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F150 MAKES NOISE IN 2WD

2004 Ford F-150 • 112,000 miles

My truck makes a ratcheting sound when accelerating in 2wd. I put it into 4wd, it stops. I am aware of IWE and solenoid issues. However, my truck is a manual shift 4wd. (No button. Must shift lever into 4wd) If I go into 4wd, then back into 2wd, the noise will subside for a very short period, then return. Almost sounds like a hub trying to engage. Even though the 4wd is manual shift, are there still vacuum lines to engage the hubs? This truck doesn't have a push button, a solenoid, ect. It is all direct shift.

The truck has a 5.4 with automatic tranny.

Thomas
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Shffr0716
May 18, 2012.




It is a 2004 F150 work cab. 5.4 engine. 4x4 with manual shift 4wd

Tiny
Shffr0716
May 18, 2012.
I know somebody that works at the ford dealership & he said that they keep them hubs in stock because those year model trucks has a problem with the hubs locking in by thereself while your driving it. He said there always coming in with them problems.

Tiny
Mmc2011lm
May 18, 2012.
Lift your truck on a lift check the hubs are engauging and disengaugeing.
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Cadieman
May 18, 2012.

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