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What is causing noise in front? It seems to be a pulsing shudder as you drive. does not appear to be brakes related. any thoughts? Drive train?

Pulsating shudder noise. Thought brakes might be problem, only about 20,000 miles on them, but seem fine. rotors run true, calipers appear to be functioning proper and releasing. vehicle is in excellent condition and well maintained. All speeds, does not seem to be related to brake use. no warning lights. checked front and rear brakes. Good.

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    David Leitch Apr 18, 2015

    not related to steerinng. Seems to be drivetrain related

  • David Leitch
    David Leitch Apr 23, 2015

    wheel bearings

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Could be the half shaft spleens just starting to decouple
or a low fluid level inside the transmission

or an engine mount bush

Posted on Apr 19, 2015

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It maybe your idler arms. When was the last time you had a wheel alignment? I would take it in for an alignment diagnosis. Describe what you stated and have idler arms checked.

Posted on Apr 19, 2015

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Need more info. Did this happen when you lowered the vehicle
back on the ground. ? Does the vehicle still accelerate and drive well?

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

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    David Leitch Apr 21, 2015

    make no difference. it is a rotating pulse about once per wheel revolution.

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SOURCE: rear brakes holding when I started to drive.

you will have to take the main rotors off and behind that is what looks like "baby" brake pads and this is what operates the parking brakes and sometimes they can hang up due to rust or wore out you have to remove the caliper and the rotor and they are just inside when you take the rotor off you will see them you can try an auto zone or napa for diagram pictures and prices of new ones

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SOURCE: 2006 Ford Expedition Limited. Brake Shudder.

doesnt seem like bearings to me ,could be the ABS though ,i would need to drive it really to have any idea.Ask a local mechanic for a second opinion

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SOURCE: stuck calipers

Brake lines are not releasing fluid back to master cylinder. Open bleeder and see if wheel will turn. If it does replace brake line to caliper

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dont bother skimming the rotors,fit new,A,its cheaper in the long run.B,if skimming works,the thinner rotors will buckle quicker.

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