truck squeaking in back of engine when out of gear in idle on 1999 Ford Ranger

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.

by in Indianapolis, IN on February 12, 2013
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3 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by , February 12, 2013
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.
COMMENT by , February 13, 2013
Thanks I'll give that a try.
ANSWER by , February 13, 2013
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?
COMMENT by , February 13, 2013
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?
COMMENT by , February 13, 2013
You have to pull the cover off the back to drain. Fix that vent hose/connection and/or reposition/replace !
ANSWER by , February 13, 2013
agree with #1 and #2. the cam sensors assm are sold at napa for approx 70.00.