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Old 08-26-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Shakieh31
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L V6 "clanking" sound

I have a 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 and was wondering if you guys could
help me with something. Itís not a real serious issue...... yet. Iíve
heard this sound on the road before with other cars and itís not real
loud on mine. Usually occurs when Iím going up-hill and the engine is
working a little harder. The noise kind of sounds like there are
bottle caps bouncing around under my hood, almost like itís coming
from the pulleys near the belt or something. Itís a metallic sound but
isnít real loud and is really only noticeable up-hill. I know itís
pretty hard to give me an idea of what it is seeing the fact that I
guess that you would have to hear it to know. I just know itís a
distinctive sound that I have heard other cars making before. I do
appreaciate the help though!!!!! Thanks!




Tony

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Old 08-26-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L V6 "clanking" sound

You're kidding right? OK, I'll bite. I have the exact same model. During the
summer, when pulling up a hill on warm days, I get that sound too. What it
is is pre-ignition or spark knock. A little is normal and nothing to worry
about. If it becomes very loud, causes the truck to vibrate noticeably or if
it occurs when cruising on level ground, it needs to be looked at. Go to
the local Costco/Sam's Club and pick up a 4 pack of Chevron's Fuel Injector
Cleaner. Here in the PRK it will run you $9.00 and change for four bottles
verses $10.00 for one bottle at your local auto parts store. Follow the
directions on the bottle and see if things improve slightly. Odds are they
will. At 3+ years since purchase you might have maybe 40K on the clock
already. I know I have just shy of 48K. There is bound to be some carbon
build up in the motor by now, especially on the plugs. This stuff will clean
it out pretty well.

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Old 08-28-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L V6 "clanking" sound

am guessing htat it's engine knocking you did not say what altituse you
were at or how steep a hill you were climbing.....


Shakieh31 wrote:

> I have a 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 and was wondering if you guys could
> help me with something. Itís not a real serious issue...... yet. Iíve
> heard this sound on the road before with other cars and itís not real
> loud on mine. Usually occurs when Iím going up-hill and the engine is
> working a little harder. The noise kind of sounds like there are
> bottle caps bouncing around under my hood, almost like itís coming
> from the pulleys near the belt or something. Itís a metallic sound but
> isnít real loud and is really only noticeable up-hill. I know itís
> pretty hard to give me an idea of what it is seeing the fact that I
> guess that you would have to hear it to know. I just know itís a
> distinctive sound that I have heard other cars making before. I do
> appreaciate the help though!!!!! Thanks!
>
>
>
>
> Tony
>

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Old 08-29-2005, 00:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Re: 2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L V6 "clanking" sound

"" wrote:
> You're kidding right? OK, I'll bite. I have the exact same
> model. During the
> summer, when pulling up a hill on warm days, I get that sound
> too. What it
> is is pre-ignition or spark knock. A little is normal and
> nothing to worry
> about. If it becomes very loud, causes the truck to vibrate
> noticeably or if
> it occurs when cruising on level ground, it needs to be looked
> at. Go to
> the local Costco/Sam's Club and pick up a 4 pack of Chevron's
> Fuel Injector
> Cleaner. Here in the PRK it will run you $9.00 and change for
> four bottles
> verses $10.00 for one bottle at your local auto parts store.
> Follow the
> directions on the bottle and see if things improve slightly.
> Odds are they
> will. At 3+ years since purchase you might have maybe 40K on
> the clock
> already. I know I have just shy of 48K. There is bound to be
> some carbon
> build up in the motor by now, especially on the plugs. This
> stuff will clean
> it out pretty well.
>
> --
> R. J. Talley
> Teacher/James Madison Fellow
> NAR #69594
> NRA #133073736


I recently changed the spark plugs about 3 months ago and I did find a
little oil on the 3rd cylinderís plug. Just also wondering if thatís
anything to be concerned about. Iím not burning any oil, nor does it
seem that Iím losing any between oil changes. Thanks for the help
though!! Iíll definately try that. Like you said, itís not a real
serious issue yet, but I would like to prevent if from getting any
worse. I just wasnít sure if the fact that I had changed the spark
plugs a few months ago may lead it to be something else. Thanks again
for all the help though!!

