I have a '99
mazda b3000. From what I can tell its a ranger.
I was driving it, took a turn started down the road and heard LOUD grinding/crunching sound. Hitting brake did not alter the sound but slowing down made the sound slower. Then it went away (lasted a few seconds). The sound came back after another turn and went away. Once I got up to speed the sound was almost gone but intermittently I could here a quiet grinding sound that would last less then a second.
The sound is not happening during the turn but seemed to happen shortly after a turn.
Its not a grinding sound like brake pads worn down to the rivets. Its louder I actually thought something big and metal was dragging under the truck.
I got it home jacked it up to check for play in the wheel, thought maybe a bad bearing but it felt solid holding tire at 12 and 6 and trying to move it.
Any ideas or help is appreciated, I'm stumped