Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

funny noise from the transmission

  #1  
Old 08-30-2006
midnightedge's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Barksdale AFB
Posts: 18
funny noise from the transmission

It just started today pulling out of a parking lot. When I gave it gas in 1st, it sounded like "I picked up a metal wire or somthing and it was going round and round hitting the undercarriage like it was caught on an axel". ??? It did this only while a gear was engaged and vehicle was moving. I'm not taking it in just yet because I'm still not sure what it is and the truck doesn't seem to be lacking. It actually hasn't done it during the last 10 miles or so. It's really annoying, any ideas?
 
  #2  
Old 08-30-2006
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
are you auto or manual... you may have had something on the driveshaft that has since come off
 
  #3  
Old 08-31-2006
midnightedge's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Barksdale AFB
Posts: 18
Sorry, I have a manual transmission, no drivetrain modifications and the truck has about 75,000 miles. It might better describe the sound it I described as a tight wire loom quickly unwinding, if that makes sense to anybody.
 
  #4  
Old 08-31-2006
Rand's Avatar
Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Barberton,Ohio
Posts: 1,189
Driveshaft might need greased. Mine used to stick and make wierd noises
 
  #5  
Old 08-31-2006
TireIron's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Methuen, MA
Posts: 790
check the fluid level in the tranny, on the driverside of it there is a plug that says fill, take it out and stick your finger in there, the ATF should be up to teh plug, even possibly pouring out when you pull the fill plug.
 
  #6  
Old 09-08-2006
midnightedge's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Barksdale AFB
Posts: 18
Well, it looks like I may have to replace the tranny. It's an 01!!! Anyway, anybody know where I could get one cheap, or possibly even upgrade?
 
  #7  
Old 09-08-2006
bwester04's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Round Rock, Tx
Posts: 2,641
On a 3.0L.. only one i know of is the lovely M5OD we already possess, if you had the SOHC you could do the T5 i believe.. check ebay, or even the junkyards, good luck man.
 
  #8  
Old 09-21-2006
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Shickshinny
Posts: 26
i hear the same noise and my truck is an 04 which i just got a few days ago....automatic tranny.....but the noise is barley noticable and sounds like its coming from somewhere under the center console on the floor....could my tranny also be bad??
 
  #9  
Old 09-21-2006
bwester04's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Round Rock, Tx
Posts: 2,641
^take it in while/if you still have warranty!
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mmeija
General Technical & Electrical
7
10-04-2013 05:17 PM
notpunkdesign
General Technical & Electrical
0
11-03-2010 12:39 PM
robert99ranger
Drivetrain Tech
12
07-24-2009 10:40 PM
budwish
Drivetrain Tech
0
02-24-2008 12:25 PM
greygooseranger
4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech
24
04-11-2007 12:42 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: funny noise from the transmission


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

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.