97 3.0 2wd ext cab driveshaft swap


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Is there factory 1 piece shaft i can swap in my truck to get rid of the 2 piece with carrier bearing that i have now? Its a 2wd truck, x cab.
 


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We did it on my 94, the hardest part is removing the carrier bearing support crossmember can stay in place
 

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I have a pull-a-part local to me & they have several different rangers & explorers, just wondering which one i need, if any will fit.
 

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For a 2WD truck, the driveshaft also needs to come from a '98+ Ranger Supercab having the same transmission type (stick or automatic).
 

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Thanks for the info. I will be at the local pull a part Saturday digging to see what i can find.
 

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Make the effort to physically check under your truck and measure it, then way you have knowledge of your own
 

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Got ant aluminum 'shaft from a 2001 3.0 x-cab. Went right in. Getting the old one out was a bitch, with having to cut/grind the rivets off the carrier bearing mount. The bad news is, this didn't fix the low speed "shudder" or noise i am hearing. I think something in the rearend is going out....
 

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you probably should have started your discussion that you were looking for the shake shutter rather than about replacing the drive shaft

this is what I went through with my truck in the end it was tires which is pretty hard, almost impossible to believe. but it was nearly new tires.that had really bad flat spots!
 

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Well, i can hear this noise, & the shudder is at very low speeds, & usually while turning. Also, i have new tires. Im kinda thinking the shudder is actually the limited slip binding, like maybe somebody changed the rearend fluid & didn't put the limited slip additive in. Oh well, i guess my next "mod" will be a rearend.
 

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Do the additive again! my 93 had it, I didn't believe it but they put it in just before I sold the truck the shudder stopped! I should have kept the damn truck it was probably the only ranger left that didn't have a rusty frame!
 

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I have a pretty loud bearing noise coming from somewhere too. I think i am just going to swap the whole thing out & do the disc brake conversion. Then swap out the auto for a 5 speed. Then it will be the truck i wanted.
 

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Went to the pull a part today looking for a rearend. Out of the 10 or so rangers that were there, only 1 had an 8.8 & it was an open diff with a 3.55 gear. It was an '01 4x4 with a sohc 4.0. Looked at several other trucks, most with a 3.0 auto & most were a 3.73 geared 7.5 with an open diff. I want to swap in an 8.8 with limited slip 4.10, but it looks like it will be hard to find one. Edit: my truck has a 3.73 geared 7.5 limited that is making fairly loud bearing noise, esp on decel, but you hear it all the time.
 
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