Bumb/clunk as I stop and take off from stop
New here. Nice site. I just inherited my dad's 98 4x4, auto tranny, extended cab Ranger. It's a great truck. Anyway, as I come to a complete stop, or as I take off from a complete stop, there is a slight bump feeling in the rear end. I know it's not the u-joints (dad had them checked), and it doesn't happen when you shift from park to reverse or to drive as u-joints tend to. I have 2000 super duty that had a very similar problem that turned out to be the axle spline being dry. I have twice lubed the spine on that truck in 100K and it fixes the problem for another 50-60k. To anyones knowledge is this a recurring issue on the Rangers? I hate to remove the rubber boot and try to clamp it back on if it's not the likely problem.