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  1. Driveline Whirr/Whine [‘96 Ranger 2.3l 4cyl 2wd 5 speed 170k]

    RPM specific noise. No tachometer so we’ll go based off of gear and speed. Occurs when decelerating in: 2nd gear at 15mph 3rd gear at 27mph 4th gear at 47mph Purchased in March 2021. Chronological list of work done: Changed oil and filter New tires all around Lubed chassis New timing belt and...
  2. Explorer rear axle swap question

    Been reading on how to do this swap on my Ranger and I think understand everything I need to do, but have one question before I buy donor axle from a junk yard. If I am planning on installing a locker, should I be looking for an open differential, LSD, or does it matter? Im thinking I want to...
  3. Differential Cover

    I have a new to me 99 Ranger XLT regular cab 4x4 that is in need of a new rear diff cover. I went to take the fill plug out before draining the old fluid and found it stripped and stuck. Instead of trying to get the plug out I’d prefer to just add a new cover with a fill plug in it. Has anyone...
  4. Rear differential making noise... sometimes

    So I lifted my truck off the ground because i suspected I had an issue with my rear differential. And when I spin 1 wheel (right side) it makes a clicking noise. It doesn’t happen while I drive though. What do y’all think it could be? (4.10 ratio/open differential)
  5. 92 Ranger has noises coming from front left axle, or differential

    I have a 92 extended cab 4.0 4X4 5 speed manual hubs 142,000 miles. Truck started making a clicking sound from the front end . Based on some information I was given I bought a new pair of warn locking hubs. Didn’t make a difference. With the hubs locked and not in 4x4 there is clicking from the...
  6. Handling issues....

    I have a 93 Ranger 2.3l 5-speed manual with a stock 7.5 open diff and 3.45 gears. Truck has for a long time been prone to spinning the inside wheel in a semi-sharp to sharp turn (90deg) with stock size tires. Now running 30" tires and truck handles in the rain kinda like it's snow. Taking a...
  7. Rear Pass Wheel Locked-UP '96 Ranger

    ABS Light came on 3 months ago. (96 XLT Ranger, 3.0L, Rear ABS, 7.5 RG) I was driving down the road (SC) when the rear Pass wheel locked up and left a line of tread 50' long and dug into the shoulder (dirt) when I pulled over. I turned off the engine, then turned it back on, and the wheel was...
  8. front differential pin help

    Im working on my 1998 Ford Ranger 4.0 4x4 5-speed. I have the front axel that is long on the passenger side, and flat on the drivers side if this explains things. Im not sure if its a dana 35 or what. Anyway... I need to remove the c clips on the passenger side to remove that internal shaft so...
  9. Ford Ranger FX4 Axle

    So my current 8.8 axle is having symptoms of differential bearings going bad. It makes a bunch of noise and I have to give my truck more gas to keep it moving... Anyways, I am going to swap in another axle because rebuilding the current differential is extremely expensive. I have looked into...
  10. 99 Ford Ranger 3.0L 4x4 Off Road

    Hi All, Part questions, part edjumuhcation, it's ...questi-muhcation! I have a 99 3.0L 4x4 off road Ranger bought two months ago. When I bought it the ABS light was on. Since the rear speed sensor (VSS) seems to be a common cause & cheap part, I figured I'd start with the low-hanging...
  11. Well Worn Differential

    How bad is it that I have had a whine coming from the rear differential for several years. It actually started when my transmission was replaced but the shop didn't hear the "new" sound and said all was ok. Anyway, I just had it looked at for another reason and they said it was about to go...
  12. couldnt find a place this actually fit

    is there anyway to tell if i have lockers in the front without taking it apart? when i have the hubs locked and in 4wheel and turning the front end jumps like crazy, its almost anoying. Is this something thats normal or is my front end locked or maybe something broke? Sorry if there is a place...
  13. Differential question?

    Can somebody help me? my b2500 posi differential has a weird movement. I've been told to change the differential. but mine is LSD and if I buy one at a junk yard most likely it wont be LSD. what other type of differential can I adapt to my truck? a mustang's? explorer?
  14. Rear Tires Lock at 60mph...

    Hello all, While driving to work the other day, the rear tires on my ranger locked up. I managed to keep it on the road (it was a sweeping turn), though I ended up blocking the road. I restart the truck and am able to limp along for approx 200 yards before it happens again. Based on the...
  15. Can I swap transfer cases

    Hello everyone, this is my first thread. I have been browsing therangerstation for a while and it is a VERY helpful site. But I have a pretty simple question I cannot find the answer to. I have a 2002 ranger XLT 4x4, my transfer case is making a terrible grinding noise even in 2wd around 30 mph...
  16. Best locker/limited slip for the money?

    Hi all, I have a 2002 Mazda B3000 with RWD and the "dual sport" off road suspension. I don't plan to use the truck off road very much, but I like to be able to do simple trails and the truck has to be capable of getting me to trailheads... Anyway I was thinking the best way to increase the off...
  17. 4wd PROBLEM >>>HELP<<<

    Hey guys, My 97 ranger 4.0 4x4 is havin problems maybe someone can help...? When i engage the manual hubs and its not (switched) in 4wd yet! The passenger wheel spins freely but the driver side spins about 1 revolution then tightens up till i cant spin it no more. the front axle spins and the...
  18. Transfer case code P1832, no apparent problems though

    i just finally got extended access to my truck's computers with palmer performance's ScanXL with Ford addon package. my truck has 191k miles on it, and i was recently able to get the engine light to stay off, and with scanxl i was able to get the ABS light to stay off (rear differential speed...
  19. 8.8 in a 7.8 case??

    Does anyone know if it is possible to take the innards from an 8.8 axle and put them in a 7.8 housing?? i know i'd have to change the diff cover, is there anything else i need to do IF this is possible??:icon_confused:


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