2004 F150 MAKES NOISE IN 2WD

  • Tiny
  • shffr0716
  • 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

Friday, May 18th, 2012 AT 2:56 AM

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  • Tiny
  • shffr0716
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It is a 2004 F150 work cab. 5.4 engine. 4x4 with manual shift 4wd

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Friday, May 18th, 2012 AT 3:43 AM
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  • mmc2011lm
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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.

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Friday, May 18th, 2012 AT 4:34 AM
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  • cadieman
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Lift your truck on a lift check the hubs are engauging and disengaugeing.

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Friday, May 18th, 2012 AT 7:20 AM

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