2000 explorer sport 4x4

Discussion in '4X4 Truck Talk and Repairs' started by hawgmaster, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. hawgmaster

    hawgmaster New Member

    Messages:
    372
    State:
    SE columbu
    when i put it in 4wd high or low there is a real loud whining noise when i turn. i can turn the wheel a little bit and it wont do it but the more i turn the wheel it starts and the farther i keep turning it the sound gets louder and have no idea why. this is my first 4x4 and dont know much about them any help would be great also does anyone know if i would be able to fit 255/75/R16 size tires on it with out a lift? normal size is 255/70/R16.
     
  2. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,379
    State:
    PA
    the noise might be a wheel bearing or the u joint at the wheel...the 75 series tires would be a little taller for sure but they should work the biggest problem would be the steering whether they would clear and not rub anything one thing i do know (cause my bro in law owns a tire shop )
    you have to keep the same size tires front and back or you could mess up the 4 wheel drive:0a26:
     

  3. hawgmaster

    hawgmaster New Member

    Messages:
    372
    State:
    SE columbu
    how much taller would the 75 be than the 70? an inch or 2?
     
  4. hawgmaster

    hawgmaster New Member

    Messages:
    372
    State:
    SE columbu
    if it was this wouldnt it still be doing it in 2wd? because it only does it in 4wd thats why i was stumped on it.....
     
  5. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

    Messages:
    2,537
    State:
    TEXAS
    because its harder to turn locked in wheels...

    if it doesnt do it in 2wd thats your issue

    255/70r16 30.1"
    255/75r16 isnt a common size..
    265/75r16 31.6 it would be close..
    245/75 30.5 might be a better fit
     
  6. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

    Messages:
    1,505
    State:
    Nj

    were you on a dry road?? if so then the noise is probably normal.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
  7. corklabus

    corklabus New Member

    Messages:
    359
    State:
    West Virginia
    First thing to do is check the power steering fluid level. Fords have a bad habit of developing leaks right behind the pump unit. Usually a high pitched sort of whine is simply the fluid level.
     
  8. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

    Messages:
    2,537
    State:
    TEXAS
    ...be straining from the 4 wheel drive engaged,,added stress on the pump
     
  9. >DING-DING-DING< Congratulations genious! The power steering pump!!:big_smile: Here's a cookie....:cool2:
     
  10. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

    Messages:
    2,537
    State:
    TEXAS

    :roll_eyes:
     
  11. katman#1

    katman#1 New Member

    Messages:
    1,209
    State:
    South Carolina
    I think tirerack.com will tell you what will fit
     
  12. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,379
    State:
    PA
    75 series would be maybe 1/2 to 3/4 taller , at the most an inch taller, depends alot on the brand