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1999 Ford Explorer 4wd. Screeching at all 4 tires

1999 Ford Explorer 4wd. Screeching at all 4 tire wells especially when turning. Rear is lounder. Took it to repair shop and they replaced rear pads and roters (sp). $$$$$ Sound is worse, not better. Braking has no influence on the sound. Clearly a metal on metal grinding. Will happen occasionally while driving straight but very lound during turns, esp to the right.
In PA and need to drive to NC tomorrow if possible. Any suggestions GREATLY appreciated.

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  • dmhawv Apr 26, 2010

    no i haven't. Found a post thread with similar complaint on Fords.
    "on or before 7/28/2008 may exhibit a high pitched squeal noise from the rear axle area while driving at low speeds. This may be caused by the rear outer axle halfshaft dust seals contacting the knuckle surface." Solution: Use a brush and apply Motorcraft® Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound to lubricate the rear axle halfshaft dust seal.
    Reverse steps 2 and 3 to install halfshalt, tire, and wheel.

    Still researching to see if it was successful

  • dmhawv Apr 26, 2010

    not fulltime 4wd.

  • Alex May 11, 2010

    Have you had your wheel bearings checked?

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Is it full time four wheel drive? could ot be stick in 4X4 as this will make nasty noises unless dead straight.

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