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My 2004 explorer xlt rumbles at 60-65mph. Feels like rear

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My 2004 explorer xlt rumbles at 60-65mph. Feels like rear end shaking. The tires have plenty of tread. What is the problem at only 74kmiles? Yes, low mileage.
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Customer: 2004 explorer xlt rear end shakes at around 60-65mph. Tires have plenty of tread. What is the problem at 74k miles?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: it depends on the problem and solution.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: Engine and Catalytic converter went out and recently replaced. Only 74k miles. Will there be any Ford assistance with these problems at low mileage?
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 74k miles 4.0 v6
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 1 year ago.

hello . have you tried rotating your tires ? Front to rear , rear to front to see if that makes any change ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
tires rotated, alignment, tranny, differential,etc. Everything many times. what is another possibility?
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 1 year ago.

yes . I would suggest checking your rear drive shaft and U-joints .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As i wrote before, everything was checked having to do with the rear, etc. even the transmission, cat converter, and engine, One guy wants to know cuz he believes he's that good but can't figure this. I think it's an ego thing and professional pride at not wanting to be 'defeated" by a car problem. Finally they all have sent me to the internet. It seems this has no real solution but go back to Ford cuz this must be a deep, deep, problem with manufacturing or something secret. I hope they admit it and fix/replace/refund/ re-purchase because this is junk. Do you have any more suggestions?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also checked for loose pipes and undercarriage while replacing the cat converter.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Checking the converter.
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 1 year ago.

I am quite certain that your issue is a bent or out of balance driveshaft

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 1 year ago.

Thanks !

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 1 year ago.

hello ! Thank You for using Just Answer . It has been my pleasure to be able to offer my assistance to you .