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Old 10-25-2012, 09:30 PM
Danger Ranger101 Danger Ranger101 is offline
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So after a lot of research I put a spindle lift and add a leaf on my truck along with 33s. The truck is a 2000 ford ranger xlt v4 manual transmission a knocking started a couple days after the lift. It is coming from the rear every time I let off the gas. It is loud metal clunking and really bothers me after the lift. It sounds like my driveshaft. It was leaking before the lift. I think I need to replace a piston seal. Let me know what it could be.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:23 PM
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lose u-bolts possibly?
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:31 AM
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You seriously just answered your own question. The driveshaft was leaking before the lift. Obviously the leak has gotten worse and cause further damage. Possibly u joints as well.

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Old 10-26-2012, 08:42 AM
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Yeah I got it towed to the shop its the dif and the driveshaft...not sure the actual problem. I just want to truck to last after all the money and time Ive put into it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:22 AM
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turns out it was the wheel not mounting correctly which led to the shop tightening down bolts too much and bending a rim. Still cant figure out if its the mounting surface or lug nuts bottoming out. Do procomp wheels need adapters?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:58 AM
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This may sound stupid but are you using the right lugnuts? I had to get a new set for my wheels.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:44 PM
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That could be it because they were to short for the stud I believe its a dumb thing the shop should have told me before i drove it.
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