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Old 01-07-2012
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Icon5 Horror grinding/clunking sounds

Honestly guys, I don't know if my problem was in the drivetrain or suspension, so I put this thread in the technical area. This is the second time this has happened in 2 weeks.

Ok, when I would be at a complete stop, I just start to accelerate when I would hear a grinding and clunking sound from the front end in intervals of 1-2 seconds apart for about 10seconds total then it will quit(all under 40kph). It is to the point where I stop my truck to investigate cause it sounds like a friggin socket wrench has been tossed in the front end, and really, I can't find anything out of the normal, under a quick road inspection. This has only happened twice. No noise when I turn, just straight on ahead this goes on.

Searching around, I couldn't find a straight answer. Hubs, t-case, caliper bolt, tie rods, cv or u-joints, seals, bearings, ----in hell I don't know. I am obviously gonna take it to my buds place when I get a hot minute, but I would like to check with R-F first and see if anyone has had this problem and could place me in the right direction........cheers all!
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Does the truck keep driving on when it's making the noise or does it feel like it inhibits the mobility? Ie when it goes clunk clunk it slows the truck down. If not I would guess its something in your drivetrain. Maybe a gear chipped?
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Nope, doesn't inhibit the mobility. It only starts when I come to a complete stop and then get on the gas. I actually let off on the gas when that god awful noise starts just cause. Then it just goes away and everything is back to normal, and it won't be back for abit. Weird.
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Does this sound like a common thing or am I the only ranger with this problem?
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Umm I havent heard anything like this before... Is it a stick? Maybe its something with the clutch or the lower gears since you have to come to a complete stop and it quits when you are off the gas..
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I had this problem.... Went home and checked it out, turns out only one of the caliper bolts were loose and the caliper was smacking the inside of the rim when I took off. The caliper would pivot back into place and do it again
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I had this problem.... Went home and checked it out, turns out only one of the caliper bolts were loose and the caliper was smacking the inside of the rim when I took off. The caliper would pivot back into place and do it again
oh wow! that just reminded me of a time when the same thing happened to me on a mini bike i had and it wore all the way through the tire and popped it lol

Timberwolf: check all the bolt in the suspension & drivetrain ****... you'll find something. If it dosent slow you down when it happens its not anything thaaaat bad.
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Gonna check it out in the morning. @McLeary316, its an auto and most def gonna check those problem areas. @03edge, I heard this isn't out of the norm in our rangerS. Damn that is a serious matter. Thanks. God, I hope this isn't too serious, like $$$$ wise.
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Well, I am having a vech tech that I know personally to take a look, diagnostic and fix what ever the hell is wrong with my truck, not till this coming friday though, boo. Which means my truck is grounded the whole friggin week. *Sigh* I'm glad I went food shopping before all this **** went on.

I have searched high and low, through hundreds of threads from multiple sites with no luck on what this problem could be, and when I find out what it is this friday *fingers crossed* I will post the results in ----ing all caps for the world to see.
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UPDATE. Wheel bearing guys. My left wheel bearing was toast. That would be the grinding, popping sound I have been searching for.....well my good buddy found it. Honestly, never would have thought.
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Thank god that is wasn't something more serious. Easy fix. Whew!
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Hmm now I'm sad I didn't think of that lol. Glad it was an easy fix!
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Im glad too!
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