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2003 Rear axle whine

2003 XLT 24K miles almost out of warranty first of August. Calcification on rear axle noise? I think my explorer in getting the famous rear end whine. At speeds between 40 and 65 there is a loud whining sound BUT when I take my foot off of the gas the whine sound quits. Is this what everyone has been talking about or something else? Thanks Richard Grimes My 2003 Lincoln Aviator has a noise coming from the front drive assembly. It sounds like the old knobby snow tires sounded on dry pavement but not as loud.

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  • wrcannon Dec 02, 2008

    2003 Lincoln Aviator that has driven serenely for 77K miles. The "stubby snow tire" moan / drone sound at speeds above 40 mph has just started recently and is getting worse quickly. Rear axle?

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Hate to burst ya'll bubble but I just got my 2003 lincoln aviator back after I had a front end accident took it in to have the oil changed and check for a transmission service also wanted them to check for a front end noise. Well go figure apparently its in the front differnential in something called the "vista clutch" anway it requires a new transfer case to be purchased. Apparently it runs about $2000 with labor included. Go figure the insurance company wont pay for it after already dumping $8000 in damages already to fix and stated they would not total my truck with 83000 miles on it. Well all I can say is i was told they only go out if they are burnt out from locking the wheels up and skidding and just 1 in a 1000 goes out so I guess we are just he lucky ones. Good luck hope this helps a little also make sure ther is nothing wrong with the gears cause it could create an even bigger problem.. Peace out!

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