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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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  • Matthew Boulden May 11, 2010

    Did you replace the brake pads, calipers and rotors? It sounds like you have a heat warped rotor that needs turned or replaced. I would replace the brake lines, resurface the rotors, check the calipers and bleed the brake system. Starting with the rear passenger then rear driver then front passenger and finally the front driver. This should fix your problem, if not let me know.

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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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