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1999 ford explorer sohc 4.0 auto 4wd exhibits a chattering…

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1999 ford explorer sohc...

1999 ford explorer sohc 4.0 auto 4wd exhibits a chattering noise on semi hard left turn. Not on right turn. goes away as soon as turn is completed.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am doing it myself. Haven't tried yet but I think it might be automatic 4wd pulsing on. I will try disconnecting electrical connector to transrer case and see if it goes away.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Is there a way to disable the automatic 4wd and just have manual control of 4wd?

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Ford
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Good afternoon,

I've seen this a couple of times on these explorers.Unfortunately there is no easy way to disable the automatic 4wd. You can pull fuses and unplug connectors, but it makes turning it back on a pain.

Most likely the root of the problem is the tires. How old are they?

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