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Is my rearend going?

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Is my rearend going?

Ok the last couple weeks (2 or so) I've noticed that my truck "jumps" after I take off. I'll just hit the gas at a redlight and it almost acts like it's slipping and then grabs. But I'm thinking its the rearend because the transmission is fine shifting and once I get going there isn't any "slip" to be found. When I take off quite slowly it kinda squeaks then lurches forward. I'm thinking its the rearend. Sometimes it will make a little clunk too. Another question, since I have the extended warranty, good to 80,000 miles I think, does it cover the axle?
 
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i need help to,mine sometimes does that also
 
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i would say you need to take it in and let the dealership figure it out.....could be either your rear end or your tranny...........sounds more like a tranny problem to me.....like it is starting to lose 1st and 2nd gears.......
 
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Could be the slip yoke in the rear driveshaft as well.
 
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Could it be the tires? Mine does that since I took it off roading through dirts/rocks... I thought my tires are just dirty (and may have rocks in them).
 
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I'm sure it's not the tires. So I should have them check the slip yoke, tranny, and rearend? Since I haven't had to take it in for service yet what's the deal with the repair? Is there a warranty set fee? Or do I just take it in and they fix it with absolutely no charge? This is ridiculous anyways, I've only taken my truck in mud/sand once and I don't even drive it that hard.
 
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As far as the charge that all depends on what type of extended warranty you have.

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Oh, well I'll just have to ask them when I go there tomorrow.
 
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It should be in the paper for the warranty, if you still have it.

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I've got a packet thing. I'll have to check that. But other than that just take it in and have them diagnose it? Should I have them drive it with me in it to tell them what I mean?
 
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I would just take it in and explain your problem then ask them if they want to go for a ride, so they can see what you are talking about.

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Well I'll try that. I found the warranty info. It's the Quality Checked Powertrain Limited Warranty. Supposedly it covers transmission, axle, and engine parts. The deductible is $100 per repair visit.
 
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I think I might have a local mechanic "diagnose" it first so I can maybe have an idea of what's going on when I go to the dealer. It depends on what is available first.
 
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Originally Posted by 04lvl2
Could be the slip yoke in the rear driveshaft as well.
Bill is right - slip yoke bind is probably the problem. Ford has been fighting it for many years and there have been several TSBs issued. Read through this thread for more info:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=29236
 
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mine is doing this also but it makes a poping noise when i hit the gas while rolling in 1st 2nd or 3rd or go around a corner and hit the gas.
 
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