Rear End Noise
Hello all, first post with an issue. I have a 2000 Ranger 2wd, 2.5 liter. I developed a "thumping" noise in the rear end when the brakes are applied. It only makes this sound when brakes are applied and seems to get louder the harder the they are applied. I had the drums turned and installed new shoes. It never made this sound before the new brakes were installed. Thinking something was loose, I took the drums back off and looked for any loose parts, none were found. Got under the vehicle, pushed, pulled and tugged on the drive shaft and U joints seem to be ok, also no leaks anywhere on the rear axle. Help in Texas!