Joined: Sun Mar 11th, 2018
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|I can tell it's going to be hard for me to diagnose. I may have to go to my regular shop and have him ride around in it. I believe when I pulled the speed sensor everything came out piece by piece. It didn't appear to be broken up inside. It just came out in pieces maybe because it was the original one. I got the new one in no problem. I've had all the bearings in the rear end, differential bearings, axle bearings, pinion bearings, crush sleeves replaced twice not too far apart. One time because one of the pinion bearings were making a noise. The shop that did it works on a lot of 4x4's and custom axles. He said the teeth all looked really good. I asked because I thought that's what the noise from last time but he said it was just a bad bearing. Well it's a little noisy right now, maybe just a cheap bearing. I can't tell if it's differential, transmission, suspension, brakes or engine moving. It feels like something is sliding and it makes the noise of a brake grab. It doesn't do it when you take off at full throttle so I thought that ruled out the mounts being broken. I tried to see. I looked under the front end and don't see anything loose. Calipers are tight, sway bar links are good, rack is tight, control arms are tight. It's all fairly new. It also doesn't pull when you stop like if a caliper was locking up. Would the rear differential cause a clunk when you're stopping? I always thought that's what it does.
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5 4R44E Automatic - Stock