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Old 10-04-2009, 07:54 PM
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Read thru the other responces in this thread. Read them.


There is nothing wrong with your truck.

You just happen to have found something that for what ever reason is driving you nuts.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:14 PM
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Read thru the other responces in this thread. Read them.


There is nothing wrong with your truck.

You just happen to have found something that for what ever reason is driving you nuts.
You obviously work for Ford or an affiliate. If you had just recently purchased your first new truck and it had a strange vibration (and your previous 2 Rangers didn't make sounds or vibrations like this) you would want it fixed to....thats all I am saying.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:17 PM
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If you truely have an issue. Write & or call Fords corporate office. They should help you out.


And no. I don't work for Ford. Wish I did though.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:21 PM
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http://www.ford.com/about-ford/compa...act-board-829p



There ya go. Hope that helps.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:11 PM
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hey hey hey now!
I had a very similar problem and toying with the exhaust helped a lot!
it used to rattle horribly when I first started driving it, at very similar RPMs, except also at 2500 RMPs, and when I removed the whole exhaust from the headers, it went away (not that I noticed then, I was revving the shit out of it having a whole bunch of fun listening to my loud ass truck. haha) but I did notice it gone when I put the exhaust back on, torquing the crap out of all the bolts even the connections from the down pipe to the cat.

It helped out a lot you just have to have a few tools and a LONG ass extender for your ratchet wrench and a 1-2 hours under the truck. I had a lift to use but you don't need to have one you can do it in your garage.

It's a DIY though, don't pay to have it done.
-TD

EDIT: And it's also a great chance to cut off your exhaust so you don't see it. lol that's what I did it looks way cleaner. however I can see with a new truck not wanting to do that, although I still would.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:08 PM
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hey hey hey now!
I had a very similar problem and toying with the exhaust helped a lot!
it used to rattle horribly when I first started driving it, at very similar RPMs, except also at 2500 RMPs, and when I removed the whole exhaust from the headers, it went away (not that I noticed then, I was revving the shit out of it having a whole bunch of fun listening to my loud ass truck. haha) but I did notice it gone when I put the exhaust back on, torquing the crap out of all the bolts even the connections from the down pipe to the cat.

It helped out a lot you just have to have a few tools and a LONG ass extender for your ratchet wrench and a 1-2 hours under the truck. I had a lift to use but you don't need to have one you can do it in your garage.

It's a DIY though, don't pay to have it done.
-TD

EDIT: And it's also a great chance to cut off your exhaust so you don't see it. lol that's what I did it looks way cleaner. however I can see with a new truck not wanting to do that, although I still would.
Thanks Twisted,

That is exactly what i was wondering. I may end up trying that myself. Thankfully I do have a garage and I will just need to get my hands on a floorjack but I think my neighbor has one so it shouldn't be a big deal.

Thanks again for letting me know. Not sure I will be cutting off my exhaust though
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:54 PM
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haha yea. let us know how it works out for you
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: 2008 Ranger Engine Vibration...ideas???

Assuming this is a dead post but a few comments. Just bought an 08 run around weekend truck with 100k. I love it....but, the truck has some weird vibrations at idle. I'm coming from an Audi daily driver but I do find it humorous that this level of vibration is acceptable or even considered remotely aligned to quality engineering. That being said, I am tightening, extra bracketing and tuning everything I can to reduce the vibration. Also doing some sound deadening. So far marked improvement. It's like an 80's rewind but I like it!

Ford rattles slowly being engineered (maguivered) out :-)

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Old 10-29-2015, 09:22 PM
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Does the rattle occur with the ac on?
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: 2008 Ranger Engine Vibration...ideas???

It isn't worse or better with AC. There is a subtle and slight rough idle. I'm not sure if the truck should be rock solid with no vibration at idle but there is some vibration definitely. I originally mistook for the radio until I turned it off.

They tach stays solid so any suggestions would be appreciated....
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:51 PM
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All the Vulcans have a rough idle, rougher at times, smoother at times. It is what it is. I have had mine 4 years and it idles smoother and runs better than ever. Still idles rough, though.
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:12 PM
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Default Re: 2008 Ranger Engine Vibration...ideas???

Thanks...had it out on the highway and it drove rock solid. Starting to really enjoy it. I am going to check the cam sensor based on what I've read in the forum as I'm not sure if it's been done or if it's not an issue in 08.

I can live with a slight rough idle..
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:34 AM
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If you have close to 80000 miles or more, better change the cam sync.
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