Advertisement



Intermediate Right turn grind?

Lost19Ranger

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2020
Messages
149
Reaction score
133
Location
California
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 PKG
Occupation
Sales
So today while going to lunch with my family I was making a right turn and out of no where I heard a grind and felt it coming from the front drivers side tire.
Any idea or advice would be great.



Advertisement



 

P. A. Schilke

Well-Known Member
First Name
Phil
Joined
Apr 3, 2019
Messages
3,347
Reaction score
10,790
Location
GV Arizona
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger FX4 Lariat 4x4, 2020 Lincoln Nautilus, 2005 Alfa Motorhome
Occupation
Engineer Retired
Vehicle Showcase
1
So today while going to lunch with my family I was making a right turn and out of no where I heard a grind and felt it coming from the front drivers side tire.
Any idea or advice would be great.
Hi Lost,

Stock wheels and tires? LIfted? There have been a few cases where the brake dust shield starts to rub on the brake rotor...easy check....otherwise need more data on your configuration. Others developed this because their CV came apart during their lifting.... Assumption of stock...Take it back to the dealer to diagnose. Is the noise repetitive or a one time? You might have had a pebble kick up into the brake for a moment.... Anyway....more data needed to do more than speculate on what is going on with your grinding noise.

Best,
Phil Schilke
Ranger Vehicle Engineering
Ford Motor Co. Retired
 
OP
Lost19Ranger

Lost19Ranger

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2020
Messages
149
Reaction score
133
Location
California
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 PKG
Occupation
Sales
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Hi Lost,

Stock wheels and tires? LIfted? There have been a few cases where the brake dust shield starts to rub on the brake rotor...easy check....otherwise need more data on your configuration. Others developed this because their CV came apart during their lifting.... Assumption of stock...Take it back to the dealer to diagnose. Is the noise repetitive or a one time? You might have had a pebble kick up into the brake for a moment.... Anyway....more data needed to do more than speculate on what is going on with your grinding noise.

Best,
Phil Schilke
Ranger Vehicle Engineering
Ford Motor Co. Retired
Phil,

thanks for the quick reply! I completely left that information out and on other forums I’m the guy asking for more data lol. Sorry about that.

truck is all stock and this has only happened 3 times since April. I don’t take my truck to the dealership if it isn’t repeated easily. I usually try to pin point issues as I have a mechanical background. But it was weird as it felt like it could have been abs on one side or something grinding on the wheel no lights came on though.
Again thank you Phil I appreciate the in put.
 

P. A. Schilke

Well-Known Member
First Name
Phil
Joined
Apr 3, 2019
Messages
3,347
Reaction score
10,790
Location
GV Arizona
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger FX4 Lariat 4x4, 2020 Lincoln Nautilus, 2005 Alfa Motorhome
Occupation
Engineer Retired
Vehicle Showcase
1
Phil,

thanks for the quick reply! I completely left that information out and on other forums I’m the guy asking for more data lol. Sorry about that.

truck is all stock and this has only happened 3 times since April. I don’t take my truck to the dealership if it isn’t repeated easily. I usually try to pin point issues as I have a mechanical background. But it was weird as it felt like it could have been abs on one side or something grinding on the wheel no lights came on though.
Again thank you Phil I appreciate the in put.
Hi Lost,

I am with you on avoiding the dealer unless forced to under warranty. When almost random, it is frustrating to try to diagnose. Does this sound metallic? ABS applying could certainly result in a noise. I recall in another thread about debris getting trapped in the front brake pads as they are not solid but have a channel in the middle of the pad...having never gotten close to taking the front brakes apart and not being able to be around experimental mechanics like when at Ford...I have no idea if it is true that the pads have a channel....Heck, on my Ranger I have never even had the wheels off...Just replace the POS two piece lugnuts to prevent the infamous swelling. Got enough problem with nut swelling in old age, but that is TMI....

