ok so, another update, I had a friend put the car in reverse in the drive way and just hold the brake, and the rumbling started, and it sounds like its coming from the rear drive axle on both sides...
I checked my Chilton repair manual and it had a chart of symptoms for the driveshaft/rear axle and i'm experiencing all these:
1) Loud clunk in driveshaft when shifting gears (Worn u-joints)
2) Roughness or vibration at any speed (Out of balance, bent, or dented driveshaft/worn u-joints/u joint clamp bolts loose)
3) Knock or clicking noise (U-joint or driveshaft hitting frame tunnel/worn CV joint)
These sound about right?
1997 Ford Ranger XLT
Cardinal Red paint job
2.3L 4 Cylinder Engine
K&N Performance Air Filter
AMSOil Synthetic Oil
Last edited by dmety87; 10-16-2007 at 08:28 PM.