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Old 07-14-2011, 10:39 PM
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Default just started knocking....

Getting off work i hop into my truck and started driving home, give or take about 2 miles down the road im about to turn right and i hear kind of a bang or something hit something underneath my truck. Then i started accelerating letting go off my clutch a wierd knocking noise came about. When i pressed the clutch in the noise would go away slowly and as soon as i let go off the clutch it would come back.

I got a 2000 ford ranger xlt 3.0 5spd 2wd has about 120k miles, any and all ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: just started knocking....

trucks trying to be a comedian, let it finish its joke by saying whos there.

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describe the sound more.. it could be the tappets. they sing when the top half of the motor gets starved of oil. at last in the 3.0..
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:04 PM
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the noise sounds like its coming from the bottom and if i have the clutch in its not there, otherwise if i let go off clutch it sounds like when you put a baseball card on your bikes wheel and it hits the fork.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:07 PM
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you clutch master cylinder could be going out.. is it harder for you to get it into gear? does it still bite like it use to? or is the clutch feel kinda loose.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:11 PM
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Default Re: just started knocking....

no it feels the same, i tried not to accelerate to much but i switched gears just fine.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:26 PM
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might be arod or somethin. have a shop check it cause i have no clue.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:30 PM
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Default Re: just started knocking....

thanks alot for all your help, imma look into the master cylinder otherwise ill have a mechanic swing by the house and check it, dont want to make it worse by driving it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:22 AM
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Default Re: just started knocking....

i went underneath the car today and checked what the sound was, following the sound it looks like its coming from the transmission where it meets the engine. any ideas on what that could be?
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:30 AM
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clutch maybe?
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:36 AM
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Possible i suppose considering i bought the truck at 100 from dealer with no prior vehicle history of repairs or maintenance and drove it for about 20k miles without any issues, the noise only does happen when you release the clutch; even in neutral. I did back out of my drive way and drove into my garage and doesnt seem like it had any issues of switching gears or accelerating.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:42 AM
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is there a shaking?
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:46 AM
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not more then usual, heres a video of exactly whats happening to it that i found on youtube http://youtu.be/oTRb4STEUyY
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:52 AM
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might be a clutch plate or one of the master cylinders. thats as far as my diagnosis can go i guess. i got fucked over by my clutch today too..

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/drive...going-out.html
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:57 AM
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Default Re: just started knocking....

very sorry to hear, funny thing is my other car is having problems too that started yesterday. ill look into it more thanks for all your help again
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: just started knocking....

I realize that it's been over a year since you posted this, but I'm having the same problem. Were you ever able to figure out what was causing the problem?
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