If anyone has a Ford Ranger with a 'clonky' transmission, may I suggest that you get it looked at ASAP. Mine had been doing it on gear selection for quite a while, but I managed to ignore it as "just a Ford thing".
It was only when a severe vibration started up at 60 MPH plus that I got around to taking it in. They'd seen if before - "Don't drive that another foot, or you'll be on your roof" - where not only was a UJ totally stuffed but the prop shaft yoke was smashed on one side.
Really frightening to look at, and expensive to fix.
Of course the service guys got a good laugh out of it, coming as it does after a senior moment put a wrinkle or two all the way down one side last year.
But honestly, who has never ditched a truck as the lane bends away unseen while you're tracking a group of fallow over your left shoulder!