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    2016 F-150 4x4 Grinding when letting off the gas

    It's only made the noise twice, and it did it when I let off the gas. Actually heard a rumbling and then brief gringing when I let off the gas. IWE's usually grind when accelerating. My problem seems to be opposite of that. And the chattering sound freaks me out. Again, it stopped when I let...
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    2016 F-150 4x4 Grinding when letting off the gas

    A few other observations... Sunday it started to make a chattering sound that went away after I let off the gas and didn't come back. On one occasion shortly after I got it, I was slowing down for a stop sign, and the truck dropped all the way to 1st gear. When I pulled away it didn't want to...
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    Looks like Saleen got screwed by the Chinese government

    Some people have something to contribute, and some you just know to scroll past.
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    Looks like Saleen got screwed by the Chinese government

    With you guys? :no2:
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    Looks like Saleen got screwed by the Chinese government

    The west coast is so screwed up that some of the people want to merge with Idaho. I've been to Washington, Oregon, and California. The ocean can have it. The only thing I like there are some of the people I know. If only a major earthquake could break it off the west coast of the US, and it can...
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    2016 F-150 4x4 Grinding when letting off the gas

    I started hearing a light chatter on the freeway today. Went away when I took my foot off the gas and didn't come back. Made an appointment online to get it in to the Ford garage where I bought it on Wednesday. I really hope they can find the problem and fix it. I need to head to Ohio for my...
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    2016 F-150 4x4 Grinding when letting off the gas

    I added the Cattleman grill guard. Found it on Craigslist and repainted it. Also added a black toolbox behind the cab. I chose it because it had leather seats making it easier to vacuum up my dogs hair, and an integrated brake controller and towing capacity to pull my camper.
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    2016 F-150 4x4 Grinding when letting off the gas

    Integrated Wheel End. Fancy term for automatic locking hub.
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    Looks like Saleen got screwed by the Chinese government

    China has been ripping off the USA for years. You have to be careful that you don't buy something on Amazon that's a Chinese knock off. They blatantly reproduce things and don't even try to alter its appearance. This happened June 30th. Sounds like it started before that. Not sure when the...
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    Looks like Saleen got screwed by the Chinese government

    Looks like Steve Saleen tried to go global and build a company in China only to have the Chinese seize his company and file patents for his intellectual properties without listing him as the inventor. https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/china-coronavirus-nationalize-america-owned-car-company
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    2016 F-150 4x4 Grinding when letting off the gas

    I bought a used 2016 F-150 4x4 SCREW (with the T-case that has 4A) on 07/14/2020 that had 65,000 miles on it. Tonight I was on the interstate and when I left off the gas there was a grinding sound that seemed like it came from the front end after I let off the gas. Only lasted a second or two...
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    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    My work today wasn't as cool as some of you others, but I fixed the parasitic draw problem that was killing my battery. https://www.therangerstation.com/forums/index.php?threads/my-1996-ford-ranger-4x4-trs-2-re-build.179049/post-1773771
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    My 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4 (TRS-2) Re-Build

    I finally decided to look for the parasitic draw on my Rangers battery. This has actually been a problem for a very long time, but ignored it because I usually disconnect the battery when it sits for a while. Well, no more!! Take a screwdriver and push your door latched closed so you can...
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    Been a while

    Glad to see you're still going at it. I can't wait to see this thing done!
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    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    You're like a super hero that comes out at night and rescues blue haired damsels in distress. You need a super hero name......


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