"Clanking" from wheels or exhaust? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-22-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
"Clanking" from wheels or exhaust?

I was rippin around today, and when I step on the gas at lower speeds, theres a type of clanking sound coming from the passenger rear and I can't figure out what it is. it sort of sounds like a rock inside the pipe, but it doesn't clank when I rev in neutral or when I'm driving 50mph or so and step on the gas. I took my wheel off yesturday but put it back on tight. I'm not sure if that would have anything to do with it.. any ideas what this could be?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-22-2006
Rangerboy03lvl2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Colorado, Lone Tree
Posts: 891
did it start after you took the wheel off?

i noticed a 'clank' when i got on it good, and it was my leaves in the spring back slappin together .... might be that ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-22-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
I took the wheel off, put it back on good and drove it home, and then the next day it started real bad. Today for a bit is was even doing it during the idle at a stop sign, but by the time I got home to see if I could find what it was, it was gone
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-22-2006
Rangerboy03lvl2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Colorado, Lone Tree
Posts: 891
if it was doing it at idle, it has to be an exhaust rattle .... check the cats, they have shields on them that can either get rocks in them and rattle, or the shield can brake loose and cause a rattle ... good luck! let me know if i can help out anymore...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-23-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
someone also told me to check the U-Joints, cause there's a loud bang when I shift into gear and I know it's not my tranny cause it's coming from too far back
I'm gonna check everything out in shop tomorrow
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-24-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
Ok, so it is my U-Joint, when I move the driveshaft with my hand, it clanks. How much would a new U-Joint be roughly, not-installed?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-03-2006
powermanb3000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 120
if u have after market exhaust check the hangers on might be broken. i had a rattle like that n one of my hangers rusted and broke off the muffler
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-03-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
Quote:
Originally Posted by spec_ops57
Ok, so it is my U-Joint, when I move the driveshaft with my hand, it clanks. How much would a new U-Joint be roughly, not-installed?
^^
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-03-2006
anthony84_2004's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Jesup, Georgia
Posts: 760
Mine was doing that also, it was about 20$ for the U joint.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-03-2006
spec_ops57's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 353
sweet deal
I don't know what I was thinking of, but I kept thinking like $100
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-04-2006
detroitmuscle36's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: victorville, ca
Posts: 156
Mine did the same thing, but it wasn't the u-joint, it was the spider gears in the rear diff. I pray for you that it is the U-joints cuz otherwise its a pain to do, and a shop is gonna give you a good rape job for the spiders, If they don't try to sell you a whole rebuild to begin with.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drive train clanking issue vanir97 Drivetrain Tech 1 03-07-2012 12:21 PM
Drive train clanking issue vanir97 General Ford Ranger Discussion 1 03-07-2012 11:27 AM
Clanking in my door tom kalmanidis Interior Semi-Tech 9 05-24-2009 12:31 AM
i hear clanking from my drive shaft ??? blancoranger Drivetrain Tech 4 01-27-2009 05:19 PM
Clanking / Grinding Noise when Letting off Clutch? tx03edge Drivetrain Tech 11 05-26-2008 12:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:08 AM.


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.