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1997 ranger flywheel and swing bearing.


97fightingseebee

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does anyone know if the aluminum flywheel esslinger racing sells will work on my 1997 ranger with a 2.3 5 speed? and does anyone else whose truck uses a swing bearing on the drive shaft have to replace theirs every 6 months or so?
 


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By swing bearing you do you mean the carrier bearing that supports the middle of the drive shaft? If so, you should not be replacing it every 6 months. I recommend installing a one piece driveshaft from a 1998-2000 ranger. They came in steel and aluminum. Either will work for you application.

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The carrier bearings are gay and do fail, but not every 6 months. I think you've got another problem. Check your u-joints... two bad ones on my pickup toasted my carrier bearing.
 

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preciate it yall. and ive replaced all the u joints on it. and i thought about replacing it with a newer style one piece driveshaft but i wasnt sure if the crossmember that the swing (carrier) bearing bolts to would get in the way...
 


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