Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
I just purchased a 98 explorer the guy i bought it from told me the lower ball joints and maybe bearings need replacement. I just did the ball joints but i am leary of doing the bearings, partly cause there is a heavy thumping lopping noise while driving straight, I was told it can be drive shaft then the cv joint then a axle I don't want to start replacing things that aren't broke before finding the real issue. Also when the truck is sitting parked the passenger front tire is angled into the wheel well at the top.
Has the car been in an accident? You may have to replace the upper ball joints as well. And you will have to get an alignment after that. I would get the tire set correctly before I started changing bearings. Of course it may be that the bearing is so bad that that is what is causing the wheel to lean so badly?
With the car jacked up, can you move the wheel laterally - it should be very tight.
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
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