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A problem with the anti-lock braking system will not have caused the issue you are describing. What you are describing can be attributed to about one of two things (or a combination of the two): Driver inexperience in a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Since the vehicle is rear-wheel drive, it will want to kick out faster than a front wheel drive vehicle will. ...


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Look at the tire straight on so you are looking at the tread (cannot see the rim). Look at the central 3/4 of the tire (~1/8th of the tire's edges on either side). This is the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tire. The tread in this area must be at least 1.6mm deep across this entire width, going all the way around the tire. This would include where the ...


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There are several issues to consider here. In the first place, there is the question of transmission from the engine/gearbox to the wheels. Most vehicles are designed so that driven wheels run at the same speed, so need to be precisely the same diameter. Otherwise, differentials need to work continuously to compensate for the difference in wheel rotation ...


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Is your Explorer 2 or 4 wheel drive? If 2 wheel drive there is no issue at all - the two ends are separate. If 4 wheel drive there is a benefit to swapping all at once, as it reduces any differential slip issues through differing tire diameters, but you can have worse issues from having a tire running at too low pressure. It's not the tread, specifically, ...


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So, this is a slightly delayed answer, but the problem turned out to be the bearing. Immediately after having it replaced, the noise was SUBSTANTIALLY reduced, and I could actually hear the other rear bearing also starting to fail (albeit very faintly). With the low noise, I'm able to hear some slight tire noise as well as described above, but pitch and ...



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