2001 Ford Ranger 4x2, V6 3.0L Strange sounds

Discussion in 'Maintenance Shop' started by Rangerman27, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Rangerman27

    Rangerman27 New Member

    The issue: I heare a strange sound which is very similar to the sound of cow bell when slowing down from a higher rate of speed:50-60 mph. I hear the cow bell sound when the vehicle speed is reduced to about under 25 mph. Can someone please help me?
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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    May be an exhaust hangar that came loose. Crawl under the truck and look for anything loose, exhaust, heat shields etc
  4. OP

    Rangerman27 New Member

    It is not the exhaust hanger or the exhaust because I replaced the muffuler yesterday. also, my stabilizer bushings were replaced today. The cow bell sound seems to be somewhere near the engine.
  5. chk the idler pulley maybe worn out bearings in the idler
  6. OP

    Rangerman27 New Member

    This is the sound that I hear when I'm breaking around 25 mph or less. I do not hear the knocking noise when the ranger is parked and running, the ranger runs very quiet.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  7. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    wow thats weird
  8. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I think it may be the water pump
  9. Are you sure it's coming from near the engine? Because my rear drum brakes kept coming apart and the bar that attaches the ebrake cable to push the shoe against the drum was making the same noise. Try checking the rear brakes tomorrow or when you get a chance.
  10. sounds like a bad lower end, rod knock sorry
  11. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I kinda thought that too, would the rod make the anifreeze bubble like that?
  12. never seen a rod cause antifreeze to dance... maybe bad headgasket too along with rod knock, that could cause the dance in the resevoir tank
  13. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Yeah I thought maybe a knock that hard is making the antifreeze jump but I'm not too familiar with it.
  14. 01B3000

    01B3000 ORIGINAL Portable Seizure

    You need to take that to a professional and have a second opinion. Thats not a good sound at all. How many miles are on it, and do you regularly check your oil?

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