Question about Ford Aspire

1 Answer

I have 1997 ford aspire. when i turn the wheels, either way, it pops and it front end or spider gears in transmission? it only does it when wheels are turned.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    mine does the same, when i turned my wheel all the way to the right it clicks until the wheel is straight again.



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

It sounds like a cv joint problem

Posted on Aug 13, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

2003 ford sport trac front grinding noise from drivers side when sharp left turn

go to the magicmechanic website and send him this--hes the best there is and will rply

Jan 19, 2015 | 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

2 Answers

My 97 ford exlorer will not go into gear except when I put it in 4 wheel low. transmission has been making a popping noise for a while.

If it won't go into gear, sounds like you've run out of transmission fluid. That grinding sound when you turn the shaft by hand, sounds like you've run it for a bit too long without fluid and wore the gears down. Start it up and check the trans fluid with dipstick. If none on stick, put some in it. You may have already ruined the transmission though. But you never know. Try putting fluid in. Might work.(for a while)

Aug 27, 2014 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

1 Answer

What is a differential on a 1997 Ford Escort

The differential is inside and part of the transaxle. A transaxle has both the transmission and the differential together as a single unit. On rear wheel drive cars, the differential would be in the rear end- the large center case on the rear axle. With front wheel drive, the differential is incorporated within the transaxle. It is used to keep the front drive wheels turning properly during steering turns.

The differential uses the same oil or fluid as in the transmission/transaxle case-it is all the same piece, not serviced or flushed separately from the transmission, or transaxle as front wheel drive cars are called.

May 17, 2014 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


hi i had the same it was my four drive case

Mar 18, 2014 | Chevrolet Tahoe Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Grinding in 4x4

Sounds like you broke an axle off. May have broken a spider gear inside the front differential. Hopefully you weren't using this in 4 wheel drive on dry pavement, and making a sharp turn, which could easily snap an axle or break a spider gear or break teeth off of the spider gear inside of the front axle case. Good luck.

Dec 18, 2017 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 1991 ford f150 302. When I turn something in the rear bangs and the truck hops kinda like turning in 4x4 on pavement. The bang is louder turning left than turning right. Going straight no...

The larger tires don't have a thing to do with the problem. I'm sure you have a conventional open differential. Your problem id probably with the spider gears in the differential. Sounds like you may have a chipped tooth in there. When you are traveling in a straight line all is good. When you initiate a turn the outside wheel turns faster than the inside wheel. If the spider gears have a broken tooth then this will create a problem when the left and right tires begin to turn at different rates of speed. If the gear doesn't mesh correctly and the tooth tips collide momentarily you will get the pop or a harsh jolt through your truck. You need to remove the cover plate and see if the spider gears are missing any teeth. Look in the bottom of the differential housing when you remove the cover. You will need to replace the spider gears. The bigger tires and heavier wheels may have caused your initial problem. When you place taller tires on the truck you place extra stress on the gears. If you went to 35"s or something like that you have probably broken a tooth or gear. Especially if you like to smoke the tires on a turn.

Oct 06, 2011 | 1991 Ford F150

1 Answer

Rear end clunking

If it is a rear wheel drive vehicle I would check the U joint for play and check the rear end by jacking up the rear end putting in neutral with front wheels blocked with motor turned OFF and turn the drive line slowly to find out if U joint or Ring and Pinion Gear or Spider Gears in the rear end are bad.

Aug 17, 2009 | 1997 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

There is a loud hunning sound coming from the front wheels . u can really start to hear it at about 15 mph there is no change when turning i am wondering what is causing this

Coarse tire treads can cause this. Jack up the front end--both wheels off the ground, and spin each wheel while listening for bad bearings (transmission in neutral). Are both tires the same size and equally worn and inflated? Any size differences will cause the differential 'spider' gears to rotate which can make a loud sound over time.

Aug 11, 2009 | 2004 Pontiac Vibe

1 Answer

1987 Prelude weird slip issues.

The axle isn't seated all the way into the transmission.Inside the transmission is the differential,the axle goes into a side gear,called a spider gear,and slips into splines inside the spider gear.Once in to a certain point,there is a retainer clip on the end of the axle that pops out when seated all the way into the spider gear in the trans,and this holds,or retains the axle in the trans.If whoever worked on the car didn't have the axle fully seated to where the clip popped out,then the axle will eventually slide back out of the trans,disengaging the splines,and causing the vehicle to not move.Good luck.

Aug 10, 2008 | 1987 Honda Prelude

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

136 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

78267 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5655 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides