Originally Posted by StickShifter
Got a stumper here. I have a '93 4cyl 2.3l manual transmission Ranger. When I make a turn from a stop (turning the wheels whole time) it feels like I am driving over gravel, but really only in the back right tire. A little like it's hanging back, or something. I also noticed something similar when making a left turn, while moving. I drove over one of those little blue reflector things on the road and it felt like it hung up a little more than it should. Also, this doesn't happen all of the time, just occasionally.
Could it be something specific to the clutch? Or maybe a hanging brake or such. Input greatly appreciated!!
I know EXACTLY what your talking about ,you need to go to ford parts counter and buy a small bottle of ( FRICTION MODIFIER ) for your rear differential and you might as well change the fluid in it BEFORE you ad the friction modifier, generally speaking you don't need to change the fluid in the rear diff for the simple fact that the diff does NOT experience extreme heat like an engine does there fore the oil last a very long time, I think ford recommends changing the fluid every 100,000 miles but don't quote me on this, of course you will have the die hard people that change their diff fluids damn near as often as they change there engine oil but they really are wasting their time and money since the diff does NOT experience extreme heat.
Anyways the bottle cost about 4 bucks from ford and your GRAVEL FEEL will go away in a couple hundred miles or less, if it does not you have a mechanical issue that will need to be addressed.
I noticed you have a truck that probably does not have a limited slip diff soooooooooo the friction modifier I believe will be useless in an open diff, can you elaborate a bit more on your truck and it;s set up!!