HI GUYS. FIRST LET ME APOLIGIZE AS THIS I GOING TO BE A LITTLE VAGUE. OVER THE PAST MONTH OR SO MY WIFE AND I HAVE NOTICED A SLIGHT VIBRATION OR...??? I DONT REALLY KNOW HOW TO BEST DESCIBE IT OTHER THAN A FEELING. THE TRUCK HAS DEVELOPED THIS FEELING THRU THE STEERING WHEEL AND PEDALS. THE BEST WAY I CAN DESCRIBE IT IS LIKE A BEARING GOING BAD?
IT IS FULL TIME AWD AND I AM ASSUMING IT IS AN AWD ISSUE. THE TRUCK HAS ABOUT 60,000 MILES ON IT. IT CAN BE FELT AT ALL SPEEDS. I ROTATED THE TIRES WITH NO CHANGE.
MY NEXT STEP WOULD BE TO GO THRU THE FRONT END, BALL JOINTS, TIE ROD ENDS, ETC. BUT I REALLY DONT THINK THE ISSUE IS IN THE STEERING. THE TRUCK DRIVES STRAGHT AND NO STEERING VIBRATION.
I AM JUSTWONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY COMMON ISSUES WITH THESE FULL TIME AWD EXPLORERS THAT MAYBE I SHOULD LOOK FOR?
took it to church and out to lunch today and I wanted to add a couple things. it is definitely something that is rotational. in other words the sound increases in speed along with the increase in wheel speed. also if I throw the transmission in neutral the issue is still there. the best way to describe the noise would be a rubbing sound but the feel in the steering wheel and floor lead me to believe it is a drivetrain issue. either transfer case or front drive system, maybe a CV joint?