2004 Ford Ranger Repair Question
Asked on January 9, 2013
Ford Ranger Frame Problem
When I start to back out of the driveway the truck starts making a loud squeaking sound. It's even louder when I roll over the partition that separates the driveway from the street and the frame rocks back and forth. It almost sounds like a fingernails running down a chalkboard or my frame suddenly turned a thousand years old. The sound is more pronounced when I drive slow (almost at idle when parking or turning into a parking space) and I can't hear it at all when traveling faster than 10-15 mph. I know its not my belts, so do you have any idea what this could be?
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Replied on February 3, 2013
I have a 2000 Ranger with the same problem. Often, owners do their own oil changes. One thing you get from a service3 place that you always think about at home...LUBE the chasis. There are greasde fittings on the tie rod ends to keep the bushing smooth. I pumped a tube into each fitrting before the old, dry, crusted stuff broke free. The squeak went away.