOPETHIS HELPED.
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if they are a real tire place they should know if you need brakes . the windstar are known for bad wheel bearing,and here again if they are a true shop they can tell if the whell bearing is bad . by shaking the tire up and down, it will give the same play as a bad ball joint
Get your brakes inspected - the grinding noise may be the front disc brake pads, which have worn out. Several national chains offer free estimates for brake repairs. They will also check the other front end components, which could be causing the noise. Hope this helps...
sounds like tire rub issue, as inflating tire solved the issue for a short while possibly that the tires placed on vehicle maybe incorrect size width/height, check tire size, look in wheel well for areas of possible rubbing.
If the noise is only when the vehicle is moving it sounds lek you have a bad wheel bearing. You can inspect ford move ment or play shaking the tires up and down and left to right while lifted up on hoist or jack. If there is no movement doesn't necesarily mean the bearings are okay, however if there is movement in bearing replace and drive again. Antoher way to determine Which wheel bearing is bad is to drive and turn to the left, if the noise gets louder than it mens the rightside wheel bearung is bad. If you turn to the right and noise gets louder replace driver side front wheel bearing. Also Rub your hands across your tires, does it feel wavy or uneven, you could have cupped tires, I DON'T KNOW HOW NEW THEY are but cupped tires will also make this noise. One way to see if it is the tires is to do a rotate If noise changes at all then you no its a tire causing noise. Hope this helps.
This noise may be from afew things the most common would be a bad wheel bearing, the other would be the 4wheel drive is engaging and disengaging, i would start by checking the bearing, check up front wheels and shake tire in and out from the top and bottom, there should be no movement there. if the wheel moves in and out then the bearing is bad, sometimes it may be tight and still be bad. the best way to check this would be on a lift with the wheels spinning. hope this helps.
does the shake come and go at different speeds? check your tie rod ends by lifting the front wheels off the ground and grab the tire and shake from left to right. if they are tight you probbably need to replace the rotors
Most likely your tires. Tires are usually the issue with speed related vibration issues. How old and how many miles/kilometers do you have on your tires and what make and model are they? Check for flat spots and bulges, even when properly balanced unevenly worn tires can give you bad shaking. If you have other noises or more severe indications at slower speeds.