98 expedition 4X

wilderkat

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Hey there,

Normally I do my own work. But this really has me stumped. I think I have isolated the problem but everytime I go to fix it it appears to be the wrong thing. I have greased my drive (Ujoint) line certs, which I replaced two years ago. I have run out of things to lube. I am still squeeking while I drive. I still think it's the drive line undermy seat. but I can't find a mech to agree with me. I currently can't do the work myself, recouping from surgery. Any ideas.

also my driver side wheel is bumping on the road. my rotors are not worn, the tires are new. I am at a loss on this one. My new tires are showing skip wear on them. but on the one tire.

Thanks wilderkat [-o<

 

wilderkat

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Skip wear is often due to worn shocks.
Yea, that's what I thought to but I checked and then remembered I had put new shocks on before my road trip two years ago. it's just on one side it's happening. The shocks are still functioning quite well. The squeek is still an issue I still think it's part of the drive shaft cause it starts to squeek before the tire make a full revolution. but I can't find a loose section, unless I an strapped to the undercarriage while it's in motion I am stumped. HELP!!!

 

50joe

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Yea, that's what I thought to but I checked and then remembered I had put new shocks on before my road trip two years ago. it's just on one side it's happening. The shocks are still functioning quite well. The squeek is still an issue I still think it's part of the drive shaft cause it starts to squeek before the tire make a full revolution. but I can't find a loose section, unless I an strapped to the undercarriage while it's in motion I am stumped. HELP!!!
Check the front hub assembly. If the thumping gets louder/quieter as you corner on a curve, one or both is the culpit. They can be a pain to pinpoint, but are EXTREMELY common problems. And just to warn you, usually get frozen in the spindle. Requires a large slide hammer, alot of energy, and usually at least a case of beer. (thats to keep your sanity).

 

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Wow, here I am replying to an ancient thread.

U-joints in the driveshaft will often squeek before they start to cause a vibration and then rumble.

 

DNBELOWBRONCO

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Hey there,

Normally I do my own work. But this really has me stumped. I think I have isolated the problem but everytime I go to fix it it appears to be the wrong thing. I have greased my drive (Ujoint) line certs, which I replaced two years ago. I have run out of things to lube. I am still squeeking while I drive. I still think it's the drive line undermy seat. but I can't find a mech to agree with me. I currently can't do the work myself, recouping from surgery. Any ideas.

also my driver side wheel is bumping on the road. my rotors are not worn, the tires are new. I am at a loss on this one. My new tires are showing skip wear on them. but on the one tire.

Thanks wilderkat [-o<
Just for info make sure you grease the slip-shaft on the drive shaft itself but not too much so that it keeps it from compressing into it. Check your piston on your caliper too. I had one that kept hanging up and squeaked as I drove and took two re-man Ford Motorcraft ones till I got one that wasn't hanging up and dragging and wearing the inside pad only. Since we're answering old posts....lol. >:) -Kevin-

 
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