Many things can cause transfer case grinding; shift forks, broken gears, bad bearings, anything really considering a transfer case is made up primarily of gears, sprockets, chain, and bearings. Hope this helps! T-RAV
Cam bearings, Main bearings, Rod bearings.
Its a problem with your bearings..
Faulty ball bearings lead to bearing failure.
I don't know about the Explorer but I had an experience with a Ford Mustang. I changed about everything I could think of related to the non-starting problem. Then I discovered there was a filter in the gas tank. Changed it and the problem disappeared!
I had that problem with mine and it was the bearings going out in the alternater. So try replaceing the alt.
The cause of the front tire leaning out comes from needing new ball bearings. It could also mean you need wheel bearings.
Could be the carrier bearings or pinion bearings in the differential(s). Mine was the wife and kids.
you should check the front anti-sway bar bushings, if that dont work check all ball joints , tie rod end's and stering knuckles if that don't get it check your wheel bearings. I have a '91 ford explorer and I had that problem. I forget the layout of a '98's suspension but anyways, the problem was the bushings for where the radius arms go into a frame cross beam. (The radius arms run front to back).
There could be a number of causes. If the car is making the sound whilst stationary it could be a slipping fanbelt, or could be a problem with bearings. Water pump bearings are a common cause of such noise. If the noise is occurring only whilst travelling. It could be wheel bearings or rubbing brakes.
Wear on either the bearings or race.
The choke mechanism on your 98 Explorer could be sticking. The EGR valve could also not be functioning right. Either of these issues could cause the rough idle problem.
The Ford Explorer service light will come on to tell you of a problem. The issue could be minor, or could result in loss of fuel economy, or cause engine failure over time.
A broken shifting fork in the transfer case will cause your vehicle to stay in the gear that it was in when the shifting fork broke. Broken shifting linkage can also cause the problem.
The problem is probably the common blend door failure on the Explorer. Follow my user name to my Bio page for a pointer to the HeaterTreater web site. The site has diagnostic information on the problem and a bullet proof fix. ford4me
Problem with the SRS. Not a DIY repair. Take it to a professional. There may be a problem with your airbag system if the light is staying on. Take to a qualified technician or your dealership for diagnosis.
I have a 96 Explorer - had the same problem. There is a side cover on the transfer case, behind which is a small electric motor and a gear drive that switches the transfer case from high to low. I cleaned up this worm gear and re-greased it. Works fine now. I presume the problem was that since I hadn't used 4low for a long time, the grease on the worm dried out and caused the electric motor to thermo out and not run. Works now. Read this faq to do it yourself for free: http://www.explorerforum.com/Singleton/web/pages/tcase.html
It is usually due to too many BHO's browser helper objects and maybe malicious addons There can be several reasons for internet explore not to open , for example 1 Either some of the files associated the internet explorer are corrupted or missing . 2 Some issue with the addons in the internet explorer . Note: Might be problem with internet connection. and may be problem with your computer.
Depending on the yr. of the explorer, you may have an A4LD transmission. These were known for similar problems if you have not change your filter and fluid I would do that first, is makes no difference what yr. your vehicle is this is always wise to do and may fix your problem. There are other things that can cause this type of problem.
This is usually a sensor or solenoid problem. There are 3 mounted on the transfer case.
The problem is not cause, effect is the problem
it,s the bearings or a bad gear.
not if you re pack the bearings!
The wrench warning light can come on for many different reasons in your 2006 Ford Explorer. A Ford dealership can diagnose the problem. Make sure the oil doesn't need to be changed, that will cause it to come on.
I had a similar problem with mine. As well the engine would rattle just after stepping on the gas only. I suspected rocker arms. Retorquing them did help with power but did not solve the problem. After tearing things apart, and my truck dying, I discovered the cause of the problem, the connecting rod bearings. 2 bearings where spinning and one was fused to the crank. The slop in these bearings was making all the noise. Interestingly the rattle always sounded like it was coming from the back of the engine or on the passenger side of the engine, not the bottom where I would have expected it to be coming from. I hope that helps.