Strange Sounding Explorer

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Hi Bob,
I drive a 11 year-old Ford Explorer with 185k miles. When you are going highway speed it sounds like a airplane is taking off. And when you slow down the sound winds down. When you give it gas, it makes a clunking noise. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Scott C

Scott,
Hmm, your problem can be one of three things that come to mind right off the bat:
1) Your tires are not a very good road quality tire, but more of an off road type
2) You have a major vacuum leak
3) Your exhaust is partially plugged making that sound.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man

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