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Old 11-05-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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I am currently buying a 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4 3.0 160k miles with a lift with 35inch tires. I have a few questions. One how many mpg do you think i should get? I am going to hopfully get 32inch tires for DD? It needs a wheel bearing on the rf it grinds when 4wd is engaged. does this sound rite or could it be somthing else. Also is there anything else I should look for?
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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it ONLY grinds when it is in 4WD?? sounds like it could be a drvieshaft issue or in the front diff. i would think that if it were a wheel bearing it would do it in 2wd also. check for oil leaks also
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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Thanks here is what the guy said:(the wheel bearing is in the hub and its bindin when the hub is engaged) does this sound like it could be the bearing? I talked to another guy who had it before and thats what hesaid it needed.
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I am currently buying a 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4 3.0 160k miles with a lift with 35inch tires. I have a few questions. One how many mpg do you think i should get? I am going to hopfully get 32inch tires for DD? It needs a wheel bearing on the rf it grinds when 4wd is engaged. does this sound rite or could it be somthing else. Also is there anything else I should look for?
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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lol your bearing are not bad its the locking hubs that are causing that because that happens to me when the hubs did not unlock all the way!!!! try locking and unlocking the hubs and see if t goes away!!!!
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how did you fix them? thanks for the help
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I just put the truck and in park and cycle the 4wd to 2wd until you hear the hub unlock!!
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the guy i'm buying it from says it only does it on the rf when the 4wd is locked. anymore help will be great thanks again
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the guy i'm buying it from says it only does it on the rf when the 4wd is locked. anymore help will be great thanks again
my is the driver side tire but i think it is the hub is not locking all the way so that cause that noise!!
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k cool thanks Il look into it when I get it. how hard is it to install new manual hubs if it already has them?
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