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Repair guides and support for the 3rd generation Ranger, a compact pickup truck manufactured by Ford.

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Sounds like a tire rubbing

Its sounds like a tire rubbing but it is not and it seems worse when I slow down it seems to come from the rear end

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May be bad news. The differential (rear axle) might be going bad. I had same symptom in a 2002 Ranger XLT (163K miles). Pulled cover off the rear axle and some gear teeth were chipped and axle had excess play. Replaced with a used complete axle (80K miles) now quiet. $500 parts, $600 labor. I'm trying to get 250K out of the truck. Engine is solid.

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