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Old 08-10-2009, 11:49 PM
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So my dad has owned this truck for about 5 years now, and since day one, it has made a weird clunk noise under normal acceleration from a stop. It will only do it one time, but it does it at every stop. My dad thinks its the u-joints, but i was thinking something might have gone wrong after 5+ years of this happening. Does anyone else have this problem? What other things could this be? Thanks for any info. 2000 ranger xlt, 4.0 v6.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:00 PM
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:39 PM
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Auto or stick? Does it do it as soon as you start accelerating or when it shifts? If it's done this since brand new why wasn't it taken care of?
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:19 PM
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Automatic. Does it as soon as it starts accelerating. Did not buy the truck brand new, and my dad has the "not broken, dont fix it" mentallity.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: "Clunk" noise under normal acceleration

If your still wondering about this damn near 7 months later....I had this problem. And I found somewhere online that that the splines in the drive shaft didn't have enough grease on them. Some people said you had to take it in but this article I found simply explained how to drill a hole, tap it with a 1/4 28 tap, and install a grease fitting. Then I greased it and it helped big time.

Does it feel like its coming from the transmission? Hell maybe you got it fixed by now.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:23 PM
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Mine does this...Stick Shift. Ill hit 5 mph and it clunks but I can keep accelerating with no problems.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:09 AM
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Grease the slip yoke on the rear of the drive axle. You have to cut the boot and grease. I'll try to find the write up for you. Check back.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:07 AM
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Default Re: "Clunk" noise under normal acceleration

might be a bad u joint even dose it do it when you shift frome drive to reverse?
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Default Re: "Clunk" noise under normal acceleration

slip--yoke needs greasing.. no PROB
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:13 AM
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Default Re: "Clunk" noise under normal acceleration

mine has been doing this for years. i have had one drive shaft replacement when it was under warranty but the new shaft does the same thing.
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Default Re: "Clunk" noise under normal acceleration

Mine's a 97 2wd 5-spd and it clunks only when letting off the clutch from a stop, unless I let off the clutch VERY slowly at the friction point. Any opinions on whether its more likely the U-joint or slip yoke greasing?
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:06 PM
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Default Re: "Clunk" noise under normal acceleration

I have a 2000 XLT and same problem, and from what I've read, it's very common (It won't do it if you are carrying a heavy load though)

Like someone mentioned above, there is a fix, although I've never bothered to fix mine. There is an article online that shows how to fix the problem, but for the life of my I can't find it now. If I do, I'll post it
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:30 PM
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Default Re: "Clunk" noise under normal acceleration

no one has mentioned trans mount or loose cross member? althought i see this looks to be common.
mine did it after tranny replacement, cross member had settled n needed re tightening. cured the clunking.
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