Question about 2004 Ford Ranger
Hello, I have a 2004 Ford Ranger FX4 5-speed manual transmission 4.0L.
I just purchased this vehicle used this week and the previous owners supplied me with the vehicles maintenance history from when they bought it. The vehicle has 122Km or 76,000Miles on it. The problem is everytime I shift gears there is a light clunking noise similar to gear backlash coming from the drive line. To me it sounds like its coming from the transmission. It not only does this after shifting, but also while driving if you "****" the vehicle by removing your foot from the throttle and then hitting it on and off it does the same thing.
I looked through all the maintenance records and they had brought it to the Ford Dealer twice for the issue while under warranty. The first time it says in big bold text "No faults found". About ten thousand Km later it was brought in again and this time the dealer replaced one of the transmission mounts. Also they had the clutch replaced twice the last time was at 92000km and about a year ago.
Anyway I have tried to find this here on the internet and I have only found one complaint to NHTSB concerning one vehicle of this problem the complaint number is 100995613.
Anyone know what could be causing this? I know it is not the ujoints and I briefly inspected the mounts. No vibrations or anything while driving just this. Also the previous owners parked the vehicle in gear almost always without using the parking brake. Could they have caused the gear train in the transmission to some how shift since it took all the weight of the vehicle? Any and all information would help. I knwo there is a tsb on changing grease in the slip yoke but it is not this. Thank you.
If you put a car in first gear(manual/engine off)and try pushing it,it will move about 1/2"front/rear,that is because there is a certain amount of play in the transmision(wheels to engine)which is more pronounced on semi off road vehicles/pickups.if you are used to a normal car this can be a weird feeling/noise,but it is very NORMAL.
all the tolerances/rubber bushes/clutch springs,have movement and this movement is the source of the clunk.(have you driven a semi trailer or 18 wheeler?????)
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