mechanic said from the sound of it it was throwout bearing but no problem shifting as far as i can tell. also water getting in the rear end diff.
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1999 Ford Ranger Question: truck squeaking in back of engine when out of gear in idle
Answer #1bmdouble February 12, 2013, 20:22Master
Cam sensor synchronizers are known to fail in these vehicles,causing a squeek squeek squeek noise.The synchronizer bushings wear out causing this sound and as a result will take out the cam sensor that sits on top of the synchro,always replace in pairs.
Replylarry martin, February 13, 2013, 03:08Rookie
Thanks I'll give that a try.
Answer #2pushrod February 13, 2013, 01:12Master
Does noise change with clutch depressed? If not, answer 1 is most likely suspect! Mechanic needs to change cam sensor
as it has to be synchronized with engine, if that is the problem! Replace the unit not just the sensor.
Check the diff. vent hose and check valve may need to replace or reposition. ......Own a boat?
Replylarry martin, February 13, 2013, 03:07Rookie
Yes and im always backing in the with rear end in water. How do you drain the fluid on diff. I havent noticed a drain plug anywhere?
Replypushrod, February 13, 2013, 05:56Master
You have to pull the cover off the back to drain. Fix that vent hose/connection and/or reposition/replace !
Answer #3Greg's Orange Auto (13991 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper February 13, 2013, 06:37Master
agree with #1 and #2. the cam sensors assm are sold at napa for approx 70.00.