Would you rather wrestle or wrench? me I would rent a cherry picker and yank the thing to wrench proper and comfortably. once its back in, a floor jack and 2x4 under the crank pulley should give the flex a roo you need to finagle the trans back in. Nothings too heavy on a ranger, especially...
Hey guys, thought I'd update this thread.
Noticed weird wear on my front tires, which indicated worn shocks/ out of balance tires.
Noticed weights missing off the wheels. took em in, all 4 were out of balance. One was really bad.
Balanced and rotated the tires, and it helped a lot!
I have 1050 lb springs. Hauling a dirt bike and its gear is no problem. It rides nice empty too. I once drove a drunk friend home back there, cab was full. He said it was the smoothest laying in the bed of a truck ride home he's ever had. I am happy with them.
Stuff like this, that is obvious but not to me....and would take me a lot of time and head scratching to diagnose, and probably some parts....is when I just take it to the dealer.
I tell them what's going on, and I want a diagnosis. Its $100 bucks. They find the problem and ask me if I want it...
I was shopping for leaf springs, and rock auto and one other site (I think james duff) actually provided specs like load rate, spring rate, #of leafs, and even free arch as well. I noticed some of the same load rate springs came in different size free archs. Hope his helps.