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Old 11-05-2010, 07:12 PM
99rangerbob 99rangerbob is offline
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Default noise/bang

Ive got a wierd problem with my 2000 ranger ext cab and before i start throwing money into it haphazzardly maybe someone can give me an idea

I do alot of severe city driving in NYC. When i have to stop hard ( not enough to get the ABS to work, and if i do make the ABS work this doesnt happen) when i get the truck to a stop a second later i hear a bang or like a clang from the rear of the truck. I had a transmission changed but it was doing this befor that although now its more pronounced.. the trans is the automatic and its 2Wd
the right side motor mount is new and has been replaced and is ok the trans mount is new too... ( motor is a 3.0 )

Its a one piece aluminum driveshaft and the U Joints appear to be good.. i dont feel any play in the yoke of the rear..
someone suggested the bushings in the rear leaf springs are bad and causing the rear to sort of slide a little bit under extreme braking..
does this sound right or should i be looking for something else..
the front end is coil spring and the ball joints are all new
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: noise/bang

thanks for the help guys i took it to the spring shop and had the rear springs re arced and added a leaf... new spring bushings and the noise is gone
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: noise/bang

I am having a similar problem....although I just purchased a 99 xlt (used)...(of course)...and I felt it when I test drove it. The truck is in near perfect condition so I wanted it. They said they would fix the issue that I had pointed out. Similar to what u r describing. A mechanic at a shop that will be doing the work has said that mine is a rear differential issue. So Ia m going to have them do that...getting a new rear diff is never a bad thing...than I am going to take it to a mechanic that I know personally have him take a look at the leaf springs cause he said that from what I was telling him it sounded like, he has had to fix rangers in the past that had the same issue. He thinks that is a flaw in the design that seems to be inherent in the ranger. Either way I get a new diff....no pain on my part....LOL....I will post results next week when I have the work done.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:19 AM
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Well....2 diff's later and a set of 04 leaf springs later....AAAAAAAND...I still have the same issue. I was wondering since Ford is currently backorder for the next 2 yrs on the clamps they designed for this issue..if I were to go old school (strip racers will know what I am talking about) I looked up leaf spring clamps today and was contemplating on getting a set and just adding them. If anyone has done this or knows if it will work please let me know. Of course they are only like 40 bucks so I may just get them and post results.
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