The "wind tunnel roar"... FIXED finally. - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

The "wind tunnel roar"... FIXED finally.

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 08-07-2009
joldtown's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Al. & Ga.
Posts: 96
The "wind tunnel roar"... FIXED finally.

I guess the first thing that I want to start off with is this, I'm a chemist by trade, and somewhat mechanically inclined but an ASE tech. I'm not. This being said, I finally diagnosed and fixed my truck.
About a week ago, I started hearing the "roar". I noticed that when the truck shifted into overdrive, that I was experiencing long shifts, and that God awful noise. First thing in my uneducated mind was the tranny was about to puke it's guts out. As I drove and did a little more thinking, I noticed that the truck shifted smooth through every gear but OD so maybe that may not be the problem. Next thought was the torque converter. Again, the bad shifting and the "roar" is what got me to this point. Of course I was in worse case scenario mode. After getting price quotes on a TC replacement, I figured I'd at least try a fluid and filter change. No luck, the shifting and noise was still evident. I'd exhausted all tranny options that I could come up with, so it was time to start grasping at straws. I cleaned the MAF, I found a vacuum leak (fixed it), and started praying. None of which fixed my truck. I posted on R-F to get some help, but looking back now I didn't really know what I was looking for so I didn't know exactly how to ask the right questions. needless to say, EVERYONE was a GREAT help in trying to lead me down the right path, I just was 2 streets over on the WRONG side of town.
I started digging around on R-F through some old posts, and ran across one that addressed the fan clutch "roar". I figured what the hell, I'd try that before I burnt the Ranger and collected the insurance. Low and behold, $86 later (new clutch, belt) the Ranger is back in proper working order. I know that the water pump should have been changed too, but that will come in a few days when I get the time. All in all, THANKS R-F, and to all that gave input to help me.
Now that my baby is fixed, I'm not embarassed to post pics, and to help out in anyway I can to the new guys and gals. Finally, if you have the "roar", it's an easy fix for us "nerds", so RESEARCH R-F, there's tons of good tech info.
Again, I'm a transplant from another Ranger forum, and I'm glad I switched!
-----The only roar form my Ranger now is the sound of paint being sucked off of a Tacoma or a Colorado!
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-07-2009
edgeman4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: All Over
Posts: 1,475
Originally Posted by joldtown View Post
-----The only roar form my Ranger now is the sound of paint being sucked off of a Tacoma or a Colorado!
YESSIR!!!!!!!!!

i love this place.
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-07-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
LOVE the last line!!




R-F search button, FTW!! Thanks for sharing your awesome experience. Glad it got all fixed.
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
timpat92855
General Technical & Electrical
12
09-17-2011 09:33 PM
zabeard
Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc.
6
08-03-2010 07:27 AM
Oh5Edge
Drivetrain Tech
8
03-05-2009 02:12 PM
GT_hatchback
Suspension Tech
2
02-22-2009 04:06 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: The "wind tunnel roar"... FIXED finally.


Contact Us Sitemap Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.