My 2004 Ranger seems to have developed a clunking sound which seems to come from the front near side (or middle underneath?). The noise only seems to start up above 30mph, but after this can also be heard when slowing down to 1mph. The noise can be heard whilst in gear or in neutral and rolling. However, it's not apparent when idling at standstill.
I guessed it could be the prop shaft u-joints, however wouldn't the noise stop when out of gear? Could it be the CV joint as this was an advisory on the last MOT (around 6 months ago)?
What should I look for before ordering replacement parts?