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Old 02-07-2012, 10:37 AM
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Default 4 - wheel drive loud noise

When I put my '93 Ford Ranger in 4 wheel drive today about every 10-15 seconds as I drove a loud clunking noise came from the front. Once I switched out of 4 wheeled drive the noise stopped. First time this has happened. Has anyone else had this similar problem? Appreciate any help in trouble shooting.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: 4 - wheel drive loud noise

If you don't use 4X4 very often the front axel U joints, (knuckles) as some call them tend to rust and lock up, that could be your clunk, you didn't say manual or auto hubs, if auto one might be going bad, holding for a few seconds, the jumping out.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:07 PM
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Default Re: 4 - wheel drive loud noise

Thank you, it is an auto hub, I will take a look at the front axel U joints. Does anyone have a favorite for online parts for a Ford Ranger?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: 4 - wheel drive loud noise

Hey there i have have the same problem with my 2003 Ford ranger, didnt get any answers so i replaced the CV Shafts with all new u joints and knuckles and the problem is still there, so my guess would be its a Hub or the Transfer case it self, got my friend to look when i was driving outside of the truck and everytime is clunks for my the transfer case shakes and twists alot, drained the Fluid and it was Defiantly Worn probaly never changed in it But there was no signs of metal.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:23 PM
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Thank you, it is an auto hub, I will take a look at the front axel U joints. Does anyone have a favorite for online parts for a Ford Ranger?

Thanks for any suggestions.
Besides all the national auto parts chains, Rock Auto has a nice selection and good prices.
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