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Old 06-23-2010, 06:34 AM
jgrilldss jgrilldss is offline
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Default 'Winding' sound when accelerating?

Hello,

This site looks great and I look forward to making this one of my most frequently visited forums.

I recently just bought an '01 Ranger base model (almost a fleet truck) 4X2. I was able to talk them down a bit due to a broken front sway bar (everything else checked out and suspension is in good shape), but for whatever reason I didn't notice until after I bought the vehicle that the truck has a bit of a winding when accelerating from idle. It really only does this in first gear and sounds normal when shifting to 2nd gear and so on. The truck shifts fine, the tranny fluid looks great and runs/shifts/accelerates with no problems. Today it rained and I noticed the belt was squeeling pretty bad, so I don't know if maybe it is a belt problem. Could it possibly be a transmission problem even though it is shifting normal? The truck was owned by an older gentleman, 1 owner; so I don't think he really beat on it and it appeared to be very well maintained. BTW, the sound is in the front of the truck and isn't anything in the rear end/suspension and doesn't make the sound when I rev the engine in park.


My cousin is more mechanically inclined then I am and is very familiar with Ford Trucks (has owned F-150s pretty much his whole life) and he checked it out. He told me it wasn't anything to worry about and Rangers are kind of known to have a louder engine/tranny sound. Any thoughts on that?

Thank you in advance.


'01 Ranger
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105K
4X2

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Old 06-23-2010, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: 'Winding' sound when accelerating?

my truck makes a slight wine like you describe. every auto truck ive ever owned has done it. mines almost to quiet to notice unless you have the radio off and are listening for it.
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-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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Old 06-23-2010, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: 'Winding' sound when accelerating?

Thanks for the quick reply, I think this site will be very helpful with this type of turnaround.

This is probably the case. It sounds exactly the same as yours. I don't notice it with the radio on and it isn't overly loud or awful sounding and I can't hear it once I get about 10-15 MPH. I think it even made the noise when I shifted it into 2nd when test driving - it is probably just the tranny engaging. Sounds like a case of paranoia. As a kid, I bought a Ford Probe (ugh!) and had the tranny go out on it at 56K, so I've always had a Ford/tranny fear. New car, different sounds/signatures; I'll be cool once I get familiar with the new guy.

Before this, I owned a '96 Bronco auto (great trucks btw), and I never noticed the noise. Probably due to engine noise or the fact that the engine/tranny is much farther away than my Ranger. And before that, I owned manuals for the last number of years.

Thanks again for the response. I've wanted a Ranger for years now, and am looking forward to putting a bit of work into it and being a Ranger owner.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:09 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply, I think this site will be very helpful with this type of turnaround.

This is probably the case. It sounds exactly the same as yours. I don't notice it with the radio on and it isn't overly loud or awful sounding and I can't hear it once I get about 10-15 MPH. I think it even made the noise when I shifted it into 2nd when test driving - it is probably just the tranny engaging. Sounds like a case of paranoia. As a kid, I bought a Ford Probe (ugh!) and had the tranny go out on it at 56K, so I've always had a Ford/tranny fear. New car, different sounds/signatures; I'll be cool once I get familiar with the new guy.

Before this, I owned a '96 Bronco auto (great trucks btw), and I never noticed the noise. Probably due to engine noise or the fact that the engine/tranny is much farther away than my Ranger. And before that, I owned manuals for the last number of years.

Thanks again for the response. I've wanted a Ranger for years now, and am looking forward to putting a bit of work into it and being a Ranger owner.
glad i could help. just keep a listen and if you notice it getting louder or sounding worse it may be something else but like i said, im pretty sure its just the auto trans whine so i wouldnt worry about it. it wouldnt hurt to check the fluid though just to be sure its not low. have fun with your new ride and welcome to FRF!
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2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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