1998 Ford Ranger rear differential?

Tiny
MCKAY
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  • 1998 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 139,400 MILES
My truck shakes (or shimmies) just briefly when I press the gas pedal from a dead spot. It almost feels as if it is shifting, but Im sure it is not. It just shimmies once each time a start from a dead stop. Then it shifts fine through all of the gears. When I stop, I feel one more shake (or shimmie) immediately after stopping.

A friend says he thinks it's the rear differential. If so, is that something easy to fix myself or is that a complicated fix not for the do-it-yourselfer?
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 1:44 PM

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Tiny
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Check the rear wheel bearings
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 AT 4:29 PM

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