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Old 03-03-2013, 08:33 PM
ch2152 ch2152 is offline
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Exclamation Rigorous Shaking

I have a 1999 Ford Ranger, manual transmission, 4 cyl 2.5liter 2 wd. It is kind of a piece of crap (only because of some serious rusting underneath) The muffler has now officially come off due to rust, and my drive shaft is messed up. I've recently acquired a shaking problem. Now, when I say shaking, I don't mean just a little vibration. I'm talking serious shaking, enough to cause a problem while driving. My gear stick shakes around vigorously as well, and hard, making shifting near impossible. When this has happened, I have had to shut the truck off. When I turn it back on, the problem goes away. Not sure if it has to do with my clutch, or what. My roommate (who knows more about trucks and cars than I do) thinks that it may be a problem with my transmission, and suggested that I post the problem on a forum, such as this. So....HELP!
1999 Ford Ranger, 4 cyl, 2.5 liter, 2wd, reg cab, 6ft bed
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:59 PM
narcolepsy923 narcolepsy923 is offline
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Your truck has Parkinson's

How messed up is your driveshaft that might be all of it
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:23 AM
TerrenceStuart TerrenceStuart is offline
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Default Re: Rigorous Shaking

His truck is Michael J. Fox'd.
2001 Ranger Edge 4x4 (sold)
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:48 AM
HolmesEOD85 HolmesEOD85 is offline
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I'd start with checking the balance on your messed up drive shaft. Also wheel bearings or motor mounts. Could be all kinds of things.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:27 AM
Vogenitz69 Vogenitz69 is offline
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It's starts up fine? Or just when driving? Does it shake more when you accelerate?
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD ~ Work-In-Progress: 5.0 V8, M5R2 5 Speed, 4" Suspension Lift, 3" Body Lift, 33" BFG's, Bilstein 5100's, Comp Cams XE258HR-12, 24# Injectors, Torque Monster Headers, Flowmaster 70 Series,
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