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Went to North Carolina its about a 2 hour drive and i was pullin a trailer load of about 6 yards of mulch well my lil 3.0 made it there and back but i came back with out the trailer ...............any ways about half way there the truck started shakin like a harley......checkengine came on and the radiator reservor cap blew off............so i let the truck cool off for a few hours check the oil and head on home ...............about an hour into the trip home it felt like i was gettin rear ended every 20 or 30 seconds ...........get home look under the truck and the drive shaft is barley in the transmission........the motor runs like crap and i dont know what to do !!!!!!!!! advice ! Thanks!
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If you have no idea even where to start, my advice is to take it to a shop.
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i hate shops haha im hopin trent will give me his knowledge that kid knows everything
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If you have no idea even where to start, my advice is to take it to a shop.

This advice should become a sticky! Made for all to read.

I'll never understand why people who have no or little mechanical abilities get a major problem with their car/truck and then expect others to diagnose it and then fix it for them over the internet.
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Haha I actually don't know, it seems like your rear axle might have moved around way to much and pulled the driveshaft out of the transmission. I would pull the rear diff cover off and check the gears, remove the driveshaft put it on jack stands and spin the wheels, make sure nothing screwed the gears up. This doesn't sound good at all.

What part of NC did you go too?
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went to nags head ..............took some mulch to my parents beach house..........yah it dont sound good :/ might be scrappin danger ranger........
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Ah that sucks man. I have a house at Topsail Island that I stay at pretty much all summer, I love it down there.
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i hate shops haha im hopin trent will give me his knowledge that kid knows everything
Well there is you first mistake, hating shops. If you hate a shop, take a mechanics course, or better yet go work at one as a service writer. Deal with every customer that walks into your shop expecting you to rip them off. I work a Yamaha Dealership, and this really really pisses me off.

Also keep in mind, the more you dissasemble on your own, when you do have to take it a shop, they will generally charge you more to figure out wehat the problem is. Have you ever been handed a bucket of parts and been told to put everything back together? It is not fun. A mechanics mind works like a map. You know where every bolt has to go because you took it out.

Sorry to be harsh, but it is a pet peve of mine, and because I have to deal with it every day, seeing this gets me going lol.
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sounds like you over heated it and blew your head gaskets
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sounds like you over heated it and blew your head gaskets
Sounds about right. If it blew the top of the radiator over flow then that thing got real hot. Usually when you do that you blow a head gasket.

How about I come and just take it off your hands for ya so you dont have to worry about it?
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do you have a hitch? did something in the rear suspension twist/brake? also is 6 yards of mulch within a rangers limits? you could have some how bent the rear suspension, pulling the drive shaft out and over worked the engine with the 6 yards of mulch. a drive shaft just slides in and out of the tranny, and is bolted the the rear.
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one time i hauled like 4,000 pounds worth of scrap metal across atlanta and the next day the torque converter went out which sounds like some of the problems you are experiencing if it is an automatic. the shaking and getting rear ended....
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I did not see you had 6 yards of mulch. That is alot of weight.
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buying a new truck gonna get what i want off mine and if yaw want anything pm me and u cover shipping and a few bucks for the parts and ill mail my ranger away lol piece by piece ...............im lookin at a 03 fx4 ranger and a 06 ranger level 2
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sounds like you over heated it and blew your head gaskets
Well yea, that and tearing the drive line to pieces. I think its time to find a mechanic.
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what was wrong?
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