creaking noise from take off and vibration
1998 ranger 2wd stepside reg cab 2.5 4 cyl 5 speed
new rear shackles and brackets
new brakes drums rotors all around
new ball joints all 4
truck is making a creaking/cracking sound from take off. thought it was my busted shackles before but now that they are replaced, im not sure. I htink it has somthing to do with the drive shaft. The ring on the front of the driveshaft came off. I think it's the balancer? I jb welded it back on. I am not sure what this sound is. Only under lots of torque on take offs. If I feather the clutch, its fine. I don't think its the thump associated with most rangers driveshaft yokes. I also get excessive vibration in the steering wheel over 60 mph. It does not happen very consisitently. Sometimes it's terrible and I can hardly keep the wheel in my hands and other times there is nothing. Any ideas.