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I noticed since when i first purchased my xlt ranger there is a noise when switching from PARK TO DRIVE AND DRIVE TO REVERSE. Doesnt do it going into Neutral.Is this normal its not the whine by the way more of a clunk. no issues so far.
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Hello
I noticed since when i first purchased my xlt ranger there is a noise when switching from PARK TO DRIVE AND DRIVE TO REVERSE. Doesnt do it going into Neutral.Is this normal its not the whine by the way more of a clunk. no issues so far.
Hi Lisandro,

Sounds like possible driveshaft windup.. With the vehicle in neutral and the parking brake applied, loosen the two bolts that hold the center bearing of the front driveshaft...sort of shake the rear drive shaft...it won't move much if at all. Then retighten the bolts as it sort of neutralized the two piece driveshaft assemble. This does not always work, but it is easy and worth a try.

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Hi Lisandro,

Sounds like possible driveshaft windup.. With the vehicle in neutral and the parking brake applied, loosen the two bolts that hold the center bearing of the front driveshaft...sort of shake the rear drive shaft...it won't move much if at all. Then retighten the bolts as it sort of neutralized the two piece driveshaft assemble. This does not always work, but it is easy and worth a try.

best,
Phil Schilke
Ranger Vehicle Engineering
Ford Motor Co. Retired
Thanks Phil
Is this something that will effect the truck in any way? Thanks for the tip.
 

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Thanks Phil
Is this something that will effect the truck in any way? Thanks for the tip.
Hi Lisandro,

Likely not hurting the truck, but without evaluating it I can't be sure. A visit to a dealership for evaluation would be helpful to see if they think it is something more than just a normal driveline clunk.

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Hi Lisandro,

Likely not hurting the truck, but without evaluating it I can't be sure. A visit to a dealership for evaluation would be helpful to see if they think it is something more than just a normal driveline clunk.

best,
Phil Schilke
Ranger Vehicle Engineering
Ford Motor Co. Retired
Thank you very much.
 
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