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Old 03-03-2004, 19:50   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased a 2000 Ranger XLT yesterday. It has the 4.0 engine with automatic transmission. I notice when I come to a stop and mainly when I accellerate that there is a "bump " kind of like something is shifting forward. It is hard to describe but when you give it the gas there is a slight feeling that something is kicking in!!! I talked to another person about this and he told me that the Ranger had a floating driveshaft and if I would put teflon grease on it that it should clear up. Does anyone know what this could be and if it is the driveshaft? Can it be fixed,etc. I'm no mechanic but I would appreciate any comment on this. Are there any mechanics or service reps out there? Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:58   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 ranger bump

I have something similar happen to my '03 Ranger when it's in 4WD. Is yours in 4WD? See my new thread for details.
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No, my Ranger does this in 2wd and only when starting out and stopping. Other than that, it is smooth. I haven't tried it in 4wd. It almost seems like something is shifting back and forth and when you accellerate it shifts back and when you stop it shifts forward. Its really strange.
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Common problem. Pull the rear driveshaft, clean the slip yoke out with some brake cleaner, grease it up, and put it back in. If that doesn't work then get the whole new aluminum driveshaft from Ford. Yours is off warranty now so you'll have to pay. I've had two 4x4 Rangers, a 99 and now an 02 and the dealer replaced the driveshaft on both on warranty. Ford has a TSB on it. Also they found the original yoke on my '99 was too long and would bind up, causing a loud clang in reverse.
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Thanks for this info!
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cool i had this on both my 1999 and my 2001 i thought it might be the ring and pinion
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will this cause damage if unattended?
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I am having the same problem in 2WD.
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Old 11-02-2006, 19:21   #9 (permalink)
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It will not cause any problems if not repaired. It's more of a nuisance than anything. Our dealer gets alot of these similar complaints.
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