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Old 10-27-2009
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Weird sound while driving...

I have a 1994 Ford Ranger 2WD 3.0 V6, and when i'm driving the
truck is making a weird sound, kind of sound like something grinding
almost. It sounds like it is coming from the back of the truck. It
happens the whole time i'm driving, even when I brake. I did just
put back brakes in but I don't think that would be the problem.


Any help?...
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Rear end may be going bad? The gears/bearings may be worn in the rear axle. Someone with more knowledge then me will chime in but that sounds plausible to me.

I dont think you can set the drum brakes up wrong due to the color and order of the springs when setting them up.
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miles on the truck?
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i'd suggest wheel bearings
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I would still double check your brake job. Even skilled techs of many years won't get drum brakes properly adjusted EVERY time.

Proper adjustment on the Ranger:

1. Raise and support rear of vehicle. Remove rear wheels. Leave drums installed and remove cover from adjusting hole at the bottom of the brake backing plate. Turn adjusting screw with a brake adjusting tool until shoes drag against brake drum and lock the drum.

2. When shoes are against drum, loosen adjusting screw an additional 10 to 12 notches so drum rotates freely. If drum does not rotate freely, remove drum and vacuum dust and dirt from linings. Use sandpaper and remove rust from points where shoes touch backing plate. Apply a light coating of molybdenum grease to brake shoe-to-backing plate contact points. Reinstall drum and adjust shoes again.
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truck has 161,xxx miles.......
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So what was it...
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One of the hamsters that powers his truck broke its leg so its down recovering for the moment now he only has a 2.0
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