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I am haveing a problem with a 2003 ford explorer 4x4 it started makeing a grinding feel and sound in the front end though its not loud and it will come and go but is gettin worse. there is fluid comeing frome some where around the front tires witch soaks the inside of the finder wells the substance is kinda oile but dries fast i have checked the brake fluid and it is full. this substance will run down the running boards and leaves spots in front of the back tires as well as behind the front tires? the ebs light is on and needs a sencor the brakes some times fail but work right away. also last night it felt as if we were driveing over the groves they cut in the highway off to the side to let u know you are on the shoulder but we were on a smoth road and it quit after about 5 seconds please help i dont have the money for a shop

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If its making a grinding noise that's usually the sound that worn brake pads will make when there extremely worn.As far as fluid that is leaking there are only 4 things that are fluids that would leak.A gas line,brake fluid, water and the power steering pump. You can eliminate gas,water and power steering fluid since it happens at all 4 wheels.Also since your ABS light comes on this is a problem with the brake system.I would pull off your tires and inspect all of your brake hoses,calipers and wheel cylinders for any kind of leaking seals and leaking fittings.As far as The light that you will have to have cleared by a service station after he extracts the code for that also.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011

  • terrygallupp Mar 11, 2011

    Also check your wheel seals to see if they are leaking also.

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