f150 thunmping/banging sound

Asked by Guru9DFCWZ Nov 17, 2020 at 06:31 AM about the 2000 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2000 f150 4x4 all of a sudden one day when i start or reverse form a
stop it makes a vicous thumping sound, it also does it when turning at slow
speeds. but if i go forward or backwards under 0 pedal it dosnt do it anyone
have any clue what is going on

4 Answers


Driveshaft U joint or driveshaft slip joint. For the slip joint use a good Teflon grease and lube it up. Ford has a TSB out on the slip joint issue.


TSB technical service bulletin. It's when the manufacturer acknowledges a problem and offers a solution but stops short of being a recall. Here is another forum post on the TSB: https://www.fordf150.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17515

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