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Old 11-25-2009, 11:36 AM
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i have a 2004 ford ranger making a humming noise from the drivers side front axle. when driving it sounds like a bearing hum i changed the front bearing because it was bad but the noise is still there it becomes very pronounced in 4-wheel drive and it bangs into 4-wheel when i put it on and pulls to the left .when i take it out of 4-wheel it goes a little bit then bangs loudly again and comes out of 4-wheel drive i topped off the xfer case oil it has a small leak in the front cover gasket i need to repair still when i figure out this problem
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:26 PM
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Have you checked the CV joints?
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:42 PM
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When you replaced the bearings did you replace the races too?
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:16 PM
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How are your tires? Are they all the same size? Do you rotate them properly? The slightest size difference will cause problems.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:18 AM
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And are you talking about shifting into 4-high, and on the fly?

Shifting into 4-low will cause a bit of a bang/lurch, but that's normal.

Might be a problem with your t-case innards. I hope not.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:38 AM
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could be tires. when i bought my ranger it made humming sounds also. i thought it was a bad rotor. but my tires were cufflink. replaced the tires and no more humming.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:26 AM
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could be tires. when i bought my ranger it made humming sounds also. i thought it was a bad rotor. but my tires were cufflink. replaced the tires and no more humming.
same, i had my stock tires on and they were whomping real bad, thought it was the rotors but when i got my new tires, the whomp was gone
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