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Front end clunking when at idle

2006 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
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I am hearing a clunking noise coming from the front end when idling. I read on another forum that this may be the AC unit, low freon? The noise is there when the AC is on or off. I do not notice it when driving, but it still may be happening.

Any ideas, I hope its a cheap fix.
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a/c compressor clutch maybe
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Could be AC compressor cycling on and off, it does that if Defrost is selected as well as if AC is on.
Just pop the hood and watch for it to engage, RPMs will change also.

Clunk when idling is odd, so not when/during stopping but after stopping and when idling?

Manual or Automatic transmission?

Do Idle RPMs change with the clunk noise?
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