I have a 1996 explorer 4.0l auto tranny, I have been having a very noisy moaning and slight rattling in the front. I have changed everything ( wheen bearing hubs. Upper and lower control arms and ball joints, ) but still the front end is noisy. I thought maybe it's time for a bearing and seal kit, but the car is NEVER used in 4 wheel drive, so I dont think the bearings are bad in the diff. But I can grab a wheel axle and I can shake it a little up and down and in and out. Is this normal ? Could this be the source of my noise ? Also, will it hurt anything if I remove the 2 front wheen drive shafts ? I know I wont have ant 4 wheel drive, but if they are bad can I run without them until I can get new ones ? Thanks for any advice.