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Old 09-08-2010, 08:49 PM
tmbrockett tmbrockett is offline
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Default Strange noise when i take corners

Hey everyone. i just bought a 2001 ford ranger 4x4 4.0 engine. When i go around a corner at about 15 to 20 mph i hear a god awful sound. it sounds like metal on metal scrapping. Any ideas?
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:53 PM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

Turn your wheels hard one way or the other and get under it and look around. Also, where does it sound like it's coming from, front or back? Any mods? Suspension/body lift? Anything else been done to it that might be causing it?
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

the sound is coming from the front. it is factory stock. im having the lower ball joints fixed tomorrow, could that be the cause of the noise? the only time i hear the noise is when i take a sharp corner or go through a round about.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

sounds to me like you have a 4x4 hub going out.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:48 PM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

are those relatively easy to replace or do i need to take it to a shop? im not technically challenged by any means
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

lift the front of your truck first. make sure both tires are off the ground. put a piece of wood or pole or something under the tire and move it up and down and see if your cv axle is moving around in your hub. but i can almost bet you the hub is going out.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:21 AM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

I agree. Sounds like a bad hub.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:44 AM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

how would i go about rplacing the hub? i know what it looks like and where to buy them but i dont know how to replace it
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:22 AM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

get a hynes manual they go through it step by step. its pretty easy to me
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:23 AM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

It's really easy. Once you get the wheel off and start looking around, you should be able to figure out how its done (unscrew the nut and start pulling the old off). I did a hub swap on my '93 years ago and had no idea what I was doing. It was pretty simple once parts started coming off. What needed to be done became obvious. If you're not technically challenged, it'll be easy for you.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

cool ill give it a shot and see if it fixes anything. Thanks
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:31 PM
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cool thanks. ill give it a shot and see if it fixes the noise
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:24 PM
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Default Re: Strange noise when i take corners

turn the radio up higher.lol. im thinkin bad hub also
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