Best,
Phil Schilke
Ranger Vehicle Engineering
Ford Motor Co. Retired
 

2.7EcoBoost

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2019
Messages
222
Reaction score
153
Location
NY
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger FX4 Screw
Phil,

thanks for the quick reply! I completely left that information out and on other forums I’m the guy asking for more data lol. Sorry about that.

truck is all stock and this has only happened 3 times since April. I don’t take my truck to the dealership if it isn’t repeated easily. I usually try to pin point issues as I have a mechanical background. But it was weird as it felt like it could have been abs on one side or something grinding on the wheel no lights came on though.
Again thank you Phil I appreciate the in put.
My truck does this also while pulling out of a certain road and making a sharp left. It is a little dip in the transition from one road to the next. I have assumed it is the abs/traction control and it does it so briefly I don't get a light either. In my case it really doesn't matter because the 2 dealers within 30 miles chalk EVERYTHING up as being normal. My steering wheel could fall off and I'd get "yeah we're seeing that in all these ________(whatever model), nothing we can do there, it's normal."
 

Engmus

Well-Known Member
First Name
Anthony
Joined
Aug 30, 2019
Messages
58
Reaction score
52
Location
Pennsylvania
Vehicle(s)
19 Ranger Lariat
Occupation
Information Technology
I have experienced this as well on a left turn, it sounds like something in the Axle\4wd system even though I'm in 2WD Hi. I would almost describe it as something "Binding" up. If we are all describing the same thing.

I've experienced this maybe 3 times, in a year plus of ownership. No suspension mods.
 
OP
Lost19Ranger

Lost19Ranger

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2020
Messages
149
Reaction score
133
Location
California
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 PKG
Occupation
Sales
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
I have experienced this as well on a left turn, it sounds like something in the Axle\4wd system even though I'm in 2WD Hi. I would almost describe it as something "Binding" up. If we are all describing the same thing.

I've experienced this maybe 3 times, in a year plus of ownership. No suspension mods.
Yes this is exactly what I was describing 2wd hi, it may have happened 3 times so far.
 

Engmus

Well-Known Member
First Name
Anthony
Joined
Aug 30, 2019
Messages
58
Reaction score
52
Location
Pennsylvania
Vehicle(s)
19 Ranger Lariat
Occupation
Information Technology
Well if nothing else Lost, its good to know its not just something wrong with your truck, or my truck , its probably something across multiple rangers that may or may not, be a problem.

As unhelpful as all that is. lol
 

Ad4wg_7

New Member
First Name
Alexander
Joined
Jul 22, 2020
Messages
1
Reaction score
1
Location
Baton rouge, LA
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger
So today while going to lunch with my family I was making a right turn and out of no where I heard a grind and felt it coming from the front drivers side tire.
Any idea or advice would be great.
Could be the front sway link. Mine got ripped clean off the steering knuckle and rubbed real bad when making tight turns. Brought it to the dealership and they replaced it.
 
OP
Lost19Ranger

Lost19Ranger

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2020
Messages
149
Reaction score
133
Location
California
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 PKG
Occupation
Sales
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Could be the front sway link. Mine got ripped clean off the steering knuckle and rubbed real bad when making tight turns. Brought it to the dealership and they replaced it.
I will check underneath! Haven’t had any issues after this one. Thanks for the input
 

2020FX4

Well-Known Member
First Name
El Jefe
Joined
Jan 11, 2020
Messages
174
Reaction score
206
Location
Los Angeles
Vehicle(s)
2020 FX4 Ranger
Vehicle Showcase
1
Mine has done this too.... Only noticed it about 3x since In 10 months. I forgot about it until I saw this thread. I will have to take a look next weekend and see If I can find whats rubbing.

Thanks for reminding me....
 

Kataphrakt

Well-Known Member
First Name
Tim
Joined
Aug 6, 2019
Messages
125
Reaction score
175
Location
Grand Rapids Michigan
Vehicle(s)
Ranger XLT FX4 Offroad
Occupation
Mechanical Engineer - Mirrors
I've run into this, but i've been writing it off as just the wheel rubbing against some cover when the suspension bottoms out from a particularly harsh driveway i rarely pull out of.
 

SVTRondogg

Member
First Name
Ron
Joined
Nov 28, 2020
Messages
14
Reaction score
9
Location
Los Angeles
Vehicle(s)
2019 Ranger Lariat FX4
Stock FX4, grinding from driver side front wheel when turning 90° right out of a driveway.

Dealer couldn't replicate, of course. Have yet to go back and drive someone myself.
 

Advertisement






Advertisement






Advertisement


Top