Re: Manual transmission back lash
Hey, guess what? I have a 96 Ranger 3.0L w manual Tranny with 103k miles that behaves the same way. I have to release the throttle very very gently to avoid the "clunk". I have checked the Differential, U-Joints and Tranny and the backlashes all seem normal to me. Nothing loose etc. It is almost like the throttle hangs when closing and then suddenly closes. I need ideas too. Thanks-Jerry
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This is on a 2000 V6 3.0 Ranger - a little off topic, but I figure I have been around this group for enough years to beg some forgiveness.
I just bought this for my boy - 2 wheel drive, about 61,000 miles.
Releasing gas pedal produces a real thunk from below - sounds like backlash (or whatever y'all call it). Lying underneath I am able to rock the drive shaft maybe 10 degrees either way.
What is most likely cause of this? Rear diff or gear box problem? All couplings look good. Can he 'live with it' or is it indicator of imminent problem?