2006 FORD F150 POPPING???????

  • Tiny
  • Kaston06
  • 2006 Ford F-150

Noises problem
2006 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 90,000 miles

If your going about 40mph and set cruise or push on the gas a little and let off the rear end pops and kind of bounces, this is the only vehicle I have that has done this could be bad U-Joints or something else?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 9:33 PM

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Make sure you haven't been driving in 4X4. On hard surfaces.(And Didn't know it)

I am guessing you do not know how to check your " U" joints.

If you have 2WD you have 2, 4WD you have 4

Get your rig level and chock the wheel(s). In front of and behind. No can rolley either way!

Put you rig in neutral. Vehicle OFF. Crawl under

1 " U" joint is near rearend on drive shaft other 1 is at transmission/ tranfer case on the drive shaft.

4x4 is reversed, but at the frontend driveshaft.

TO CHECK: Grab the driveshaft side of the joint with one hand, and the differential side of joint with your other hand.

With " Opposing Force" with you hands, See if there is ANY MOVEMENT between the 2 yokes and at the center " +". Also look for damage at the caps on the ends of " +" (4 caps)

If there is damage or movement, its time for new " U" Joints.

I am a CJ guy and do not know your rig, your front wheel drive may not be set up like a Jeep or older 4X4s.A manual would really assist you, for this and future problems. Maintenece and trouble shooting. Step by step repairs.

This may not be your fix----this is the 1st place to start

Keep me informed

Love, Turddog

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