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1997 Ford Ranger Question: Would like to ID the noise coming from the rear of my engine.

 

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monkeywrench135, 4.0L V6, Ingram, TX, November 04, 2013, 04:17
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It sounds like a shaft turning in a dry bushing or rubbing against something and doesn't do it all the time? Just drove the truck on a trip for 4000 miles. Sometimes it would get loud and other times would go several miles without a problem. Thanks for any help.

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    pushrod November 04, 2013, 04:46
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    Tansmission type, auto/man?

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    monkeywrench135, November 05, 2013, 05:45
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    The Transmission is a 5-speed automatic. Thanks

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    pushrod, November 05, 2013, 06:08
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    4- sp auto! Noise at any time, trans in drive or park, engine cold/hot or doesn't matter?

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    monkeywrench135, November 05, 2013, 07:24
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    The noise happens any time. Idling, stopped, moving, park or drive. Thanks..

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    pushrod, November 05, 2013, 07:33
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    See the next answers.

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, November 04, 2013, 05:37
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    The camshaft position sensor is at the rear, top of the engine right behind the intake manifold and the pedestal that it attaches to can fail and get noisey. If that is making the noise you should replace the pedestal and sensor together.

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    monkeywrench135, November 05, 2013, 05:51
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    What you're telling me sounds logical. I'll be checking it out. Is this something I can do or should it be left up to the pros? Thanks much.

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    globalhelper November 04, 2013, 06:09
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    agree with #2 very common issue as they get older. any parts store has them for approx 70.00 but need to be installed coeectly or it will turn on ck eng light

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    monkeywrench135, November 05, 2013, 05:52
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    Thanks for the reply. Will be checking it out.

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    hrrogersjr, November 10, 2013, 17:17
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    When we were growing-up in the 50's & 60's...I never heard of any problems with Cam-shaft Position SENSORS (and their Pedastals). OK...was I simply Out-Of-The-Loop?

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