I'm new to the forums, I have a 2002 Ranger Edge 4x4 extended cab, with the 4.0 Liter engine.
56k miles....just had it for a month, good thing I had a warranty because the tranny and transfer case had to be rebuild/replaced.
anyway, I also have a sort of tea-pot puttering noise when I accelerate...No engine light, or any performance or Idle issue.. I'm taking it in tomorrow after work.
kind of sounds like when my 85 5.0 mustangs exhaust was loose from where it attaches to the headers...but much more quieter, and only when I accelerate and not when its parked or above 55 mph.
I thought maybe its a worn belt or some sort of exhaust leak? Not too sure...but I hope it isnt anything thats a big deal.