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Old 08-29-2005, 00:01   #5 (permalink)
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"ford" wrote:
> am guessing htat it's engine knocking you did not say what
> altituse you
> were at or how steep a hill you were climbing.....
>
>
> Shakieh31 wrote:
>
> > I have a 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 and was wondering if you

> guys could
> > help me with something. Itís not a real serious issue......

> yet. Iíve
> > heard this sound on the road before with other cars and itís

> not real
> > loud on mine. Usually occurs when Iím going up-hill and the

> engine is
> > working a little harder. The noise kind of sounds like there

> are
> > bottle caps bouncing around under my hood, almost like itís

> coming
> > from the pulleys near the belt or something. Itís a metallic

> sound but
> > isnít real loud and is really only noticeable up-hill. I

> know itís
> > pretty hard to give me an idea of what it is seeing the fact

> that I
> > guess that you would have to hear it to know. I just know

> itís a
> > distinctive sound that I have heard other cars making

> before. I do
> > appreaciate the help though!!!!! Thanks!
> >
> >
> >
> >

>
> > Tony
> >


I live in Ohio, if that gives you a good idea of altitude. Not
anything too crazy like Colorado or anything. The hills donít have to
be too steep. I now realized today that it happens in 3rd gear. Like I
said, the sound isnít too loud doesnít really sound like a knocking or
a thud. It sounds more like there is something bouncing around under
my hood like thereís something loose or something. Anyways, I
definately appreciate all the help from you guys!! Keep the ideas
coming if you have them!!!!




Tony

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Old 08-29-2005, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L V6 "clanking" sound


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> I have a 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 and was wondering if you guys could
> help me with something. It's not a real serious issue...... yet. I've
> heard this sound on the road before with other cars and it's not real
> loud on mine. Usually occurs when I'm going up-hill and the engine is
> working a little harder. The noise kind of sounds like there are
> bottle caps bouncing around under my hood, almost like it's coming
> from the pulleys near the belt or something. It's a metallic sound but
> isn't real loud and is really only noticeable up-hill. I know it's
> pretty hard to give me an idea of what it is seeing the fact that I
> guess that you would have to hear it to know. I just know it's a
> distinctive sound that I have heard other cars making before. I do
> appreaciate the help though!!!!! Thanks!


Sometimes a sound like that can be caused by the starter motor not
retracting. The gear on the starter motor hits the flywheel and usually
only while heading uphill (on Rangers and Explorers anyway).

What I did to isolate the problem (and verify) on my Explorer was to park on
a hill headed up so that it was making the noise and very carefully backed
out the starter motor while it was running. Be careful if you decide to do
this. Block your wheels etc and take car not to short anything out.

BTW mine sounded like it was coming from inside the front of the engine.


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Old 09-01-2005, 14:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L V6 "clanking" sound

What you are describing sounds like the fuel injectors pulsing, which on my
1991 Ranger with the same engine, sounds like valve tapping. I've been told
by many people that the injector pulse is noticeably louder on these engines
and not to confuse it with the valvetrain. However, as you suggested with
your own truck, my trucks noise is much more noticeable while accelerating
up a hill or under load.

Chances are, this is probably what you are experiencing too. I've had my
truck 3 years, it has over 230,000 kms and the engine still runs like a top
and absolutely no engine work. If I were you, I would not let it worry you.

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Old 09-08-2005, 11:01   #8 (permalink)
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"" wrote:
> What you are describing sounds like the fuel injectors
> pulsing, which on my
> 1991 Ranger with the same engine, sounds like valve tapping.
> I've been told
> by many people that the injector pulse is noticeably louder on
> these engines
> and not to confuse it with the valvetrain. However, as you
> suggested with
> your own truck, my trucks noise is much more noticeable while
> accelerating
> up a hill or under load.
>
> Chances are, this is probably what you are experiencing too.
> I've had my
> truck 3 years, it has over 230,000 kms and the engine still
> runs like a top
> and absolutely no engine work. If I were you, I would not let
> it worry you.
>
> Sharky


So Iím guessing that the fuel injector cleaner suggestion would be a
good idea to try? Anyways guys, thanks for all the help!! I appreciate
it!





Tony

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