A funny wiggle in the rear end when starting from 0-2 mph

Asked by May 01, 2008 at 07:37 PM about the 2004 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Not a huge deal, it's very slight but noticeable. From a dead start just a slight wiggle in the rear end.

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bty its a 4.0 4WD 2004 RANGER EDGE. Thanks

40,915

May be loose lug nuts or perhaps Ujoints.

Will Ujoints get worse, and will the wiggle be more pronounced? What are the symptoms of a failing ujoint?

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I just had a u joint replaced. The symtoms I had were a vibration in the rear of my truck under hard acceleration and a vibration once i got up to about 65mph. I've also heard that you may hear a clunk when you change between reverse and drive.

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I did discover that the front most drive shaft has about 1/8 to 1/4 of freeplay in it, is that normal?

rotational freeplay that is...

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most of the rear vibrations that could be causing ur truck to wiggle will be loose lug nuts, wheels out of balance, warped brake drums or rotors, or loose u bolts on ur suspension.

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your front wheels are out of balance and your alignment is probably off, this will send the tail end of the truck in a different direction then where your front goes

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thats so way out to lunch it actually makes sense...have your alignment checked to start off with...

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0 to 2 mph ,cancel all answers ,those problems would increase with speed, a slipped belt in a tire no doubt, or slightly bent rim or axel flange

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